As there are more than seven billion people on the planet, so far we’ve heard more and more about new discoveries, ideas, and modern technologies. While it’s great that we have so many creative minds, it has already become difficult to grasp what’s going on in the science and technology world.
Out there we have so many technologies that can totally change how we live. This includes important areas like health, food, energy, transportation, and many other areas that are needed for us to further advance and live happier lives. More importantly, they are already there and ready for use!
Want to know about new technologies that are already changing the world? Here is the list of 15 new technologies for you!
- 1. 4D Printers:
- 2. Super Material:
- 3. Agricultural Drones:
- 4. Real Tricorder:
- 5. Modern Desalination:
- 6. DNA Editing:
- 7. Super Fast Transportation:
- 8. Brain – Controlled Devices:
- 9. Exoskeletons:
- 10. In Vitro Meat:
- 11. Virtual Reality (VR):
- 12. Biotechnology:
- 13. Balloon Internet:
- 14. Indoor Farming:
- 15. Illuminative Plants:
1. 4D Printers:
You may have probably heard about 3D printers. However, what you may not yet aware is that there are 4D printers too. Both printers have the same function – print materials or specific items – but 4D printers add the dimension of transformation over time, create objects that, when needed, can evolve.
As you could see, our living conditions always change so what is useful today, might no longer be useful after one year. To avoid creating things that would be in need for only a short period of time, researchers created printers and materials that would be capable of adapting to changes.
4D printing is a relatively new advance in bio – fabrication technology, rapidly emerging as a new paradigm in disciplines such as bioengineering, materials science, chemistry, and computer sciences.
2. Super Material:
The more we learn more about chemistry, the more we’ll understand how we can combine atoms into new, amazing materials. One of them is called graphene. It’s a material that consists of one layer of carbon atoms and, because of its thickness, it is super stretchy, conductive, and 200 times stronger than steel.
Graphene could be used to build incredible things, making impossible to possible. For example: armored vehicles, clothes, computers, and many other things that, by using graphene, would become much better and long-lasting. Furthermore, graphene is just one example of amazing material created by scientists. There are still many more of them waiting for global production in the near future.
Right now the USA, the UK, and Japan want to become the first countries to start the global graphene production, which would allow these countries to make lots of money.
3. Agricultural Drones:
Farming is the job that requires time consuming and hard work, more and more farmers are looking for help in modern technologies. One form of help is agricultural drones. One of the main functions of Drone is to take infrared pictures that allow farmers to decide where crops grow healthy and where they face problems.
By knowing such information, farmers can make important decisions about how they should grow crops to produce more food and spend less energy and resources. Furthermore, some companies are creating agricultural drones that would be able to kill harmful insects, fungi, and other dangers from which agricultural plants die and become less nutritious.
More types of agricultural drones are in development so they could able to water, plant, and do other necessary functions. Overall, we hope in the future, robots would do almost all the hard work themselves.
4. Real Tricorder:
If you’re a fan of science fiction movies (Stars trek is an example), then you’ve probably heard about the word “tricorder”. It’s a device that is used to check for health status. From the blood pressure, blood oxygen saturation, heart rate, temperature, breathing, to an ability to diagnose 12 well-known diseases like shingles and HIV would be available on the tricorder.
In order to encourage people to create a tricorder ASAP, there is also a competition with a prize of $10 million. So, many wise people united in small groups to win this huge prize. By knowing this, we should soon see a tricorder in reality.
If we could create a tricorder, we could use this device to make sure we are healthy. With such information, more people would stay alive and would enjoy happier lives.
5. Modern Desalination:
Nowadays, we have a much better understanding of chemistry and physics, so the scientists created much more effective ways to desalinate water, unlike the old traditional methods were time-consuming and ineffective.
We can do it not only faster and cheaper, but also by getting additional benefits. One of these benefits is free minerals. The water is full of minerals that, if desalinated, could become a cheap source of materials that would be used for manufacturing.
Right now the minerals from underground mines are becoming less everyday, so if we could solve this Desalination puzzle, then we won’t have to worry about the minerals for humanity in the next few centuries.
6. DNA Editing:
Because more and more people are born with genes that make their life difficult and increase their chance of death, genetics created technologies that allow to modify harmful genes, adding new and activate genes and deactivating those genes people already have.
DNA editing is not only a great way to keep people healthy, this can be used to help people who want to become great athletes but don’t have genes that would make them good at a particular sport. Or, people who want to become scientists but have difficulties remembering things.
Of course, genes aren’t everything, beneficial genes are only an additional help, and not 100% guaranteed results. Even with good genes, people would need to work their best in order to achieve what they want.
7. Super Fast Transportation:
The world has become more and more globalized every day, sometimes we will need to be in many different places at once. In order to achieve that mission, a simple solution for this is to create new ways to travel and improve the older transportation technologies we have.
One of the best examples is Elon Musk’s Hyperloop traveling. It would be so fast, that you could travel from LA to SF in 30 minutes, a trip that normally takes six hours.
