Technology has the capacity to do so many things, including changing the world. It has and continues to make our lives comfortable and easier. We can connect with our loved ones and friends or work remotely and collaborate and engage with teammates in important discussions in real-time. We’ve unlimited access to information and can build strong connections with other like-minded people. But since technology is constantly evolving, future inventions will undoubtedly impact our daily lives even more. Here is a look at the future of our everyday lives in a tech world.
1. Smart Food Choices
Emerging technologies have the potential to transform the food sector. We can leverage the big data to identify the blocks on the food chain hierarchy that are likely to have massive consequences on our health. For instance, a major study revealed that a sugar-laden diet may increase our odds of dying of heart disease regardless of our age, sex, fitness level, or weight.
Technology can also help us confirm the kinds of foods we’re introducing into our bodies before even taking a bite. The gluten and peanut sensors by Nima help make sure people who’re intolerant or allergic to those substances don’t mistakenly eat them.
According to co-founder Shireen Yates of Nima, nutrition technology is in its blooming stages, the focus now is on data. Nutrition data concentrates on two key areas: the kinds of foods we’re introducing into our bodies and their components, and the reaction of our bodies to these foods. Once adequate verified data is collected in both areas, the attention will then shift to converting that data into tailored decisions for individuals.
2. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics
Not long ago, we used to get thrilled by AI and robotics in science fiction movies. But now scientists and engineers have turned them into reality. While we’re yet to see human-like robots like those portrayed in movies, smart machines are now an important part of our everyday lives.
Consider industrial robotics by Diverseco or high-tech drones that can perform everything from surveillance, weather monitoring, traffic monitoring, photography and videography, firefighting, to delivery services. Also, think about automated assembly lines that are capable of handling the production and packaging of products on their own in factories. Aren’t these sophisticated machines perfect examples of superintelligent robots?
Advanced machines and robots can work with limited human intervention. Another great example of robotics and AI in work is self-driving cars. With tech heavyweights like Google, BMW, and Tesla investing heavily in the creation of self-driving cars, it seems driverless cars will be here with us earlier than we may have imagined.
3. Motorized Bicycle Kits
While motorized bicycle kits have been around for a while, they’ve started experiencing widespread popularity and usage of late. They can convert our 2-pedal cruisers into amazing versatile machines. These kits allow us to enjoy a great cycling experience with or without pedaling.
A gas powered bicycle motor kit, for instance, is designed to pack on a lot of power into a tiny motor, allowing the bicycle to climb hills and navigate through strong winds faster and effortlessly. This small and powerful motor also offers powerful acceleration, allowing us to travel more safely in busy street joints.
Motorized bicycle kits are also beneficial to the environment. Although they use more energy and release emissions that a regular bicycle doesn’t, it’s just a tiny proportion of the volume emitted by any other kind of motorized vehicle. With just one gallon of gas, motorized bicycle kits can cover up to 200 miles. This will, of course, depend on the type of engine.
4. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
The rise of MOOCs has revolutionized the world of education. MOOCs are professionally designed educational courses that are hosted on personalized platforms where participants can access them online via computers and mobile devices. Thousands of students can follow these MOOCs concurrently compared to conventional teaching methods that accommodate only a small number of students.
The proliferation of MOOCs is likely to change how we provide as well as perceive education, especially at the tertiary level. Although MOOCs aren’t a technology in themselves, they leverage a suite of state-of-the-art communication technologies and could upset education practices just like the use of ‘utorrent’ to download songs and movies.
With so many technologies emerging at a fast-paced rate and more industries embracing them, many areas of our daily lives are on the brink of being completely reinvented. From gluten and peanut sensors to robotics and AIs to self-driving cars, the future of tech holds endless possibilities that will revolutionize our daily lives in ways we’ve never imagined.