The rise of technology has brought us many new things people could not imagine in the past. Just look at the movies made 50 years ago. The futuristic movies in the past showed the main characters with various gadgets, such as phone and robots, both existing in the present.
The technology develops in a fast manner. Some people are frightened by it while the others embrace it fully. Not very long time ago, the chance to stay in touch with people around the world was very low. Nowadays with the appearance and rise of the Internet and the social networks, we make friends all around the world and keep in touch for a long time. Nevertheless, there are disadvantages of fast developing technology, one of them being the lack of privacy and the lack of slow-paced life.
Whatever our point on the fast developing technology is, the development itself cannot be stopped. Thus, we can expect the emergence of dome disruptive technological innovations in the following years. Therefore, in the next few chapters, we will explore four technological innovations we can expect in the coming years.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ASSISTANTS
You use SIRI on your iPhone or Google Assistant on your Android phone? Well, you are already familiar with an artificial assistant. In the future, we might expect personal assistants that use natural sounding language and which will be accessible for use every single day, any time we need them.
In addition, the personal assistant in the future will possess a certain level of general intelligence, which will enable us to communicate with them. They will be our personal clones in a way, avatars, proxy selves responsible for making decisions. They will be familiar with behaviors, tendencies, preferences, and typical ways of responding to certain situations in order to assist us properly.
Unseen computers will be everywhere. You may say that computers are everywhere even now, and you will be right. There is a computer in our car, house, fridge, iron. However, these are all quite obvious. We know there is some smart technology computer in our device, and we need to set them in order to work properly, or even hold them. In the future, we will be completely surrounded by computers. Computers will become completely invisible and absorbed into the surroundings due to the miniaturization revolution.
Nowadays, we are all familiar with the OpenWorm project. This project is an effort to digitalize the brain of a worm. This idea originated in the desire to emulate the brains of organisms surrounding us, in this case, simpler organisms. Therefore, in the future, we can expect the brains of bees and ants to be emulated, thus creating digital animals that live inside a computer.
THE INTERPLANETARY PLANET
Mars will be reached in the future. And probably other planets as well. Those who do reach it will set an Internet connection there with Earth in order to access and share information.
The accelerating pace of technology will give us many new innovations that we will embrace with ease. Those who are afraid need just to relax and be careful.