The beauty of technology is that it evolves. If we can compare the state of technology ten years ago, we will realize it has changed tremendously. Technologies that were considered impossible to create back then are the norm today. One such example is the evolution of the cell phone that has happened right in front of our eyes. Ten years ago, phones were bulky and didn’t have as much processing power. Today, most devices are just as powerful as computers if not more. As such, we have no option but to embrace new technology or be overtaken by it. Even with development and evolution of the technology we have currently, more innovations continue to spring up while others get reinforced. It’s a surety that we will have incredible technologies in the next couple of years. Nevertheless, here are some of the technologies that will change the world over the next ten years.
Moore’s law states that, the number of transistors present in a dense integrated circuit will double approximately every two years. This was an observation made in 1965 by visionary Gordon Moore one of the founders of Intel. To this day, this view has continuously proved to be true. The Cray-2 was the world’s fastest computer between 1985 and 1989; today, a smartwatch is twice as powerful. As our cell phones continue to get more powerful and the cost of data storage continues to plummet, our digital footprints get bigger. In a few years, scientists have noted that we might be walking with supercomputers in our pockets.
As our digital footprints get larger by the day, there are those that collect this data, analyze and monetize it. A few years back, advertising was on a whole different level. The companies interested would either place an ad on television or the newspaper and hope that prospective clients would see them. Today, science about data is growing, and industries are taking advantage. Every time you look for something on a search engine or buy from an online store, you are leaving a digital trail. As data mining and information extrapolation technologies improve, data can be transformed into information in real time. This development changes the way companies target clients and the approaches they take to close a client.
Digitization of Matter
Printers have come a long way. From the early dot matrix printers to the 3-D printers in the market today. As it is, several things can be made using a 3d printer such as prototypes of products, machines and even more complex items such as guns. It is estimated that by 2025, it will be possible to print organic matter. Many people need organ transplants which aren’t always available from donors. Even so, there is usually a list where you must wait for your turn. If we can print functional non-problematic organs such as livers, kidneys, hearts and other organs, more lives can be saved.
The way money changes hands has incredibly evolved. As technology continues to grow, better ways of payments have come along, and society has embraced them wholeheartedly. Over the next couple of years, it’s said that biometrics would change entirely. When the fingerprint sensor was added to phones, it was a foreign concept but was accepted and soon became a standard. This is what will happen with facial recognition. In the future, you will only need your face to pay for items, enforce security and prove your identity. It will soon be impossible to make secure payments without a facial scan to verify your identity.