The Top 5 Tech Trends for 2024

by | Jan 4, 2024

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The top 2024 tech trends you need to know about

Ready or not, 2024 is here, and time isn’t the only thing that’s moving at the speed of light. Since Quantum Fiber supports lightning-fast fiber internet transmitted via light, we’re covering the top tech trends for 2024 that everyone needs to know about.

Keep reading about the top tech trends for 2024, and then bring your home or business into the future by checking Quantum Fiber availability in your area!

1. WiFi 7 boosts WiFi capabilities

WiFi 6 was once the standard in WiFi capabilities, but that changes this year since WiFi 7, also known by its technical name of 802.11be, will become more prominent and push WiFi standards and speeds forward.

What is WiFi 7?

The router that supports your home or business network operates on an evolving set of standards that began with the first set (WiFi 1) in 1997. Since then, those standards have evolved as WiFi technology advanced and capabilities like the amount of data a router can transmit or the range of that signal improved. WiFi 7 is the latest set of WiFi standards that routers and devices will need to be compatible with if they want access to the highest available speeds.

For example, WiFi 7 will:

  • WiFi 7 enables significantly faster speeds than WiFi 6 by packing more data into each transmission. For example, WiFi 7’s channels are twice the size of previous WiFi generations
  • Reduce latency by 7x compared to WiFi 6
  • Combine 6 gigahertz (GHz), 5 GHz, and 2.4 GHz frequencies for greater throughput and reliability

So, what do you need to do to take advantage of WiFi 7?

WiFi 7 will expand home internet capabilities.

Many current and even some new devices are not able to take advantage of the benefits of WiFi 7 since it’s so new. However, checking for Quantum Fiber availability is a great way to open the door to WiFi 7 since our 360 WiFiTM mesh network brings WiFi 7 to you now as well as when you bring on new devices that support WiFi 7 standards, all while supporting over 100 devices on your home or business network.

2. Advanced generative artificial intelligence grows

By now you’ve probably heard of AI tools like Chat GPT or Midjourney that produce written and visual content based on user prompts. While these two examples are impressive, they’re also the tip of the iceberg in terms of what’s to come soon.

In fact, according to Goldman Sachs generative AI could raise global GDP by 7% (or nearly $7 trillion) over the next decade.

While that may seem like an unimaginable number today, generative AI capabilities have taken a huge leap forward in 2023 alone and as AI learns more by crawling through online data its abilities will continue to explode.

Look for generative AI’s automation abilities to grow and work their way into new fields such as healthcare, software development, and cybersecurity.

3. Cybersecurity threats driven by AI

One of the easiest ways to spot a modern phishing email is grammar and spelling errors. What if cybercriminals use AI to generate phishing emails that are not only grammatically perfect, but are also filled with personal information pulled from your online data?

That only scratches the surface of what’s possible since generative AI could be used to represent an organization through online chats, text messages, and even ads with links that lead to malware.

Other examples of AI’s cybercrime capabilities include:

  • Creating manipulative audio and video media, otherwise known as deep fakes, that is nearly identical to authentic media. In fact, deep fakes have already been used for cybercrime, like when fraudsters used AI to mimic a CEO’s voice.
  • Crawl networks and organizations for vulnerabilities and then report them to bad actors or exploit them on their own.
  • Create and execute algorithms that crack passwords.

Although cybersecurity tech trends are always important to follow, they will be vital to observe in 2024 as AI tools advance and become more accessible.

4. New IoT capabilities emerge with WiFi 7

You may not know what the internet of things (IoT) is, but chances are you already own several IoT devices. The internet of things is the collective network of internet connected devices that communicate and share data.

That means that everything from digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa to smart devices in the home like internet connected thermostats and doorbells are a part of the internet of things.

IoT devices are nothing new, but just how widespread their use will be in 2024 could be unprecedented.

For example, IoT reach and reliability have grown to the point that they have massive potential in the healthcare industry since they’re excellent tools for monitoring and collecting data. The emergence of IoT devices also coincides with more members of the baby-boomer generation reaching 65 years old. In fact, by 2030 all Baby Boomers will be age 65 or older which means demand for accessible healthcare will grow next year and continue to grow for the foreseeable future.

Whether those devices are being used in a doctor’s office to collect patient data or at home to monitor energy spending, WiFi 7 will have the power to give them all reliable signal since Quantum Fiber 360 WiFi is ready to handle over 100 concurrent devices!

5. WiFi 7 and V.R. merge

Virtual reality gaming is already a growing industry, but as WiFi 7 rolls out, gamers will have the chance to combine multi-gig speeds and low latency with their V.R. equipment for the ultimate immersive gaming experience.

It’s important to note that current V.R. systems are not compatible with the speed that WiFi 7 will deliver data. However, that will change soon and, for the present, WiFi 7 provides an unbelievably fast signal from wall to wall in your home.

In fact, Quantum Fiber WiFi 7 will provide 25% more coverage than WiFi 6!

The top tech trends of 2024 will change the way we work.

How can I get WiFi 7?

No one knows exactly how the top tech trends for 2024 will play out, but you can be sure that if you want to take advantage of the evolving technology we mentioned here, then WiFi 7 is the best way to do it!

Quantum Fiber will launch WiFi 7 for new multi-gig customers in early 2024 and is on track to offer WiFi 7 to all Quantum Fiber customers by mid-May 2024, which is why you’ll want to check for Quantum Fiber availability in your area to bring WiFi 7 home!

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