Metaverse, blockchain technology, NFTs, web3; you must have heard about all of them. These along with numerous new innovations have been reshaping people’s tasks, lifestyles and travel. These tech advancements have made our lives easier by contributing in saving both our time and effort. With future technology, things are predicted to be even more advanced where robotics, applied sciences, automation etc. will revolutionize all spheres of this world.
What is Future Technology?
Future technology in layman terms is nothing but new or hypothetical technologies that do not exist widely but are expected to take shape or popularize in the coming years. These advancements will not only reshape how the world functions but it will also define how the modern human civilizations will face challenges, catastrophes etc.
Be it AI, metaverse, quantum computing, genomics, sand batteries or underwater gloves these will become the go-to products in the future.
Here are some of the technological ideas that are being developed and will change the world in the coming decades.
Image Generation via AI
AI is slowly revolutionizing almost all sectors and now it is about to make waves in the ‘world of art’. Researchers have designed a software that is capable of turning word prompts into images. For instance, if you type ‘a cat wearing a crown and seated on a throne’, you will get multiple options of images that fit your description. Although still in developmental stages, this technology looks promising and will revolutionize the way art is created.
Did you know that even sand can be used as batteries? Well, yes! Although this wasn’t possible in the past, Finnish engineers have made this a reality today. Apparently they piled up almost 100 tons of sand into steel containers having a dimension of 4×7 m, which was then heated using solar energy and wind. According to them, this can be distributed to various energy companies, which will utilize it to provide warmth to houses and buildings nearby. It is believed that using this method, energy can be stored for longer. This happens due to a process called ‘resistive heating’, where a material is heated due to the friction caused by electrical currents. Sand batteries, if implemented and distributed in the right way, can help distribute electricity in desert places where there is a shortage of water.
Imagine traveling without a guilt of harming the environment, where there would be zero carbon emissions by flights. Although this sounds a little impossible, a project called ‘Fly Zero’ can most likely make it a reality in future. This £15 million project is being taken by the Aerospace Technology Institute along with the UK government. They plan to make a hydrogen-powered plane that will carry around 279 passengers from London to Western America without any stops. If this is successful, traveling to your dream destination on a zero carbon emission international flight will be even more exciting.
Do you like fishing? Imagine owning a glove that you put under water and it sucks-in a fish. Oh! How intriguing! You wouldn’t have to wait for hours with a bait in hopes of catching one. Also known as ‘octa gloves’, underwater gloves will soon make this possible. It is designed to mimic the ability of suction in octopus but for a human hand. The suckers on this glove can either loosen or tighten its grip on anything underwater without emitting a strong force that can harm it. If successful, these can be used by archaeologists to pick artifacts underwater or by rescue drivers, and even bridge engineers.
There are many other products or processes that are being designed or are under testing. These will define future technology and make new innovations that will be helpful for the coming generations.
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