Technology industry never stops progressing and there is more innovation now than ever before. The development of technology is guided by present human needs and dreams of the future. Technology is not a new concept. It has been around for quite a long time. In years past, technology was not as advanced, but those early advancements are what makes possible the devices and gadgets that we interact with on a daily basis what seemed impossible way back then, has now become a reality. Now, as we gaze into the future, we can only wonder what new breakthroughs will be on the horizon for now and for future generations. As new dreams and innovations are accomplished there are some new inventions that have a chance of being released in the near future.
The terms artificial intelligence Technology, virtual reality, and augmented reality are becoming the new wave of the future. We are changing how we perceive ourselves and the relationship we have with the world around us. These new technologies are being installed into games, apps, software, television, and wherever the technology can fit. It is as if we have two worlds we exist in- the physical world that we can see and feel and the virtual world which we can see exists, but cannot be physically accessed. The following 10 innovations are what we may very well see and experience in the near future.
Do you love Star Wars. ? Do you remember the Star Wars speed bike ? Well, the Aerofex Aero-x technology has brought this bike into reality. This unique bike has been developed for the last 15 years! It has a 240 horsepower engine that is cooled by water. It has the ability to hover at around 12 feet in the air and can accelerate to speeds up to 45 miles per hour. The maximum pounds it can carry is 310. There are so many things that can be accomplished with this new mode of transportation. Because such hard work has been put into this projects, any barriers to performance has been overcome in the design of the craft ensuring it’s safety and ease of use. If you would like to get your hands on one of these. you can secure on with a refundable $5000 deposit. The total price, is around $85, 000, made available in 2017.
Food printed in 3D
While 3D printing of food has been around for a little while, the idea of it being of viable use has been debatable. But, the idea seems to be spreading and 3D has more application than just for devices. The seneoPro, developed by a German company, has set out to create 3D printable powder mixes that turns solid when printing. When eaten, it melts very fast. While it may not have a readily available application for the general population, elder patients are being targeted and anyone who has dysphagia. This type of food would be easily consumed by those who have issues with swallowing.
The Super Maglev Train
In China and Japan, extremely fast trains are currently utilized on a normal basis. These rains have the ability of reaching speeds of up to 260 miles per hour. The next train is slated to be even faster than that. It is built on the same platform as the current train but will hold the train in sort of a vaccum tube area, in the pursuit of avoiding air resistance. This will help the train obtain higher speeds overall. The increase in speed will be so great, that this train could reach 1800 miles per hour. While, it has it’s pros and cons, and also development challenges, when this train is fully developed, the advancement in transportation will be profound.
Jet Pack International
These H2O2 jetpacks have made great headway, fueled by hydrogen peroxide. They will allow individuals to fly at 77 miles per hour up to 250 feet high. They are available for purchase, but you have o assemble it yourself. The cost is a staggering $100,000.
Extra Sensitive Prosthetics
Unlike its predecessors, the new prosthetic hand connects with nerves in the body. This ability gives it a sense of touch and feeling. This type of prosthetic is also easier to control. In essence, an individual wearing the prosthetic can differentiate between different items held with the prosthetic hand. It can also allow a sense of pressure. While it is a great advancement, one of the cons is the fact that electrodes must be implanted and have to be tested. It also uses a lot of power o process and is hooked into a computer. Work is being done to make this much smaller.
The Titan Arm
The Titan Arm is developed for individuals who need rehabilitation for injuries and also for people who lift a great deal for a living. It has an exoskeleton that helps you lift an extra 40 pounds. It will also help individuals spare themselves from injury due to the great demands of jobs that require frequent heavy lifting. The prototype was developed with 3D printing technology.
Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit
The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) may see a future in combat for the US Army. The TALOS is a triple threat. It’s features include shock protection, fire protection, and ballistics. This development it in collaboration with the government, corporations, and universities. There is no working prototype yet, but the development is moving very quickly on this suit. The suit may be fully working by mid 2018.
A nanotechnology company, StoreDot, has presented a prototype for a battery with advanced storage technology. StoreDot uses nanodots that increase battery performance. The amazing thing about this battery is the fact that it can fully charge in 30 seconds. That is almost unbelievable! And the battery is far more environmentally friendly. They will surely have many applications in the future.
Wireless Charging on Steroids
Have you ever considered charging your phone or other smart device from a distance away? Well guess what? It’s here and it is amazing! The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology has produced a working prototype. It is called the Dipole Coil Resonant System (DCRS) that works from 15 feet away, and get this…it can charge up to 40 cell phones!
The Cave2 is a reality environment that allows individuals to research in a wraparound structure. It covers 360 degrees and contains several CD panels. It also has a speaker surround sound system and advanced cameras. With the use of 3D glasses, scientist will be able to virtually experience things like the planets, the human body, etc.