Technology is evolving at an unprecedented rate and we are barely keeping pace. Come to think of it, our work desk filled with office equipment 20 years ago has now become the equivalent of just a bunch of apps in our laptop or phone. We can only expect technology trends that look too futuristic now to become the norm in a couple of years. Here are some noteworthy innovations:
VR has been in existence since the '90s but has only gained traction in the last three years. The things we can do with this piece of technology are quite promising, and will definitely change the way how we create, interact, and consume media content in the near future, so long as we don't mind wearing something that looks like one of Lady Gaga's bizarre headgears. Virtual reality will basically
Provided we can survive the consequences of Donald Trump's anti-environment agenda in the next four years, there's still hope that we can live in a world run by clean, renewable energy. China “unofficially” took the torch from the U.S. as the global leader in combating climate change, and several other countries have taken bold steps to become coal-free as well. Private companies like Tesla and its visionary CEO Elon Musk are investing heavily
The rapid progress in genetic science in the last couple of years has finally made “designer babies” a reality. It's literally giving parents the choice of how they want their children to be. And it's not just the gender or physical appearance, as editing the DNA of the embryos itself can also correct diseases caused by bad genes and passing those genetic fixes to future generations. It's a very sensitive subject and is still highly debated in scientific circles due to complicated, ethical issues.
While smartphones have
Future of Air Travel
A cruise along the shoreline of Italy's enchanting Amalfi Coast or the majestic White Cliffs of Dover in Britain is a breathtaking experience, but why not try it from a different perspective? The airships of the future are here, and thanks to advances in engineering, luxury airship travel is safer, more accessible, and enjoyable for tourists. Aside from being able to access remote locations, these aircraft-engineering marvels can also offer tourists a stunning aerial (or birds-eye?) view of their
The meat industry as a whole is fast becoming unsustainable. It doesn't just contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, it's also taking up huge swathes of arable land, and consumes a lot of water, food, and fuel. So as an alternative, a physiologist from the University of Maastricht and his team of Dutch scientists came up with the world's first cultured beef that they assembled in a lab in 2013. The research had a slow, expensive start, but gained a small but significant progress in the last four years. If successful, we will be able to efficiently produce comparable, specific meat products in a lab instead of slaughtering a full-grown animal for a portion of porterhouse steak. If the idea of consuming lab-grown meat doesn't suit your palate, then consider the impossible burger. It's made of plant-based ingredients that "look, sizzle, feel, and even bleed like (the real) beef."