The last decade has turned the tide of human communication, which has evolved over thousands of years from applause to chatting. These ten years have not only laid the foundation for a new revolution in science. It has also created a great platform for the future.
In that sense, these ten years are the stage for the fourth generation of the revolution. The mechanical revolution began more than two hundred years after James Watson invented the steam engine in 1712.
And then came the Industrial Revolution with the invention of electricity. It ruled the world for another hundred years. And then came the invention of computers, the computer revolution with the Internet. It has been flourishing for 50 years.
But in these ten years another revolution changed the course of the world. The same digital revolution. This decade has been the culmination of this digital revolution that has affected more people in a very short period of time and is rapidly reaching out to everyone.
Decades have passed since the invention of the Internet but this is the decade that has held the world in the palm of the common man. The technological changes that have taken place in these ten years have not changed the way of life of human beings in any decade. Thus technology has not become a part of human way of life. All such revolutionary changes have taken place in this single decade. Have transformed everyone’s lives digitally. Not just paving the way for the future Human progress has made us step into that future.
Change is not something that comes suddenly. Looking back over time the change in us, in society, is evident. It changes not only our present but also our future. These ten years have witnessed many such changes.
The revolution of smartphones
The shape of the mobile phone that ruled the world years ago has completely changed in these ten years. Smartphones have become a part of our lives in this decade of stepping from feature phones to the style of touch screen smart phones.
Ten years ago, smartphones were priced at over Rs 1,000 and now they are priced at Rs 4,000. High capacity RAM, ultra speed processors, GB of internal storage, cameras of over a hundred megapixels, four cameras in a single phone is not enough. Folding touch screen phones have materialized.
There have also been many changes in mobile usage over the last ten years. Many new gadgets have stepped in. Wireless Bluetooth headphones, Bluetooth speakers, and power banks have become part of everyday life. Wireless charging, selfie cameras and selfie sticks have also entered the field during this decade. Fingerprint scanners, facial recognition and iris camera locks have been introduced in mobiles during this decade.
Even for tablet phones, which have changed the face of personal computers. this decade has begun. Apple iPads and Samsung tabs are examples of this.
Prior to 2010, the operating system was Windows, Macintosh, and Linux only. Although the Android operating system was launched in 2008, it did not become very popular. The use of the Android operating system in mobiles has expanded in 2010 with the use of smartphones. Now the tenth version of Android is about to be released. In parallel, Apple is constantly updating iOS to its phones.
3G to 5G
This decade has left an indelible mark on human progress in the field of mobile phones. Entering the early part of the decade, the dazzling 3G has now raised the level to 5G and further digitized our lives. Data usage on average also increased. The average mobile data usage in India in 2010 has now increased exponentially.
Cellular operators, which in the early 2010s only offered talk time and validity plans, have now increased data usage to give unlimited outgoing free. Mobile internet usage has increased a lot, especially with the advent of 4G and the arrival of Geo. This is the decade that marked the beginning of 5G. Connectivity in the world has increased with this increased speed. The Internet of Things has grown. It is also possible to perform operations through robotics.
According to a report by Assocham, 71 lakh megabytes of data was consumed in India in 2017, which is likely to reach 11 crore million megabytes by 2022. In 2018, mobile data users in India consumed an average of 9.8 GB of data per month. In June 2019, Ericsson revealed. Annual growth rate in this sector. 72.6 percent. It looks likely to grow further if 5G services are launched.
There were 70 lakh Internet clients in the nation in the year 2001. But in 2010 their number reached 9 crores. But in 2016 alone, the number of Internet users across the country increased to 46 crore. In 2019, 63 crore people will be using the Internet. Internet usage is gradually expanding in rural areas. In the future, the Internet will become a necessity for everyone, said Nallamotu Sridhar, a tech expert.
Our lifestyle has changed in these ten years. Along with fitness watches that give health information. smart watches have also become a part of our lives. Fitness apps that connect to them not only monitor daily health but also provide information to family members and doctors in case of emergencies.
The smartwatches that came into the Indian market in 2015 were not very popular. They did not want a future as the price was high. But after 2017 most companies including Apple and Samsung brought them into the market as budget friendly. In addition to smart connectivity, the demand for them has increased with the advent of health monitoring.
In recent times, smartwatches have warned some people of the dangers of a heart attack, prompting them to seek immediate medical attention and save their lives. In the future, along with smart watches, smart gadgets that monitor health, such as smart belts, are coming into more use.
The use of internet based products has increased significantly with the increase in internet speed. The use of personal assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant began. Through voice commands. began to use home appliances at home. With the help of these they are able to operate home appliances from anywhere in the world.
Digital homes may be new to us at the moment, but they are still in use in many countries, such as the United States. Home appliances are connected to each other via the Internet and work with Artificial Intelligence. This means that when you give the command to play the movie in home theaters. along with the movie the lights also dim and the AC also sets itself accordingly. Whether you want to have the same dinner or sleep, home appliances will work according to your needs once that profile is selected. The use of sensor based gadgets will further increase.
Sridhar says that gadgets work according to the needs of everyone in the house, all of which we are going to see with digital homes through the Internet of Things.
