Science and tech: How the future looks like as we enter 2020
A look at the innovations in space and technology to gaze into the future.
Technology is moving at a rapid pace, be it storage, space exploration, food, robots or bitcoin. In 2019, we saw innovations in various sectors. Here's a compilation/look at the top innovations, ideas and concepts from different fields that give us a glimpse into the future.
Let's start with the most used gadget in our everyday life, smartphones.
Internet and smartphones:
A company called VolkFi is trying to establish a technology that can provide free internet to its smartphone users. There is no need to insert a SIM card. The technology seems promising and can help reduce congestion due to overload.
The world's first 1TB chip (Storage) has been launched and Samsung is using the new EUV technology to bring a chip with 5 nm node. The node distance in a chip makes it faster and we are coming to a limit on how close these nodes can be. This required us to think about alternative storage methods like DNA storage. Scientists have already stored 1GB of data on DNA.
We can expect other alternative storage and processing technology to develop in the years ahead. Quantum computers?
Is the world moving towards vegetarianism? Burger King released its “Impossible” -- a veg burger that tastes like a non-veg burger. A start-up called “Impossible Burger” has been providing this “Veg” burger to Burger King. Also, there are various other startups that are making future foods that require less effort.
In 2019, we also got the first image of a black hole. At least now we have a confirmation of their existence that can help us in solving other mysteries related to it. We are keen on exploring habitable planets around us and Mars seems to be the first stop. We have built devices like Kilopower and soft robots that can help us in generating power and ease our movement on other planets with flexible astronaut suits.
The nuclear fuel-based propulsion system can help us in reaching Mars in less than six months! An idea of a 1,000 year trip to a habitable planet is in talks too. Generations of people would take the journey and the mission will be a collective responsibility of the people born during the flight.
The pace of automation will increase. We can expect our self-driving cars to be safer. Your HR manager might be accompanied by an AI-based Humanoid HR. Phones and laptops will have gesture-based navigation, as seen in Google Pixel 4, Project Soli. The music system of a car might also take a holographic form.
Have you checked the robots that can do a backflip, run like animals on difficult terrains and others with hands to help in warehouses?
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