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Digitalisation has changed many things.

We have made a list of the current trends and subjected them to closer scrutiny.

Apps, platforms and features that have emerged as a result of digitalization are now part and parcel of our everyday lifes. The following list shows the current major trends.

Specialised apps are replacing Facebook

Facebook has been the leading international social network for several years now. However, this medium is now losing ground to specialised apps. Instagram, for example, has already left Facebook far behind when it comes to photography.
 

Specialised apps are replacing Facebook

Chatbots

Since Facebook opened its messenger for chatbots, these have become almost indispensable in brand communication. These bots will increasingly perform customer services and standardised processes in the future.

Chatbot

Media libraries & streaming services

Linear TV channels are no longer state of the art. Our modern lifestyle requires flexibility and therefore personalised viewing times. Netflix, etc. and the media libraries of TV channels offer individualised viewing at any time of day.

Media libraries & streaming services

Voice control Siri, Alexa & Co.

After Siri received a very modest reception by the public, Amazon Echo is now making inroads into our living rooms. "Alexa," ¬the name of the artificial intelligence integrated into Amazon Echo, generates shopping lists, sets the alarm clock and plays your favourite music – all via voice command.

Sprachsteuerung ­ Siri, Alexa und Co.

Self-­Tracking

Each day every human body generates countless volumes of data that can be easily evaluated by leading-edge technology. Wearables and smartphones allow the constant monitoring of various bodily functions. This enables us to keep a constant eye on our health.

Self-­Tracking

Virtual Reality

People's awareness of Virtual Reality is steadily increasing, primarily due to the poplularity of virtual reality glasses. Special input devices even enable interaction with the virtual world. This is definitely one of the biggest trends that we will see in the near future.

Virtual Reality

Augmented Reality

Unlike virtual reality, Augmented Reality is what we could describe as "mixed" reality. This means that objects and plans can be simulated and visualised. One of the most prominent example of this is Pokémon GO.

Augmented Reality

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