While the debate on whether it is for good or not remains a hot topic, we simply cannot deny the fact that our world has undergone a technological revolution over the last decade. We are now able to find any information using a handheld device and are making leaps in terms of advances in technology.
What follows is a list of five technologies that will be driving the next big change in our world in the coming years. Some of these are already shaping the world around us as we speak. Check out the list below and let us know what you think of it;
Artificial intelligence is improving at a rate that has remained unprecedented. It is becoming smarter by the hour and is becoming able to execute tasks that are considered too complex for its human creators. As to the potential of artificial intelligence, it can change almost all of the industries, including medical and even farming.
Robots that are powered by AI can carry out tasks that require a high-order of precision. You can expect robot surgeons in the coming decade or so. But that is not the end of it; tools such as GuaGan from Nvidia can make everyone an artist. On the other hand, you can also see AI shaping the world of farming and carrying out crime prevention at shops.
3D printing, also called additive manufacturing, is already having a profound impact on our lives. The technology has slowly but surely taken over almost all of the industries. Today we have 3D printed structures, 3D printed organs, 3D printed bones, and even 3D printed aircraft parts. Let’s not forget about the 3D printed shoe by Adidas, right?
Even NASA has opted for 3D printing technology and uses it for printing parts of its spacecraft. ICON, a startup based in Texas, is making use of 3D printing to build houses for the homeless. 3D printing technology is making construction cheaper and less time-consuming.
Almost everyone is familiar with Tesla. The company has worked day and night to make self-driving vehicles a reality. While the technology is still developing and evolving, you can expect fully autonomous cars on the roads during the next 10 years. Well, much sooner if Elon Musk gets his way. Driverless cars will completely revolutionize the way we travel and how the automotive industry works.
Making experiences immersive is the goal of augmented and virtual technology. This particular technology is bound to have a critical role in how we create, build, and even experience new things in the coming future. It is already being used in the medical field for training the next lot of surgeons. Architects are making use of augmented and virtual technology for creating an ‘in-house’ experience, thus cutting down the projects’ cost and time.
Drones have become a necessity, whether you are talking about personal uses or military uses. Drone technology is still undergoing development, and we are witnessing newer and better drones every day. Drone technology is already being employed for disaster relief and humanitarian aid all over the world. It is also being used for precision agriculture, property inspections, ocean mapping, and for delivering parcels.