Digitization is essential to respond to the changing times

Last year, cryptocurrencies took the world by storm. Heck, even in the furthest barrio of central Luzon, someone with a smartphone and a data connection struggled day and night with a game to play and earn.

A gold-plated souvenir cryptocurrency coin placed on a screen displaying a NFT (Non-Fungible Token) marketplace. AFPMore

But while blockchain was a popular buzzword and indeed the rightful king of the tech spotlight over the past year, there were still undeniable advances in other tech areas. Indeed, technology has enjoyed a rejuvenation, leapfrogging its extreme limits after the global pandemic.

Back in 2020, technologies related to remote work and distance learning have helped countless institutions navigate the difficult path of adapting to the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These led to a proliferation of hybrid his solutions to revitalize the economy and education, especially in the Philippines.

Meanwhile, aspects of retail, customer service, and finance have proven to be a boon in the transition to the new normal, especially when businesses want to get down on their knees and meet their most basic needs while not exposing themselves. I got

Of course, advances in healthcare have proven to be very beneficial not only on the government side, but also when citizens inquire about their health status online. And, as mentioned earlier, tech trends in entertainment and online gaming have made headlines, making 2020 a quirky and exciting year for tech.

Advances in computing power, artificial intelligence and machine learning, virtual and augmented reality, 5G, and cybersecurity, to name a few, have been seen in 2022 based on the progress these areas have made in the previous year.

Recent trends have changed the way we think in every aspect. In order to keep up with the changing times, digitization has become a must-have standard for what was once a luxury for some.

From changes in education to how we deal with health, to how we choose our next meal, to how we transact business, the massive shift online has proven to be a means to an end. In other words, to allow the concept of technological development to move freely.

Given the circumstances, these trends are accelerating our escape into the digital world.

And not only did the shift begin with big-ticket projects and ideas from Silicon Valley giants and Fortune 500 companies, but it’s also permeating everyday digital interactions.

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