This is a post by Delaney McDevitt on PTC site.
In the last decade, there’s been a dramatic shift in technology. Since 2010, we’ve seen the rise of 4G internet (with 5G making waves in 2020 and beyond), cloud computing, and artificial intelligence (AI), to name just a few. The evolution of the smartphone and wearable devices have also taken off in this decade, making an impact on everyday routines, such as commuting via rideshare apps, ordering groceries using voice control devices like Amazon Alexa, Siri, and Google Home, unlocking your phone with facial recognition.
These technological breakthroughs in the 2010s revealed new opportunities for growth and change not only in everyday routines, but industry as well. Particularly in the world of engineering, these technologies have impacted the processes and quality of products created to cater to consumer demand. Examples of emerging technologies in engineering in this decade include 3D printing, digital twin, and generative design technology to name a few.