Last year we witnessed many interesting events in the field of science and technology. Companies active in this field unveiled many products and technologies, each of which was designed and marketed for specific purposes. As a result, we decided to dedicate an article to reviewing the most important events and developments in the world of technology in 2021 and take a look at some of the exciting products and technologies that were released this year.
To say 2021 It was full of exciting events and happenings, we exaggerated a bit. As you probably know, the corona virus still has a negative impact on the world, and that's why companies are somewhat closed to new and exciting products and technologies. Overall, this year passed much faster than we expected and could not be said to have been very adventurous.
However, there are some interesting technologies that made 2021 as exciting as possible. Of course, if we want to deal with all these events, it will definitely be beyond the scope of the text, but we decided to cover 9 of the best in this article, which we think have the most impact in the world of technology, and a bright future awaits them. In summary, you can see the most important events and developments in the world of technology in 2021 below. (You can navigate to the relevant section by clicking on any option.)
- Apple M1 chip
- Chip unveiling Exclusive to Google
- Billionaires compete for space travel
- NFT and buy and sell it at a high price
- Extreme price fluctuations of Ramzarz
- Folding handsets
- Home repair right
- Windows 11
- Increase sales of electric vehicles
The most important events and developments in the world of technology in 2021
1. Apple M1 chip
Apple unveiled its M1 series chip in late 2020. A chip with a lot of processing power that Apple claimed could compete with and even surpass the best of Intel and AMD. Of course, the chip that was unveiled in 2020 may not have been very powerful. We mean more in relation to its successor, which was unveiled in 2021 in two models, Pro and Max, and was used in computers and even Apple iPad Pro tablets, and brought a function close to powerful personal computers to these products.
According to Apple, the M1 Max, which is actually the company's most powerful chip today, is about twice as good at graphic work and three times faster and more powerful at machine learning processing. It is one of its first generation processors, namely M1. Although Cupertino does not look set to cut ties with Intel right now and restrict the use of its processors in its products, it looks like the US company will become so advanced in chip production in the coming years that it will no longer need other processors. It will not have. At least that's what the chip's track record shows.
2. Google unveils proprietary chip
Google recently unveiled the Pixel 6 series handsets. Of course, these phones themselves are an exciting event in their own right because of their beautiful and unique design, but more important than the design is the chip that is placed as the beating heart in these products. A tensor chip custom-designed by Samsung for Google.
Of course, this chip is not to be used on tablets or computers. This means that unlike the Apple M1 chip designed for this purpose, the tensor is intended exclusively for the Pixel series of phones. Although the chip's processing power and graphics are not what we expect at all, and it may be two generations weaker than current processors, Google's focus was more on adding machine learning to its handsets at its best so that it could be photographed. And the filming will be unparalleled, which we also saw the result of.
Of course, this chip is designed for another purpose in addition to photography and filming. If you remember, last year Apple added voice recognition capability to iPhones. Tensor chips also require pixel phones to send data because they do all the processing inside the device.
In general, if you're very surprised by what Apple did last year but you are not a fan of Apple products, You can be hopeful because an Android company has finally done the same thing on its phones.
3. Competing to reach space
2021 Companies and billionaires of the world such as Richard Branson, Ilan Mask and Jeff Bezos competed on space travel projects. During this time, these people became the headlines, and if you followed the news in this field, you would find that many are looking for which of these three billionaires can reach a definite result sooner than the other in the space project. News of space travel has intensified since William Shatner launched the Blue Origin space capsule in October this year. Shatner is one of the most famous actors in the Star Trek series, starring Chris Bushwiesen (founder of Planet Labs), Glenn Veris (founder of Mediadata) and Audrey Powers (Vice President of Mission and Operations) on October 21 this year. Blue Origin flight flew into space and was very excited about it.
4. The dominance of NFTs and the sale and purchase of digital items at exorbitant prices
One of the interesting things that happened this year Dad was buying and selling digital items at space prices. In some news, we saw the very high price at which these items were bought and sold. Of course, if you are not very familiar with this topic, we must say that NFTs are in fact the same irreplaceable tokens that have a very high value. Used to create digital assets. In addition, it is not possible to reproduce them, so their value is very high. Of course, we are not going to examine and define NFT in this article, because it is a very specialized category and can not be addressed in an article of this nature. Suffice it to say that NFTs are supposed to be in the news in 2022 and even beyond.
