Although the future can never really be guaranteed, it is possible to predict some of our future technology to some extent, as companies announce new products and innovations almost daily.
The following are some of the new technologies that we predict will be popular and widely used:
If you have about $75,000 to spare, you can already book a seat on a commercial flight into the stratosphere, although it wasn’t so long ago that space travel for the masses seemed like a futuristic vision. The once in a lifetime trip is through World View Enterprises, who will take you 100,000 feet to the edge of space in a giant helium filled balloon.
Transparent glass with the ability to display the same content that you look at on your computer screen is now a reality. Imagine being able to surf the web or watch a movie on Netflix on the surface of your clear glass coffee table, or look at a relaxing seascape or picture of a forest on your large glass living room window.
Technology that is literally embedded under the skin allows information to be obtained from your vital signs much more effectively than simply attaching it to you. The length and quality of your sleep, cholesterol levels, heart rate and oxygen levels can all be tracked and measured via an app on your smart device that connects to a cloud storage system. And medical services can also be alerted to your location with this new embeddable technology.
You may not have heard of automated soccer robots, but they are being developed by the University of NSW in Australia, and their team of robotic players has won the RoboCup tournament twice. Successfully playing against human players and winning the World Cup during the next 30 years is the goal of the university.
Amazon deliveries by drone is just one of the ways in which drone technology has moved forward, and with faster Internet connectivity becoming a reality, more on demand drone services are likely to be offered. As more drones fill the skies above us, you may see the introduction of a dronosphere to ensure safe drone flying – a level that is higher than that used by kites and parasailers, but lower than that used by airplanes.
Virtual Changing Rooms
If you like to shop for clothes but just don’t have the time to try on all those new outfits, you may like the idea of virtual changing rooms, another trend in future technology that is bound to be popular. The technique allows you to use software on your phone to actually see instantly what you would look like in a new outfit, whether it’s one you saw in your local boutique or something that caught your eye while browsing online. This technology also allows you to compare prices between different stores and ensure you get the best deal, as well as helping you to make sure you actually look good in the outfit.