The future of technology is constantly changing, with new inventions coming out every day. From advances in Artificial Intelligence to the growth of Virtual Reality, the world is being shaped by innovations in tech. This article will examine what technologies are on the horizon and how they could affect you as an individual which are compiled by Clean ERSJ.
1. Exponential Growth:
Technology is growing at an exponential rate, meaning that new technology is constantly being developed and old technology is constantly being made better as well as more efficient for everyday life use, such as cell phones with better cameras, new car models coming out every year, new music streaming websites popping up, etc… Also, technology tends to become more widely accepted over time. For example, the internet started out as a small computer network in the early 1990s and has since expanded into a worldwide connection that billions of people use daily for social media and other purposes.
2. Repetitive Action:
Technology is repetitive because it consists of a set of components that are used in practically all applications, such as a smartphone’s camera, sensors to identify an object, a processor to interpret data from the sensors and a memory to store it in. This makes it so that you can access all your other devices from your phone, even if they have been designed to be physically separate from one another by design.
3. Complexity Theory:
The more complex a system is, the more likely it is to break down in some way. For example, complex systems are harder to design and maintain because there are many interdependencies in the system that must be maintained.
4. Entangled Systems Theory:
Entanglement is a concept of quantum mechanics that refers to the physical connection between two or more particles regardless of their separation. When entangled, the condition of one particle can change the condition of its partner(s) regardless of distance. Entangled systems are created when two or more systems interact with each other. For example, the internet is considered an entangled system because no single entity controls it and therefore no single entity has absolute control for all of its components.
5. Hybrid Systems:
Technology can be both physical or digital, with physical systems made of objects that come together in a functional whole while digital systems are virtual objects that can do things on their own when joined to other objects, such as computer files and components connected by wires and network data connections.
6. Quantum Computing:
Quantum computing is the future of computing because it uses the physical properties of subatomic particles, such as photons, to process information. It can carry out calculations much faster than today’s computing systems.
7. Internet of Things:
The Internet of Things is a network where everyday objects are connected to each other so that they can be monitored and controlled remotely. The concept has already been applied to things like smart home appliances that have internet connectivity to allow them to be controlled from an app or computer, car engines that can monitor their own fuel levels and adjust accordingly, etc…
8. Autonomous Vehicles:
Autonomous vehicles rely on a computer system that regulates the vehicle’s navigation, control and determines its path in a way that a human driver would under the same conditions. It is able to make decisions faster than a human driver in some cases, such as in an emergency where fractions of a second could make the difference between life and death.
9. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence:
Machine learning is when a machine uses algorithms to learn from experience for future use. A good example of this is when you want to answer a question on Google, it uses algorithms to search for your desired answer in its database. AI is the concept of creating an artificial intelligence machine with human-like intelligence, such as technology that can think and act on its own without needing to be programmed explicitly for each task.
10. Mixed Reality and Virtual Reality:
Mixed reality (MR) is the combination of physical and virtual realities in a single environment using specialized hardware, software or procedural generation techniques to create new worlds that blend physical elements into virtual environments, where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real time. For example, you could be in a real room and then put on a virtual reality headset and be transported to another place. Virtual reality (VR) is an artificial environment created using software and graphic hardware. VR is used to create 3D environments that can be explored and interacted with by the user, such as playing games or watching movies.
11. Augmented Humanism and Cognitive Enhancement:
Augmented humanism refers to the use of technology to enhance human capabilities or enhance human performance in order to increase productivity or improve quality of life. For example, screens could be used for work rather than paper and ink, computers could play music, computers could help people learn new skills, technology could help people live longer healthier lives, etc…