State of technology in 2023 | Future Forecast

Read 47 technology predictions for 2023, a year that will see the world transform thanks to disruptions in technology that will impact a wide range of sectors—and we explore them all. It’s your future, discover what you’re in for.

Technology releases for 2023
In 2023, 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
  • France’s national railway operator, SNCF, introduces prototypes of driverless mainline trains for passengers and freight. 75% 1
  • Revenue from Indian over-the-top media services—where content is distributed directly to viewers through the internet, bypassing cable, broadcast, and satellite television platforms—has increased to $120 million from $40 million in 2018. Likelihood: 90% 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
  • Cost of solar panels, per watt, equals 1 US dollars 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 8,546,667 1
  • Predicted global mobile web traffic equals 66 exabytes 1
  • Global Internet traffic grows to 302 exabytes 1