Technology is our future but in the recent years we have seen few path breaking technologies which are definitely going to decide our future. Here is the list of 10 technologies which will change our future.
1. The Umbrella That Will Forecast The Weather.
A piece of furniture that speaks to us – that’s the definition of Rose’s vision for the future with enchanted objects. This mindblowing umbrella will correctly predict if it going to rain or not. It will also predict a windstorm. The Ambient umbrella communicates with its owner through a series of patterned blue lights that indicate if the forecast calls for rain.
Armed with your ZIP code, a wireless receiver at the handle of the umbrella connects to AccuWeather and then glows and pulses a gentle blue light if the weather looks frightful. The only thing left for it to predict is a Tsunami. Lol.
2. The Gaming Tablet That Will Change The World Of Gaming – Project Fiona
Meet the first generation of the gaming tablet. Razer’s Project Fiona is a serious gaming tablet built for hardcore gaming. Once it’s out, it will be the frontier for the future tablets, as tech companies might want to build their own tablets, dedicated towards gaming, but for now Fiona is the only possible one that will debut in 2013.
This beast features next generation Intel Core i7 processor geared to render all your favorite PC games, all at the palm of your hands. Crowned as the best gaming accessories manufacturer, Razer clearly knows how to build user experience straight into the tablet, and that means 3-axis gyro, magnetometer, accelerometer and full-screen user interface supporting multi-touch. My body and soul are ready.
3. GOOGLE GLASS – The Glass That Will Show You Everything
Augmented Reality has already gotten into our life in the forms of simulated experiment and education app, but Google is taking it several steps higher with Google Glass. Theoretically, with Google Glass, you are able to view social media feeds, text, Google Maps, as well as navigate with GPS and take photos. You will also get the latest updates while you are on the ground.
It’s truly what we called vision, and it’s absolutely possible given the fact that the Google’s co-founder, Sergey Brin has tried the demo of the glass with skydivers and creatives. Currently the device is only available to some developers with the price tag of $1500, but expect other tech companies trying it out and building an affordable consumer version.
4. The Home That Transforms At Your Command
Two-hundred square feet seems impossibly small, even by New York standards – but a new MIT-designed micro-apartment called CityHome that can transform a 15-by-15 space into an exercise area, lounge, study, kitchen, and sleeping area, hopes to change all that.
The apartment is controlled by wall-mounted devices that resemble a clock. Just pick a time of day and the room morphs into the space you want. For example: ‘Once out of bed, his room moves into exercise mode: The bed lifts away into the ceiling, the floor space clears, and a full-wall, live video projection of a yoga studio starts.’
5. A Bike That Pedals For You
The Copenhagen Wheel, announced at the 2009 Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change and initially developed in an MIT lab as a research project, contains a motor that transforms a normal bike into a hybrid electric vehicle. The device consists of a motor and battery pack that snaps onto the back of the bike. As you pedal, the wheel captures excess energy when going downhill or braking and then helps propel you up steeper inclines or harder terrains.
The wheel can also connect to the Internet, using it to record speed and distance traveled, find friends throughout the city, inspect air quality and even notify you if the bike starts to move when you’re not in the seat. In the mood to use up more calories? Using your smartphone, you can also vary the level of powered assist.
This reinvented wheel, listed for $799, is available for pre-order and will be out by the end of this year.
6. 3D PRINTER
3D printing is the technology that could forge your digital design into a solid real-life product. It’s nothing new for the advanced mechanical industry, but a personal 3D printer is definitely a revolutionary idea.
Everybody can create their own physical product based on their custom design, and no approval needed from any giant manufacturer! Even the James Bond’s Aston Martin which was crashed in the movie was a 3D printed product!
It’s already been around for a while now but as time flows, the equipment gets affordable. It will be a host to invention, applications and prototypes. Researches, along with technological advancements suggest that it will be possible to create human tissues out of it.
