Indeed, tech enthusiasts will never forget 2022, as it saw almost everything. The social media space had drams, the crypto market endured free fall, India eventually launched 5G, and ChatGPT chatbox unveiled AI’s future. Moreover, it was in 2022 when the Wordle game saw an overnight boom. So let us explore the top tech events and trends of the year.
AI’s ChatGPT revealed what AI-driven chatbots could accomplish in 2022. ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence-powered chatbot educated with a massive data set that can interact with humans and converse. It can provide historical information, write video scripts, and even admit its mistakes. Moreover, it sparked multiple talks about whether ChatGPT is a True AI.
ChatGPT gained more than one million users after some days of its beta launch. It recently upgraded to version 3.5, and the firm might launch ChatGPT 4 in 2023 to support up to one trillion parameters, which may expand newer horizons.
Josh Wardle, a software engineer, designed the Wordle web-based game. Meanwhile, Wordle topped Google search trends in 2022, and the New York Times eventually acquired the game in February 2022. The game involves six chances to guess a 5-letter word.
It highlights correctly-place alphabets in green, making it easy for gamers. Moreover, it goes yellow when the guessed character is within the word. Finally, a letter that does not fit appears in grey, making the game smooth for every interested individual.
Meanwhile, solving Wordle challenges became a norm for multiple people. Many shared their outcomes on Twitter daily, showing their game progress to enthusiasts globally.
Elon Musk’s Twitter Takeover
Twitter has been a go-to platform for trends. However, it became a trending subject in 2022 when Tesla’s CEO acquired the social site. Drama has persisted since the deal’s announcement in April. Musk has initiated changes, including firing Twitter’s employees and revamping the blue-tick impression.
Elon Musk made a grand entrance into Twitter headquarters, walking with an actual sink, captioning the post ‘let that sink in.’ Meanwhile, the Twitter saga continues as the billionaire executes more changes.
5G in India
India eventually made 5G a reality in 2022. As a result, selected smartphone users can now enjoy the benefits of this tech innovation. Airtel and Jio are currently offering 5G networks in India’s leading cities, with a download speed of up to 1 Gbps. Besides top-speed internet, 5G provides a low-latency platform, allowing online multiplayer gaming with reduced input latency.
Meanwhile, Airtel offers non-standalone (NSA) based 5G in India, whereas Jio provides standalone (SA), with the company calling it ‘True 5G.’ In addition, reports indicate that Telcos such as BSNL and Vi will upgrade to 5G next year. Moreover, the next-gen of mobile networks will expand more in 2023.
While cryptocurrency and NFT fans enjoyed 2021, 2022 has been a challenging year for crypto enthusiasts and miners. Most digital tokens saw massive price slumps. Terra-Luna’s fall triggered enormous volatility within the market. Nonetheless, the worst emerged when FTX, a renowned crypto platform, filed for bankruptcy.
The FTX fraud meant the worst for an already deteriorated market. Also, Ethereum migrated to proof-of-stake from proof-of-work – a massive hit for cryptocurrency miners, especially those that recently invested massively in GPUs & mining rigs.
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