5 top technological advancements predicted to be the in things in 2020
Would you like to know what new technological advancements are coming out in the near future? Here is the fearless forecast of tech experts.
5 top technological advancements we can expect in 2020
We are surrounded by technological advancements mainly in the form of gadgets -- the most ubiquitous being the smartphones. These devices are literally in the palm of our hand from the moment we wake up to the time we go to bed, and we still keep them beside us while we sleep!
It seems we can no longer live without tech gadgets. We did some research on what many tech experts think about future “in” devices and here are their predictions about the 5 top gadgets most likely to roll out by 2020.
1. Implanted or worn health monitors
Some wearable health monitors are actually already on the market. Examples of these are blood sugar monitor patches and wearable blood pressure and heart rate monitors. But medical science doesn’t stop there. There are already plans to create health monitors using nanoparticles, which will monitor our bodies on a cellular level to help detect health problems such as heart disease and cancer.
2. 5G smartphones
Even though we have not yet fully perfected and utilized the capabilities of 4G LTE network technology, many wireless carrier companies are already looking to transitioning to 5G technology – and for good reason. Many believe that transitioning to 5G means faster and more energy-efficient devices. As apps will be able to run faster and more efficiently on this platform, many also predict there will be more innovative apps such as virtual reality-driven apps.
3. Self-driving vehicles
Many companies have been experimenting with this technology for quite some time. We believe they will be available by 2020 despite the fear of many people of its potential hazards. To allay this fear, self-driving cars will probably not be fully autonomous. The first self-driving cars will probably still require human supervision during operation.
4. Autonomous intelligent (AI) assistants in devices
Think of Siri or Google Now but without the need to connect to the internet. This means that the AI will be in your device independent of the internet. It will be able to learn from you based on your requests and how you use the device. The main advantage here is that all data are kept private and protected in your device. When using Siri and other existing AI’s, they rely on getting information from the internet to operate. At the same time, they can potentially be gathering your information in the process.
5. Fully wireless devices
No matter how wireless your devices seem to be, their batteries still need recharging to continuously operate, and to do this, they need to be plugged into a power source. This may change by 2020 as researchers at the University of Washington will soon launch a technology to “harvest” energy from other traditional devices powered by electricity. For non-techies, this means the technology will convert radio waves to electrical energy. If all goes well, we may be seeing mobile devices whose batteries will no longer need recharging – or devices which don’t need recharging at all.
These are just some of the technological advancements we can expect to make our lives more convenient in a few more years.