technology predictions for 2022 | Future timeline

Read technology predictions for 2022, a year that will see the world transform thanks to disruptions in technology that will impact a wide range of sectors—and we explore some of them below. It’s your future, discover what you’re in for.

technology forecasts for 2022

Forecast
In 2022, a number of technology breakthroughs and trends will become available to the public, for example:
  • China achieves its aim of producing 40 percent of the semiconductors it uses in its manufactured electronics by 2020 and 70 percent by 2025. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • Between 2022 to 2026, the worldwide shift from smartphones to wearable augmented reality (AR) glasses will begin and will accelerate as the 5G rollout is completed. These next-generation AR devices will offer users context-rich information about their environment in real-time. (Likelihood 90%) 1
  • NASA lands a rover to the moon between 2022 to 2023 to find water in advance of the US' return to the moon during the 2020s. (Likelihood 80%) 1
  • Between 2022 to 2024, cellular vehicle-to-everything technology (C-V2X) will be included in all new vehicle models sold in the US, enabling better communication between cars and city infrastructure, and reducing accidents overall. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • 5G internet connectivity to be introduced into major Canadian cities between 2020 to 2022. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • Canada to contribute AI and robotics technology (and possibly astronauts) to the US moon mission starting this year. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • U.S. automakers agree to adopt crash-avoidance braking by 2022. 1
  • All new car models will now have automatic braking by default. 1
  • The BICAR, a cross between a bicycle and electric car, becomes available for purchase 1
  • Planes that use sunlight for fuel are used regularly. They use up to 17000 solar cells 1
  • Cost of solar panels, per watt, equals 1.1 US dollars 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 7,886,667 1
  • Predicted global mobile web traffic equals 50 exabytes 1
  • Global Internet traffic grows to 260 exabytes 1

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2021-01-14 Last updated 2020-01-14

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