The development of technologies and what the future will be like in our short article with a description: TOP-10 technologies of the future.
1. Digital Libraries
The ability to connect to the network from anywhere in the world is practically useless if all it gives is the opportunity to talk about Paris Hilton's new car. Digitizing the written work accumulated over the centuries will allow much more to be achieved. Already, all the lectures of the iconic Michigan Institute of Technology are available online, but the work continues. Soon, almost any factual question can be easily answered online.
2. Gene therapy and stem cells
Many diseases are gene-dependent. Scientists are working hard to find a way to repair damaged genes and make cells grow as they should. Perhaps in the future, the treatment of hereditary diseases will not be more difficult than the treatment of the common cold.
3. The ubiquitous wireless internet
WiMAX, 3G, 4G, and technology continue to evolve, making it possible to connect to the network even on the summit of Mount Everest. In addition, the universalization of the interfaces suggests that soon any two devices can be easily connected using wireless technologies.
4. Mobile robots
A competition run by the US Advanced Research Projects Agency shows that some robots are already able to drive cars in urban environments. Perhaps in the future robots will be able to replace truckers, but rather they will become widespread in warehouses in the form of autonomous forklifts.
5. Improved and cheaper solar cells
The cost of photovoltaic cells is constantly decreasing with the progress of technology. In less than ten years, the cost of solar energy could equal the cost of energy from the grid, and solar panels could become a permanent attribute of new homes.
6. Data processing depending on location
Instead of clicking on icons, you can go out into the street, point your phone at something (for example, a building), press a button and see full information about the object, including the address of its web page and its geographic coordinates.
7. Home 3D printing
In the future, you may not need to go to the store for a new toy or gadget - you just need to download its device and send it to print on your home 3D printer. The next logical step is to develop your own gadgets and sell them over the Internet.
8. Moore's Law
A law discovered by Gordon Moore in 1965 states that computing power doubles every year. Over the past couple of decades, scientists have consistently predicted a violation of this law, but he stubbornly continued to act thanks to new discoveries and improvements. Today, scientists still cannot decide whether the law has a couple of decades or 600 years left. In any case, we can say that we have not yet seen truly powerful computers.
9. Therapeutic cloning
Forget about raising copies of a sheep or a human. The very idea of cloning is focused on growing organs and tissues that would not be rejected by the body for transplantation. The organs affected by tumors and other diseases will simply be replaced by healthy clones of themselves.
10. Hydrogen Economy
Instead of constantly importing oil and depending on the countries that produce it, mankind can simply extract hydrogen from water and use it as fuel. The only type of waste when burning hydrogen is water. And it is entirely possible that hydrogen will be just one of several interconnected components of the future alternative energy system.