Most popular trends of 2021: electric vehicles, virtual reality, cam chats
Try to imagine the situation: you are transported from the early 2000s to 2021, skipping two decades. Now think about anything that will surprise you, shock you, and seem like a complete fantasy. Everyone around is talking via video communication directly via smartphones, driving around town using strange devices, and some incomprehensible glasses literally transfer a person to a different reality. Yes, to people today these are pretty familiar things. But if, twenty years ago, you were shown something like this, you would probably be surprised.
Today we want to talk about the most popular trends of 2021 regarding technology, the internet and the way people interact. For convenience, we’ve broken these trends down into several categories: EVs, VR / AR tech, and cam to cam chats.
Electric transport: cars, bicycles, scooters, etc.
Do you remember the days when the concept of “electric transport” usually meant only trams and electric trains? Now the situation has radically changed. Many other vehicles fall into the category of electric vehicles:
- electric car
- electric bikes, motorcycles and electric mopeds
- electric scooters
- Self-balancing unicycles, segways and gyroscopic scooters.
But there are even more unusual electric modes of transport: electric fins for paddle boards, aqua scooters, swim boards, drift cars and much more.
Today, electric transportation is not just a gimmick, but a fully functional alternative to personal or public transportation. Electric cars are gradually taking over the world. They are ecological and respectful of the environment. And many countries offer advantages to buyers of electric cars and do not impose the same taxes on these cars as on gasoline models. Small electric vehicles are a great solution for getting around town if you don’t want to use public transport or leave your car. There is no doubt that the percentage of electric transport in cities will only increase in the future, which is a very positive trend.
VR and AR technologies – virtual and augmented reality
It seems that twenty years ago virtual and augmented reality was something on the verge of fantasy. Today you can use basic VR and AR functions even with your smartphone.
These technologies are widely used in a wide variety of fields:
- video games
- architecture and construction
- interior and furniture design
- space navigation and much more
On top of that, real excursions with three-dimensional visualization are already taking place thanks to VR and AR. You no longer have to cross borders and spend your time see the Louvre, for example. You just need a virtual reality headset, and the historic sites open up before you almost as if they were alive. In our current reality with coronavirus restrictions, this is becoming more relevant than ever.
On top of that, we say that every year VR and AR technologies become not only more advanced, but also more accessible. A few years ago, buying a VR headset was quite expensive fun, but today almost anyone can afford it. And AR technologies are available right in your smartphone. A vivid example of this is the Pokemon GO mobile game, which took over the world a few years ago, and uses augmented reality. In addition, the IKEA company has its own AR app, where you can select a piece of furniture from the catalog and “place” it directly in your room to assess how it will look in your interior decor.
The Omegle site was the first anonymous webcam chat site to connect completely random users. Initially, when the service launched in 2009, the site only had text chat. But later it became possible to communicate by video call. Later, webcam chats became even more versatile, and many turned out to be more popular than their ancestor.
Although it is quite simple, it is a very usable and practical random camera chat. In OmeTV, you can select the country to search for a chat partner and indicate your gender. If you want to chat with foreign users, but don’t know their language, OmeTV offers automatic message translation function. This is quite convenient as there is no need to use third-party translators.
The main feature of this camchat site is minimalism. There is nothing superfluous here. All you need to do is enter your gender, select the “Talk” or “Flirt” section, use gender and language filters (optional), and search for a chat partner with one click. The only major downside to Chathub is the lack of a mobile app, but the web version for smartphones works quite well.
In Shagle, you can have text or chat conversations, and filter by gender or country. You can also hide your face with an AR mask if you value anonymity and privacy when communicating on the internet.
CooMeet is one of the most popular webcam chats for men. The secret is simple: a perfectly effective gender filter. While in other webcam chats this filter can be cheated with just one click, in CooMeet this is not possible – every girl confirms her identity when registering. And men can be sure that they are communicating with real people – there are no bots or fakes here.
Some of the nice bonuses of CooMeet are excellent moderation and support service, very functional apps for iOS and Android, unique affiliate program, quick connection to other users and high quality communication on https://coomeet.com/camchat even with slower internet connections.
Another popular random chat with gender and language filters. For an additional fee, you can hide your location, use a safe search feature, display a verification badge to other users, and display an introductory message to new contacts.
A unique live chat with a karma note, which dictates who you can communicate with. If your karma is low, the site will connect you with the same low karma users. And vice versa.
Technology is constantly evolving
The world continues to change every day. Completely new technologies are emerging and hot trends are fading into distant memory. You and I will surely see a lot more interesting new trends and see how the world continues to change rapidly. The main thing is to be able to keep your finger on the pulse.
We have only looked at a few of the popular trends today among many. Who knows, maybe after 5-10 years we will also remember those trends of yesteryear.