As 2016 nears its end, society collectively turns to the future. Resolutions are formed, plans are created and brand and companies, especially, begin to examine potential trends for the new year.

Drones are set to top 2017 technology trends. Photo: Courtesy of Andres Prieto Molina/Unsplash

Drones are set to top 2017 technology trends. Photo: Courtesy of Andres Prieto Molina/Unsplash

Technology and its inherent trends are examined more than any other industry. As tech becomes more and more integrated with our daily lives, 2017 is set to be a year of change and progress for consumers and brands alike.

Fast Company has put together a comprehensive list of tech trends set to dominate 2017. The article pulled the top 12 results from the global design and strategy firm Frog, which asked experts around the globe to identify hey tech trends that will shape daily life in the new year. Below, we’ve selected a few of standouts from that list:

Drones will be used for good

Now that they've gone mainstream, drones will be used for humanitarian efforts more often. Photo: Courtesy of Vlad Busuioc/Unsplash

Now that they’ve gone mainstream, drones will be used for humanitarian efforts more often. Photo: Courtesy of Vlad Busuioc/Unsplash

The newest frontier in technology, drones made their mark worldwide in 2016, with consumers taking the helm of machines like GoPro’s Karma, launched in the fall.

Their popularity and potential for new uses make drones a hey standout in 2017 technology trends.

According to the Fast Company article, “Drones have made it affordable to do humanitarian work that was only accessible to large institutions with the resources to invest in satellite and helicopter technology.”

VR will disrupt live performances

A photo posted by Samsung USA (@samsungusa) on

Its capability to transport the user from the comfort of their home to far-flung locales across the globe sets VR apart. In 2017, we’ll see the technology be used to supplement low ticket sales at mainstream events, open past performances to the user and provide consumers with “VR micro-experiences,” min-vacations for the mind where users can refresh their thinking.

Our Spaces will become participants

Technology has the potential to be integrated in every aspect of our daily lives. Photo: Courtesy of Jeff Sheldon/Unsplash

Technology has the potential to be integrated in every aspect of our daily lives. Photo: Courtesy of Jeff Sheldon/Unsplash

Becoming more apparent than ever is the idea that our homes and work spaces won’t simply be a place in which we exist, do work and live - the spaces themselves will begin to interact with us. Sensors and machine learning will teach a room to identify how the people within it interact, and enable it to make suggestions that better our daily lives.

You can read Frog’s full report here.

Related Articles

Cyber Monday 2016 makes history

Snapchat Debuts Spectacles

Why Brands and Consumers Alike are Obsessing Over the 90s