5 disruptive technologies everyone should know!

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We are evolving at an exponential rate in technology development. The rate of disruption of a technology is measured using Gartner’s Hype curve, which tracks the current interest levels and implementation feasibility. Here are five technologies which everyone should understand:

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Source: Gartner’s 2015 Hype cycle for emerging technologies

 

  1. Internet of Things: This term has now got into every industry possible along with very high expectations. This technology in simple terms is “Connecting everyday objects to internet”. For example: In future, users can access their home from anywhere around the world using internet.

2. Consumer 3D printing: This technology has grown wildly around the world and now there are plenty of desktop 3D printers, which are very user friendly. 3D printing depends heavily on material research and we have successfully developed metal, food, body parts, concrete and electronics 3D printing. The day is not far, when Amazon will fly a drone to your house that 3D prints the phone case you had ordered an hour back.

3. Autonomous Vehicles: The race towards building most reliable self-driving cars is huge now. Google, Tesla, and Mercedes in-spite of leading the race, there are many developments from Chinese technology giants such as Baidu. It is mind blowing on how this technology can transform the safety of transportation industry. It is not only safe way but the fastest way we can transport ourselves.

4. Virtual reality: Taking people into virtual world through games or movies has always been an amazing experience. Now this is more like a reality where this technology tricks the brain to feel like we have come to a new world. This technology has no limitations of entertainment, it can not only take us to the best places in the world, but also to the space without having to spend millions of dollars. The best part is there are many virtual reality headsets available to order online, cheapest being the google cardboard (for $20).

5. Augmented reality: If our world can move into the virtual world, why not also give the possibility of bringing the Virtual world into our world. Augmented reality shapes the future of wearable industry giving rise to super human capabilities. Everything we need to visualize is now possible with augmented reality. This technology is paving the path to give birth to wearable so that we never have to carry our smart phones in the future.

 

If you are interested to know more on any technology, put that in the comments below and I will be happy to write about it.

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From Ultra dry materials to a Car that never gets dirty!

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Check out this super ultra dry coating which is extremely hydrophobic. Its water resistant property is just amazing.Water-based liquids roll right off a surface on contact and leave materials clean and dry. Though the coating application can be very expensive right now, commercialization of this would be a breakthrough.

Nissan has demonstrated a similar coating in Automobiles. This is just so cool, a car that never needs cleaning. Future of automobiles really has some amazing technologies waiting for us.

Flight with zero fuel burnt is now a reality!! – Solar Impulse 2

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Finally a dream seen long ago, an energy system which can fuel the future and does not harm the nature, is a reality. Kudos to the Swiss duo Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg who became the first pilots to fly across America in a featherweight plane fueled only by the sun !!. The pair believes that fossil fuels are not to be used for transportation.

The Solar Impulse 2 flies its first segment of an attempt to circumnavigate the world on an 11-segment route starting from Abu-Dhabi. The flight is just similar to how the history of flights started from Wright brothers.

Though it can carry only two passengers right now and the speed is not convincing, it gives us the hope that there is an energy which can be harnessed for almost everything we use !!

Watch the video below to get more insights:

For technical details I would recommend you to view the link below:

http://info.solarimpulse.com/en/our-adventure/building-a-solar-airplane/#.VQmPQY6Uem0

 

The future is here – Microsoft HoloLens !!

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UntitledFrom Sixth sense technology (bringing digital world to physical world), a concept now in existence. Truly mind blowing. A world where technology could become more personal—where it could adapt to the natural ways we communicate, learn, and create. Where our digital lives would seamlessly connect with real life.

The result is the world’s most advanced holographic computing platform, enabled by Windows 10. For the first time ever, Microsoft HoloLens brings high-definition holograms to life in your world, where they integrate with your physical places, spaces, and things.

Microsoft’s new holographic headset can be used to play Minecraft, make video calls, do you work, and more. Microsoft HoloLens is definitely the future of digital entertainment and work life. Just waiting for the day when this is available everywhere: