Technologies that can change the world (Part 1)

1. Voice assistant

In the next 4 years, most US households will own a device with voice assistants such as Amazon Echo or Apple Homepod. Thanks to the power of artificial intelligence (AI), voice assistants will become increasingly useful.

Even today, Amazon regularly releases updates for Echo to help owners get more useful features.

Voice assistants are creating a significant impact on markets across the globe. Some observers hope in the future we will communicate with technology through voice rather than text.

2. Crispy

Imagine a world where genetic diseases like Huntington’s fibrosis and cystic fibrosis can be cured. Thanks to Crispr, genetic diseases can be eliminated. What is Crispy?

CRISPR Cas-9 (short for “Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats”) is a gene editing technology capable of finding and removing DNA mutations. When this material is removed, Crispr technology can replace mutations with normal variations.

As a result, Crisp has the ability to permanently remove certain genetic diseases. This technology has been used to remove cancer in some patients and early results suggest it can eliminate genetic blindness.

3. Robot Assistant

Companies like Boston Dynamics have developed many robotic assistants that can be used in factories or on the battlefield. Boston Dynamics was originally a division of MIT and later became a pioneer in developing smart robots that worked effectively in the real world.

Knightscope is another company developing an army of robotic assistants for security. For example, their K5 robot has 4 camcorders and can check 300 licenses (licenses) per minute. It can also detect suspicious networks that can be exploited by hackers.

4. Augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR)

Only a few years ago, no one was sure whether the augmented reality technology or the actual mix would take off. But now, with the giant tech companies like Apple investing billions of dollars in augmented reality hardware, the day the AR becomes popular is not far away.

5. Renewable medicine

Although this may sound like science fiction, in the future doctors can produce parts of the body on order. To begin with, doctors will take the cells out of their body parts and place them in a petri dish. Over time, this part of the organism will fully develop and be transplanted back into the patient’s body.

About: Jon Little