The future is literally filled with endless possibilities – from mind-bogglingly fast internet speeds to phones and chips implanted into your bodies. This is however just the tip of the iceberg, one cannot fathom what the future beholds.
As for the near future we have some idea about what technology is going to bless us with.According to Tech Insider, the World Economic Forum conducted a survey with 800 experts and executives from all over the world and this is what they had to share about the upcoming advancements in modern-day technologies.
The Right to the Internet
A reliable internet connection like Spectrum internet is probably the most sought after necessity in these times as it affects all the minor and major aspects of every person’s life. From browsing social media to ordering groceries and performing thorough scientific researches, nothing is independent of this magical technology.
A total of 79% of people that participated in this survey, believe that the internet will be a basic right by the end of 2024. Poor connectivity or even no connectivity at all will be a thing of the past in the coming days.
Robots have already swarmed our lives and are altering almost every major aspect. Once only a fantasy in movies has now become a common reality. We are already seeing robots taking over jobs, enabling companies to rely less on human labor forces.
As per a research, the robotic pharmacy market is expected to increase to 5.5 billion in total net worth in the year 2021. Unlike traditional pharmacies, these pharmacies will be completely reliant on artificially intelligent robots. Not only will it improve the efficiency of that pharmacy, but it will also ensure proper safety and security protocols.
Sensors All the Way
We have witnessed significant growth in the ‘Internet of Things’ industry in recent years. Guess what, though It is about to get way more intense in the coming times. We already have smart sensors present all around us and they are likely to become more ubiquitous in the future. It is expected that almost 1 trillion sensors will be connected to the internet by the end of the year 2022. Another forecast claims that they will be widely available by 2035, integrated into common daily-use devices such as clothes and packaging materials.
3D Printed Human Organs
3D Printing is a remarkable revelation that technology has blessed us with. As its costs decreases and availability increases, it is increasingly attracting public’s attention and hence made its way into the medical industry.
Thanks to this marvelous technology, we are already seeing cases like 3D printed rib cage and sternum for patients with rare bone cancer. Experts are predicting that the 3D printing health care market is expected to reach $1.97 billion by 2023 and we will see an increase in 3D printed organ transplants by the end of 2024.
Phones that Make You a Telepath
You might be thinking that we are crazy! But we are not kidding around when we say “You may become a Telepath by the end of the year 2024”. Thanks to modern-day technology, we can now benefit from computer chips and other electrical components that seem to be getting smaller with each passing year, yet their performances are skyrocketing.
A total of 80% of people that took part in this survey predict that the first implantable phones will be commercially available by 2024. You won’t be interested in touchscreens and fancy phablets, instead you will drooling over the ability to communicate via brain waves.
Car-sharing or car-pooling has made lives easier for many who cannot afford a car or are simply not interested in driving. Instead of waiting around for a cab or taking out their own car in the tiresome traffic, people opt for services such as RideCell, Turo, and Uber.
This phenomenon is expected to grow stronger in the future as well. People are already thinking twice before taking out their own private cars on the roads and 67% of respondents in this survey believe people would rather travel in shared rides than in private cars by the year 2026. According to Frost & Sullivan, we will see upto 36 million car sharers by 2025.
A New Level of Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence is capable of mimicking human nature as we speak. Actions such as understanding human language, decision-making, among many others are all performed by devices possessing this technology.
Experts believe that an ArtificiaIly Intelligent machines will join other directors in board meetings by the end of the year 2026 and these machines will be fully capable of complex decision-making and will execute duties of an actual board member.
Exciting, Isn’t It?
These are some marvelous technologies that you need to keep your eyes on in the coming decade. It is pretty exciting, but there is still some time before they become common and we are used to them. So until then, all we can do is just wait patiently.
Written by Meghan Hale, a content writer at Plant Sumo and editing machine. You’ll find me yelling at my dog to stop barking, whether it be at the neighbours or on a long afternoon walk