Futurists around in the late 1950s predicted that by the 2000s, flying cars would be part of our everyday lives. Although this was a slight misjudgment,there is no denying that innovative technologies and groundbreaking inventions dominate the world we live in today.
We are living in a world that is influenced and controlled by live streaming, smartphones, high-speed internets and a hive of social networking. These are the technologies that are having the most profound effect on the world we live in.
Who knows what the next 50 years will hold? The future is an exciting prospect, particularly as we are on the brink of yet another technological boom. Self-driving vehicles have started to appear, alongside voice-assisted technology around many households. Soon these technologies will go mainstream and change the world and the way it works in the process.
Voice Assisted Technology
The majority of middle and working class households own a voice assistant device such as the Amazon Alexa. Thisis all thanks to the power of artificial intelligence as voice assistants are becoming a part of everyday life. Voice assistants are growing increasingly helpful as they are programmed to learn new words via their regular updates. As a result, this allows owners to get more from this thriving technology.
Voice assistants are creating a huge impact on numerous markets across the globe, and in 2018 there wererecord numbers of uptake in voice assistant devices. Just under half of onlineadults are now using voice technology in some way or another, whether that be through their smartphonesor devices around the home.
Virtual reality makes viewing many things possible anytime and anywhere. It is an immersive type of reality technology that allows the brain to think it is somewhere that it is not. With some of the largest technology companies in the world such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft adopting the virtual reality trend, it is no surprise that it is entering many industries of today.
Virtual reality is taking the property industry by storm. Anyone that has ever been house hunting knows what a laborious and stressful job it can be. While a picture can say a thousand words,it is sometimes hard to imagine space, distances and depth, leaving certain photos on numerous property portals being somewhat deceitful.
Thanks to advancements in technology, virtual reality offers the ability to view a property exactly how it is before deciding whether to actually go and view it, which has been particularly beneficial for those companies like RW Invest who specialise in off-plan developments. The concept allows investors from all over the globe to experience a property by ‘walking through it’ before the construction phase has even begun. The property market is saturated with photos that have the potential to hide or disguise problems within a build. However,in high-quality technology like this, it exposes the property completely. It is all about giving prospective buyers a true representation of the property in a timely, affordable and extremely beneficial way.
3D printing has been used to create an abundance of breakthroughs over the past few yearsand usedto make car parts, medical equipment and even artificial organs. Using 3D printing to produce artificial organs is perhaps one of the most noteworthy results of this type of technology. Using a patient’s owncells to print a new organ is the start of dramatically reducing wait time for donors in the future, which is a huge step in the right direction for medicine.