better technology

Over the past few decades, an active process has begun, which can be called the next leap in progress. Such a revolution became possible thanks to the rapid development of digital intelligent systems that have penetrated into all spheres of life and branches of science. New generation technologies have brought humanity closer to opportunities that were previously considered completely fantastic and unattainable.

Flying helpers

Unmanned aerial vehicles can be called the main novelty, which will soon change the service sector in many ways. Initially, such devices were developed for the military industry, then they spread to the field of children’s toys and video filming, but already from 2020 they are planned to be widely used in all spheres of life.

The areas where modified drones can be used relate to very different areas: logistics, agriculture and the agricultural sector, security and video surveillance systems, etc.

The developer of new technologies was Intel, which is trying to cover multi-directional business areas. One of the promising areas for the use of drones is the delivery of most orders through online stores.

Jeff Bezos, the head of Amazon, has already announced his readiness to switch to this delivery format. Inexpensive devices will self-destruct and be disposed of after delivery, which is facilitated by their low cost. This could completely wipe out professions such as a courier or a pizza delivery man.

This device can ideally cope with the tasks of conductors or guides during excursions for travelers or athletes and climbers conquering mountain peaks. Detailed devices are also indispensable for parents who can be calm while looking after their child walking in the garden or in the yard with a drone. One thing is clear: not far off is the time when a personal aircraft will become as familiar and necessary for every person as a smartphone.

Intelligent exoskeleton

The real technology of the new generation, which will change the lives of hundreds of thousands of people confined to a wheelchair or bed, will be the exoskeleton. This will allow the majority of disabled people to lead a normal and active lifestyle, no different from the lifestyle of healthy people.

The principle of operation of the device has already been developed and tested: the exoskeleton and the system of electrodes that are attached to it replace the neural network leading to the desired parts of the body. This invention receives brain signals that do not reach the interrupted neural circuits and are sent to the exoskeleton. Here these brain waves are transformed into mechanical movements and make the paralyzed person capable of movement.

This invention has already caused excitement in medical circles. The only drawback is that the manufacturing technology is still too expensive.

but the governments of many countries are ready to partially offset the costs of manufacturing the exoskeleton. Meanwhile, scientists are working to reduce the cost of production and search for replacement of the most expensive elements with cheaper ones. If ways of large-scale implementation are found, then millions of people of the future will not be limited in physical capabilities after strokes, injuries or accidents.

Useful dream

A third of our lives are spent sleeping. If at this time it was possible to do something useful, then it is even impossible to imagine to what heights one could reach. Such thoughts at least once in a lifetime came to mind, perhaps, to everyone.

American scientists decided not to dwell on dreams, but to try to translate them into real life. Future generation technologies have come close to loading the right data into the memory of the student while he is in a state of deep sleep, similar to loading data from a memory card.

The first development was created for pilots of passenger and military aircraft, who are still learning how to fly aircraft. With the help of micro polarization, a special simulator downloads the skills of experienced aces pilots into their brains. At the moment, the system is being tested and actively improved, but the first reviews of scientists are optimistic: they assure that the method is quite effective.

 

The start of such research suggests that in the near future this technology will be primarily picked up by the education system. In order to learn many volumes and entire courses of disciplines, it will be enough for schoolchildren and students to sleep hard. It is likely that this will dramatically change the attitude towards learning among the ear place in our lives.

Now they are present in almost all gadgets. But in this area, a real revolution is soon expected: the production of devices that can be controlled thanks to hand movements, with little or no physical contact with the display surface, has already begun. The first attempts were directed at such a massive industry as computer games. However, this new generation technology did not take root, since sitting or standing for several hours in a row, waving your arms, is quite difficult.

At the moment, Microsoft has already patented a sensor called a light-induced polymer screen. It has a shape memory function and provides tactile feedback. This means that certain screen pixels change their position in space, forming the necessary structure. For example, the top layer of such a sensor, initiated by ultraviolet light, can create a spatial analogue of a standard keyboard with a realistic touch response. As soon as the need for the keyboard disappears, it immediately disappears.

Hitachi designed a multi-touch panel that does not require electrical impulses generated by the fingertips, so these devices with new technologies can be operated with gloves on during the cold season, which is very convenient for countries with frosty winters.