The greatest technological innovations that will go mainstream in the new 2020 decade
5 Greatest Technological Innovations in 2020
Artificial intelligence or AI is talked about a lot these days. It’s in your camera, It’s in your phone, It’s in the video games, it’s being used to predict the possibility if your train ticket confirming and even our ministers are talking about it. But many people are still confused if it’s an actual technological innovation or just a marketing gimmick to stand apart or something that’s going to take away your job.
Whatever it may be, AI is here to stay. And it’s going to creep into many more facets of your life in this new decade. Experts predict that some new applications of AI will include assisting doctors in prescribing the exact dosage of medicines for every patient and, assisting lawyers
by keeping a database of every case ever fought, in mass surveillance programs of the government, it’s going to predict the stock market and the most unexpected of all, AI is going creative. AI is expected to produce art in the form of painting, scriptwriting for movies and much more.
By the way, do you know about the Chinese newsreader who does not exist? That’s an AI.
Simply Internet of Things is a term used to describe the connection of various devices with the Internet with the aim of reducing human effort. IoT platform allows all the connected devices to collect their data where the platform processes the data to study human behavior and adapt the device specifically for that user. One way that we already make use of IoT is in wearable devices. We check heart rate, calories burnt and steps to track our fitness goals. But few of the applications that have not gained traction yet but are expected to do soon include smart cities that can manage traffic and energy use, using wearable devices to call for emergency services, and in agriculture where farmers can use IoT to synchronize their equipment, to connect all the devices at our homes like air conditioners, lights, TV, etc. You can remotely control your devices through your smartphone. You can cool down your room before you reach home from work, you can microwave food so it’s ready by the time you reach, you can put on music and much more. Its uses will only be limited by our imagination.
Imagine there’s a cricket match between your favorite teams and you know it’s going to be huge, but you could not get a hold of the tickets, or maybe it’s in another far off city or country where it’s not possible for you to go. you’d be pretty disappointed right? But imagine if we tell you you can feel all the excitement and thrill of the match without even leaving your drawing-room. Mixed Reality will do that for you. With the help of a VR headset, you can be virtually present right in the stadium, in whichever seat you want to be, feel the energy of the crowd and that too with your favorite people.
But if you are not into sports, you can also visit your favorite tourist destinations, visit cities, temples, museums. You can take a view of the sun rising from your favorite mountain peak whenever you like, or wander around the streets of Rome in real-time without spending so much on travel.
you can be present with your family on important occasions while being on a business trip far away from home. Wouldn’t that be amazing? But that’s not all, while you are walking on the streets of your favorite city, your headset will also guide you with voice and
visual signals, just like a tour guide.
So you’ve seen Uber experimenting and Tesla boss talking about it, but how far are we really, from sitting inside a driverless car? We’d say pretty close. Cars are already assisting drivers in parking and cruising on highways. They are also sensing danger from oncoming obstructions on the road and taking necessary steps to prevent it. But needing no driver is a whole another thing, there are laws and then there are accountability issues in case of mishaps. But manufacturers are very hopeful. These cars can communicate with other vehicles, support devices, traffic lights, and physical obstructions. They can divert vehicles in case of heavy traffic and take the shortest route. You can have a meeting
while your car takes you to your office or watch a movie and relax on the way home. You’d finally be able to text and drive and the police won’t stop you.
We have been eating genetically modified food for years already, for their resistance against some diseases and good yield, but soon we’ll be able to do the same to our off-springs. That’s right. We can make our children immune to that one disorder that runs in the family and give them longer and healthier lives. Through gene editing, you can alter a few genes to make your kid become resistant to diabetes or heart disease, but on the lighter side, you can also make them taller, have thicker hair, clear skin and much more. Many have doubts over it on ethical grounds and there a few countries that are willing to go ahead with it in the face of recent research. Scientists argue that we’d be able to cure many diseases that have no treatment today and to address ethical concerns, it can always be regulated by the government.
So these were a few of the technological trends that we are expecting to be talked about much more in this new decade. All technology aims to reduce redundant efforts that do not benefit us at all. Everybody would be happy if we can avoid driving through that evening traffic rush that ruins our mood every day. Physical barriers to enjoyment would become obsolete. You can be virtually present anywhere you want anytime you want. You can save your family’s health and future and live a better life by reclaiming your most important asset, time.