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Top technologies that will change the world

May 06, 2019 | 686 views

If you could do an futurology exercise, what would you think are the technologies that will change the world by 2030? Answering this question is not a simple task. Many experts always try to make predictions like these, but few get it right.

However, given what is happening today in universities, laboratories and large companies, we can get a glimpse of what the world will look like at the end of the next decade.

In this article, we list 10 technologies pointed out by the World Economic Forum as some of the most promising:

1. Artificial intelligence takes over

The use of artificial intelligence tools is increasingly evident in many areas. Reliability in the decision-making of the machines moves to the point where, in the future, machines can have a "vote" on the boards of large companies.

The inputs given by the systems will be increasingly relevant in decision making, since the assertiveness tends to be greater.

2. Stand-alone cars will account for 10% of the US fleet

Testing for self-drive cars in the United States is in an advanced stage, and the demand for them is not greater because of the legislation, which still does not allow traffic in many circumstances. It is only a matter of time before this is resolved.

By 2026, it is estimated that 10% of the US fleet is from autonomous vehicles, which should represent greater safety and less emission of pollutants.

3. Up to 5% of products will be printed on 3D printers

The use of three-dimensional printers did not grow as expected with the end consumer, but the industry adopted this idea as a simple and quick way to introduce new products into the market.

Research indicates that by 2030 at least 5% of the manufactured products will be printed from 3D printers. It is a technology whose costs fall every year while the possibilities of use only increase.

4. It is estimated that 50% of internet traffic will come from automated devices

The number of items that are connected inside the residences is increasing. TVs, refrigerators, microwaves, and everything else you imagine may be connected to the internet being controlled by your cell phone.

The resulting traffic flow of these devices should grow exponentially and represent up to 50% of the information flow in the next decade.

5. Printed bodies in 3D will come true by 2024

The medical segment is one of the most attracting attention of major manufacturers at the moment. In this area the development has been expressive in recent years and there are no signs that the breath is in the end.

By 2024, organ creation using special 3D printers should come true. The impression of bones and even of a liver are expected to occur in the next six years.

6. You'll have a supercomputer in your pocket in 2023

The processing power of a smartphone today is often higher than the computers that were responsible for bringing Man to the Moon. The power of the devices we have in our pocket is already equivalent to that of many desktops and notebooks.

If everything continues at the same pace, by mid-2023 at least 90% of the population will have at hand a device with processing power equivalent to that of a 2018 supercomputer.

7. About 80% of the world's population will be present on the internet

The internet will be even more present in the lives of more people. It is estimated that 80% of the world's population - which will represent 6.4 billion people in 2024 - will have a digital identity.

This means not only access to the internet, but the use of social networks and other services that can give "authenticity" to a digital life.

8. Even the reading glasses will be connected

Yes, that's right. Do you know the glasses you use at the time you're going to read it? For the estimate is that 10% of them are connected to the internet by 2023. Among the features that these accessories will bring, we can cite experiences of virtual reality and augmented reality like some of them.

In addition, using visual tracking tools you can flip pages without using your hands.

9. Smartphones can be deployed in the body

It may seem strange at first glance, but the so-called "bionic men" already exist there. They are people who use smart prostheses or who have chips in the body capable of sending and receiving relevant information about the patient's health.

Do not think of implantable smartphones as a huge cell phone attached to your arm, but rather as small chips that can easily integrate with other devices.

10. At least 10% of people will wear smart clothes by 2022

Is it really that things are going to change that much in the next five years? Experts believe that within that period at least 10% of the world population will have some clothing that comes with a chip.

This chip can be used to transmit the most diverse types of information via internet and you can access all from your mobile phone.