Internet of Things
The most notable development of this decade is the Internet of Things (IOT). Their scope is set to grow further in the coming years.
SIM cards are already being issued specifically for the use of IOT. These 14-digit SIM cards can be used to connect Internet-connected devices.
The Internet of Things is about connecting electronic goods through the Internet. Examples include smart TVs and smart ACs.
Self-driving cars that once only appeared in sci-fi movies are now hitting the roads.
Interest for this strength has developed fundamentally because of ongoing corporate outrages. Connected to the Internet. Based on Google Map, with the help of Artificial Intelligence, these cars are taking people to their destination.
Although these cars are suitable for conditions abroad, Sridhar says they are not suitable for countries like India. In addition to the benefits with self-driving cars there are also a lot of data security issues. All of them have to be overcome.
Drones that changed the decade
Once upon a time flying in a gall means with the help of something like a helicopter. But the drones that came in this decade have become a great innovation in technology. Drone cameras have aerial visuals that have never been seen before.
The delivery of pizzas and parcels by drones has already been piloted in some countries. Uber has also announced plans to introduce drone taxis. Along with drones, jetpacks have come into real form within this decade. The fastest, most destined jet packs for people are coming to the general public in the near future.
Air taxis are going to avoid increasing traffic difficulties. Uber has announced that it will soon be launching air taxi services. Although Los Angeles, Dallas and Melbourne have been selected for these services, Uber has announced that it will first launch its services in Australia. It has announced that it will launch a test flight in 2020 and run commercial services from 2023.
The Government of India has also prepared a drone policy to anticipate the use of drones in the country. Air taxi services are already available in Bangalore. There is a good chance that drone taxi services will be launched here in the future as well.
The world of mobile games
Those who once played on TVs and computers. High configuration computers are required to play online games. But mobile gaming has taken a turn for the worse in this decade.
Video games that began with Angry Birds on mobile touch screens have grown to an unexpected level this decade. Video games that embed high-end video games on mobile have grown exponentially over the decade. High end graphical video games with games like Pokémon Go, Pub G. It is possible to play in real time with people from all over the world. These games are also available in virtual reality.
Video games are already expanding rapidly. Google has also made a device called Stadia that can play high end games without the need for a gaming console. This is going to change the face of video games in the future. Cognizant senior software developer Sai Ashok believes. No lag on phones. Real time gaming experience is coming. In the future, only gaming specified mobiles will be coming, said Sai Ashok.
Changed Google Maps usage
The use of online maps has become a part of our lives during this decade. The use of maps on mobile has increased tremendously. Apps like Ola and Uber, which operate on the basis of maps, have revolutionized the field of domestic transport. And many apps that work based on these maps have emerged. The process of ordering food online has grown exponentially. Swiggy, Zomato, Food Panda, and UberEats have expanded beyond cities to Tier 2 cities.
M. Satish Kumar, a business consultant from Hyderabad, says his business life is going smoothly with the arrival of Ola, Uber cabs and Swiggy. Ten years back, it was an exercise in futility sitting tight for cars to go for customers, But now with the advent of apps for booking cabs and ordering food, life has become easier with the passage of time, he told the BBC.
Increased mobile transactions
Ten years ago mobile banking usage was at an all-time low. But now mobile transactions with payment apps like Google Pay, Paytm, Phone Pay have become commonplace. Payment apps have also entered the unorganized sector. While the abolition of banknotes is one reason for the increase in their use in India, the increased use of smartphones and the convenience that comes with them is another reason.
In 2016, the number of mobile transactions in India was 60 lakh. By 2019, their number has reached 1700 crore. Statista estimates that the sector is expanding, with mobile transactions expected to reach 26 trillion a year by 2022.
The world of window shopping
Shopping online has become a habit for everyone. Once upon a time, Indians used to buy things like books online. Now they buy everything from essentials to expensive home appliances, cell phones and gold online.
Not to mention Amazon, Flipkart, Snap deal, Myntra. Online shopping has grown to have an impact on the retail market. Many people tend to shop online in their busy lives. Amazon, which entered the Indian market in 2014, has reached millions of users in just five years. In addition, companies such as Flipkart, Myntra, and Snap deal have changed the way they shop on a large scale.
The sector has been booming since the Center allowed foreign investment into ecommerce. According to the Indian Brand Equity Foundation, the sector, which had a turnover of $39 billion in 2017, is projected to reach $120 billion by 2020, with an annual growth rate of 51 percent.
The word artificial intelligence, once heard in Hollywood movies, is now a part of everyone’s life. Companies such as Google and Microsoft are also working on an AI based operating system. With the help of AI the use of robotics assistance in our daily tasks has increased. The use of artificial intelligence is also on the rise in children’s toys.
Artificial Intelligence has become part of our lives without us knowing it. Waiting list predictions when booking reservations, all the fitness gadgets that monitor our body work based on this.
Use of social networks
The use of social networks has increased exponentially across the country. There are better messaging apps available than SMS and MMS. Along with things like WhatsApp and Viber, the use of apps like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Hello, Share Chat has increased.
