Technology for ages was preserved by the Universities and the research institutions. In this age of globalized economy, we see that there is an unprecedented invasion of changes in the social, economical and the technological areas.
The technological trend will reshape the way, we do business in the future. A few years back, things like the holograms, virtual reality and the self-driving cars were just a figment in our imagination. Only in a matter of the last few years, we see that technology is growing at a breathtaking pace. We hear about the smart wearables and the smart gadgets and of course we hear about Elon Musk, planning a colonization of Mars. We will be directing our discussions more, on the future technological trends, that will happen between now and the 2020. The next phase of innovations in our business and personal lives are to be shaped by technology, acting as a catalyst.
Following are some of these future technology trends:
- Advancement in 3D Printing
- Self-driving cars
- Wearables and everthing computing
- Fully developed IOT systems
- Impact of Artificial Intelligence
- Robotic Workforce
- Surface Computing
Advancement in 3D Printing
The 3D Printing is termed as the third wave of industrial revolution. This imparts power to people, to produce anything they want. We have started thinking in terms of 3D Printing of your household utensils, even 3D Printing, your favourite dinner dishes. The concept is about mass production of factory products. Organs are rarely available for transplant and the 3D Printing of the organs is a giant step in this direction.
Google emerges as one of the most popular name in the area of self-driving cars. Autonomous vehicles are also undertaken by companies like General Motors, Tesla and Daimler. However, so far there is someone available to take care of a situation, for anything that goes wrong. The challenge ahead is to resolve any difficulties that may occur. 2020 will see the emergence of an ultimate level, with fully robotic driver.
Wearables and Everything Computing
Wearables are focussed mostly in the area of fitness. Some of the applications for the wearables is to keep a count of the steps taken, tracking the heart rate and tracking the fitness data. Wearables are working in divergent areas such as those tracking your blood sugar levels and the interactive t-shirts. A smart watch is a wearable that poses as a device for making a call as well a navigating the city.
Fully developed IoT systems
IoT forms the basis of the next industrial revolution. We will see that there is an invasion of smart everything in our lives, the smart homes and offices, smart cities with smart power grids and above all the smart cars. By 2020, we intend to see 50 billion interconnected objects. The homeowners will be able to control everything in their homes, from lighting right upto the temperature.
Impact of Artificial Intelligence
The technology companies are making artificial Intelligence smarter. Google has come up with Allo, a smart messaging app that tells, not only what to reply for a message, along with other useful contextual information like nearest restaurants and the movie listings.
We see robots everywhere, replacing the workforce at low cost and greater operational efficiency. The human workforce will dwindle in numbers, by the year 2020. We will view the robots, even in the fast food chains and the restaurants.
Every surface is a computing space, whether the desks, mirrors or the refrigerators and the windows.
We are about to ride on the greatest cusp in the human history, in the form of unprecedented opportunities, in this age of technological innovations. By the year 2050, we will see the emergence of a highly transformed human race, hopefully for the better.