As humans evolved, technology has evolved too which changed the way our thinking processes work today. The technological advancements in near future are going to enhance and improve the integrative quality of our daily lives through technology.
But only technology is not enough for humans to survive, as Mike Adams said in an article in 2005, “technology is not the answer to life. Without philosophy, the arts, spirituality, experiential wisdom and personal ethics, we are doomed as a civilization, regardless of the technologies we may invent.” The following technologies will improve our lives only when we are truly able to adapt them and understand the powers they offer.
Reduced Human Efforts, Transportation and Space Travel
Google’s Self-Driving Car and Mobileye’s self driving technology is a breakthrough; reported to be used by Tesla, Nissan, General Motors, and Volkswagen to build self-driving robotic cars. Regarding long distance transportation, the concept of Hyperloop is here, a high-speed transportation system faster than planes, safer than available modes (accident-proof) and economically viable.
Also factor-tech.com reported in 2015, “NASA (by 2030) and serial entrepreneur Elon Musk (by 2026) are racing to make life multi-planetary.” Musk believes it is the best time for mankind to venture into other planets and has plans to colonize Mars by sending 80,000 people on the planet pretty soon.
Technological Wearables Will Solve Daily Life Problems
Your phone’s battery just died before you got home yesterday? No problem, cnet.com reported, a team led by materials scientist Sang-Woo Kim in South Korea has designed a motion-powered fabric that could charge electronic devices.
Fascinating! Isn’t it? The results of a survey sponsored by SecurEnvoy in UK stated, “66 percent of people feel deaden at the thought of being separated from their phone or the battery running out.” Also days of working out strapping a fitness tracker on your body are over, Sensilk has developed a sports bra powered by sensors that measure metrics like your heart rate, respiratory rate, and calories burned.
Information Processed in Microseconds: Augmented Reality
A futuristic thing? Nah, it is happening already. Imagine you are walking down the street and whatever comes to your sight, it comes with information panels popping up about people, places or simply the space around you (just like The Terminator).
Also virtual and augmented reality can let you meet your doctor live while you are sitting at home. Visiting a new city or country? Forget Google maps and grab an AR application that will guide you through the city. Also while reading a newspaper you see a shirt, just hover your phone over it and you’ll be able to see colors, sizes, prices, and buy it instantly.
Open Source Knowledge Elevating Education
In the past, notions like intelligence, knowledge and creativity were limited to some extraordinary individuals and each person had to carry their knowledge and wisdom in their heads but today; you are creative and you are a scholar if you have Google.
Technology is changing education at light-speed as information sources like Google, Wikipedia, and Encyclopedia are just a search away to almost everyone on the planet.