A disruptive technology like the ones we have now was unthinkable a decade ago. Sure, we knew the idea of artificial intelligence and robots back then, but the level of complexity with which these technologies are today unfathomable. Consider the following scenario a decade from now.
- Will we have flying vehicles like the Jetsons?
- Will floating farms put an end to food scarcity?
- Will humans be able to exist in smart-bio bubbles?
The possibilities are infinite, but a few fascinating ideas might become a reality in the near future. Thrilled?
Eyes with Bionics
Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody from Harry Potter began the trend, and academics strive to make it a reality. Israeli physicians installed the world’s first artificial cornea into a blind 78-year-old man in January 2021. The guy read and identified family members after the operation because the implant may fuse with human tissue.
For Flying Taxis, There Will Be An Airport
Flying vehicles were predicted to become a reality in the black and white period. Speculators, on the other hand, did not believe the technology was powerful enough. However, as cities get more crowded, drones for delivery and flying electric taxis are becoming a reality, with the UK government sponsoring the first Urban AirPort. The works are propelled by a hydrogen generator, which is a clean alternative to gasoline.
What are smart devices? Now is the time to move on! It’s time for intelligent bricks. Scientists have discovered a technique to store energy in home bricks. Washington University in Missouri researchers have invented a brick that may be used as a battery. Although this technology is in its initial phases, it can store vast amounts of energy in the future.
Smartwatches Powered By Sweat
Engineers at the University of Glasgow have invented a new form of intelligent wearable that saves energy with perspiration, bringing together gym lovers and technically lazy individuals. It can be fully charged with just 20 microliters of fluid and substitutes the electrolytes present in traditional batteries. Sweat will get to the gadget because of its fabric covering.
Robots That Are Alive
This is a flawed concept, according to Hollywood movies. According to science, technology is advancing at a rapid pace. Small hybrid robots created from frog embryonic stem cells might one day float about in people’s bodies for medicinal purposes or in the ocean to gather microplastic.
Attire for Heart Monitoring
Although heart monitoring watches are not new, their accuracy is debatable. KYMIRA is working on an intelligent t-shirt with a single lead ECG printed on the fabric. This item of clothing will measure heartbeats accurately and transfer them to the cloud through Bluetooth. Algorithms will evaluate the data and inform the user if there are any anomalies in the heart rate.
Car Batteries That Charge Super-Quickly
The difficulty with electric automobiles is their charging speed, which a fast-charging battery can solve. Lithium-ion batteries’ life is shortened when they are charged quickly. As a result, Penn State University researchers discovered that heat damage might be prevented if the batteries are heated to 60 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes and then cooled to ambient temperatures. A self-heating nickel foil will be used in the battery, and an internal quick cooling mechanism will be created.
Artificial Neurons on Silicon Chips
Researchers have discovered a method for attaching human-like neurons to silicon chips that resemble the electrical characteristics of a real neuron. Professor Alain Nogaret, the project’s head, stated, “Until now, neurons were like black boxes, but we’ve managed to open the black box and peek inside.” If this application is successful, it may treat heart failure and possibly Alzheimer’s disease.
Forest Fires And Sound Technology
Forest fires pose a danger to people and the environment. Traditional techniques take weeks, if not months, to extinguish a large fire, but George Mason University researchers are working on a sound extinguisher. As sound is made up of pressure waves, it may shut off the air supply to the fire at the right frequency, interrupting the flames.
Concrete That Heals Itself
Researchers used sand, gel, and microorganisms to make living concrete. According to specialists, this material will be load-bearing and self-healing, as well as environmentally friendly. The necessity for such an invention stems from the fact that, after water, concrete is the second most often utilized substance on the planet.