15 New Tech and Career Words Introduced for 2022

We’ve been looking into new tech and career words introduced into the English language for 2022 by the Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries. The trend is clear. We’ve been trapped at home for too long, and the new way of working is making its mark on how we talk.

Hanna Pettersson

Co-founder and communications @Technigo

Are you a polyworker or maybe even over-employeed? Using different screens is also skyrocketing, and we have come to the point where words like “tappigraphy” – how often someone taps on a screen – are now apparently needed. New technologies such as Epidermal VR and the Internet of Senses are also real conversation starters for 2022. Check out the whole list 👇

New tech and career words to keep up with conversation

When a remote worker secretly has more than one full-time job and works just enough hours at each one for their employers not to notice.

When a person has several different jobs at the same time.

The Great Resignation
A big trend during 2020 and 2021 where we have seen a more significant number of people than usual resign from their job.

A holiday where parents spend time working from home and children are homeschooled, allowing the family to go away for a longer period.

Business Shower
A party held to celebrate a new start-up business before the launch.

A type of computer program used (illegally) to attack someone’s computer system, designed to cause people harm.

non-fungible token (NFT) is a unique and non-interchangeable unit of data stored on a blockchain. NFTs can be associated with reproducible digital files such as photos, videos, and audio.

An event, expected to take place in the near future, where Ethereum will overtake Bitcoin as the most valuable cryptocurrency.

Epidermal VR
A type of virtual reality that allows the user to experience the sense of touch.

The Internet of Senses
A way of using computer technology to allow people to experience all five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell) when they are online.

Affective AI
A type of artificial intelligence that can measure and interpret human emotions.

The study of how, how often, and in what patterns someone taps the keys on their mobile phone, thought to provide information on their behaviour and physical and mental health.

A very detailed record of someone’s activity on their smartphone or tablet.

A strong negative feeling among a group of people in reaction to modern technology and the behaviour of big technology companies.

Social Listening
The action or activity of monitoring and analyzing social media content relevant to a product or brand.

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