Look around you. You’ll likely struggle to find a single device where technology isn’t involved in some way.
Although we’ve made significant progress in countless fields, we’re hungry for more, and there is simply no stopping us. Technological advancements happen so fast that our current way of life always seems slightly out of date relative to these advancements.
Devices like Google’s driverless cars, fully functioning bionic limbs and arms, robots with autonomous thinking, and spray-on clothes are just the beginning…
There are some technologies out there that will revolutionize the way we live in the very near future.
Be ready to have your mind blown!
1) Brain-Controlled Computers
The working of a brain-controlled computer.
Yes, you heard that right. We’re developing computers and devices that can be controlled by your brain. Researchers at Brown University are currently working day and night on this project.
First, a sensor is placed on the top of the user’s head, which can tap into brainwaves. The requisite computers will be equipped with a wireless transmitter that could even give paralyzed people a practical way to control TVs, computers, or wheelchairs with their thoughts alone.
This device is still in its beta phase, but the progress thus far is impressive.
2) Quantum Teleportation
What if I told you that you could be a real life” Jumper” (someone with the ability to teleport both themselves and whatever they are touching through time and space). Teleporting from one place to another would be a cakewalk. Does this sound like complete science fiction? Think again…
At this point, researchers are only quantum teleporting information a distance of ten feet, but conceivably, this means that larger objects could eventually be teleported even longer distances. In fact, according to one of the project’s lead researchers, there is nothing in the laws of physics that prevents humans from teleporting at some point in the future.
In theory, in order to achieve teleportation, the object has to travel at the speed of light. As of yet, only small objects have been teleported up to a distance of 10 feet, but we’re still at the earliest stages of this development.
Suffice to say, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this one.
3) Genome Editing
Most diseases in the world today are a result of the presence of defective genes. Genome editing is a cutting-edge technology that intends to replace these defective genes with new healthy ones.
This will significantly reduce the number of patients suffering from cardiac problems, diabetes, and many genetically transmitted diseases.
Genome editing is different from genetic modification. Genetic modification involves replacing fully functioning genes with better ones of higher functionality, but genome editing is more a gentle tweak in the right direction.
4) Computers With the Computing Power of the Human Brain
The human brain is more powerful than even the greatest supercomputer. For example, the fastest supercomputer takes 40 minutes to perform an activity that an average brain can complete in roughly 1 second.
Does that give you some idea of how impressive our brains truly are?
The Human Brain Project is trying to perform the seemingly impossible task of duplicating the human brain in a supercomputer. Researchers have the ambitious goal of simulating the tangle of neurons and synapses that power our thought processes, which could offer solutions to tackling conditions like depression, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s.
Over $1.3 bn has already been invested in this project, so some people have a lot of faith in its success!
With the introduction of autonomous robots and strong supercomputers, the advent of cyborgs is inevitable.
That name might be slightly misleading as this type of printing isn’t exactly breaking into the fourth dimension, but it’s still pretty incredible. Check out the video below for full details.