The future is uncertain, but with the rise in technological innovation, and the pace with which industries, and humanity as a whole, are accepting newer technologies is phenomenal. From the moment you wake up, to the moment you go back to sleep, technology is everywhere. The extremely digital life we live and the development of our technological world have become the new normal.
The advancement of technology has also provided a lot of business and employment opportunities to a wide range of people. Everything from a random shape generator application to create custom graphics to enterprise tools to more serious software as a service or SaaS operations; the internet and the technology that sustains it, has given a great lease of life to many people across the socio-economic spectrum.
The future’s looking brighter and better than we imagined as far as utilizing technology for the betterment of the species is concerned. Cryptocurrencies like Ethereum (ETH) and Litcoin are on the rise and digital wallets seem more than likely to be the mode of operation in the future.
Let’s take a look at some more amazing technological marvels –
1) Self-driving vehicles – This has been a really popular motif in many sci-fi books, comics and movies for many years. At least, we are close enough to it becoming a reality during our times. Everyone is probably aware of Tesla and its efforts to create modern self-driving vehicles that can overcome basic human challenges like what do you do when there is a pile up or for some reason the tire doesn’t move? Even Google has had quite a run at this technology. The upside to this is that these vehicles will be cheaper to run than regular rigs, driving more smoothly and therefore using less fuel. The downside is that there might be mass layoffs. Think of all the taxi drivers, trucks drivers and everybody in between? There needs to be some real intervention by policy makers for this to be a success.
2) Vat-grown meat
The ethics of meat consumption, especially in terms of issues like factory farming, have always been an issue for some. However, thanks to innovations that center on cell replication technology, emerging businesses are now able to grow slaughter-free meat – without the animal – in nutrient vats. The end result tastes identical to normal meat, but involves no harm. Ethics aside, economies of scale mean that within a decade, vat-grown meat may end up being cheaper to create and more environmentally sustainable than conventional agriculture. This could have major implications for people’s diets, and the availability of protein in parts of the developing world.
There are many such amazing and inventive methods, services and products waiting to be launched for our benefit. The future is in tech-savvy hands.