There are technologies being developed today that will completely change how people work, play and communicate. Many different types of electronic items are offered to consumers each year, but only a few are able to withstand the test of time. Those that stick around for a while seem to have three things in common. The average consumer can easily fit it into their budget, it provides an important function in a person’s life and it’s efficient. When all three of these conditions are met, a company will have a winner.
According to an article from Business Insider Magazine, “Think about how much technology has changed your life. The next few years will bring to you amazing new ways to work, play and hang out at home.”
There have been agricultural drones developed with special sensors and the ability to capture images. These drones are quickly becoming a valuable tool that enables farmers to have higher crop yields, while decreasing the level of crop damage. The view of crops taken by these drones provide farmers with important high resolution images of their fields. These pictures are able to be taken as the drone flies under the clouds. It can easily go where the farmer needs to see what is happening. A farmer is able to quickly be aware of irrigation problems, pest infestations and more. These drones can record images using infrared. This can identify healthy and distressed plants. These drones can provide such images remotely, and on a daily basis if needed.
Advanced Phone Encryption
With the knowledge of how easy it is to record cell phone activity, a strong desire for privacy is developing among consumers. There are now cell phone encryption methods available that enable a user to block listening, prevent access to their number from a person being called or texted. It is now even possible to successfully encrypt the web traffic of a cell phone. Companies providing this service admit, their product probably won’t stop any snooping conducted by the NSA.
Robotic Window Washer
Many times people have looked up at the window washers hanging over the side of a skyscraper. It’s always been a dangerous job that needs to be done. Having people risk their lives to wash huge office buildings may soon become a thing of the past. There is now a device that can be placed on the window of a large building. It will stay in place with suction cups. This device is designed to scan and calculate the size of a window. It then will determine the most effective cleaning path, and wash it. Once a window is finished, it can then be sent to the next window using remote control.
The opportunity for the average wealthy citizen to travel in space will soon become a reality. There have recently been test flights, and a commercial launch could occur very soon. The commercial space vehicle has been designed and will be able to carry up to six individuals. The first flights will orbit the earth. Going deeper into space and returning is part of future planning.
There are now companies developing computer chips that could make smartphones into digital partners. These chips will enable a smartphone to know a user’s actions and understand its surroundings. A smartphone will be able to anticipate what the user wants from it. If people tag a photo, the camera feature can anticipate the best time to take a picture. Based on previous actions, it will know the time to send incoming calls directly to voice mail. The chip enables smartphones to record previous use, and anticipate future behavior.