The time spent on apps is steadily increasing compared to ten years ago. Apps like Tick Talk have become a sensation. According to a report in We Are Social 2017, the number of social media users worldwide is growing at a rate of 13 percent per year, compared to 31 percent in India. India ranks second in the world in this regard.
As of January 2018, the time spent by each user on social media in India is two hours and 26 minutes per day. The Philippines topped the list with 3 hours and 57 minutes, followed by Japan with an engagement time of just 48 minutes.
Smart TVs web series
TVs invented in 1928 have completely changed their appearance in these ten years. LCDs and LEDs have become more and more smart TVs. The TV industry has changed with the advent of web streaming services such as Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hotstar. Web series are being formed. In addition to this, devices like Amazon Firestick and Chromecast have also transformed ordinary LED TVs into smart TVs.
Cloud storage Big data usage
Cloud storage usage has become more common over the last ten years. OneDrive, Dropbox and Google Photos also appear on every smartphone. Photos we take are automatically saved in Google Photos.
Industries are also using cloud computing to keep their data safe. This decade has laid the groundwork for further use of this cloud computing in the future.
If the last century was the stage for computer graphics that unveiled stunning graphics scenes on the screen but this century is unveiling those wonders before our eyes. The use of virtual reality as seen in 360 degrees, as well as augmented reality that transforms the world before us into a new one.
Amazing achievements in the field of space
Indian Space Launch Company. ISRO has achieved many successes in these ten years. Mangalayan succeeded in the first attempt. Chandrayaan 2 became the venue for the launch. Sent the largest number of satellites into space. In addition to ISRO’s 100th launch, ISRO is also credited with launching the PSLV 50th launch, 104 satellites in a single launch this decade.
In addition, ISRO has launched the Navigator, a domestic navigation system. ISRO embarks on manned space exploration Raghunandan, founder of the Planetary Society of India, said test pilots for astronauts had also been selected for the program, dubbed Gaganyan.
From the third week of January, four Indian astronauts will undergo special training in Russia for spaceflight. In addition to the Reuse launch vehicle experiments required for the space launch, the astronauts also completed abort tests during the decade.
In addition to the Mac Three rockets, which can carry four tonne payload vehicles, ISRO has also made advanced cryogenics possible in the last ten years. ISRO has launched Aditya L1 for experiments on the sun. Chandrayaan-3 is also being prepared for launch. ISRO has also launched pico satellites weighing less than a kilogram into space this decade. According to Raghunandan, ISRO launched the Stud Stud Shot One, a pico satellite made by its students in 2010.
Robotics existed ten years ago. In these ten years, their use and breadth has increased even more. The use of robots instead of humans has increased in the industrial sector.
With the help of advanced robotics, artificial intelligence robots have taken over most of the work that humans do. The use of robots working with artificial intelligence has increased in many areas such as security and manufacturing.
Sofia emerges as the sensational robot of this decade mirroring the progress of robotics in the future. As a personal assistant, Sofia specializes not only in data processing but also in making gestures and understanding human emotions based on facial expressions.
Once limited to large industries, robotics has been transformed into a personal one that can meet everyone’s personal needs at home. The same decade also saw developments such as loving robots and marrying them. These ten years will be the decade since robotics was introduced to the common man.
3D printing is one of the greatest inventions of this decade. The process of printing objects is already highly developed. These 3D printers also allow us to print and eat the food we like in the future.
3D clothing is designed to respond to the environment and the environment. Behnaz Farahi, a female designer at the University of California, Soul has created 3D clothing that is sensitive to dangers and responsive to the weather.
The discovery of the human genome is said to be a great scientific achievement. But now genomics are available to everyone. In addition to discovering their genetic map, knowing the caste details of their ancestors, they are also able to predict future diseases with genetic testing.
The use of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, which is based on black chain technology, has increased exponentially over the decade. Leading tech companies are also experimenting with increasing the use of cryptocurrency in the future creating their own unique cryptocurrencies.
A digital encrypted currency based on Block chain technology is called a cryptocurrency. Bitcoin is one of them. However, since these are in limited numbers, the demand for them is increasing. Their use is not permitted in India.
From the days of watching space travel on TV this decade has been a stage for the consequences of making space travel with money at once. Companies such as the Virgin Atlantic and SpaceX have made aerospace accessible to private individuals.
Gadgets that change everyday lives.
The use of LEDs in the lives of the common man has increased tremendously in these ten years. With the entry of Segway into the industry, personal mobility travel tools have hit new heights.
The use of CCTV cameras has become mandatory throughout these ten years. Cities continue to monitor every inch of cities. Personal computing is even faster. Kindle, with the advent of these books, the way books are read has changed. Audiobooks and podcasts have become part of today’s urban lifestyle.
These “ten years are the most urgent decade in human advancement. What’s to come is tied in with going advanced. Yet, digital protection likewise should be reinforced on the off chance that it is to work appropriately, Otherwise. There is no chance of the same level of trouble, “said Nallamotu Sridhar
Looking back over the past decade from 2010 to 2020, we can see how digital our lives have become.