How We Could Go a Long Way With The Aid Of Technology in the Next Decade
Hard to imagine how our dear World will be in 10 years time. If you cast your mind back 10 years, you’ll probably realize how different your life was then. If you had a cell phone, most of your friends and neighbors probably didn’t. You also likely didn’t use social media or check your favorite websites every day. You didn’t have instant access to the whole world lying right in your pocket. Yet the current rate of technological advances is so startlingly fast, that the next 10 years are expected to see an exponential growth in activity.
1. In 2 years, unlimited free data storage for 90% of humans
It’s believed that unlimited storage for all your files will (or could) be given to you free of charge, very soon, meaning you’ll never need to delete anything ever again due to lack of space. Companies will be able to do this as the cost of hard drive gigabytes falls precipitately.
2. By 2022, 1 trillion sensors to be online
Sensors are getting so cheap, and computers so powerful that soon there’ll be hardly any reason for any electronic device (or otherwise) not to be wired to the internet. This’ll mean that we’ll be able to perceive our environment digitally as well as or perhaps even better than we can physically.
3. By 2022, 10% of us will wear clothes hooked up to the web
Already we have people that own watches and rings with connections to the internet, and there’s no sign that the fad will stop there. In just a few years your outfit (or the outfit of some rich guy on TV) will be connected to the World Wide Web. It might seem like there’s no point to this, but perhaps the reason will come afterwards.
4. By 2022, 3D-printed cars to be made
One automotive company, Local Motors, is set to steal ahead of its rivals by producing a full-sized 3D car using printers, after Audi showed they could make a miniature one recently. It might sound strange now, but perhaps, if it brings prices down, you’ll be driving one in a few years.
5. By 2025, implantable mobile phones to be available to buy
The thinking here is that a mobile phone will soon be able to keep check on your health and vital signs, which it will do better by being permanently implanted within you. What’s more, such devices will perhaps reach a stage that they can interpret our thoughts and transmit them to other users. This could all be coming in the next few years.
6. By 2023, 10% of reading glasses to be wired to the web
Technological experts and futurists believe that soon, eyeglasses will be hooked up to the internet to give direct access to apps which we can control hands free. Google Glass has already set sail on this journey, and has even started experimenting with contact lenses that operate eye tracking technology.
7. By 2024, internet access to be considered a human right
Big tech giants like Facebook and Google are pioneering attempts to spread internet access to remote places via drones, satellites and balloons. Soon, the idea of being without internet will so shock people that they will demand to never be without it again. It will become politically necessary for nations to promise permanent everlasting online access, as if it were a human right.
8. By 2024, half our internet traffic will be from appliances and devices
Almost all the internet traffic we generate today comes from our computers and phones. Yet soon, since all our domestic appliances and devices will also be hooked up, only half of our internet use will come through the phone and computer.
9. By 2025, 5% of consumer products to be 3D printed
The cost of 3D printers, and the tasks they can perform, is expected to rapidly change in the next few years. This will enable small start-ups to manufacture their own creations at home on demand, making production much easier than it currently is. Things will be produced and disseminated faster than ever before.
10. By 2026, Driver-less cars to account for 10% of all cars in the US
Driver-less cars have generated a lot of interest, since they promise to increase safety and cut down on harmful emissions. That’s why big techno companies and automakers like Toyota are already making prototype cars that drive themselves. It will probably be by 2026 that 1 in 10 of us will own one of these incredible gadgets.
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