Speaker 1: This is CNET and here are the tech trends we want to see in 2022, after two years of office upheaval this year, we want hybrid work to actually work. According to Gartner, 75% of hybrid employees say their expectations for flexible work have increased over the pandemic. So this year technology will need to step up to fill the gaps, whether it's better teleconferencing and breakout spaces in offices or better tech at home, the way we work will have to change another thing. [00:00:30] We want to change tech shortages and supply chain delays in 2021 chip shortages made it much harder to buy everything from gaming consoles to cars, then complex supply chain issues made things worse. Tech companies and consumers are definitely hoping things ease up in the new year. But with researchers at Forester, predicting chip delays could last into 2023. This trend may not turn around anytime soon. One thing we won't be short on this year is speculation around [00:01:00] cryptocurrency. After a rollercoaster time in the past few years, expect crypto to continue to dominate headlines, whether it's more countries following the lead of El Salvador and accepting Bitcoin as legal, tender, or more NFTs and alt coins shaking up the scene. This story isn't going anywhere, but the big question can blockchain solve its environmental. It shoes to stay across these stories and plenty more in the new year. Stay tuned to CNET.