If there is one thing we know to be constant with life it is ‘Change’. The constant need to upscale ourselves professionally in recent times could be linked to the nonstop fast evolution of technology.
Technology sort after more creative ways to solve compelling problems with Products, software and services. Best Inventions from past years have included everything from personal air purifiers and low-calorie ice cream to smarter electric cars and groundbreaking robots
Over time the advancement of technology makes us wonder what to look out for next
Here are a few innovations that scientist are currently working on
Internet at the speed of lightning
After years of hype about gigabit speeds that will let you download full-length movies in mere seconds, 5G is a reality.
All four wireless carriers have flipped the switch on 5G in the U.S., and you can buy 5G phones that can take advantage of faster speeds on those networks.
The appetite for faster and faster internet connection is really pushing the technology forward. Businesses and private users are constantly demanding ever quicker response times and the industry is responding.
With lightning-fast internet speeds just around the corner, it should be transformative for many aspects of our lives. Should it be achieved, it will increase the efficiency of workers and will provide reliable communication tools for companies that rely on remote workers. 5G be able to change the world as much as our “regular” internet did several decades ago.
life-enriching smart tech will change the domestic environment
More and more of our lives are becoming integrated with smart tech. Our homes being no exception.
Demand forever better smart home appliances and home entertainment systems are changing the way we socialize. Whether for better or worse, today is just the tip of the iceberg.
Current trends seem to indicate a greater demand for more control over the way we are entertained in the home from tech. One area that may be something to watch is something called flexible viewing surfaces.
These promise to be able to curve around any environment will change home entertainment and advertising beyond all recognition.
The birth of dextrous Robot
Computers and robots are still considered very dumb. Very dumb indeed.
If their work environment changes even slightly outside their preprogrammed procedure and the whole production line could come to a grinding halt. This is where improving robotic dexterity offers an incredible opportunity for more flexible automation.
While it may be possible to program robots to figure out how to grasp something by “looking” at it in the future, current research is trying to make them learn how to do so through a trial and error process.
One example is a project called Dactyl, that has taught itself to flip a toy using it’s “fingers”.
Brain-computer interface is almost here
Innovations like Elon Musk’s Neuralink could make the mouse and keyboard obsolete in the future. Work in this area is continuing apace and promises to allow us to control computers just by thinking.
Swallowable medical devices soon to be in existence
Small, swallowable devices are currently being developed that can capture images of your guts without the need for anaesthetic. They can even be used in infants and children.
Once fully developed these little medical devices will revolutionize how medical professionals diagnose and monitor some very serious diseases. This will be an incredibly powerful tool for things like cancer and intestinal disorders like environmental enteric dysfunction.
Innovation that would put an end to sewers is approaching
Developments are afoot to push forward with “eco-friendly” toilets that do not need a connection to a sewer system and can treat waste on the spot. Not only will this be revolutionary for cities of the future, but it will bring much-needed sanitation to many parts of the world that currently lack this “luxury”.
Philanthropists Bill Gates has been running a competition called “Reinvent the Toilet Challenge” to find suitable, viable prototypes for this. Many submissions are actually quite promising and once self-contained, self-waste metabolizing systems will benefit mankind and the environment for the better.
The Roles technology plays is crucial to our very existence. its evolution is encouraged because without a doubt technology saves time, effort and even lives, on top of that it enables our personal and professional operations to run smoothly and efficiently.