With 2021 a babe in the cradle, Gildshire wonders what will come next. New fashion, sports, and travel opportunities are on our minds, but nothing intrigues us more than new tech. In fact, “what to expect from high tech this year” is a buzzing chorus in our offices. We think that the tech expectations for 2021 will interest you, as well. First, though, let’s go back to the very beginning to get our terms straight.
What does high tech mean?
Well, now, you can’t get much more “beginning” than that.
Techopedia explains high tech this way. “High tech” is a term that is generally applied to economic and industrial sectors wherein technological innovation is emphasized.
In fact, high-tech industries play a significant role in the post-modern economy. High tech is experiencing accelerating economic importance since the beginning of the ’90s, particularly since the advent of the common usage of the world wide web. There has been a shift in high-tech employment from manufacturing to services in recent years. But it remains to be seen whether that trend will continue or see a return to a manufacturing focus.
In other words, everything from the timer-set coffee pot you enjoyed the services of this morning to the smart thermostat you use to keep your electric bill in check. All are considered “high-tech.” Indeed, it is hard to imagine a half-day without the usage of high-tech in our lives.
So what will they think of next? Here are some ideas we have ferreted out of the tight-lipped high-tech industry.
The newest technology in 2021
Easily the 2021 tech that most captures our attention is the COVID-19 vaccine. To be more accurate, the COVID-19 vaccines plural. After 12 months of various stages of lockdown, these vaccines are our ticket back to a better life and the best contemporary argument for believing in science.
When COVID-19 went from annoyance to pandemic, we were told that it takes 5-10 years to develop a vaccine, without a guarantee that a vaccine would ever be possible. Now, here we are. The FDA issued emergency use authorizations for both the Moderna and the Pfizer covid-19 vaccines. Furthermore, other companies both here and abroad are working diligently to bring products to market.
We are not out of the woods yet. But this quick (like a bunny) development cycle shows us that high-tech, and science, is up to the task when scientists set their minds on a goal.
Hopefully, world leaders will notice that pandemics are a security risk and a health risk, adjusting their priorities accordingly. In the meantime, this is a time to work together in other areas. Namely, to mitigate climate change and make the world a cleaner place in which to live.
What are the latest gadgets on the market?
But, enough with the serious talk. Each year begins with a lot of gadgets that are waiting for a new home, like yours, in fact. Here are the best ones that Gildshire did not find under the tree but still hope for with Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, and my birthday looming on the horizon.
- “Dodow” If there is one malady people report over any other, it is sleep deprivation. Avoid expensive prescriptions when this all-natural device can help you fall asleep. Dodow is a cool metronome-light designed to block overactive thought patterns and lull you into a peaceful sleep state. Combining meditation and behavioral therapy, Dodow is a safe way to effortlessly fall asleep…and stay asleep.
- “FitTrack: Everyone has a theory about your body, but does anyone really know? Thanks to recent consumer tech breakthroughs, it is now possible to see inside your body, tracking vital health signals in the comfort of your own home. FitTrack is a revolutionary home wellness tech. It monitors seventeen key health insights and allows you to measure and track your health data in real-time. FitTrack data includes muscle and bone mass, body fat percentage, hydration levels, and much more. This is the info that can help you make smart decisions about your health. It is like a free physical exam, at home, whenever you want.
- “FlipFork:” Have you ever needed to grill but wanted to spend time with your friends instead? Trust us, this is the kind of hill Flipfork was made to climb. With 5 useful tools-in-one, FlipFork (pictured above) lets you prepare and barbecue your food to juicy perfection. Not to mention less mess and quick cleanup! FlipFork is the only grilling tool you will ever need. The spatula is large enough to flip a 42oz Porterhouse. (That’s a lot of meat!) The fork is flexible for precise flips of those delicately thin meats. If you fashion yourself a backyard cook or know someone who does, this could be a perfect addition to their 2021.
You asked what to expect from high tech this year? It looks to Gildshire like there is plenty already on the horizon. Welcome to 2021, friends. It promises to be a pretty good year.