Technology started out fairly simple, but it’s made rapid progress in the past couple of decades. While some technology is admired for its complexity and computing power, other technologies can change the way we live. The best technologies improve the quality of life for people throughout the world and help simplify and streamline daily processes. Here are some of the technologies revolutionizing how we live.
1. Augmented Reality
The primary technology behind Pokémon Go, augmented reality allows interactive images to appear as if they exist in real-life locations. Augmented reality can help professionals in the medical and mechanical fields as well as influence our everyday lives. Training medical professionals use augmented reality to interact with a digital heart they can use to better understand what a heart looks like on both the inside and outside. Augmented reality helps mechanic in training take apart and reassemble a digital engine in order to practice without risk. The average consumer can use augmented reality to see what a piece of furniture will look like in their home without even purchasing it. Although virtual, augmented reality allows the user to feel like interactive images are the real thing with low risk.
2. Solar Technology
Solar power has been around for a while, but it’s frequently been something that’s difficult to make a profit from. Usually, by the time the solar panel has reached its lifetime limit, the amount of money a solar panel saves consumers just barely breaks even with the original energy bills and cost of the panel. However, with the help of solar software development, it’s easy to keep track of exactly what’s going on with your solar power. Data on solar efficiency is collected and analyzed to determine what’s working and what could be improved with your solar panels.
3. Cleaning Gadgets
IoT technologies such as Deebot allow for once tedious processes to become automatic. Bluetooth floor robots are available that can mop as well as vacuum, and the price of the average floor robot has dropped enough to make it affordable for the average consumer. Consumers can also now officially purchase a remote-controlled robot window cleaner. This robot makes it possible to clean high windows without risking injury or hiring someone else to do it for you. A third robot that’s available to consumers is the Grillbot, designed for anyone who hates scraping black, burned food off of grills. You can now officially run a house that feels like the Robot Hotel.
The list of how drones will change the future is endless. In our everyday lives, drones are able to complete basic tasks such as delivering pizza, guiding runners, or dropping off packages. The food service industry is using drones throughout the world to cut travel times and costs for food delivery. Blind runners use drones to guide them along safe trails as the drones emit various sounds while flying overhead. A few companies have experimented with using drones to deliver packages, once again cutting costs and increasing efficiency.
5. 3D Printing
While most producers are currently focusing on 3D printing as a potential replacement for traditional factories, many consumers use 3D printers to create personalized products. 3D printers produce customized ear hooks that hold air pods in place or stackable hex drawers for the home. The possibilities are literally endless. 3D printing also allows smaller producers such as households to break into the market and create and sell their goods online. From door stoppers, vases, or tape holders, 3D printers can produce a wide variety of household goods with just a little bit of tinkering and a whole lot of technology.
Technology doesn’t just affect businesses or programmers, it influences everyone, every day. Knowing the available technologies helps you keep living in the future, so don’t forget to keep tabs on current developments. If you’re currently making new technologies, keep in mind the average consumer also need technology and can expand your available clientele.