Tech Trends of 2017: The Future Awaits

A new year is a blank canvas, ready to be painted with new opportunities, players, and ideas. Who will take the lead? Which startup will become the next unicorn? Which social platform will reign? A lot can happen in the next 365, so we’ve polled the RED team to hear what they think will be the next tech trends of 2017.

tech trends of 2017

VR and AR

tech trends of 2017

We’ve talked about how VR and AR have become more tangible thanks to the introduction of Google headsets and Oculus Rift. However, this is merely scratching the surface of where this technology will take us, and we predict 2017 will not disappoint. Expect more virtual and artificial reality devices and applications to be readily available, and as a result, marketers and brands will be incorporating this revolutionary platform to engage with their target audiences.

This year we’re also introducing our very first Virtual Reality Course in our Vancouver and Toronto schools! For more details, visit our course page for details.

Artificial Intelligence

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From robots to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence (AI) has already permeated our daily life in 2016. However, this year it will only continue, even replacing jobs that were once held by “humans”, like cashiers, telemarketers, and retail salespeople.

Intelligent Apps

Who needs a personal assistant when your trusty phone app can schedule, text, and phone your contacts at a mere voice command? So while this may not exist just yet, we think this year we’ll see more intelligent apps designed to make your life a little easier and more efficient.


tech trends of 2017

Halfway to work and forgot to turn on the dishwasher? Late night at school and need to preheat the oven? No problem, a simple tap on your phone and your appliances are instantly in action. As the year progresses, we predict we’ll see more connectivity in the every day.



What do you think will be the biggest tech trends of 2017? Tweet @redacademy and @red_yyz and let us know!

Sean Eikerman

Admissions Director

Sean is our Admissions Director who’s got a lazer focus on making RED an educational paradise with the best and brightest students. He’s an aficionado of old-school hip hop, and has over 7 year’s experience working with small tech firms and start-ups, including co-founding and running his own company, Boatwyze.

His background in the vibrant tech scene, bundled with his love for education, fuels his massive enthusiasm for bridging the gap between the innovative tech firms who need good people and the students who need fulfilling jobs. On the weekend, Sean can be found sailing around Vancouver with his friends, mentoring young startup founders, playing beer-league sports and cooking up mildly-successful meals.

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