With the advancement of technology, we have witnessed constant changes in the world. As some of the technologies described below have been widely moved, there are also some technologies that are still in their infancy. We are witnesses of the new technological era in human history, and many technologies will bring us a more exciting life in the future. Now we are going to discuss10 future technologies that will change the world.
No.10 Transparent Wood
By chemically treating ordinary balsa wood and then using epoxy resin for stretching, a transparent, biodegradable material appears! The strength of this material is 4-6 times stronger than the raw material. Its clarity and strength improvements make it possible to replace certain plastics as environmentally friendly materials. Because of the light transmittance of this material (only 85%-90% of light is allowed to pass through), scientists are also trying to use it to make renewable solar cells. We will see the use of this material in the future.
Does anyone remember the “pipe” used by everyone in the movie Futurama? Hyperloop Transportation Technology (HTT) has been working hard to realize similar ideas. This kind of vacuum tube connecting cities was first proposed in 2013. Passengers can travel between cities at a speed of 1,300 km/h through “pipes”. Faster than the speed of sound. Colleagues, the presence of digital screens and advertisements will also provide entertainment for this fast commute transportation. HTT claims that this technology is more efficient than any current light-duty transportation system and saves a lot of costs. Although it is only in the testing stage, we may use fast, low-cost “pipe” transportation like the protagonist in the movie in the next year.
No.8 Vertical Agriculture
By 2050, more than 80% of people are expected to live in cities. The problem of food production is currently a problem faced by many countries. Vertical agriculture (also known as Ta Geng) is providing solutions for many countries, such as island countries such as Singapore. By growing food vertically, space will be better utilized. In addition, reclaimed water can irrigate more plants at one time because of gravity, saving energy and freshwater. This is a clean, energy-efficient way to obtain fresh produce.
No.7 3D Printing
Although 3D printing has been proposed for many years, researchers are still constantly looking for new applications. As the price of 3D printing devices decreases and they are widely used, they have gradually become an important way of manufacturing in modern society. The fields of medical care, space, design, and transportation are all innovated through this technology. The market for bioprinting and customized matching parts for medical patients will greatly promote the development of 3D printing. In the near future, houses, cars, and bicycles may also be manufactured by 3D printing.
No.6 Smart Glass
In fact, we may have entered the “Glass Age”. Because glass can be transformed between transparent and non-transparent states through external factors, and can be bent without breaking, and can even be used as a touch screen, researchers are creating new glass materials to serve our lives and workplaces. This material can be used as a window to control ultraviolet light and heat, and it can also be used in more energy-efficient vehicles. Imagine if all the materials are intelligent, from a wall to a window to a TV screen, the changes between these functions are only due to a gesture of yours. What great creation and a convenient and beautiful future this will be.
3D graphics are needed for decoration design, games, space exploration, and construction. The hologram will provide us with the information we need in the future. Superimposing our physical world and digital world on top of each other, its wide range of applications will be unimaginable. Painting in the air, walking on the surface of Mars, the application of holograms may prevent us from distinguishing science from magic. At a time that stimulates human creativity more than ever, information seems to be entwined at our fingertips. This is the power of holograms.
No.4 Household Robots and Drones
As the field of robotics advances, we see the emergence of more user-friendly household robots. Selling commercial drones is just the beginning. Smarter machines with more functions will flood the market. For example, Honda’s ASIMO, which can provide robots that interact with humans intelligently, will be used in the catering service industry to participate in manual tasks. What we can expect is that this will be a growing trend. In addition to TV computers, our descendants may have small robots to accompany them to provide the state at any time.
No.3 The Growth of Human Capacity
Simply put, bionics is changing the face of mankind. As we merge with machines, humans in the future may have abilities that we cannot recognize today. By implanting cameras in our eyes, we can increase our athletic ability or better control the devices in our heads. The dividing line between humans and machines is getting blurred. The capabilities we enhance through machines will provide us with a better life and sports, such as “hearing” “colors”, “feeling” electric fields, etc., or uploading information more directly Into our brains.
No.2 True Artificial Intelligence
Currently, engineers are designing a program that can truly understand human emotions and expressions. Through significant innovations in facial recognition technology, some artificial intelligence (AI) can see if you are really angry or sad, and may even tell others what the AI saw. They can identify and describe the world around them and share it with us.
From cleaning water resources to creating biodegradable bioplastics, to fighting diseases, nanotechnology is truly shaping the new century. Carrying out locks in nanometers, these incredibly small robots can work on human DNA and fundamentally change the behavior of structures, decompose, or establish desired effects. These robots are so small that they can enter the living cells of the internal organs. The use of nanotechnology can track the progress of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and cancer, create more effective batteries, or use anti-rust materials. Entering the era of nanomachine application, you can feel the existence of miracles, and feel the possibility of technology changing and creating the world!