Unbelievable Future Technologies
Artificially Intelligent Personal Assistants
Personal assistants may not seem like a necessity to most of you but in the world of business and technology, an AI-assisted personal assistant can do wonders. The first company to get on board this emerging trend was, of course, Microsoft with their idea of Clippy, the office assistant. Though it turned out to be more of a nuisance than being helpful, the tech innovation showed that the company was, at least, on the right track. Another great example of tech-operated personal assistants is SIRI, which was developed by Apple Inc. for the iPhone. This is an intelligent assistant that has the capacity to respond to certain language cues and gain access to the Internet. However, this is nothing compared to the developments that will be made in the field of personal assistants with AI in the coming years.
It is possible that the personal assistants will respond fully to natural language, including your personal idiosyncrasies and colloquialisms. Due to the power of ubiquitous computing, it is very likely that you will enjoy access to your personal assistant all throughout the day without any sort of interruptions.
The personal assistants of the future will have the potential to exhibit amazing levels of general intelligence and you might even be able to carry on a conversation with them. Not only will they be aware of every aspect of you, they will serve as you virtual clones. However, you will ultimately be responsible for the decisions that the tech makes on your behalf and so you must exercise caution when it comes to the degree of autonomy you provide to your personal assistants.
The trend of ubiquitous computing will soon experience a steady rise. You might not have noticed, but you already have computers installed in your phones, your cars, your toys and even your refrigerators. However, they are still rather naive and we have to input certain information in them from time to time. These devices are slowly becoming smaller due to the miniaturization revolution and soon there will come a time when you will be surrounded by technology artefacts but remain completely unaware since they will be invisible, integrated perfectly into your surroundings. Computers might be present in our accessories, clothes and even lenses. They will probably be operated using haptic technologies and natural language.
Internet gets powerful
Once explorers and spaceships reach Mars, the first thing they must do is establish an Internet connection with the Earth that will allow them to stay in touch and access and share relevant information. The potential uses of such long distance Internet is truly mind-boggling and it is sure to become a reality within the next few decades.
Customs Lab-Grown Organs
The world is currently experiencing a biotechnology revolution and the benefits of the numerous projects are finally beginning to materialize. Personalized medicine is a certain outcome of the research in the next few decades and physicians will be capable of prescribing medicine specific tailored to your genetic makeup. Biologists have also come real close to being able to generate differentiated tissue from stem cells. This will permit them to eventually grow their own organs, including the heart without any need of donors, and with virtually almost no possibility of rejection. These biotechnologies tend to work in harmony with additive manufacturing and scientists have recently managed to 3D print a cybernetic ear with the aid of embedded electronics. In the same way, it might be possible for them in the future to print human synthetic tissue and embryonic stem cells.
Dealing with Oceans
Desalination is bound to occur on an industrial scale in the next few decades and owing to developments made in the field of solar power, especially the formation of scalable and affordable photovoltaic cells, it will now be possible to build massive concentrated solar power plants that make use of the residual heat to strip ocean water of its salt. According to the predictions made by experts, rising deficits of freshwater might be increasingly covered in the next few years. The increase in the number of concentrated solar power desalination plants has the potential to overcome non-sustainability water supply and lead to the development of the majority of the potable water production in the future.
Companies all over the world like National Debt Relief are desperately trying to perfect flexible displays and they are on the verge of a breakthrough. Flexible displays will utilize paper-thin glass that bends easily and works as an electronic reader.