5 Tech Trends For Nigeria In 2023
In this article, we’ll be looking at 11 tech trends that are likely to disrupt Nigeria in 2023. These tech trends will impact and change the way Nigerians live and work, so it is important for entrepreneurs, business owners and investors to understand them.
1. Virtual and Augmented Reality
Virtual reality (VR) allows users to experience a computer-generated simulation of a real environment or situation through visual immersion. Meanwhile, augmented reality (AR) overlays a computer-generated image on top of an existing image or video footage. Different from VR where users need to use special goggles, AR works on ordinary smartphones with screens; it only needs the camera as a trigger for its imagery. Both VR and AR have been in existence for many years, but it is only recently – with the advancement of smartphones and other mobile devices – that technology companies, entrepreneurs and investors have considered it worth exploring these technologies.
The use of drones has increased significantly in recent years due to its usefulness in both military and commercial applications. The Federal Government has given approval for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones during evacuation activities following disasters such as floods; they were also used to deliver medicines during a cholera outbreak in parts of Nigeria earlier this year. In addition, drone usage has become more common among businesses like telecoms companies who use them to inspect their infrastructure while oil rigs operators employ them for surveillance in areas where it is hard to reach. These drones are also used in the entertainment industry, including by sports organisations who use them for broadcasting during games and contests.
3. Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Robotics have been around since ancient times but it was only recently that they were employed with AI; this combination has greatly improved their practical applications. The recent development of humanoid robots in Japan raises questions on how this technology will shape our future as humans begin to rely on machines more than ever before. Robots can currently be developed with a certain level of artificial intelligence so that they can perform tasks traditionally done by humans without any supervision or input from a human operator; for example, cleaning floors, building construction and avoiding obstacles while driving and walking – advances that have been achieved by the US-based robotics startup, Boston Dynamics.
4. Blockchain Technology
The blockchain technology is yet to receive much attention in Nigeria but it has created waves around the world with its application in the virtual currency space known as Bitcoin. The blockchain technology is a distributed ledger which allows users to create and share information without relying on centralised authorities like banks to facilitate transactions or operations in general. Through this technology, users can store their data and financial records securely, allowing for a more efficient system for storing and accessing information; also, data are made available for each party involved in any transaction so that everyone knows what’s happening during every stage of an operation. It has also provided an opportunity for businesses to reduce their costs, secure transactions, and increase efficiency.
5. 3D Printing
3D printing has been around for some time now but it is only recently that it has become more accessible to the average individual who no longer needs to own a manufacturing company in order to create products for personal use. 3D printers can also be used by individuals to print models of organs, which would help medical experts decide on the best procedure when performing complicated surgeries; this was done by researchers from Duke University earlier this year. Also, the technology allows users to produce items such as jewellery, toys and tools at home using special software with a virtual blueprint instead of physically producing them through manual processes like carving or grinding – perhaps the way people will soon go to the market to buy groceries in the future.
These are just a few of the tech trends that will shape Nigeria’s future in 2023. Other things like the Internet of Things, Virtual Reality and Big Data may also prove significant in shaping the way we live our lives as technology continues to advance by leaps and bounds.