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As we live in a digital world, things come at us at the speed of light, which is among the biggest benefits of the digital age. In the scope of human history, digitization has been a relatively recent development, but the continued need for trust has remained constant. The very concept of “trust,” however, can mean very different things in this new digital world as compared to its physical forebearer.

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Mobile development has become a priority and the new normal for many businesses. Without embracing mobile-optimized solutions, companies undoubtedly risk losing a significant number of clients and lagging behind the competition. Since the security of sensitive data remains a primary focus with regard to mobile devices, more advanced technologies are being implemented to ensure their protection. To this end, the system of biometrics is gaining popularity.

Read more: The Biometrics Revolution: Reshaping Mobile Apps

There are billions of physical devices connected to the Internet around the world, all collecting and sharing data, and together forming the Internet of Things (IoT). Connecting a variety of objects and further adding sensors to introduce a new level of digital intelligence to devices enables real-time data communication without human involvement. The Internet of Things is making the world around us smarter and more responsive, merging the digital and physical universes.

Read more: IoT: Connecting Communities with Opportunities

The advent of the internet is a boon to human beings because it’s through the internet that we are able to get every piece of information in a matter of seconds. Imagine what would happen if you could see the things in 3D that you, until now, could only find on a 2D monitor; wouldn’t that feel like a miracle? Well, it’s happening right now, and the name of this miracle technology that takes us so deeply into virtual reality is the Metaverse.  This technology has everything that today’s outside world has and much more, and is thus the burning topic at present.

Read more: Into the Metaverse: Operators Paving New Routes

While world governments have their hands full dealing with pandemics, financial issues and a host of other problems, technology keeps evolving at a rapid pace, and so do cyber crooks. Apart from newer forms of cyber threats, even the oldest tricks in the book are not completely outdated for these cyber criminals. In order to bypass security measures specifically designed for them, they modify and update these tricks by thinking outside of the box. From data breaches and phishing to cyber activism and IT security software tools, cybercrime has rapidly taken on new methods that affect private bank cards, personal accounts and online shopping sites, just to name a few.

Read more: Cyber Issues Invading the World

Silicon Valley is home to some of the world's largest technology corporations and thousands of technology-related startup companies. Located in northern California, in the southern region of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Silicon Valley name was coined by entrepreneur Ralph Vaerst in the 1970s, originally derived from the region's large number of silicon chip manufacturers. Silicon Valley now hosts the headquarters and office complexes of a number of high-tech businesses, including Apple Inc., eBay Inc., Facebook Inc., Intuit Inc., Adobe Systems Inc., Intel Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co.

Read more: The African “Silicon Valley” Underway

What does “energy efficiency” mean exactly? Energy efficiency stands for applying less energy while providing the same service. Humans nowadays are using much more energy than they need, and it’s impacting our world without us necessarily realizing it.  For many operators, energy consumption has always been a significant consideration, as it is one of the highest operating costs. Today, though, it’s becoming even more significant due to climate change and sustainability considerations.  The potential increase in data traffic (up to 1,000 times more) and the need for the infrastructure to handle it could make 5G consume up to 2-3 times more energy.

Read more: Network’s Energy Efficiency: Net-Zero Targets

The advent of the internet is a blessing to mankind and has become an integral part of our lives. The internet is required in everything that we do, whether it is education, traveling, shopping, health, etc. Several applications of the internet are implemented in different sectors, and their use reduces workloads and simplifies work. One key example, Blockchain technology, is among the most discussed topics at present on different forums around the world, and has also emerged because of the advent of the internet. This technology came to light after the discovery of the cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin. 

Read more: Blockchain: Shaping a New Digital Base

As all digital things continue to accelerate, some technology trends matter more than others for companies and executives. While not always the coolest or most cutting-edge of the technologies, these high-value drivers draw the most venture capital and produce the most patent filings. They also have the biggest impact on how and where to compete as well as the capabilities needed to maximize performance and thus move into the future.

Read more: Next-Level Trends: Technology Enabler

As society continues to transform, there will be challenges that 5G will be unable to meet. By 2030, we will have been shaped by 5G for 10 years. Lessons will have been learned from its deployment, and new needs and services will emerge despite its flexibility. This calls for further evolution: the new 6G era.

Read more: 6G: A New Generation of Digital Transformation