Five Tech Trends for 2022

Dr Mark van Rijmenam, CSP
2 min readFeb 15, 2022
The Top 5 Technology Trends for 2022: The Year of Decentralisation

2022 is nearly here, so it is time to look ahead and see what the next year has in store for us regarding the technology trends we should take into consideration. The world currently experiences change from all angles. We see rapid technological change, as well as economic, social and environmental change disrupting societies.

If organisations want to remain relevant, they must embrace digital technologies. Therefore, here are the five technologies that I think will have the most impact on organisations and societies in 2022. Next year, we will experience the dawn of the metaverse, and hopefully, we will be able to fix the issues of Web 2.0 and start building a decentralised, user-controlled metaverse. NFTs will play a key role in this upcoming metaverse. They will open many new business and financial models, governed by smart contracts instead of financial institutions.

With work becoming more decentralised and geographically distributed, and trustless systems becoming more important, 2022 will be the Year of Decentralisation. Of course, not all systems can be decentralised. The Cambrian Explosion of AI will, even more, require a Zero Trust Architecture as cybercriminals also have access to ever-more sophisticated AI.

To remain relevant in 2022, organisations should foster an adaptive and flexible culture where people can explore and experiment with new technologies and subsequently share their learnings internally. Above all, they should remain up to date on the latest developments in technology. So, don’t miss the boat. Embrace these five technology trends and be prepared for the Year of Decentralisation.

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Dr Mark van Rijmenam, CSP

Strategic futurist keynote speaker and author who captivates audiences with insights on AI, blockchain and the metaverse -