Augmented Reality refers to the ability to overlay information on a live video feed of the world. Currently, a program known as the Augmented ID Program is being developed to help direct people to geo-tagged tweeters on their friends list on Twitter as well as to the nearest pubs or restaurants just by pointing their cameras in whatever direction. Basically, this technology works as a personal dynamic GPS system.
3D gaming involves wearing a pair of 3D sunglasses that can make two-dimensional objects look as if they are three-dimensional. Today, there is a laptop that allows for 3D gaming through its polarized filter type screen, a technology that adds some depth to any DirectX game.
2D to 3D Converting Device
A man named Julien Flack is now taking steps to take the 3D craze not only on televisions or on cinemas but also on smart phones and other mobile devices. This will be made possible through a technology that will convert 2D contents to 3D.
Streaming Game Technology
The idea behind this technology is hosting all the game’s data on a central server, much like the technology used for MMORPGs. The difference between this technology and the technology used for MMORPGs is that the rendering engine is not on the PC of the user.
Social televisions are now being developed to fuse televisions with the workings of social networks. With this technology, people can use their televisions to comment on live events the way they use their laptops and smart phones to access their social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
3D Metal Printing
While 3D printing has been around for a while now, printing metal has proven difficult and expensive. However, now, new 3D metal printers are simplifying the process and could radically change manufacturing as we know it, but also present many dangers, including at-home gun manufacturing.
With a growing population, engineers and technology companies like Google are working on developing technologies to make a totally revolutionized idea of a city. These “smart cities” would include great efficiencies in power, communication, and travel for higher standards of living for more people.
Six –Core Processors
Six-core processors are a genuine upgrade in the current lineup of quad core CPUs. The high-end Core i7 line is based on the existing Nehalem architecture and has the process shrink-down to 32mn as its crowning feature. The best thing about this technology is that these six-powered processors can fit into most existing X58 motherboards.
Deep Data Mining
Deep data mining refers to the strategy of data collection that involves analyzing patterns as well as predicting and influencing behavior. This technology will soon help commercial and government enterprises to predict the psychological profiles of individuals, the way Pandora analyzes internet users’ personalities through their favorite movies and music. The purpose of this technology is to understand human nature more easily.
Scientists currently based in Carnegie Mellon University are working on sending snake-like robots to nuclear plants or in any hazardous space where inspections are impossible. These snake robots can freely wriggle into pipes and valves as well as in vessels that are difficult to access.
Babel Fish Earbuds
Right now, Google has already developed earbuds that can translate 40 languages in real-time. It won’t be long before this technology can translate even more languages with greater proficiency. Once they hit the market, they may close an ancient barrier.
Floating Nuclear Power plants
Russia is now planning to create a floating nuclear power plant in ports for the purpose of supplying energy to locations that require power but have no capacity to build a traditional plant on land. The concept of this technology involves using naval propulsion reactors onto floating platforms that can be anchored at their destinations.
Atmospheric energy is an effective renewable energy source that has the power to innovate the production of electricity in the near future, on top of the existing exhaustible and non-renewable sources that we have today. This source can be more effective than wind, solar and bio fuel as free electricity is always present in the air and clouds around us.
The idea behind the development of solar fuel lies in the direct conversion of solar energy into a liquid fuel. The production of fuel through solar energy is much like mimicking how plants produce energy through the process of photosynthesis. This technology will make possible the creation of fuel using just sunlight, carbon dioxide, and non-potable water.
Right now, whether you like it or not, the internet is a privacy and security nightmare. However, in recent years, a new technology called Blockchain may change all that, helping create a nigh-perfect privacy and security experience. The idea is for information to be distributed but not copied, thus allowing for transactions without risking valuable information getting into the wrong hands.
Space-Based Solar Energy
Space-based solar energy technology involves assembling and maintaining vast arrays of solar panels in space to better capture the energy of the sun while getting rid of the earth’s atmosphere. This technology is the solution to earth-based solar collection, which involves a great deal of solar energy deflected by the atmosphere.
This technology involves the creation of machines that possess artificial consciousness or self-awareness like humans. Through the help of artificial intelligence, analyzing data through complex computer models becomes possible. Artificial consciousness is envisioned to come out in the field of robotics, such as a robot maid that can perform household chores.
Superfast Broadband is a technology that will soon replace the entire copper telephone and broadband internet infrastructure with just one Ethernet-based network. This technology is currently being tested by ISPs in the United States. Once this becomes available in the market, it will allow for better access to large downloadable files and lower ping times.
The concept of wireless power was first introduced a few years ago, after an electrical charge was stimulated in a wire coil by placing another one nearby through the process of electromagnetic induction. This is a safe and efficient way of transmitting power as it can be applied to any surface.
Dual-action antibodies are among the most promising ways seen to fight untreatable health conditions such as cancer and sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS. These dual-action antibodies can cure diseases through drugs that can work optimally and cost less than most treatments used today.
Nanotechnology refers to the manipulation of materials in the atomic and molecular levels for revolutionizing computing, not just by making the process faster but also by making computing devices a lot smaller. Scientists believe that devices as small as cells may someday navigate through the human body to serve as artificial immune systems.
The idea behind this technology is providing humans with the ability to hook their brains directly into the internet. The giant leap into the realm of wetware recently became possible after a bionic eye got the approval of FDA. Neural interfaces involves brain wave mapping, which refers to the process of controlling remote robotics directly from neural impulses.
Engineered Stem Cells
James Thomson of the University of Wisconsin Cellular Dynamics Center first pioneered engineered stem cells. The aim of engineered stem cells is to revolutionize the way medical practitioners screen drugs and study disease. With the help of cells from patients with various diseases, any infirmity can now be cured.
Self-diagnostic medicine is a technology that will soon provide an effective alternative to medical consultations wherein diagnostic hardware becomes available in the comfort of people’s homes.
Quantum teleportation refers to the direct transfer of a quantum state from one location to another, making possible the out of the ordinary phenomenon dubbed as “entanglement.” This phenomenon is the link that exists between certain particles even when they are separated by space. Quantum teleportation will soon revolutionize the speed of communication.