The top 14 technology trends for 2022 and beyond

21 March 2022 3 min. read
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Global consulting and technology firm Accenture has released the 2022 edition of its ‘Technology Vision’ report – a 100-page study into the top technology trends for 2022 and beyond. A round-up of the top fourteen trends.


Putting the Me in Metaverse
The internet is being reimagined as metaverse and Web3 efforts transform the underpinning and operation of the virtual world.

Accenture defines the metaverse as “an evolution of the internet that enables a user to move beyond browsing to inhabiting and/ or participating in a persistent shared experience that spans the spectrum of our real world to the fully virtual and in between.”

The top 14 technology trends for 2022 and beyond

Web3 is defined by the researchers as the group of emerging initiatives that are leveraging technologies like blockchain and tokenization to build a more distributed data layer into the internet.

Programmable World

Our Planet, Personalized
Control, customization, and automation are being enmeshed into the world around us, making the physical as programmable as the digital.

The Unreal

Making Synthetic, Authentic
As AI-generated data and synthetic content convincingly mimic what is “real,” authenticity is the new north star.

Computing the Impossible

New Machines, New Possibilities
A new generation of computers are solving some of the world’s most intractable problems, leading to one of the biggest technological disruptions of our time.

Stack Strategically

Architecting a Better Future
A new era of industry competition is dawning – one where companies compete on their architecture.

Mirrored World

The Power of Massive, Intelligent, Digital Twins
Growing investments in data, AI, and digital twin technologies are giving rise to a new generation of business and intelligence: the mirrored world.

I, Technologist

The Democratization of Technology
Natural language processing, low-code platforms, robotic process automation, and more are democratizing technology, putting powerful capabilities into the hands of people all across the business.

Anywhere, Everywhere

Bring Your Own Environment
It’s time for enterprises to transform remote work from an accommodation, to an advantage.

From Me to We

A Multiparty System’s Path Through Chaos
The global disruption of Covid-19 ignited a scramble for enterprises to reimagine their partnerships – and multiparty systems gained newfound attention.

The I in Experience

Helping people choose their own adventure
Redesign digital experiences with new models that amplify personal agency. Turn passive audiences into active participants by transforming one-way experiences into true collaborations.

AI and Me

Reimagine the business through human and AI collaboration
Take a new approach that uses artificial intelligence to bring out the full power of people. Move beyond deploying AI for automation alone and push into the new frontier of co-creation between people and machines.

The Dilemma of Smart Things

Overcome the “beta burden”
Address the new reality of product ownership in the era of “forever beta.” Transform pain points into an opportunity to create an unprecedented level of business – customer partnership.

Robots in the Wild

Growing the enterprise’s reach – and responsibility
Build new models of interaction and impact as robotics move beyond the walls of the enterprise. Companies in every industry will unlock new opportunities by introducing robots to the next frontier: the open world.

Innovation DNA

Create an engine for continuous innovation
Tap into the unprecedented scale of disruptive technology available today. Build the capabilities and ecosystem partnerships necessary to assemble the organization’s unique innovation DNA.