Every day, we are reminded that the future has arrived. Yeah, that’s a bit of a repetitive statement like for technology.
What I mean is that fresh inventions and disruptions appear on a daily basis, and they manifest at a rate never seen before.
Consider how the contemporary computer, which was invented in either 1942 or 1946, depending on who you ask, used to be extremely expensive and take up an entire room.
It took over 50 years for that machine to be downsized to the size of a desktop computer in 1995.
5 future technology trends to get ready for right now!
Virtual reality is now a reality. Samsung has been at the forefront of consumer virtual reality, with the Samsung Gear VR for the Galaxy S6 and S7 series already supporting virtual reality applications.
Games like Minecraft, as well as entertainment apps like Live Nation’s virtual reality concerts, are among these apps.
It’s fantastic to see these things finally appear after hearing about them for years, and their origins can be traced all the way back to the Nintendo Power Glove.
VR’s applications appear to be endless, and as more realistic virtual environments become available, we should expect to see it used more in training and education scenarios.
On the other hand, augmented reality has yet to achieve its peak popularity. Sure, Snapchat filters that turn you into a dog count, and Pokémon Go! has shown potential. However, while Google Glass demonstrated what the world could look like with a virtual overlay, it also generated a lot of buzzes.
For the time being, the world isn’t ready for universal AR glasses, so we’ll have to make do with purpose-specific AR headsets. Fortunately, the buzz is still alive, with Apple introducing AR solutions that should be available by 2018 and other manufacturers following suit.
If you ask me, the worst aspect about VR and AR is the cumbersome headsets you have to wear… But what if I told you that you won’t have to wear such headsets to watch VR/AR in the future?
What if I told you that you will be able to make phone calls simply by tapping your ear and listening to signals vibrating through your jaw bone? Transhumanism, like virtual reality and augmented reality, is still in its infancy, and some people are pushing it to its limits.
This concept has been around for a long time, but folks like Rich Lee and Neil Harbisson have made it a reality by becoming the first cyborgs in the world.
As computers become smaller and smaller, it’s not unreasonable to believe that we’ll one day be able to inject nanocomputers into our circulation or implant little microchips beneath our skin.
Gene Editing with CRISPR
For those who don’t have 15 minutes, here’s the short version: CRISPR, a revolutionary gene-editing tool, has allowed us to execute extremely precise gene-editing while simultaneously making it much, much cheaper than it was previously.
CRISPR showed promise in battling bladder, prostate, renal cell, and mesothelioma cancers in clinical studies, with the first human testing taking place in China at the end of 2016.
The goal is that, in the future, we will be able to fight back against any undesirable genetic predispositions and even modify ourselves in ways that aren’t quite natural.
Designer infants, for example, raise interesting ethical questions, such as whether individuals who refuse to undergo genetic “optimization” will be discriminated against. It’s an intriguing idea and one that deserves to be explored more before we continue down the genetically modified route.
Houses that are smart. Automobiles that are intelligent. Smart for everything! It seems difficult to avoid the “smart” trend these days, and with good reason.
Everything is connected to the Internet, storing and sharing data, automating itself based on that data, and doing things that we previously thought only science fiction could achieve.
Our homes have grown ears thanks to Google’s Nest, Amazon’s Alexa, and others’ integrative “personal assistant” type devices. They’re developing eyeballs now and will soon be driving our autos as well!
The fact that self-driving truck startup Otto made its first delivery without incident at the end of last year indicates that the self-driving sector is on the verge of taking off, especially given what Otto’s ready-to-install technologies can do for other trucking firms’ KPI.
We will have reached what some have named “The Singularity” when actual A.I. is invented–or, I should say, if, and that’s huge if because some people argue it can’t be done.
Nobody knows what will happen if a super-intelligent machine learns to think for itself. Will we be dealing with a Skynet/Terminator scenario? Or will our robot rulers be kind and assist us in realizing our full potential? There’s a lot of speculation out there, but one thing is certain: nothing will be the same after the singularity.
The Last Frontier Space
The amazing thing about these future tech trends is that they function in tandem, which means that A.I. and automation, genetic editing, and technological implants could all work together to help us accomplish even more ambitious goals.
Given our stated goal of landing on Mars by the mid-2030s. Now you can’t help but believe that some pretty cutting-edge technology will be required to get us there.
Perhaps nanobots protect the body from damaging cosmic radiation. It consists of genetic modification that allows people to exist in the harsh Martian environment. Even local space exploration, such as zero-gravity orbital manufacturing, is well within our reach.
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It works in the same manner as we do with smartphones. And forget about memory issues, evidence issues, and so on.
Technology like AI-assisted reincarnation of people
I know, it sounds terrifying! And while most religious people are likely to be opposed to it. Kurzweil claims that artificial intelligence would allow us to “bring back” our ancestors.
We will be able to put nanobots into people’s brains to extract memories of loved ones by 2050, he claims. When you combine that with a DNA sample from the deceased changes occur. So, you can construct a convincing virtual representation of someone who has died away. If you’re interested, there’s a film about it called The Discovery.
The Internet of Things (IoT) will alter product design technology
This futuristic asset will be seen as effective in the upcoming years. Hence, tech lovers are going to have some wonderful experiences!
Driving will be safer with self-driving cars
Despite the high-profile crashes there we have self-driving cars. These have the presence of the latest self-driving cars in recent years. So, this branch of AI has the potential.
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It has given us the idea by analysis that Europe has 24 official languages. However, many coding academies, colleges, and universities are now focusing solely on teaching. So it consists of younger developers for certain companies’ needs, whether it’s a language, a technique, or something else.
Even though this problem will not be rectified immediately. But we can improve the situation by 2050 with these new IT universities and academies.