I n recent years, especially in the wake of the corona pandemic, there has been immense development in technology which begs the question, how far will this continue? Already each person has items that sounded like a fantasy a decade ago such as a supercomputer in his pocket and a flat-screen high definition TV. Predictions for the future of tech are enthralling but also sometimes concerning. Here are a few of them.
Experts have stated that in a few years, automobiles will experience hardware and software architectural change to such an extent that they will cease to look and function as they do now. A robust hybrid or electrical engine will fully replace the primitive combustion engine in private and public sector vehicles, thereby reducing the emission of greenhouse gases. Also, cars will be self-driving, relying solely on inbuilt sensors which will communicate with other vehicles and infrastructure. This will decrease the frequency of accidents, ensuring safety.
Often, while exploring new terrain, people encounter areas that are difficult to access. Venturing into such places requires expensive machinery and results in accidents and death. Experts predict that shortly, technology will be so advanced that people will not have to endanger their lives. Instead, they will use compact drones which will fly, drive, climb and use a laser to analyze terrain and completely map it out while relaying images and videos to the controllers.
5G is the latest innovation since the arrival of the internet. It is extremely fast and has the least latency. Experts predict that when 5G becomes ubiquitous it will revolutionize the global economy by boosting the transmission of data, facilitating production and growth of business and services on an unprecedented scale.
What is a Quantum Computer? A quantum computer is a device that employs quantum mechanics to drastically boost computation and solve complex problems which supercomputers cannot decipher and probably never will.
The currently available supercomputers can analyze and solve a few complicated problems via different combinations but that takes a long time. According to experts, a quantum computer will be able to do so, much more effectively because at the core of the quantum computer are quantum bits that can store a massive amount of information. It creates large multi-dimensional spaces to examine problems and uses algorithms with quantum wave interference to decode them.
Developers will have easier access to AI and smaller AI tools will be present with close to no overhead cost or time limit. Experts predict that there will be a variety of AI-oriented tools, playing an integral part in each aspect of human life.
Diagnosis of diseases will be quicker and more accurate with the use of AI-trained models that will harness a huge amount of data and use it to make optimal discoveries. Virtual nursing assistants will track patients’ health without any delay and help draft a treatment plan best suited to every patient a lot faster than any human.
Many believe that development in technology will enable textbooks to be fully digitized so children will not have to spend money and buy books if they don’t want to. Virtual tutors will either accommodate humans or fully replace humans as teachers. They will analyze the emotions of each child and provide each of them with the help they need to perform optimally without them getting tired.
People believe that with increasing awareness, the world is going to adopt renewable sources of energy, particularly solar energy to power everything. This shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy will be pivotal in restoring environmental balance and minimizing pollution.
Experts predict that with the boost in technology, everything will have a wireless connection. Perhaps there will no longer be a need for central power generation and, people will have access to self-contained generators within their homes, using fusion to generate energy.
Some of the predictions include those that concern humans in a very strange way. It is predicted that technology will advance so much that in the future no one will die. Highly sophisticated nanobots will be implanted in people’s brains to retrieve memories regarding the deceased. These memories will be augmented with the genetic code of the departed person to create a convincing halo that you can speak to any time you miss the deceased person.
Predictions for the future of tech make it eminent that the world to come will be an exciting but quite possibly a scary new place!