The Hyperloop isn’t the only great transportation technique that is in production. The three problems they had were that they used too much fuel, created too much noise and became damaged too quickly as a result of their high speed. Scientists are still trying to improve these planes, so, hopefully, we’ll see them soon.
8. Brain – Controlled Devices:
Do you sometimes forget where your keysare? Or may be can’t remember where was the last time you left your phone at? Then, you should know that scientists created a method to use devices by using the brain.
This technology was first tested with people who suffered from health problems and paralyzed. It was so successful that, in 2004, people could play pong with their minds. The fact is this technology would benefit not only for people with health problems but for all of us.
It would allow us to make our lives easier and skyrocket video game experiences to a whole new level. By improving this technology, we also come closer to the creation of devices that would allow us to communicate with people telepathically.
Now, exoskeletons have no longer been in our imagination, because they’ve already come to reality and ready to use. Of course, they are far away from what Iron Man uses, but it’s still a great beginning.
These exoskeletons help people with spinal injuries to be able to walk again and enjoy their life like they used to. These exoskeletons could allow much more strength, use less of a person’s energy, and can even act as an additional protection.
These primitive exoskeletons, with time, will become even better. Easier to use, more flexible, reliable, and cheaper are the qualities these suits are aiming for in the future.
10. In Vitro Meat:
Vegetarians stopped eating meat because they don’t want to harm animals and contribute to the pollution of the Earth. However, in most regions, eating meat became a tradition, without which many people would stay dissatisfied. So, in order to keep people happy, reduce energy and reduce the resources used for growing animals for food, scientists have created a method to grow meat in laboratories.
Good thing about this method is that this meat could be altered to be healthier and also would taste as good as the real thing. The bad thing is that, we still need to wait some time until In – Vitro meat will become cheaper to produce.
By producing In – Vitro meat, we would get more free space that is now used for animal farms. This would help to protect our planet resources, as most farms use a lot of energy and water to keep millions of animals alive and growing for production.
11. Virtual Reality (VR):
Many people enjoy playing video games from all over the world. Based on this fact, companies are developing more advanced ways to have fun while playing, especially, to make players feel more realistic.
Right now there are many different companies producing their own virtual reality products, making it more difficult for consumers to choose which products are the best.
As mentioned earlier, the best parts about all of this virtual reality stuff is that gaming experience becomes a lot more realistic. You can go so deeply into them that you forget you’re in a game. Movements, visions, odors, etc. everything feels so real!
For your information, biotechnology has been used for many years already and it is a combination between living organism and technologies together, in order to produce something useful. Useful products range from food like cheese, yogurt, to remedies and biological sensors.
Biotechnology in fact, is really a big deal, and without it, we would be much less advanced. However, it still continues to improve and offer new beneficial products.
By using different organisms with modern technologies, we are capable of creating completely new things that are better than those predecessors, because biotechnology takes the best from both worlds.
13. Balloon Internet:
There are billions of people who live mostly in developing countries still don’t have access to the internet. To solve this dilemma problem, companies are thinking of many strategies to make the internet accessible in all places on the Earth, and this is where the “Balloon Internet” was born. After making devices that could connect rural areas to the world wide web, balloons would be used to transport these devices safely to new areas.
It would allow all people at any corner of the planet to use the internet for communication, information, and entertainment purposes. Such a project could increase the development of still poor countries that could use the internet to get a better understanding of the world and find higher paid careers.
Today, many of them have to work many hours of hard physical work that gives only enough money to survive.
14. Indoor Farming:
With the purpose to make sure people have fresh and healthy food, innovative scientists and farmers have worked together to create a new farming method that is called indoor farming. This type of farming is like original farming; the only difference is that food grows indoors rather than outdoors.
Such a method allows building farms on roofs, in empty houses, and all other places that have space-limited issue. By recreating needed conditions like temperature, specter of light, water and nutrient quantities, plants can grow even faster than they grow outdoors.
With this method, people who live in urban areas could grow food themselves or buy fresh food from local farmers at any time of the year with cheaper price (by reducing transportation fee).
15. Illuminative Plants:
City nowadays need a lot of energy to light up the dark night for many kind of reasons. Because it needs lots of energy, people have been thinking about an alternative way for quite some time. To achieve this, scientists experimented with modified organisms including: rabbits, monkeys, and plants that were used to see if modifying cells are enough to make organisms emit light.
Various species of plants that, at night, can emit various colors were created by scientists. These plants are expected to be used in urban areas to decrease electricity costs.
On the other hand, many cities have too few plants, so it would make them look more natural and beautiful. Also, plants produce oxygen and decrease harmful gas concentrations, will benefit for human health too.
We hope our top 15 new technologies above will help you somehow to have an overall view about what is about to come in the near future, and to know how great our life will be ahead! Let’s us know which technology that you’ve been expecting the most by leaving your comment down below.