It is hardly in the world today that a person did not hear about 3D printing and artificial intelligence. However, there are other technologies worth attention to. The future, which we used to see only in our favorite films and cartoons, has already come. Technologies have undergone a stunning change since invented the first ENIAC computer, which weighed more than 100 tons. Now computers are much more compact, and their computing power only grows. Artificial intelligence has become part of our daily life. The Internet of Things and Virtual Reality also rapidly continue to develop and receive new ways to apply. Thanks to innovation, we can facilitate our lives and more consciously use the resources of our planet, which is helped, for example, precision irrigation and farming.
All these technologies during the coming decades will change and transform various areas of human life, politics, and economics. In this piece, we will look at various ideas, concepts, and inventions that change our world.
In the concept of precision farming, we can include all tools to help optimize and control the cultivation of crops and livestock breeding. These tools include specialized software, autonomous machines, sensors for measuring humidity and other soil parameters, robotics components, drones.
Optimization here is the central aspect, since you do not need to make an equal amount of fertilizer or water into the soil. Due to precision farming technologies, you will receive data on the state of the soil in different areas and develop an appropriate strategy. You can also save costs and reduce the impact on the environment.
Precision farming originated in the last century. However, this concept became generally accepted in the previous decade. It is possible by technical progress and greater availability of high-speed Internet, improving and cheapening satellite communications, and developing the sphere of agricultural equipment.
The use of nanotechnology in medicine is today a practical approach to the treatment of severe diseases. The human body fairly quickly derives medicinal preparations. However, nanomedicine is capable of extending the action of medicines. Genetics, molecular and cellular biology, proteomics, as well as bi-engineering achievements help nanomedicine develop. Scientists create various medical equipment with nanotechnology, which offers media more secure and effective solutions for people treatment. In addition, the materials created using nanotechnologies can be an alternative to what we use in transplantology today. Medical nanomaterials in the future will be able to reproduce the surface properties of the organism proteins.
3D printing, or otherwise called additive production, can offer the manufacture of prototypes or functioning parts. Factories, startups, designers, and engineers can receive the necessary components for less cost and faster than traditional production methods. This technology can change many areas, including construction, car production, rocket education, and much more. Medicine can also benefit from the development of 3D printing, as it can produce functioning organs for transplantation. The cost of this technology falls, which means we will soon be able to observe its wider distribution.
Gesture Based Computers
The development of gesture computing has been a hotly debated topic for many years. This technology involves the interaction of the human body with digital devices. At the same time, this interaction occurs without the participation of input devices, such as the usual keyboard or mouse or even newer voice technology. You will not need to shake or tilt your device instead of using your familiar devices. The computer will recognize and be controlled through gestures. This technology can be successfully used in education. In addition, many marketplaces today use it to improve the interaction between customers and the brand.
In the movie “Back to the Future,” Marty McFly saw flying cars, which in 1985 he arrived from, one could only dream of. Of course, there were still many innovations that we do not use to this day, and perhaps they will remain a part of the sci-fi world. However, in our world, the appearance of flying taxis may occur in the next few years. The introduction and use of this invention in real cities will significantly affect the transport system and become its most important component. Electric VTOL Uber X Hyundai will carry passengers in major cities in the US and Australia. At the same time, charging such an unusual car took 5-7 minutes. Google and Toyota are also in the race to develop flying taxis. Hopefully, the airways will be built more thoughtfully than the ground ones, and we won’t have to get stuck in traffic jams for too long again.
Like flying cars, nanobots have long remained only a curiosity from the fantastic works of pop culture and literature. Alone shortly, nanorobots will completely change the way cancer is detected and treated, for example. The goal of nanorobotics is to implement several functions in much smaller systems than a cell or microprocessor. These functions include perception, information processing, some form of activity, and possibly communication, the capabilities inherent in full-scale robots. Nanoparticles move through the body with the bloodstream. Nanorobots will be able to move independently or under the influence of external force to specific points in the human body. Thus, we will have opportunities for targeted drug delivery.
There are several types of artificial intelligence: general intelligence, narrow intelligence, and super-intelligence. We use a narrow AI that is capable of performing one specific task.
General artificial intelligence would empower a machine to perform any task that a human can handle. However, over time, he will equal us in intelligence and be able to surpass a person through constant improvement. Ultimately, this development will lead to the emergence of super-intelligence. This kind of AI will be able to surpass humans in their intellectual abilities. Of course, this immediately gives rise to thoughts that we will all have to fight Ultron if Tony Stark does nothing, but this is a premature concern. Until our smart homes and refrigerators revolt, we can sleep peacefully and more responsibly and carefully approach the development of artificial intelligence.