A new year, a new decade, and a new century is on the horizon of this planet. The 21st century has seen numerous technological advancements. Some are so mind-boggling that it is difficult to imagine what life would be like with the help of technology in the coming decades. Futuristic technologies on the silver screen, gadgets, and gizmos made for fictional movies jump off the screen. These technologies make us wonder how far we have come from those imaginations and if these things could happen in real life. Here are the 10 Most Revolutionary Gadgets of the Future.
- Auto-assist exoskeleton
This futuristic device is essential for anyone who needs to be in top physical appearance or for those who want to feel like an Olympic athlete. The auto-assist exoskeleton will help you lift heavier weights at the gym, run faster, and even jump higher. In time, this device may be able to do even more!
- Solar clothing
Solar clothing helps you stay charged while you are out and about. It also makes a fashion statement. It comes in various styles, so you can choose which best suits your needs and taste. A simple solar-powered wristwatch will allow you to check the time while charging your smartphone discreetly in your pocket or purse. A solar-powered mini-backpack gives you a stylish accessory while keeping your electronics handy. While some solar-powered fashions would look right at home on a runway in Milan, others are more functional. Regardless of their aesthetic appeal or lack thereof, they are all great options for anyone who wants extra security.
Solar clothing is ideal if you are constantly on the go and do not want to worry about running out of power.
- Smart contact lens
In the past, we used to wear contact lenses for aesthetic reasons. Today, AI contacts our lives and helps us live more efficiently. Here are some of the things AI contact lenses can do:
- Monitor your blood sugar. The health-focused tech blog Diabetics Daily claims that smart contacts will be able to monitor blood sugar levels via a tiny chip embedded discreetly on the lens. Therefore, diabetics will not have to use their finger prickers every time they need to check their blood sugar levels!
- Measure your blood alcohol content (BAC). Science writer Robin Nelson is excited about this technology in particular. It can tell you how much you have had to drink and when you are sober enough to drive again (via an app).
- Monitor your blood pressure. According to Julie Bort of Business Insider, smart contact lenses can measure blood pressure. If all goes right, patients may soon be able to stop using bulky monitors and check their blood pressure at home manually!
- Display information in front of your eyes (think Google Glass!). One of the most exciting features of smart contacts is that they can display information like texts or emails in front of your eyes. You will not have to stare at your phone all the time!
- Provide eye reinforcement via medication or laser surgery correction options for certain vision defects, as Google hopes its new patent will allow them to do!
- Augmented reality headset
Augmented reality (AR) is an enhanced version of reality created by technology to add digital information to an image of something. Unlike virtual reality, which creates an artificial environment, augmented reality uses the existing environment and overlays new information on top of it.
The simplest example of AR is a GPS overlay that shows your location to your destination. At its most advanced level, you may witness 3D models come to life in front of your eyes using a head-mounted display or a smartphone.
Today, the technology behind augmented reality is still under development and improvement.
- Mobile scanner
This portable gadget can scan images and documents. It is functional for students or travelers. You can also connect it to your smartphone, making it possible to scan barcodes that are hard to get with a phone camera. It can even scour text and convert it into different languages or speech!
- Eye-tracking keyboard/mouse
Typing with your eyes may sound strange, but eye-tracking technology is already available, even if it is not a consumer product yet. With eye-tracking keyboards and mice, you can look at keys or screens to make this happen.
Many people are already utilizing Eye-tracking technology. Some of the best gaming companies are always looking for ways to make their games more immersive. People with motor disabilities use this technology, which prevents them from using conventional input devices such as a mouse and keyboard.
The potential uses of this technology are wide-ranging. For example, wearers of virtual reality headsets could perform tasks on a computer without ever removing their devices.
- Invisibility cloak
Invisibility cloaks are made possible by the latest wave of material science research. The ability to bend light around an object is not a new idea. Recently, scientists confirmed the ability to create materials with a negative refractive index. This technology would effectively reverse the light waves around an object. An invisibility cloak could be made from these materials, rendering objects invisible.
There are many potential uses for this technology. It could hide submarines or soldiers on the Battlefield and even protect sensitive information inside data centers. But the best benefit would likely be for consumer electronics. For example, imagine tablets without screens or phones without buttons!
If you are a fan of the movie Back to the Future, you probably remember Marty McFly’s hoverboard. At one point, he uses it to escape the clutches of a gang of bullies and then later rides it through a mall. While hoverboards are already available, they are not yet capable of flying like in the films. However, this may be possible in our lifetime. We are talking about having hoverboards become as common as cell phones.
Though these inventions have not lived up to their names yet, they are still just glorified skateboards. Nothing hinders us from imagining what flying cars or jetpacks will look like when they become available. We can say that we are excited about them! Some countries already have legal jetpacks. There is even an annual race held in New Zealand where people compete against each other at high speeds while wearing these devices!
As fun as jetpack racing might sound, I am not quite ready to give up my car yet. Self-driving cars will be much safer than anything else because they will not need human input. Future flying cars will probably come with autopilot features too! Fortunately, if someone does decide they want an old-fashioned vehicle instead, there are places where people can rent or buy them right now.
- Latent energy generators
The most mind-blowing and practical consequences of the Latent energy harvesting technology are the Latent Energy generators. Your activity or body heat can now charge all of your devices.
The idea behind this futuristic generator is that it will convert the kinetic energy from buildings’ infrastructure into electrical power. Rather than using traditional methods like solar or wind power, this method would be efficient and cost-effective. It would use ambient vibrations from cars passing over bridges to create long-term electricity production.
So how does it work? The generator has two components: a piezoelectric sensor that helps convert kinetic energy into electricity and a mechanical resonator that creates vibrations when there are changes in air pressure on either side of the device. This dual-component then creates electricity by converting these changes in air pressure into movement. And while this may seem like a farfetched concept with no applications just yet, there have already been successful tests in Sweden. These latent generators have been providing power to lights on bridges!
- Brain-machine interface
The brain-machine interface (BMI), which allows for communication between the human brain and an external device such as a computer, might sound like science fiction. But this tech will be simpler to use than you think, especially when deployed through a wearable gadget.
Such devices are just around the corner. They are under testing in lab environments and soon may reach the consumer market. They can capture your thoughts and translate them into commands that control a computer or other machine. This possibility means that we will be able to do all sorts of amazing things with only one thought.
These life-changing inventions will most certainly alter our daily lives. The things people consider to be just science fiction are now about to enter our lives which is exciting for all who love science and futurism. In the coming years, we will see incredible changes. The rapid development of technology will lead to new gadgets. We want to try for you to keep up with the modern world and be more successful.