The world is changing rapidly, and every year new emerging technologies are introduced to the market and our lives. Many seem too bold, somewhat strange and truly innovative - the fact is that it is difficult to keep up with everything that is created, as advances are made in different areas, ranging from medicine to agriculture. There are certain emerging technologies can truly transform our lives, impacting millions of people and changing the way we relate to society. Today, we will talk here about some of those technologies, inventions, and breakthroughs that can revolutionize the world very soon.
3D Printers : 3D printers are far from becoming extremely popular, but the projections for this field are huge, not to mention the multiple applications they offer. Prices are already falling, and printers that used to cost $ 30,000 can now be found for $ 3,000 - faster, cheaper and more efficient models that are under development. It is a field that grows approximately 35% each year: in 2011, the market value of 3D printers was quoted at $1.7 billion and could reach $6.5 billion by 2019. There are problems to solve along the way, like how to regulate 3D-printed guns, but this could be one emerging technology that drastically changes the way the world works.
Edition of human genes : Various diseases are resulting from genetic problems, predispositions that we carry with us from birth. Thanks to a better understanding of the human genome and genetic mutations, doctors and scientists can now detect signs of Alzheimer's and other diseases in advance. What if we could modify these genes or identify them much earlier to fight an individual's mental decline? These studies have gained a lot of prominence in recent years, growing continuously. With the technological advancement of this field, we will be able to treat dozens of diseases that have roots in the human genome. Several biotechnology companies have already received funding to research possible treatments, such as Bluebird Bio and Juno Therapeutics, which have already earned $ 116 and $ 120 million respectively. These methods may prove to be quite expensive, but as more companies invest prices tend to fall.
Augmented reality : A technological innovation is revolutionizing one of the oldest professions in the world. Augmented reality has barely arrived and has been transforming the way construction was done in recent centuries. Change is not just in designing and modeling, but also in the building. Augmented reality benefits engineers, designers, architects, project managers, service providers - and the entire construction team. While companies like Facebook and Sony are busying themselves with virtual reality, other companies like Microsoft and Google want to bring digital images into the real world. With an augmented reality headset like Microsoft’s HoloLens, you can still see the world around you, but it’s filled with digital images that look like they’re right in front of you. It’s a reality, but better. Potential applications for augmented reality include education, skill-based training, advertising, and gaming. If augmented reality takes off, you may be able to see whatever kind of information you want to be overlaid across your vision. That could be useful in any number of ways.
Home Automation : The concept of the internet of things says that we will go through a kind of technological revolution that unites computing and communication, dependent on wireless sensors and nanotechnology. By 2025 cars, homes and various types of handsets are expected to be directly popularly connected in many countries - by 2022 it is estimated that over 50 billion objects will be connected to the Internet in this way. Smart devices are already hitting the market. There are light bulbs you can control from your phone and program to turn on and off at preset times. You can also use devices like the Amazon Echo or Google Home to change the temperature on your thermostat, lock your door, and check if your garage door is up or down.
Self-driving Cars : If you believe the hype, we won’t be doing much driving in the future our cars will do it for us. Or maybe we won’t even own cars, and we’ll just summon them as needed. The companies currently working on self-driving cars include Google, Tesla, and Uber. Testing for autonomous cars in the United States is at an advanced stage, and demand for them is not only increased due to legislation, which still does not allow traffic in many circumstances. It is a matter of time before this is resolved. By 2026, it is estimated that 10% of the US fleet is autonomous vehicles, which should represent greater safety and lower pollutant emissions.
There is always something new coming into the market. That’s been the way of the world for the past 4 centuries, give or take. You can look at it as tech coming to us, or as us picking a tech to get excited about and pouring money into it. But, the future is looking bright regardless of the reality of the advancements described above.