This is because the NFT infrastructure is actually blocking it. Since the concept of blockchain itself seems new and complex, but good money is made by buying and selling it, we will definitely hear a lot about it in the coming years. Certainly such items could have many applications in the future in the context of smart contracts for transfer of ownership, supply chain management, etc.
5. Extreme price fluctuations in the digital currency market
A political philosophy related to the basic concept of crypto and technology There is a blockchain that says these units are decentralized and do not have the necessary flexibility with laws and regulations. Unfortunately or fortunately, the decentralized and hierarchical management method of exchanges has made these concepts inconsistent with the current world economy. So it makes sense for Bitcoin, Atrium, or other digital units in general to cause such misunderstandings after they increase in value.
China, for example, banned the mining process this year. On the other hand, a country like the United States seems hesitant about its desire to operate in the digital currency market. Naturally, when we look at such perspectives, we can predict that cryptocurrencies, especially with the sharp fluctuations they have experienced in recent years, will not be able to be universally present in people's lives.
There are clear rules and regulations in the field of digital currency Although it may not need it at all, it must exist in order to be able to become practical and pervasive in nature. Excessive use of energy, staggering costs and even many scams have made Bitcoin lose its lovable and practical nature. As a result, having a set of controlling rules can improve performance and its pervasiveness in life.
6. Folding phones
Samsung the first generation of clamshell phones in 2019 and the third generation in 2021 He unveiled them under the names of Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 and launched them on the market. During these two years, we also saw a lot of progress that gave us great hope for a bright future. Many reviewers after working with the third generation of Samsung clamshell phones pointed out that this time we have gone beyond the concept designs because we have a fully professional and functional device.
Both phones compared to the next generation They have made a lot of progress before. From the hardware design inside to the outside, everything is designed so that users can trust them as their next phone. Although the number of manufacturers of these phones is small at the moment, it seems that we will see an increase in activities in this field in the coming years. Now we have to wait and see how smartphone manufacturers design their foldable or even rolled product. Although these two phones are among the most important events and developments in the world of technology in 2021, but the idea of making them has been officially used in one product since 2019.
7. The right to repair
Users should have the right to repair their phones at home or in third-party stores, or they may have problems with each other. Many users believe that they should have this right, but the manufacturing companies completely oppose this issue and say that the repair should only be done in the centers designated by the company itself.
In 2021, but this issue is pursued more seriously. Fortunately, as a result, users were able to get their word out. According to a new law in Europe, for example, mobile phones must be repairable within 10 years. Of course, this law does not only apply to smartphones, but to all electronics in general.
Apple was one of the first companies to agree to this law. The US company made headlines in November this year, announcing that it would sell parts of its handsets directly to users who want to repair their iPhones. Apparently, Apple intends to apply this policy to other products as well. Of course, the company itself did not say anything about this, but EU law clearly refers to all electronic products. However, if Apple were to do the same for its handsets, it would certainly do the same for its tablets and PCs. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. They convert much easier. This is great news for those who are good at repairing their phone to the extent and size of their phone but do not have enough equipment to do so.
8 . Windows 11
One of the most important events and developments in the world of technology in 2021 was the unveiling of Windows 11 . It may be said that this happens every few years and as a result of the introduction of an operating system can not be an exciting event, but Windows 11 has a different story. This operating system is on our list because it was designed and made available with the idea of running Android applications. It's definitely good news to know that our Windows PC natively supports applications from another operating system. Without the need for a phone at all.
Windows 11 has other good features, of course, but none of them can make it one of the best operating systems of Microsoft and of course one of the best operating systems in Microsoft. Consider the most exciting events of 2021.
9. Increase in the purchase of electric vehicles
Of course, electric vehicles not only in 2021 but in general over the years The latter have also received a lot of attention. But before 2021, we saw more news in this regard, while many users did not want to buy them. But in early 2021, it was predicted that during this year, we will see a 71% growth in sales of these products. Interestingly, it was not until the end of the year, that is, in October, that 88% increase in sales was reported, so that the growth of sales of electric vehicles is completely beyond imagination.
These figures and improvements, though. It shows the high popularity of these products among users, but you should know that new electric vehicles make up 2.7% of the total number of cars in the world, which is quite natural for various reasons. By providing more infrastructure and capabilities needed to take advantage of the potential of this attractive technology, sales of these products will definitely increase in the coming years. We have even reached the point where second-hand electric cars are sold. So it seems that we have finally reached the less expensive future we have been waiting for. There will be no developments in science and technology in 2021. But considering all the cases, it seems that these nine cases were able to attract more users than others.