Websites of the future

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As technology evolves, so does the internet, and the way we surf the web. As innovative new tech emerges, the capabilities of the web reach greater and greater heights.

Not only will the well-known websites of today look completely different, but future-websites will make use of powerful new technology such as cloud servers for their hosting.

Come with us as we take a look at what some of the most popular websites in 2022 will look like in the not-too-distant future.

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Voice functionality is looking to become even more utilised in the future, and as AI technology only improves, it could eventually become near-seamless in its accuracy.
Cryptocurrency might still be in its infancy today, but in a few decades, it’s likely to be commonplace. And if inter-planetary travel becomes a reality, Earth may choose to adopt a singular currency, potentially like Bitcoin.
3D printing has already revolutionised how we produce countless items. In the future, having your own 3D printer would allow instant delivery of products, incentivising businesses to cut down on manufacturing and logistical costs.
360 degree and AR views are already in use today, and their benefits mean they’ll only become more widespread. In fact, 360 and AR views could be the perfect technology to let you view a product in its entirety before purchase.
With smart tech making its way into everyone's home, reminders and alerts for when you’re running low on things could reach you anywhere. You could potentially get groceries delivered straight to your fridge. So, don't be surprised if large sites capitalise on this!
The internet's biggest search engine site already has great functionality and does its job pretty well. We do, however, expect them to branch out in how they use their software. We’ve already seen steps taken to incorporate shopping experiences into their services, and combining all their services with augmented reality is potentially not that far away. This would allow them to bring their search functions into the real world while you're out and about, rather than just on a computer screen or mobile device.
The ability to keep a shopping list in view at all times would make grocery trips that much easier, making missed items a thing of the past. Alongside this, the function to load recipes and their ingredients into your AR view, while checking stock levels at your location, would make shopping an absolute breeze.
With AR technology combined with search engines, expert answers to any of your questions would be just seconds away. Search engines likely trend towards using voice recognition with an even greater understanding of speech patterns to help you receive information in a flash.
With the increased use of AR, we're also going to see an evolution in advertising techniques. Targeted and personalised adverts could become even more common, being fed to us in real-time based on our location and environment.
Maps software is already useful, but AR-Map integration would mean we'd always have a map and directions right in front of us. Whilst shopping this would allow us to quickly locate the next item on our lists, cutting downtime in unfamiliar shops while trying to find the right aisle.
Other helpful AR functions might include things such as a live shopping basket, which would update automatically as you shopped to help users keep track of their costs and items with ease.
Opting for a darker aesthetic with bright holiday images really allows the visuals of the available locations to speak for themselves, creating a more striking visual experience for the user.
We're already seeing a trend of current websites taking a more minimalist approach, and in the future, this might be taken even further. More advanced AI means users can be as specific or vague with their holiday searches as they like, and the results will be shown accordingly.
For users unable to use voice functions or with other limitations, expect an enhanced accessibility mode to be available, allowing users to revert to a more traditional text-based search layout for ease of use.
Future travel sites may choose to focus more on the holiday experience rather than the commerce aspect of booking a holiday, potentially leading to a 'Netflix-esque' experience browser, complete with holiday 'trailers' when hovered above.
And, of course, in the future, travel sites may expand their catalogue into space travel or even time travel, with users able to browse all options in one place no matter where they want to go.
Futuristic social sites are no doubt going to make it easier to connect with the people around you. The recommended connections feature could very well work based on proximity, allowing you to meet people who perhaps share the same workspace who you normally wouldn't meet.
Later social worksites may also allow you to keep your entire diary in one place, even allowing you to book meeting venues or even transport to and from the locations where meetings take place.
Many of us may have already experienced video interviews, but video and VR interviews may very well become the norm in the decades ahead, allowing companies to pre-screen potential employees before committing to interviews in person. This could benefit applicants and employers by helping streamline the hiring process and eliminating issues with applicant tracking systems.
Unfortunately, monetization and advertising are likely to increase, much to the dismay of users. One of the possible ways this could be implemented is by allowing premium connections to charge money to allow networking and advice.
Social sites may also enter further into the commerce sector by allowing purchases of quick gifts or rewards for your friends and colleagues to help celebrate their milestones easily.
The top streaming sites of the current day already present users with great browsing options that allow us to easily and quickly navigate between media. While we don’t anticipate any huge change in their menu functionality or visual appearance, we may see a difference in how their content is consumed, demonstrated here from an augmented reality viewpoint.
Content could be viewed on virtual screens, giving the user the option to change the screen size of their viewing experience to their personal preference. This would allow users to save space taken up by TV screens and have a more customisable experience overall.
AR navigation is likely to be shown to the user in an overlay menu, allowing the user to navigate using handheld controls or gestures, eliminating the need for cumbersome remotes.
Viewers might also be able to hold viewing parties with their friends, allowing them to watch content together and adding a social aspect to movies viewed in their own homes.