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The future of technology & essential tech skills

National Techies Day is celebrated each year on October 3rd. The day aims to bring awareness to the tech world and careers in tech. 

The world of tech is an industry that has transformed the world for the better. Whether it’s education, healthcare or business, technology has brought incredible innovations to each of these industries. 

Almost everything we do in the world today has an atom of technology in it. From our smartphones to advanced computers to home appliances we see technology all around us. 

If you think about it how did people survive before technology? We are so accustomed to having it we wouldn’t know how to survive without it. 

Technology is advancing year after year and who knows what the future holds for the tech world. 

Let’s take a look at how far the tech world has grown. 


The Growth in the Tech World 
  • Globally there are over 1.35 million tech startups.

  • By 2030 there are estimated to be 50 billion smart devices collecting, analysing and sharing data. 

  • There are estimated to be 5.3 billion internet users this year, increasing from 2022’s  5.07 billion users. Having a Global Internet penetration rate of 63.5% last year. 

  • The world is due to produce 463 exabytes of data by 2025

  • By 2030, 500 billion devices will be connected to the internet.

  • Users query Google about 8.5 billion times per day.

Future Tech Predictions 
  1. Web Hosting services marketplaces are estimated to generate $183.18 billion by 2026.  

  2. There will be 75 Billion connected devices in the world by 2025. 

  3. By 2024, 95% of all purchases will be made online. 

  4. Machine learning is expected to reach $20.83 billion Globally by 2024. 

  5. The artificial intelligence (AI) Compound Annual Growth Rate will be 42.2% by 2027.

  6. AI will replace almost 85 million jobs by 2025

  7. The Automatic car market will be worth $26 billion by 2030.

  8. By 2023 the AI market will be worth $15 trillion. 

As we can see the tech world has huge opportunities for the future. So if you are not tech savvy now you may want to up your tech skills to survive in the future world of tech. 

The everyday person does not need to be a tech Whiz and know how to code a website or hack a server lol. But there are essential skills everyone should have. Let’s take a look at these skills below.

Essential skills

  1. Word Processing Skills 

The most basic talent might be this one. But since the majority of work is now done digitally, it’s crucial to learn how to type properly. Make sure you understand how to efficiently use simple formatting and editing tools like bold, italics, and underlining.


  1. Spreadsheets Skills

As much as we all hate using excel, spreadsheet skills are necessary for the majority of jobs today. Once you crack the code of excel it is a great place for storing information in an organised format. 


  1. Web Navigation Skills

As simple as it sounds, being able to search the web effectively for information is essential. 


  1. Keyboard Shortcuts

Learning all the basic keyboard shortcuts for the system you use is going to save you a lot of time, whether it’s for Apple or Microsoft PCs. 

Apple keyboard shortcuts: Here

– Microsoft keyboard shortcuts: Here


  1. Computer Security Knowledge

Online security is essential in the digital world today and keeping yourself protected online is key. Make sure to stay on top of software updates, change your passwords regularly and don’t visit dodgy sites.


In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, AI-driven advancements like ChatGPT are playing a pivotal role. ChatGPT represents the cutting edge of natural language processing, enabling seamless communication between humans and machines. It’s applications span from enhancing customer support interactions to simplifying complex technical discussions. As we look to the future of tech, AI technologies like ChatGPT are expected to continue reshaping industries, automating tasks and opening new possibilities for innovations. In a world where effective communication and problem-solving are essential, AI-driven solutions like ChatGPT are set to become increasingly indispensable.


The future of tech is looking bright. Eventually, the whole world will be online. One thing that is essential for technology is an internet connection. So get connected with Rural WiFi today. 


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