Technology and the test of time are often tough on the job market, having decimated some traditional careers and leaving millions lacking the necessary skills to thrive.
Innovation has also heralded the dawn of some innately exciting industries, however, many of which have enjoyed exponential growth during the last five years and will continue to do so in the future.
3D printing is an industry that has impacted on many others, from high-end architecture to any form of design and manufacturing process. It now enables creatives to visualise their concepts and identify any potential issues with scale or form ahead of time, and those who have used it will wonder how they ever lived with just two-dimensional prints.
There are now an estimated 3 million online bingo players in the UK, with both old and new players enjoying the convenience, benefits and lucrative incentives associated with virtual gameplay. Online bingo sites have driven a revolution within the marketplace, while also seeing their core elements being used to breathe new life into bricks and mortar resorts.
Do you remember a time when romance and online interaction were two entirely separate entities? We do, but the fact remains that busy and young professionals now prefer online dating as a quick and convenient way of meeting others. There are now even apps that look to match partners through gaming, so the blurring of the lines has become even more pronounced.
Until recently a pipe-dream, virtual and augmented realities are now part of the entertainment mainstream and considered to be the future of gaming. With products such as the Samsung Gear headset and Microsoft’s HoloLens haven taken the market by storm, we are seeing lower cost options enter the fray as developers prioritise game designs that can capitalise on such technology.
On a similar note, wearable technology is now a standalone and lucrative marketplace that employs thousands. Even though Google’s glass projects and iterations have so far proved unsuccessful, the Apple Watch and similar products have fused style and function to create an entire industry.