Almost every year (*nervous laugh*), I look ahead and outline the key tech trends for the coming year – i.e. those that businesses must address today to remain competitive.
So, let’s take a look at my list of the key tech trends that everyone should be ready for in 2023:
Metaverse refers to the virtual, three-dimensional space focused on social connection. In this “integrated network of 3D virtual worlds”, people can socialise, collaborate, play, and work together.
In 2023, we will start to see that metaverse is both mobile and post-mobile. We will still interface with it from wherever we are in the world and on whatever devices we like. But the default won’t always be a smartphone. New ways we access, experience, and interact with content include headsets, smart glasses, and even full-body haptic feedback suits, and these (among others) will define the opportunities that are created.
Businesses wanting to ensure they are not laggards when it comes to the next iteration of the internet now need to think hard about two things:
How will they leverage these opportunities to build products and services that deliver more immersive and rewarding experiences?
And how can they take advantage of the platforms and tools becoming available to make their internal processes more engaging and efficient? This could mean building capacity for collaborative remote working, training, onboarding, and project management.