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Technology for Humanity

As proven by recent reports that the heatwaves are getting more intense, along with other issues such as smog in cities and nature becoming more at risk, many companies have been looking at ways that technology might evolve to help reduce our energy usage, as well as improve our planet! Viessmann is one such company who has developed a series of articles they refer to as “Humans of the future“. Their most recent one had a focus on the technology developments we might see in the not-so-distant future!

According to Forbes, by the year 2050, they estimate that everything technological will be connected to the cloud and to the internet, from electronic doors to kitchen blenders!

Pollinating drones

With fears of bees and insects becoming extinct rise, the need for an alternative life-sustaining pollination method is a must! This technology might first seem a wild change from the way technology is going, but it is a technology already in development! Several companies, such as the new start-up Dropcopter, have already begun their developments of this farming-life game changer. Currently, their projects are typically large drones, but the technology for nano-tech is quickly advancing, and it certainly won’t be too long before bee-sized drones are capable of pollinating out fields and flowers!

Recycling Apps

The world of apps is already advancing; with technology capable of tracking down the shop a certain shirt was bought, it’s not too far of a leap for our phones to have apps that can identify the materials in something and provide suggestions of how and where to recycle something! This technology may even help you figure out which materials are non-recyclable and help provide potential upcycling opportunities where recycling is not an option!

Personal Digital health “twins.”

Technology regarding tracking your body’s health has always been something that has been at the forefront of technological advancements. The next step in future tech would be to create digital trackers that analyse your body and physical ailments and will help flag health risks for you. Not only would this technology help identify when you fall ill or become injured, but this technology might also help reduce waiting times in health centres, as the technology would be able to identify if you need medical treatment for superficial injuries. In addition to the benefits of assessing and identifying your health, digital health “twins” may also help identify serious illnesses such as cancer in its early stages, helping increase survival rates!

From Apps to drones, human technology has already reached what was first perceived to be impossible. From the creation of the compass in 1044 to the first X-ray in 1895 to the founding of the internet in 1983. Humanity continues to create new technologies, now advancing and progressing into a digital age where mechanical technologies are programmed with computers and digital code. Much like the first tools created 3.3 million years ago improved human life and progressed the evolution of mankind and the invention of irrigation in 6000 BCE, technological advancements have helped push humanity in their strife for survival and the betterment of life. In the next fifty years, technologies beyond what we can even currently imagine will surely be created, and with it, hopefully, a way to work harmoniously with nature.

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