Emerging technology commonly refers to technologies that are currently developing or that are expected to be available within the years ahead. It is usually reserved for technologies and gadgets that are creating what are expected to create significant social or economic effects. Technology today is evolving at a rapid pace, enabling faster change in progress, and causing an acceleration of the rate of change. It’s a good thing we stay on top of it. So here are some doozies 10 emerging technologies that will change our world.
1 – Deep Fakes
Deep fake technology ever heard of it? You most certainly have seen it either on social media apps or in special effects in movies. It works such that anyone can seamlessly stitch anyone in the world into a video or photo. They never actually participated in it. Most used in movie making.
Now, deep fake technologies can synthesize images and videos much more quickly. We literally have apps that do it instantaneously. And that’s why you’re growing unease has settled around deep fake technologies that make it possible to create evidence of faint that never happened.
Celebrities have found themselves the stars of adult content, and politicians have turned up in videos speaking words they never really said like all fake, and corporations don’t like it either. Social media platforms have banned it from their networks. That’s how strongly deep fakes divide people, no matter how much fun it is to see. Is it just about videos? Absolutely not. Audio can be deep fake too to create voice skins or voice clones of anybody.
2 – Sonic Fire Extinguisher
Fighting forest fires can be a huge challenge, and they’re often in remote areas hard to reach or there is little to no access to water. So what do you do? Recently, two undergraduate engineering students created an acoustic fire extinguisher for their senior design project, using sound waves to quell the flames. Genius. Right. Fighting flames with the base of the acoustic extinguisher. Works by using sound waves to push oxygen away from the source of a flame and spread it over a large surface area. These actions break the fire combustion triangle made up of heat, fuel, and oxygen. The three elements required for a fire to burn the acoustic fire extinguisher puts out flames using a low-frequency base without relying on water or chemicals acquired. A preliminary patent application for the design. The researchers are now hoping to move on to further testing and refinement of their extinguisher, taking steps towards a potential commercial application.
Around 90% of wildfires in the US are started by humans, some as deliberate acts of arson, but most unintentionally. Perhaps people could put out their campfires with a little blast of a. Useful way to deal with the fire quickly.
3 – The Metaverse
You’ve heard this word a lot lately so in a nutshell, it means this if the contemporary internet experience is two-dimensional, meaning you browse and scroll through it on the screen. The Metaverse is 3D. You’ll be walking through it via a connected headset or glasses and understanding a metaverse is complicated especially because it doesn’t entirely exist yet.
It’s unclear whether there will be one Metaverse or mini, but it will be an Immersive next-generation version of the Internet, likely rendered by virtual or augmented reality technology. The venture capitalist Matthew Paul describes the Metaverse as a successor state to the mobile Internet and a platform for human leisure Labor. For now, a virtual world mimics the space constraints and land scarcity of the real world. In other cases it just means user sharing specially created spaces for a particular game or a special time-sensitive event but the metaverse intended to be so much more if the experts. But questions of control are an issue here, especially if your meta versus controlled by a Corporation that wants to draw value from all that user-generated work is meta better. We’ll find out soon enough.
4 – Quantum Computers
In 2019, Google made a big announcement. It announced its quantum computer named Sycamore had achieved quantum supremacy. That’s when quantum computers can complete tasks exponentially more quickly than their classical counterparts. Apparently, it solved the problem in three minutes. That would take an average computer 10000 years. Computer scientists have for decades sought to harness the behavior of subatomic particles that can simultaneously exist in different states.
In contrast to the real world that people perceive around them. In fact, these particles can exist in more than one state at a time. It’s this ability that quantum computers take advantage of instead of bits, which conventional computers use. A quantum computer uses quantum bits known as qubits. So this means that a computer using qubits can store huge amounts of information and uses less energy. Doing so than a classical computer. Traditional laws of physics no longer apply here, will be able to create processors that are a million or more times faster than the ones we use today. So it’s no coincidence that some of the world’s most influential companies are investing in Quantum Computing Technology.
5 – Living Robots
A team of biologists and computer scientists created these novel tiny self-healing biological machines. Created from Frog sales named Xenobots after the African Clawed Frog. The machines are less than 0.04 inches wide, small enough to travel inside human bodies. They can walk and swim, survive for weeks without food, and work together in groups. The researchers scraped living stem cells from frog embryos and led them to incubate. Then the sails were cut and reshaped into specific body forms designed by a supercomputer form never seen in nature.
Some of the sales, after a few days differentiated to produce cilia, tiny hair-like projections that move back and forth or rotate in a specific way. Instead of using manually sculpted cardiac cells whose natural rhythmic contractions allow the original Xenobots to scuttle around cilia gives the newborn’s legs move them rapidly across the surface. And a frog or human, for that matter, Celia would normally be found on surfaces, like in the lungs to help push out pathogens in other foreign material. On the Xeno Bots, they are repurposed to provide quick local motion programmable life forms. We’re looking at the world’s first living robot.
