We are fortunate to live in a period where science and technology can help us, end up making our lives easier, and force us to reconsider how we go about our daily lives. The technology we’re currently familiar with has prepared the road for us to develop even more.
This list of present and future innovations has the potential to alter our lives drastically. Here’s a list of technologies that will “likely” improve our lives in the next decade:
We have all dreamt of traveling to space. Since we were kids, the moon, stars, and galaxy have mesmerized us. Will it only remain a dream, or will we see the Earth from space someday without being an astronaut?
The rich can dream and make it happen! Virgin Galactic, SpaceX, and even Amazon’s Blue Origin are working to make it a reality, offering us an (extremely pricey) seat on a spaceship that will carry everyone into space. Amazon’s New Shepard space shuttle will transport passengers 100 kilometers above sea level before parachuting back to Earth.
NASA has already launched robots of various sizes and forms into orbit. This makes more sense as technology advances. Robots don’t have to bother about running out of oxygen or food, and they can be loaded with sensors to convey data back to Earth.
This is true even in the office – robots can take on the more complex, risky, and tedious jobs to save people the bother and risk. They can also work faster, more efficiently, and with fewer errors.
Electric vehicles aren’t recent. They’ve been on the roads for a while and are only going to get better. Car batteries are longer-lasting, recharging station infrastructure is expanding, and self-driving innovation is receiving significant funding, implying that it will arrive sooner than you think.
Tesla currently has a complicated Autopilot option that can take over some driving functions. Still, automakers aspire to one day make driving hands-free.
It’s not unrealistic to believe that when there’s no more room on the roads, we’ll take to the skies. There are many intriguing flying car designs on the market, demonstrating that this future is a viable possibility.
Maybe the Jetsons lifestyle will become a reality! If not flying automobiles, we may all have alternative modes of personal transportation – such as jetpacks, which have long been a favorite pursuit of innovators and thrill-seekers.
Work, work, work. It’s tedious and, sadly, essential. But what if robots might assist you in escaping your misery? We’ve already seen the beginnings of robotic vacuum cleaners and other smart household products. Bigger and more efficient robots are also on the rise.
We might quickly be living in a future where useful robots such as butlers, chefs, and general dogsbodies assist us around the house. Real-life robots that make you believe the future has arrived.
Space is limited and rapidly depleting, particularly in dense urban areas. This design depicts a future where roadways and living areas are near the water’s edge. Traveling across oceans in this manner may not be unthinkable once self-driving vehicles can handle all the labor and are fast enough.
Solar panels are yet another innovation that has been around for quite some time. Still, its possibilities for the future are enormous. Not only can they now be concealed in your roof tiles due to Tesla Solar Roof tiles, but some businesses are working on ways to integrate them into car tops. This will enable them to power in-car technology or extend the battery’s life.
Another startup supported by Elon Musk, Hyperloop, is a high-speed underground transportation system under development and operation in the United States. The first planned route will connect Los Angeles and San Francisco. Another option is to go from New York to Washington, D.C. in 29 minutes rather than the current 2 hours 56 minutes.
Hyper-fast trains that travel underground and underwater can transform not just public transportation but also international travel. Imagine traveling between countries in the same amount of time it takes to travel between cities.
Although Minority Report popularised the concept, hand motion computing has been around for a long time. It’s also already showing up on various platforms, and for most people, it’s virtually second nature.
How many gestures do we utilize daily on our smartphones, tablets, and other smart gadgets? It’s realistic to imagine a future when we no longer use a keyboard and mouse to manipulate things in a virtual space instead of relying on voice and action.
Self-driving vehicles are one thing, but the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) expects driverless lorries on U.K. roads soon. The concept is to drive information with up to three lorries. The lead vehicle directs the acceleration and braking of the two vehicles behind it.
We’ll soon be living in a world where we get our deliveries and freight by computer-assisted transportation. While the “slave” lorries would still need a “driver” to steer them, they would be able to travel far closer together than humans, lowering fuel costs and pollutants. It will be more productive and always on schedule.
If 3D-printed foods seem far-fetched, consider a fridge that detects when you’re out of something and orders it for you. This technology exists and has been improving year after year. It will eventually become so widespread that every home will have one.
You will no longer need to go to the supermarket. Isn’t that the dream life we all envision? But would we get too isolated with all such innovations? Or will we still be social even without reason to go out?
While cows on tower blocks may seem a little out there, lab-grown beef is a real thing that’s already in the works. If scientists can create a low-cost method of growing edible meat, it will forever revolutionize how we live and eat.
Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed cultured meat structurally comparable to actual muscle and thus more lifelike. This reduces the environmental damage caused by meat farming. It provides an alternative solution to meat consumption that many people could appreciate.
This means that scientists may generate steak-like meats instead of mince. As a result, lab-grown meat may be more appealing, and people may be more willing to consume it.
Technology is gaining more traction and developing much faster than one can imagine. We don’t know what the future holds, but we sure can understand that it will be easier for humans as the years go by. Good or bad, we’ll have to see.
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April 21, 2022 | 5 Minutes to Read