Rise of the robots, recent headlines read. A decade ago this would have seemed impossible but now technology has become so advanced that concepts like this are a reality. Here are just some of the ways that technology is changing our lives.
A few weeks ago I went to buy a new car, the first one I’ve ever purchased brand new. I was fascinated by the technological advances these cars had. Not only can you speak to the car using Sync there is also an option to add Park Assist to your vehicle taking the difficult parallel parking challenge (which I happened to failed on my driving test) out of human hands. I can imagine vehicle makers next moves are going to be an auto pilot type addition that steer the vehicle and further developing the flying car concept.
During my chat with the car salesman I was a little disappointed to hear that CD players might not be around long in new vehicles. I haven’t quite caught on to the iPod and MP3 player concept yet, and especially not the USB flash drives. I do understand that there are significant advantages to using these over CDs but I haven’t caught on yet. If CDs do go the way of records and tapes I will catch on eventually but not without frustration and I will probably hold out as long as I can to switch over.
A decade ago laptops were just becoming popular and were far too expensive for me to consider owning. Now I can pick up a basic model for less than $300. Laptops it seems, though, are slowing being phased out in favor of tablets. It took me a few years before I caved and bought a tablet but it is the best thing I’ve splurged on in a while. Not only can I keep up on my work while I wait for an appointment with my doctor but I can also check out digital coupons while I am in the store or parking lot.
Over the next decade I look forward to more changes in technology and the ways it will improve our lives. I am not very creative so I can’t even imagine what is to come but I am sure it will be amazing.