5G is the not-so-new technology to watch out for in 2019. Without it, none of the trends we’re going to write about in this article would be possible. Drones, autonomous vehicles, and supercomputers could not happen without 5G networks. Without further ado, here are the hottest new trends in tech.

Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing, also known as supercomputing, is one of the most interesting things researchers, governments, and organizations in-general have been working on in the 21st century. The race is on to build the first fully-functional quantum computer. With its impressive power, this supercomputer will be similar to a cloud service. In fact, companies like IBM have already launched cloud-based quantum computing services.

The first supercomputer is going to have a major advantage over others. Competition to achieve supercomputer supremacy will be cutthroat this year.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovations will continue to herald scientific breakthroughs, partially due to the huge amounts of data that has been made available. Machine learning and AI will be embedded in business platforms, making smart business operations possible in 2019. According to experts, China is likely to outperform the US in the Artificial Intelligence space, emerging as a leader in AI developments and applications.

Advances in algorithm training and machine learning technology will result in new and more advanced AI. Self-propelled (driven) vehicles and robotics are the two sectors that will see the fastest developments during 2019.

Global Internet of Things Security

You may sleep, but hackers don’t. Everyone in the cyber-security industry is aware of that. So why is security so poor? Barely a day passes before we hear about yet another Internet security breach. Anything connected to the Internet is vulnerable. We hope organizations will take the necessary precautions in 2019. If not, we can only imagine what can happen on a global scale.

Analytics company Gartner predicts that there will be over 20 billion connected devices by 2020. With the rise of autonomous devices, there is a good chance that a lot of these pieces of equipment will show a certain level of weak security.

Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR and AR)

Advances in VR, AR, and Mixed Reality (MR) will continue to attract attention in 2019 with some stunning and practical new applications for industries. Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality only existed in video gaming at first, but it has quickly advanced to become a useful tool in sectors such as health care, engineering design, manufacturing, and space exploration.