Try to imagine the situation: you’re transported from the beginning of the 2000s to 2021, skipping two decades. Now think about how much will surprise you, shock you and seem like complete fantasy. Everyone around is talking via video communication directly via smartphones, driving around the city using strange devices, and some incomprehensible goggles literally transfer a person to a different reality. Yes, for people today these are quite familiar things. But if twenty years ago you were shown anything like this, you would probably be surprised.
Today we want to talk about the most popular trends of 2021 regarding technology, the Internet and how people interact. For convenience, we’ve divided these trends into several categories: electric vehicles, VR/AR technologies and cam to cam chats.
Electric transport: cars, bicycles, scooters, and so on
Remember the times when the concept of "electric transport" usually meant only trams and electric trains? Now the situation has changed dramatically. Many more vehicles fall under the category of electric vehicles:
- electric cars
- electric bicycles, electric motorbikes and mopeds
- electric scooters
- self-balancing unicycles, segways and gyro scooters.
But there are even more unusual types of electric transport: electric fins for paddle boards, aqua scooters, swim boards, drift cars and much more.
Today, electric transport is not just a gimmick, but a fully functional alternative to personal or public transport. Electric cars are gradually taking over the world. They are eco-friendly and environmentally friendly. And many countries offer benefits for buyers of electric cars and do not impose the same taxes on such cars as on gasoline models. Small electric vehicles are an excellent solution for moving around the city if you do not want to use public transport or leave your car. There is no doubt that the percentage of electric transport in cities will only increase in the future, which is a very positive trend.
VR and AR technologies — virtual and augmented reality
It seems that even twenty years ago, virtual and augmented reality were something on the verge of fantasy. Today, you can use basic VR and AR functions even with your smartphone.
These technologies are widely used in a wide variety of areas:
- video games
- architecture and construction
- interior and furniture design
- navigation in space and much more
Besides that, real excursions with three-dimensional visualization are already taking place thanks to VR and AR. You no longer have to cross borders and spend your own time to see the Louvre, for example. You just need a virtual reality helmet, and historical sights open up before you almost as if they were alive. In our current reality with coronavirus restrictions, this is becoming more relevant than ever.
In addition to this we say that every year VR and AR technologies become not only more advanced, but also more accessible. A few years ago buying a VR headset was quite an expensive pleasure, but today almost everyone can afford it. And AR technologies are available right in your smartphone. A striking example of this is the mobile game Pokemon GO, which took over the whole world a few years ago, and uses augmented reality. Also, the IKEA company has its own AR application, in which you can select a piece of furniture from the catalog and "place" it right in your room in order to evaluate how it will look within your interior decor.
The Omegle site was the first anonymous web cam chat site to connect completely random users. Initially, when the service launched in 2009, the site only had text chat. But later it became possible to communicate by video call. Later on, webcam chats became even more versatile, and many turned out to be more popular than their ancestor.
Although it is quite simple, this is a very usable and convenient random cam chat. In OmeTV, you can select the country to search for a chat partner and indicate your gender. If you want to chat with foreign users, but do not know their language, OmeTV offers an automatic message translation function. It’s quite convenient as there’s no need to use third-party translators.
The main feature of this camchat site is minimalism. There is nothing superfluous here. You just indicate your gender, select the section "Talk" or "Flirt", use gender and language filters (optional) and start searching for a chat partner in one click. Chathub's only major disadvantage is the lack of a mobile app, but the web version for smartphones works pretty well.
In Shagle, you can have conversations in text or cam chat, and filter by gender or country. You can also hide your face with an AR mask if you value anonymity and privacy when communicating on the Internet.
CooMeet is one of the most popular web cam chats for men. The secret is simple — a perfectly effective gender filter. While in other cam chats this filter can be deceived in literally one click, in CooMeet this is impossible — each girl confirms her identity when registering. And men can be sure that they are communicating with real people — there are no bots or fakes here.
Among the pleasant bonuses of CooMeet are excellent moderation and support service, very functional applications for iOS and Android, a unique affiliate program, fast connection to other users and high quality of communication on https://coomeet.com/camchat even with slower Internet connections.
Another popular random cam chat with gender and language filters. For an additional charge, you can hide your location, use a safe search function, display a verification badge to other users, and show an introductory message to new contacts.
Quite a unique live cam chat with a karma rating, which dictates who you can communicate with. If your karma is low, then the site will connect you with the same users with low karma. And vice versa.
Technology is constantly evolving
The world continues to change every day. Completely new technologies are appearing, and one-time hot trends are receding into distant memory. You and I will surely see many more new interesting trends and witness how the world continues to change rapidly. The main thing is to be able to keep your finger on the pulse.
We have looked at only a few of the popular trends today among many. Who knows, perhaps after 5-10 years we’ll remember these too as the trends of yesteryear.