The world and what people can do is increasingly being driven by technology. It has already shaped the world we live in, but over the next few decades it is set to shape the world in ways that we can barely imagine.
There have already been some great leaps in IoT technology recently, including home automation, enabling people to control lights, security systems, TV’s and even thermostats from their smartphones.
But what can we expect from the future?
It’s certainly not difficult to see that the world will function quite differently in the next decade or so, and a number of things are developing including:
Implantable technology and the first implantable mobile phone 2023
People are becoming more connected to devices, and those devices are increasingly becoming connected to their bodies. Devices will not just be worn, but implanted into bodies, serving communications, location and behavior monitoring, and health functions.
3D printing and the first transplant of a 3D-printed liver through bioprinting 2024
Many different kinds of materials will be used in 3D printing, including plastic, aluminum and stainless steel.. These will print a huge array of 3D objects including jewelry, toys and gadgets. If that wasn’t enough, in 2024 it’s predicted that 3D printers may create not only things, but also human organs – a process called “bioprinting.”
Artificial intelligence and holographic avatars 2033
Artificially intelligent personal assistants are set to take the form of holographic avatars. They’ll be able to have conversations with you, write emails for you, book appointments, perform tasks, and even anticipate your needs.
To find out what other tech you're likely to see in your lifetime, take a quick journey into the future. Simply enter your age into this graphic from RS components.
By Brent Anderson