Digital technology continues to rapidly transform our modern lives, and 2019 is set to be another blockbuster year for exciting digital technology improvements. From work and hobbies to love and food, 2019 promises to be a transformative year for new and improved digital technologies.

Let’s dive right into some of the top digital technology improvements for 2019, and see what the coming year has in store for us.

5G Mobile

It feels like people have been talking about 5G Internet service for ages, but it never seems to actually happen. Well, 2019 looks to be the year that 5G mobile finally rolls out for mass consumption, with some of the top Internet providers taking the necessary steps to upgrade their mobile networks to 5G.

Some smaller mobile companies are already beginning to offer 5G service in certain rural and urban areas, and this is pushing the major providers to finally step up and move on to 5G for their own networks in 2019.

Widespread 5G mobile coverage means cheaper and faster data for everyone, so look forward to 2019 being a great year for mobile Internet.

Blockchain Technology Advancement

While the explosive 2018 boom and bust of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies may have pushed blockchain technology to the back of the public’s awareness, the technology itself is still rapidly expanding and becoming more useful and accessible for the average person every day.

2019 will see the rapid adoption of blockchain technology in financial affairs, particularly in the transfer of funds across national borders. Blockchain technology is making all sorts of inroads, but blockchain money transfers are the place to watch in 2019 as more and more financial institutions move past the slow and expensive SWIFT transfer system.

Top-Down Digital Adoption

While an increasing number of people are becoming comfortable with living in the digital age, many companies continued to live in the past relying on old methods for communicating, organizing and advertising. Much of the talk in early 2019 is about a big cultural push in companies to adopt and integrate digital technologies into every aspect of what they do.

Many outside consultants have sprung up to help guide companies in their efforts at digital adoption, and their services will be in high demand in 2019. For example, companies such as Imparture train business executives in the best practices for developing their company’s social media profile for purposes of advertising, recruiting, information sharing and much more.

The Internet of Things Expansion

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the widespread connection between every device to the Internet for the purposes of monitoring, maintenance, and optimal use. As the integration of digital technology into every device imaginable continues apace, 2019 should be the year that it finally becomes a widespread feature of modern living.  You already know thermostats, webcams and Alexa/Google Home devices are out there connected to the Internet.  This will expand with more adoption of video doorbells, web enabled house locks, smart appliances and more.

Digital Improvements Continue to Improve Lives

Digital technology improvements will continue to transform our lives for the better in 2019. From the Internet of Things connecting all our devices and making them available for our smartphones to fast and near-free money transfers, modern life in 2019 will continue to be easier, cheaper and faster. Thanks to ongoing improvements in digital technology.

Tom Parillo

Tom Parillo

I am interested in all things technology, especially automation, robotics and tech that helps change how society will live in the future.