Technology is evolving by the day, and it is transforming our lives with each passing second. Every year there are new trends in the world of technology and entertainment, which always fundamentally change the way we travel.
This year has been no different; we have seen a lot of fresh introductions in the world of tech and entertainment that have caught our eye, and promise to make travel easier.
From a renewed acceptance of artificial intelligence to NFTs, there are a number of things that we need to pay attention to.
Below, we take a look at some of the hottest tech and entertainment trends in the United States this year.
The Hottest Tech & Entertainment Trends in the United States 2022
Artificial Intelligence has become more popular than ever in today’s world. More and more people are beginning to let go of the fears they had when it came to trusting their everyday lives to artificial intelligence and are starting to show acceptance.
AI is being incorporated quite widely across the travel industry. Self-driving cars are an example; today, self-driving cars are actually becoming a thing, and more and more people are looking at them as a viable option for car rental.
At somepoint soon there will no longer be the anxiety felt over needing to adapt to driving on the opposite side of the road!
Similarly, smart appliances that use artificial intelligence are also being used by more and more people because of the features they provide us with, and we’re seeing these appliances pop up throughout hotels and airbnbs.
Along with this, the use of AI in other aspects of our travels is also increasing, from personal translation to kill the language barrier, to AI-driven travel chatbots for planning, and robotic technologies for self-service.
Online gaming has been around for years, but this year, it is becoming the primary method of gaming for millions of people, potentially killing, or at least transforming the concept of a gambling tourist.
Now, the majority of people actually prefer gaming online rather than going through the hassle of offline or real-life gaming, despite land based casinos previously pulling in more visitors than other famous landmarks, like Australia’s Crown Casino beating Sydney Opera House.
The popularity of online casinos has soared ever since the start of this year, with millions of people now using them as their primary option. It is quite evident why people prefer an online casino over a physical one; the ease of use means you can conveniently play from a hotel room.
Other types of online games are becoming more popular than ever, especially with the rise of airport cancellations and delays, and you now see more travelers glued to their phones than purchasing airport magazines to kill the time!
Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT)
Non-Fungible Tokens, or NFTs, have taken the whole world by storm in 2022. Billions and billions of dollars have flooded the NFT market as more and more people have begun investing their money in all kinds of NFTs.
Similar to the crypto-craze, the NFTs have also proven a lucrative investment for many investors, which has provided them with high approval ratings, leading to an increased number of people dumping their savings in the NFT space.
NFTs aren’t only a good invention option; they actually have the potential to change the way we look at ownership in the online space.
They provide creators with an increased sense of security; it won’t be long before we see artists using NFTs to solidify their ownership over their compositions.
The Metaverse was the headline of the tech world when it was first announced. Although an ambitious step, the Metaverse holds the potential to change human interaction forever.
The concept behind it is great, but it requires perfect execution, or it won’t work out. So far, the company has been working to make the project a success, but it isn’t something that can be materialized in a couple of years.
A project like the Metaverse can take decades to be properly launched, but from the advancements that we have seen until now, it looks like the project might surprise us all in the end.