From Web3.0 to social media to prime devices – Tech-aways for 2023

From gadget launches to a social media overhaul, it is going to be fascinating to see how expertise will evolve within the new 12 months, Shubhangi Shah finds out

Social media

One can not assist however begin with social media, the expertise that has not left a single individual untouched. If 2022, with Twitter’s management overhaul and a continued push for Web3, is any indication, 2023 goes to be fascinating.

The 12 months 2022 noticed the rise of apps like BeReal that aids customers to be extra genuine. On condition that GenZs are large drivers of social media developments, there shall be an increase in additional such apps. Not simply that, the kind of content material that may work may also lie on the genuine facet quite than the skilled one, in accordance with analysts.

After taking the reins of Twitter final 12 months, CEO Elon Musk tweeted that he may deliver again Vine, the now-obsolete short-form video app, which Twitter purchased in 2013. There’s a little bit of shock right here, although. Whereas short-form movies have taken the Web by storm, 2023 will see an increase in long-form movies, as per analysts.

Talking of Twitter, the blue chicken had a roller-coaster trip in direction of the top of final 12 months, and this trial-and-error method is additional anticipated this 12 months.

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Whereas influencer advertising and marketing will proceed to thrive, we would see an increase in e-commerce on social media.

The usage of third-party cookies is anticipated to drop. Google has introduced it would part out the identical beginning in 2024. This may scale back the businesses’ entry to browsing knowledge.

If the rise of micro-blogging platforms like Mastodon is any indication, we would see an extra rise in additional such decentralised social media platforms the place the patron is the boss and never billionaire technocrats.

Within the social media area, one can not assist however point out the metaverse that received a lot traction after Fb rebranded itself in 2021. Given its investments, we would part out options on Fb and Instagram to make folks extra excited in regards to the Metaverse. Regardless of the announcement greater than a 12 months in the past, we’re but to see Mark Zuckerberg’s imaginative and prescient of the metaverse.

Gadget launches

New gadget launches at all times stir curiosity, and this 12 months too, there may be much less scope for disappointment. Beginning with Apple, the Cupertino-based firm launched an inexpensive 5G iPhone together with the iPhone 14 sequence. This 12 months, it’s anticipated to unveil the iPhone 15 sequence, together with the brand new 15-inch MacBook Air, Actuality Professional headset, and a brand new MacBook Professional, as per reviews.

After Apple, Samsung might be the following one whose launches seize a lot consideration. It’s anticipated to give you the Galaxy S23, which incorporates Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and the Galaxy S23 Extremely. Samsung, chief within the foldable telephone class, is anticipated to additionally launch the successors of Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 telephones.

Google, with its launch of the Pixel 7 sequence in India, is anticipated to launch the following iteration, the Pixel 8 sequence, this 12 months. OnePlus 11 can also be anticipated to hit the cabinets this 12 months.

Xiaomi, which leads in India when it comes to market share, is anticipated to introduce its Xiaomi 13 sequence, which incorporates Xiaomi 13, Xiaomi 13 Professional, and Xiaomi 13 Extremely smartphones.

The brand new 12 months may see some fascinating laptop computer launches, lots of that are within the foldable show class. The wearables section has received a lot traction in India and globally. Consequently, many corporations have expanded to roll out wearable devices. Whereas homegrown corporations stand tall on this section, the anticipated Apple Watch 9 sequence shall be an fascinating launch. Samsung, too, could unveil its Galaxy Watch 6 and 6 Professional by August.


The latest ransomware assault on the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, which crippled the medical facility’s servers for 2 weeks, has introduced a lot consideration to the necessity for cybersecurity. Regardless of larger consciousness, the specter of ransomware and phishing assaults will proceed to loom.

Cyber safety idea. Man utilizing software on laptop computer, closeup

The 12 months 2022 noticed the roll-out of 5G in India. Though a much-needed one, the structure continues to be new and desires a lot analysis to know any loopholes that may make it vulnerable to cyber assaults. Coupled with the Web of Issues (IoT), it might probably open additional avenues to interconnected gadgets, whereas on the identical time rising vulnerability to cyber menace and even software program bugs. Right here the function of producers is essential. They need to make sure the manufacturing of refined 5G {hardware} and software program that make them much less vulnerable to knowledge breaches.

Till enterprises pay sufficient focus, knowledge breaches could be a trigger for concern. Though many organisations at the moment are established on the cloud, safety measures should be up to date and checked to keep away from any threats.

With smartphones permitting customers a bunch of features, from monetary transactions to social media and messaging, they’re additionally not resistant to cyber assaults. Not simply that, with our lives getting an increasing number of intertwined with this hand-held gadget, which additionally has an enormous quantity of knowledge, malware and virus susceptibility of telephones can develop into a development in 2023, as per analysts.

The final however distinguished one is synthetic intelligence (AI). This expertise coupled with machine studying has helped with personalisation, climate forecasting, and even in constructing automated menace detection. However on the identical time, it’s also getting used to develop malware and different threats that may circumvent the entire safety protocols that guard the info. With the additional push in direction of AI and far innovation on this area, how this identical expertise is used to trigger cyber threats is an area to comply with.


Metaverse is simply one of many many parts of Net 3.0, the following stage of the Web evolution. The core concept is that of a decentralised Web managed by customers, not some Web corporations.

Regardless of being a journey with a number of glitches, this area is anticipated to develop.

The primary comes Metaverse, which is anticipated to see improvements in a number of sectors. “Metaverse will discover an software in all distinguished sectors together with training,” says Sharad Mehra, CEO of APAC Area, International College Methods. Not simply that, on condition that a number of large manufacturers have jumped into this area, whether or not to simply check the waters or be the primary ones on this race, the promoting and advertising and marketing by them are additional anticipated to push Metaverse to the mainstream.

Nonetheless, there are some issues. Augmented actuality (AR) and digital actuality (VR) are the pillars of metaverse. Regardless of sufficient buzz, the variety of VR and AR offers in 2022 went down from 311 ($18.9 billion) in 2021 to 283 ($5 billion) this 12 months, as per a report by Deloitte. Though this fall in funding may point out a decline in curiosity within the metaverse, it’s nonetheless too quickly to place a query mark on the general way forward for this expertise.

Coming to cryptocurrency, it will be no exaggeration to say it was a whole meltdown on this area the previous 12 months. From an enormous fall in token costs to a number of crypto corporations shutting store, and the dying knell being the FTX meltdown, the 12 months noticed all of it. Nonetheless, digital forex continues to command traction, however with these latest instances, we would see tighter laws. On the identical time, meme cryptocurrencies may proceed to look and disappear.

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The opposite rising developments embody DeFi, quick for decentralised finance, and DAOs, or decentralised autonomous organisations.

The central financial institution digital forex (CBDC) may additionally rise in rank with extra nations exploring the thought of this digital forex. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) additionally noticed large traction through the Covid pandemic. Nonetheless, it’s but to develop past the digital art work area.

An fascinating and optimistic improvement is in direction of greenifying Net 3.0. Within the earlier 12 months, Ethereum, one of many greatest blockchains, switched from a proof-of-work to a proof-of-stake algorithm, which reportedly reduces the general power requirement by about 98%. Given the truth that cryptocurrencies are large polluters, extra corporations going the inexperienced manner shall be a welcome method.


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