These inventions deserve not only our attention, but also success on the world stage. After all, these technologies can dramatically change our lifestyle. The good news is that they won’t have to wait for many years, because they are already here and ready to use!
You must have heard of 3D printers. But you hardly know about the existence of 4D printers. Both perform the same task – print materials or special items – but 4D creates objects that can change under external influence. The fact is that living conditions are constantly changing, and what we needed yesterday may not be needed after a year. To avoid creating things that last only a short time, researchers created printers and materials that wonderfully adapt to all types of environmental changes, damage, and other potential dangers.
2. Super materials
With a deeper understanding of chemistry, we have learned to create new, exciting materials. These include graphene, a material that consists of only one layer of carbon atoms. Due to this thickness, it is easily stretched, has high thermal conductivity and at the same time it is 200 times stronger than steel. Graphene can be used in making … anything. Graphene will make armored vehicles, clothes, computers and many other things much better and much more durable.
3. Drones in agriculture
More and more farmers are asking for help with modern technology. One of such assistants became drones. Although outwardly they resemble those used in the army and film production, their functionality is very different. Their main task is to take infrared images that allow farmers to determine where the seeds germinate successfully and where the problems begin. Some companies create agricultural drones that can destroy harmful insects, mold and other things unpleasant for the crop.
4. Real tricorder
If you are a science fiction fan, you are probably familiar with this device from Star Trek. It was his characters in the series used to measure medical indicators. The real version of this device can measure blood pressure, oxygen saturation, pulse, temperature, respiration, and diagnose 12 diseases, including chickenpox and HIV.
5. Modern desalination
Although people have long learned how to extract drinking water using desalination, the old methods are too labor-intensive and not effective enough. Now mankind has a deeper understanding of physics and chemistry, and scientists have created more effective ways to desalinate water. Now this can be done not only faster and cheaper, but also with additional benefits. Among them are free minerals. Yes, there are a lot of them in water, and desalinated water can become a cheap source of minerals needed for production. Plus, billions of tons of desalinated water can water the entire planet.
6. Genome change
Due to the fact that more and more people are born with genes that complicate their lives and increase the risk of mortality, genetics have created technologies that allow you to “cut out” harmful genes, add new ones and “turn on and off” existing ones. And this is not just a way to make people healthy – this technology can help people who, for example, have always dreamed of being athletes, but lack the necessary genes. Of course, such a procedure does not guarantee a 100% result, and people will still have to work hard to master the desired skills.
7. Bullet transport
The world does not get tired to expand, and more and more often we feel the need to be in two places at the same time. Therefore, humanity is constantly looking for ways to move faster. One of the best examples of new technologies in this area is the hyperloop of Ilon Mask. She promises to be so fast that the six-hour journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco will be covered in thirty minutes. And this is not the only such project under development.
8. Devices controlled by the power of thought
If you constantly forget where you put your smartphone, this news will appeal to you. Scientists have developed a method that allows you to control devices with the power of thought. This technology was first tested on people who have lost mobility. It turned out to be so successful that already in 2004, people played ping-pong by the power of thought. Such a technology will definitely simplify our lives, not to mention what opportunities it offers for video games of the future.
Of course, we are still far from the costume of Iron Man, but the first steps have already been taken – exoskeletons are no longer a fantasy, but a real reality. They give people with spinal injuries the opportunity to walk and enjoy life to the fullest. Over time, these primitive exoskeletons will only get better – easier to use, more convenient and cheaper.
10. Test tube meat
Many people stop eating meat because they do not want to harm animals. To their joy, scientists came up with a method that allows you to create meat in the laboratory. Not only does this cut down on the resources and energy that is spent on raising the animal, this meat is more healthy and tastes no different from the present. Not to mention how much space is available on the planet when livestock farms disappear.
11. Virtual reality
In view of the popularity of video games, game companies are constantly developing increasingly sophisticated ways to give the player an unforgettable experience. Their main goal is to make us feel that we are living in the game, and not sitting at home in front of the monitor. To achieve this effect, various companies release a variety of products for immersion in virtual reality. One of the most interesting options is a mask, which during the game even allows you to feel the aromas of the wild.
Biotechnology is a branch of science that is looking for opportunities to combine technology and living organisms for useful purposes. Healthy foods range from food, including cheese, yogurt, and kefir, to medicines and biological sensors. Biotechnology continues to improve and offer new solutions. At the moment, the idea of drought-resistant crops containing more vitamins is popular in biotechnology.
13. Internet from a balloon
About four billion people in the world still do not have Internet access. Large Internet companies regularly come up with new ways to make the Internet accessible in all corners of the Earth. So the idea came up to launch balloons into the atmosphere, which will “deliver” the Internet to hard-to-reach areas. Such a project will help residents of developing countries to become better acquainted with the world around them and find better paying jobs.
14. Vertical trusses
To make sure that humanity will always be provided with healthy and fresh food, scientists and farmers have come together to create an innovative agricultural method. It differs from the traditional one in that the plants are grown indoors, while the bias is done to save space. Thanks to this method, people in cities will be able to grow food themselves or buy fresh products in stores at any time of the year.
15. Glowing plants
For a long time, scientists have been looking for cheaper and more efficient methods of artificial lighting. Finally, they succeeded. They managed to create several types of plants that emit light in the dark. Such plants can be used in urban environments to reduce electricity costs. Not to mention that a few plants will not hinder the stone jungle.