Everywhere we look, we see technology. Technology is one of the main reasons why we drive cars, instead of riding horses to work.
In short, modern-day miracles can be credited to science and technology. The simplest way to explain technology would be to call it a collection of skills, processes, and methods.
These 5 technologies will change the world in 10 years!
Artificial intelligence or AI is one of the most talked about subjects today. AI is not something we can get from nature, in fact, it’s one of the most complex things humanity has ever encountered.
AI is a form of intelligence presented by machines. It will do certain things that a human mind could never do, for instance, Google developed AI program defeated a world champion. The “AlphaGo” program beat the world’s best “Go” player, “Go” is the world’s most complicated board game.
There are two directions in which AI could go:
1) It can be used to improve lives
For instance, AI could be integrated into cars, smart-devices, and houses. We already have a mini version of AI, in forms of Siri and Cortana.
Artifical intelligence in this form can save money and time. It’s believed that it will eliminate the need for repetitive tasks, it will follow custom parameters set by the user.
The quality of life could get a significant boost, following the in-depth development of AI.
2) It can be used for malicious purposes
Whether it would be used by a human with negative input, or it would naturally develop into a destructive weapon, it’s safe to say that there is a chance. There is an ongoing list of public figures and scientists who claim that AI is a danger.
Musk claims that the competition for superior intelligence has already begun, with superior countries taking place in the race.
If you have ever watched the movie Minions, you might have a clue what nanobots are. Nanorobotics is a new term used to describe the production of micro machines or robots. They are called nano bots for a reason, their name is respectfully earned, these robotic components are near the scale of a nanometre.
A nanometre is 1×10(-9) m, as you can see in the picture below.
Google has been stepping up their nanobots game, they aim to eliminate diseases by 2045. Google’s Director of Engineer Ray Kurzweil stated that we’re only a few decades away from achieving immortality.
Nanotechnology will be placed in our bodies, therefore it will improve our immune system.
At the peak of the nanobot era, we should be able to completely eradicate diseases from our bodies. In order to achieve immortality, humanity will have to reach a new level of communication.
“We’ll create more profound forms of communication than we’re familiar with today, more profound music and funnier jokes,” Ray added.
3) Self-Driving Cars
Autonomous or self-driving cars are already causing a buzz. These cars haven’t been around for more than 7 years, yet today they take a special place within the manufacturers.
The things started boiling when Google and Tesla made a move. So far, there are 5 levels of automation:
0 -No Driving Automation
1 -Driver Assistance
2 -Partial Driving Automation
3 -Conditional Driving Automation
4 -High Driving Automation
5 -Full Driving Automation
Some estimates say that 10 million self-driving cars will hit the road by 2020. Besides this, the whole self-driving market could be worth up to $87 billion by 2030.
Elon Musk’s company Tesla, should be a major force in the autonomous revolution. The company is already worth more than $50 billion, its most popular model is the S model.
In a recent interview, Musk said that we’ll be able to let go of the wheel hands within 2 years, even though he mentioned that perfection can’t be achieved.
4) Synthetic Food
As the word itself explains, synthetic food is food made without organic inputs. Which means the food is manufactured using new methods, primarily genetic sequencing and engineering.
However, it’s been said that the new synthetic food can never surpass the quality of organic. Richard Branson and Bill Gates recently invested into a synthetic food producer. According to them, it’s inevitable for synthetic food to take place, due to world’s hunger problems.
Although it may never surpass the quality of organic, this new type of food will be able to taste the same. “I’m thrilled to have invested in Memphis Meats,” added sir Richard Branson.
He said: “I believe that in 30 years or so we will no longer need to kill any animals and that all meat will either be clean or plant-based, taste the same and also be much healthier for everyone.”
Here’s their story: “We love meat. However, the way conventional meat is produced today creates challenges for the environment, animal welfare, and human health. With global consumers spending nearly $1 trillion per year on meat, and demand for meat expected to double in the coming decades, one thing is clear: we need a better way to feed a hungry world.
That’s why we started Memphis Meats. Our goal is simple: to change the way meat gets to your plate. We’re developing a way to produce real meat from animal cells, without the need to feed, breed and slaughter actual animals. We expect our products to be better for the environment (requiring up to 90% fewer greenhouse gas emissions, land and water than conventionally-produced meat), the animals and public health. And most importantly, they’re delicious.”
To put it another way, they’re concerned about the future.
5) 3D Printing
3D printing is an innovative way to produce physical objects, derived from a digital blueprint. The first 3D printer was invented in 1983, by Chuck Hull.
Up until 2009, the consumer market was limited, the amount of new 3D printers is now doubling every year. Almost every industry will be using 3D printers, from engineers to dentists.
The medical industry was an early adopter of this new technology, as a result, everything from dental implants to arms is now being created.
In the future, we look forward to waking up and putting on a suit that’s just been 3D printed.