Once upon a time, the only way to see mind-bending tech in action was to fire up your favorite sci-fi video game. These days, reality is often more impressive than fiction. In honor of that, we’ll take you through six incredible pieces of tech that are rapidly taking us into the future. Let’s jump in!
The importance of electricity in the twenty-first century cannot be understated. We use it for almost everything on a daily basis, which means having access to it at all times is a must. Portable power stations have come a long way since their initial conception and allow us to stay connected to the devices we need most no matter where we are.
Although we aren’t quite at the stage of AI depicted in Portal or Halo (looking at you, GLaDOS and Cortana), we’re getting dangerously close. AI has made leaps and bounds in sophistication in a significantly small amount of time and shows no signs of slowing down either. We don’t have sentient robots yet, but it isn’t a difficult future to imagine.
Alongside AI, virtual reality (or VR) has also hit the scene in a big way. Arguably one of the biggest impacts has been on the world of video games, allowing you to step into the world your character inhabits as if you were really there. There’s some way to go before this technology is seamless, and the headsets in particular can be pretty cumbersome, but the vision is there and we’re excited to see where it’ll head next.
Advancements in technology are exciting, but they can also be a little unnerving. Necrobiotics definitely fall into this category. Essentially, this area of technology is concerned with reanimating deceased things via robotics. It sounds like something from a horror movie, but the applications are fascinating. It’s very much in its infancy, but the findings are already something worth paying attention to.
You may not have heard of this term before, but we’re pretty sure you’ll have heard of the practice. Xenotransplantation refers to transplanting cells or organs from an animal source into human tissue. A famous example is the transplant of a pig heart into a human. These surgeries remain significantly risky, but in the future, they could revolutionize the world of medicine.
Last on our list, but entirely deserving of its place, is 3D printing. This practice has evolved significantly since it first hit the scene. Originally it was used to produce simple components often used in prototype designs. These days, 3D printing is capable of far more intricate creations, even including parts of bone lost due to injury or illness.
No matter where this tech takes us in the future, there’s no denying how exciting it is. The technology we once could only imagine through the lens of a video game could become commonplace in mere decades, and we can’t wait to see where it goes next.