1. Smart glasses
Google Glass – smart points from the search giant. They became available in mid-2014. The only reason why this technology has not yet become popular is the price. If you want to buy smart glasses from Google, you have to spend $ 1,500.
But do not discard smart points. At one time, not everyone could afford cell phones either. Titans like Microsoft and Sony are working on their devices. This means that in the near future you will be able to watch videos with cats during the morning run.
2. Smart Data
Automation is one of the main tasks that modern technologies solve. Although most of the processes these days happen automatically, we have to do something manually. For example, add information to the contact list on the phone. Probably, and you will not have to do this yourself soon.
RelateIQ is already working on a technology that will create a contact based on information about your current contact list, mailbox, messages. In the end, all you need is to name the person. All information will appear on your phone.
3. Wearable electronics
Smart glasses and watches are devices that connect us to the outside world. But there are technologies that connect us with our body. They are engaged in the development of large scientific institutions, corporations and small companies. We are talking about headphones that measure heart rate, lenses that monitor blood sugar levels, and tattoos with NFC technology.
As soon as developers can make such gadgets available, the market will be filled with various implants that will read important information in real time and display it on the same smart glasses.
4. Smart home
This technology has already become a reality. Refrigerators report which products are running out, and the oven can be controlled using your smartphone.
In the future, the oven will learn to reheat food while you are driving home, and the refrigerator will order food itself. You at this time will be able to focus on more important matters.
5. Virtual reality
Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR are a completely new gaming experience. Of course, science fiction writers have long been flirting with the theme of virtual reality , but who thought about it seriously?
Game publishers and developers spend multimillion-dollar budgets to give us new impressions of virtual reality. VR devices have room to grow: they are bulky and with a bunch of wires, but a start has been made. Soon we will be able to go to any part of the planet without leaving home.
6. Holographic images
Remember the holographic interfaces in “Star Wars” and “Minority Report”? Now this technology does not seem to be something fantastic.
The scope of holographic projections is limited not only to games and media. Imagine contact lenses that project an image on the retina. People with vision problems can see better without surgery.
The similarity of the neural interface has long existed and has been successfully used in medicine. Quadrilegics — people with complete body paralysis — are talking via a neural interface using a computer.
Of course, technology is far from perfect. However, with the development of neurotechnologies, a paralyzed person will be able to return to society and live a full life.
8. Universal Services
Food delivery with universal service
The globalization of the Internet has reached an incredible scale. You can access the Web almost anywhere in the world, and if the large-scale project Ilona Mask succeeds, the Internet will be accessible everywhere.
Not surprisingly, services such as Uber are emerging. This is a taxi that you can call in almost any country using a mobile application. Recently, Uber has become involved in the delivery of food. Soon there will be more universal services.
9. Digital distribution
The world is changing rapidly. Some 15 years ago we couldn’t imagine that we would no longer have to keep a pile of discs with music, movies and games at home. Steam and online cinemas have replaced our trip to the store. Instead of the new album of your favorite group, it is easier to buy a subscription to a music service at a similar price and get access to the entire discography.
Of course, digital distribution has not reached its apogee, and many continue to use physical media, but these people are becoming less and less.
Robotics over the past 10 years has stepped far forward. Of course, before the advent of the terminators, it will take more than a dozen years, but machines capable of putting heavy and monotonous work on their titanium shoulders will appear in the near future. For example, thanks to the company Boston Dynamics.
11. Biofuels and renewable energy
Solar panels – an environmentally friendly source of renewable energy
Almost certainly in the next 30 years, we will completely move from fossil to renewable energy sources. Oil and gas will ever run out, but solar and wind energy is not. In addition, solar panels are much more environmentally friendly.
12. Wireless power transmission
Devices and technologies each year consume more and more energy, so we need to ensure its uninterrupted supply. Wireless charging for your phone is just the beginning.
Israel has already tested a road that will charge an electric car while driving. This year Apple patented a technology that will allow you to charge your smartphone via Wi-Fi. If engineers are not able to create sufficiently capacious batteries, then they will have to make sure that they are not discharged at all.
13. 5G Internet
Constantly growing volumes of Internet traffic set the pace of development of mobile networks. Messengers, video calls, 4K-video and streaming services require new data transmission technologies, so the emergence of 5G-Internet in the near future is inevitable.
14. Artificial Intelligence
Creating a complete artificial intelligence is only a matter of time. This will be a turning point in the development of human civilization, after which the world will change forever.
In fact, artificial intelligence no longer seems to be something unattainable, especially with the rapid pace of development of neural networks. Machine learning has already reached a high level and is capable of much, including writing scripts, books and songs.
Of course, the programs do not work as well as we would like, but the neural network is a great example of how we are moving in the right direction.
In 2004, the first sheet of graphene was released. Since then, scientists have been trying to find a way to mass produce material.
Graphene is a versatile material with exceptional properties. It can be used in almost all areas of our life. High-speed data transfer, water purification filters, and even an unbreakable smartphone case are all graphene. When the production of this material put on stream, we are waiting for another industrial revolution.