Spoiler alert: Daniel Craig’s DB5 meets an untimely end involving flames. You can’t just take a priceless real DB5 and blow it up on film, so the filmmakers turned to a high-tech prop solution: 3D printing.
Form 1 is one such personal 3D printer which can be yours at just $2799. It may sound like a high price but to have the luxury of getting producing your own prototypes, that’s a reasonable price.
Imagine a future where every individual professional has the capability to mass produce their own creative physical products without limitation. This is the future where personal productivity and creativity are maximized.
7. The Tshirt Which Monitors Your Baby
High-tech helicopter parent, this one’s for you.
The Mimo Baby Shirt measures infant respiration, skin temperature, body position, sleep patterns and activity levels. The organic (of course) cotton onesie is fitted with machine-washable sensors that can be monitored in real time through your home’s Wi-Fi network. It also includes a microphone, so that you can stream your baby’s sound to your smartphone, and the accompanying app allows you to crunch analytics about your baby’s sleep patterns.
Originally marketed to medical device development companies, they had a direct-to-consumer eureka moment when parents began contacting them to use their sensors, and, according to their website, they haven’t looked back since.
For $299 – a package that includes three onesies that come in only one size for infants up to 3 months – you can pick up one of these at your local Babies store.
8. The Fork That Helps You Lose Weight
Introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2013, Hapifork made the jump from MIT research project to consumer household item in an impressively short amount of time. Perhaps it’s because we all want to lose weight – but we want someone or something else to do the hard work for us.
The chunky, $100 fork, which comes in five colors, alerts you with a gentle vibration when you are eating too quickly. It also measures, using the tines of the fork, how long it took to eat your meal, the amount of ‘fork servings’ taken per minute, and the time between servings. All this information is uploaded; more self-monitoring data – for your own enjoyment or horror, depending on how you eat.
Rose says this is an impressive start, but within the next five years, he anticipates something more draconian: ‘Imagine an actual tooth replacement that responds to chewing action and is able to sense texture, temperature and chemical content of food and drink,’ Rose writes. ‘In dire circumstances, it magnetically clamps onto the tooth above so you cannot continue to eat.’
9. Artificial Intelligence
Technology has improved a lot in the last decade and artificial intelligence entering our world was probably one of the most widely used technology.
The theory and development of computer systems, able to perform human tasks normally including intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages. is known as Artificial Intelligence.
The exponential, digital, and recombinant powers of the second machine age have made it possible for humanity to create the most significant one-time events in our history: the emergence of real, useful artificial intelligence (AI).
This technology can fundamentally change our growth prospects. These systems are capable of demonstrating broad abilities in pattern recognition, complex communication, and other domains that used to be exclusively human.
Performing stressful tasks in limited span of time will be a child’s play and the number of errors while carrying out a particular task will be reduced to a minimum.
10. A Wearable Camera Watch That Turns Into A Drone & Fly Off Your Wrist
Meet Nixie, a wearable camera concept that flies off your wrist and turns into a remote-controlled quadcopter. It’s the bizarre-yet-appealing wearable camera drone nobody asked for – and now I kind of want it.
Intel is holding a competition to encourage new wearable technology ideas, and the Nixie is one of the finalists. So far, it’s still in development, so the flying wristlet camera is rough around the edges. Team captain Christoph Kohstall eventually wants you to be able to send the the Nixie flying with a gesture. It would recognize where you’re standing, snap a picture, then return to the wrist, like a futuristic paparazzi boomerang.
If sticking your arm out to capture photos makes you feel like a lo-tech peasant, you’re probably Nixie’s target demographic.
All of that seems to be a long way off still; they’re going to have to make the Nixie extremely consistent to make it worthwhile. After all, getting one of those GoPro stick mounts to take a farther-away shot might not be as convenient of simply flinging a camera off your wrist, but it’s also a lot less complicated. In a crowded area, I’d guess it’d be hard for the Nixie to tell which person it was meant to fly back towards.
The Nixie team has a lot of work to do, but if they can polish their prototype, this is a weird wearable worth watching.