10 Technologies That Are Revolutionizing the World

Technologies That Are Revolutionizing the World
Over the past few years, we have seen great leaps in the technology world with smartphone, social media, and cloud-computing revolutionizing the way we live and work. But believe it or not, we are just getting started and technology will get even better with time and further developments.

And this is what today’s post is all about! There are many technologies that are changing our world and in this article, we have listed some of them that are the most prominent. While some of them are mainstream, many of them are still in their infancy. So without further ado, let’s get on with our list of top technologies that are underway in today’s world.

1. Household Robots

Similar to voice assistants, household robots are starting to take off in many homes with consumers employing the intelligent machines to help out in everyday tasks. We are also seeing a rise of their popularity in restaurants with many eateries now offering full-service by these machines.

Household or domestic robots which include robots for vacuuming, lawn mowing, window cleaning, and pool cleaning are seeing a large demand in the market as opposed to entertainment and leisure bots. They are also prominent in rehabilitation centers where they work as companionship and elderly assistants.

However, cost and global availability remains to be a challenge and it will be time before we see these handy helpers as mainstream part of our lives.

2. Hyperloop

If you have seen Futurama, you may be amazed with the idea of everyone carrying their own personal tubes to commute. Well, a similar idea is in the making by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) that would make use of vacuum tubes and shorten transportation time compared to conventional trains and airplane significantly.

In fact, if implemented, the Hyperloop will give you a journey faster than the speed of sound – as some analysts say!

moreover, the makers are planning to make the short commutes entertaining pleasing as well by installing digital screens inside the tubes. However, it is still in the testing phase and will take time for the Hyperloop to become part of our everyday commute.

3. 3D Printing

While 3D printing may be around for a while, it continues to see new innovations all the time. And will continue to spread as the technology revolutionizes our society.

As a matter of fact, 3D printing has the ability to change everything from medical to production and even solve housing crisis. For example, when widespread, 3D printing can make prosthetics affordable for the amputees, changing their lives forever. It is also a helpful aid in surgeries and printed organs are anticipated to be used in them by the year 2025.

Moreover, 3D printing will make it far easier to produce goods locally. According to experts, we will be able to speed up our recycling game with the use of 3D printing ink and will eliminate less waste – thanks to the innovation in the technology.

4. Voice Assistant

When Siri came out in 2011, no one predicted that this novelty would become a driver for tech innovation. But now nearly 10 years later, almost every one in six American owns a smart speaker. And by the year 2024, the number of voice assistants is predicted to reach 8.4 billion units – a number significantly higher than the world’s population.

The trend continues to be fueled by makers like Apple and Amazon who release regular updates to their products in order help consumers make the most out of this technology. And with consumer’s demands rapidly shifting from text to voice, we can expect the artificial intelligence to evolve further into our lives.

5. Vertical Farming

Speaking of conservation, another idea that will hit the world significantly in the near future is the concept of vertical farming. With over 80 percent of the world’s population expected to live in urban areas by the year 2050, countries are looking for solutions that will fit the bill of food production without impacting the already damaged climate.

The solution is in vertical farming that will allow farmers to manage space more efficiently, which is very important as space becomes scarce and more expensive. Vertical farms are more sustainable than conventional farms as well because they use less water and less fossil fuel to grow. Also, recycled water can use gravity to water more crops in one go than regular farming techniques – saving both energy and freshwater.

6. Quantum Computing

While today’s computer uses a series of ones and zeros to communicate information, quantum computers rely on qubits to relate information. They have a potential to process exponentially more data compared to classical computers, which is why they are also one of the many technologies that will change the world in the future.

Big tech companies are scrambling to develop their own set of computers with quantum technology. Google is already using it to improve the process of self-driving cars while China is investing billions to create their own sets.

When mainstream, the quantum technology will transform medicines, break encryption, and even revolutionize communication with artificial intelligence. However, they are still far from our reach. Since they are so sensitive to interfere, tech geniuses are taking their time to bring it to our computers and smartphone. But when it does, it will change the world – just like many other things listed in this guide!

7. Cryptocurrency

A single Bitcoin is worth thousands of dollars and is expected to remain this way even if not many people are venturing in this side. this is because, cryptocurrency remains to be controversial today but it is anticipated to become mainstream in the near future with some of the largest hedge funds betting on Bitcoin – putting a start to the cryptocurrency revolution.

And once it’s mainstream, cryptocurrency will make things very accessible for everyone. For example, it will make easier for people to make online payments as it is one of the easiest, safest, and effective method of payments. Also, many industries now accept cryptocurrency as one of the safest ways to send and receive money from other areas.

Using cryptocurrency is also becoming popular with the NGOs. For starters, Red Cross has started accepting donations in the form of Bitcoin in order to boost its funds and provide support to the underprivileged around the world.

8. Driverless Cars

Another technology that will change the world we live in is the inception of driverless or self-driving vehicles. The year 2021 will be an exciting one for the technology as many automakers like Tesla, General Motors, and Volvo pushing their own set of autonomous cars rapidly.

With the onset of these cars, drivers and passengers can expect a greater increase in their productivity. Just think of all the things you can do in your car if you are not driving. It will also free up time looking for parking spaces, enhance fuel efficiency, and eliminate the many traffic snarls we face every day.

It will also open up new avenues for the physical disable who are forced to stay at home due to their disability. These cars will grant new independence to them and will enable them to join the normal hood more efficiently.

9. Space Tourism

Most of us dream of traveling to space. Well, the dream can now soon become a reality with rapid advances in technology. Today, there are a large number of companies working on developing sub-orbital tourist vehicles and somewhere in the future, we can cut off our tickets and explore the space.

of course, the technology is still in its infancy and it will be time before we can expect to do that but researchers are working hard at it and experiments are underway – so we can anticipate such travels in a few years’ time.

10. Internet Of Things

Last but not the least, we have the intent of things. Within the next decade, it is expected that more than a trillions sensors will be connected to the internet. And if everything is connected, it will transform we do business and help us manage our resources more efficiently.

Connected sensors will also have the ability to share information from their environment and organize themselves to make our lives easier and safer. One example of this is self-driving vehicles that will be able to communicate with each other and prevent accidents.

In fact, by this year around 22 percent of the world’s car will be connected to the internet and by 2024, more than half of home internet traffic will come from appliances and devices.

Home automation is also gaining momentum – fast. Now we can control our lights, heating, air conditioning, and security system with the help of our mobile devices – without getting much. And now we can safely say that it will be not long before the same sensor picks up the crumbs under the table and tell our automated vacuum cleaners to tidy up!

Wrapping It Up!

These were just some of the technologies that are shaping up in this decade. As we mentioned above, some of them are already mainstream while others are in their development phase. But it will not be long before we see them in our homes and in our lives. What do you think?

AUTHOR_NAMEAbout the Author:
Saima is a tech enthusiast who loves to explore new technologies. She writes for various publications including Digital Information World. In her spare time, she loves to cook and spend time with her twin daughters.
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