6 – Self Healing Concrete
This material builds our buildings, paves our roads, and spans our bridges, is the most widely produced and consumed material on Earth apart from water. Of all the carbon emitters that surround us every day, it’s easy to overlook good old-fashioned concrete. Although its environmental impact is far from low concrete, is defined as the mixture of aggregates water and the hydraulic powder material known as Cement. It is incredibly useful and widely applicable and with this new self-healing concrete water is the catalyst that activates the solution. It’s only with the arrival of concrete’s nemesis itself. If rainwater or atmospheric moisture seeps into cracks that the bacteria start to produce the limestone that eventually repairs the cracks. It’s a similar process to that carried out by cells in our body that make bones. Bacteria are mixed and distributed evenly through the concrete but can lie dormant for up to 200 years as long as there’s food in the form of particles. Healing these cracks in the old old-fashioned is no small expense.
According to the project working on the self-healing concrete and maintenance costs for bridges, titles and other essential infrastructure is in the billions of dollars per year. This could be the answer to all our concrete conundrums.
7 – Hyper Trains
You better get used to the idea of rolling the work or on your vacation via Hyper-Trains because passengers are already experiencing this state-of-the-art travel experience in test runs. Supporters argue that Hyperloop could be cheaper and faster than train or car travel and cheaper and less polluting than air travel. They claim it’s also quicker and cheaper to build than traditional high speed rail. Hyperloop could therefore be used to take pressure off gridlocked roads, making travel between cities easier and potentially unlocking major economic benefits as a result.
The Hyperloop is the futuristic idea of passenger and freight transportation. In a sealed tube or system of tubes unlike a regular subway train, a railroad hyperloops low air pressure allowing a passenger pod to travel free of excess air resistance or friction. At hypersonic speeds, the pods travel through tubes or tunnels, but most of the air has been removed, and they move at super speed using magnetic levitation, like an air ski to reduce friction. So the pods travel up to 750 Mph as a result of this clever engineering, while being energy efficient. That’s why a number of different companies are working to turn the ideas into a functioning commercial system.
8 – Driverless Cars
Driverless cars, fans of 1980s horror phenomenon that’s bought a book in a movie might recall one of the earliest driverless cars with Stephen King’s Christine, remember the car that came to life. But these days, driverless vehicles have come a long way. Your own car may not be driving itself just yet, but you might already own a kind of driverless car without realizing it. Something as small as the beeping noise that guides your rear parking could mean a car is somewhat autonomous. And if your new car can park itself, it’s likely to be more of a driverless vehicle than you think.
If technology continues on this current course, it’s your car that’ll do all the drive for you. Way more on the ride held in service that uses driverless vehicles in the suburbs of Phoenix and now is accessed and booked through Google Maps. The first fully autonomous ride-hailing option available in the App. The future is here they have about 600 vehicles and its US fleet about 300 to 400 of those are in the Phoenix area alone, so clearly is having some impact. The driverless taxi service means that a safety operator is not physically behind the wheel. It also means that if it pops up on Google Maps, users can be assured it will indeed be driverless. And that’s good to know.
9 – Ebikes
Ebikes are the result of four years of research and development, prototyping, and testing before arriving at the finished product. There is this ultimate e-bike, it’s called Revo. It has hubless spoke-less wheels, a beam-style frame, and a one-sided fork that can even be locked and unlocked with your fingertip. The Fingertip technology to lock and unlock the bike paired with the integrated automatic Lockhouse inside the frame to protect it from boat cropper attacks should make Revo virtually theft-proof. Take that thief if they do steal your Ebike, and take advantage of the bike’s integrated GPS with motion detection, allowing you to set a custom geofencing radius and know where your bike is by checking the app. It also has automatic brake lighting integrated into the rims. The headlight in real light is also turned on and off automatically, with all the lighting kicking out 800 Lumens combined.
These things can only be described as pure engineering excellence. All wrapped up in a strong lightweight core with triple seal technology. As an added bonus, no spokes means that Revo can store your stuff inside the wheels.
10 – Algae Fuel
Algae Fuel this kind of biofuel is an alternative to liquid fossil fuels that use algae as their source of energy-rich oils. It also has an alternative to commonly known biofuel sources such as corn and sugarcane. The technology and infrastructure to create fuel from this sort of biomass have existed for at least 60 years. Now several companies and government agencies are funding efforts to reduce capital and operating costs and make algae fuel production commercially viable.
The energy crisis in the world food crisis has ignited interest in farming algae for making biodiesel and other biofuels using land unsuitable for agriculture. Algae can be grown with minimal impact on freshwater resources can be produced using saline and wastewater and our biodegradable and relatively harmless to the environment if spilled. It may cost more per unit mass than other second-generation biofuel crops due to high capital and operating costs but is claimed to yield between ten and 100 times more fuel per unit area. Algae can turn simple inorganic cow hounds such as CO2 and water into complex energy-rich hydrogen carbons using light as an energy source.