Technologies are evolving with the speed of light. What yesterday seemed like a sci-fi today is already a reality.
Today we are going to look at the top five technologies that are actively implementing into our lives.
Many of us have heard about the Internet of Things (IoT) but not everyone is familiar with the exact meaning of this term.
To be clearer, IoT is the uniquely addressable objects and their virtual representations, in an Internet-like structures. It is the unique network environment between life organisms and machines, where everything is interconnected and has its own IP address.
In other words, IoT is anything natural or man-made thing that has either device or biochip, or anything else that connects particular object with the global network of the other connected devices. It could be anything from a person with the integrated biochips to the smart machines that avoid human intervention.
Smart machines are any devices that use machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. Today more top brands are seeking the ways to integrate the M2M into driverless cars, wearable personal assistant devices, household appliances, robots and other cognitive computing systems that operate and communicate without human intervention.
Another top technology is the personal healthcare system. As an example, it could be a wearable heart rate monitor, smart diabetes contact lenses (to monitor the level of sugar in the blood) or the special glasses for visually impaired people. These wearable devices collect, analyse and predict patients’ health based on obtained data. They also send gathered information directly to the doctor’s database to help better understand the core problems of illness.
Today, 3D printers are part of the IoT system. Why do we need them?
One of the experimental areas of 3D printing called bioprinting. For example, a personal healthcare wearable device is collecting information about the patient’s health, when suddenly the patient starts experiencing issues with an organ. Wearable device identifies the affected organ. It sends information to both recipients doctor and 3D printer. Because these two devices have M2M communication, the 3D printer receives live data from the wearable healthcare device that helps it to identify which organ should be printed. Then the 3D printer is producing the new functioning organ, which later surgically will be replaced.
We are at the point when 3D printers will be able to print harvesting devices, energy storages and everything what we only can imagine of.
One of the most exciting technologies is a virtual reality. We have seen this in our favourite movies and most of us dreamed of walking alongside with our movie heroes.
However, 3D reality is not only about amazing gaming experience or a chance to take part in the epic movie battles, but it is also a magnificent opportunity to expand our creative potential to the next level.
This technology will allow us to enter the new world where the word “impossible” will not exist. 3D reality will create more jobs just as the high-speed Internet done so with the video bloggers and different Internet services.
What do you think is the most anticipated technology over the next five years? Do you think that IoT will change the way we live?