Digital technology has come a long way through all the leaps and bounds in the last five years. Cloud computing, smartphones and multi-touch tablets are the innovations that revolutionized our personal and work lives. Well, it’s just the beginning. Technology will get even better. In the near future, we could lead a life like in science fiction movies.
So get ready to cut fruit Ninja through your gestures and control the desktop with your eyes, print your own physical product, enter the virtual world and experience virtual reality. Here’s the rundown of the top 10 real-life devices and technologies that will change the world.
Augmented reality is here in the form of simulated education and experimental application. But Google has taken several steps forward with the launch of Google Glass. Theoretically, you can view your texts, social feeds, Google Maps, and navigate via GPS. You can also get updates on the spot. Currently, it is only offered to some developers at $ 1500. But other tech companies are working and trying to build an affordable variant for commercial sales.
3D printing could turn any digital design into a real life product. It is nothing new for the mechanical industry, but a 3D printer is undoubtedly a revolutionary idea. Everyone can create their own product with their unique design and it does not need approval from any company. Even Aston Martin in a James Bond movie was a 3D printed product that crashed during a scene.
The Form 1 is a personal 3D printer that you can buy for $ 2,799. It seems like a very high price, but you can produce your own prototypes with it. Imagine a day when any professional can mass produce their own physical products without limits.
Oculus Rift is a 3D viewer that brings virtual reality to life. It allows you to feel that you are mentally in a video game. In your virtual world, you can see the world on HD screen with very low latency just by turning your head. Several premium products can do the same, but Rift provides that experience for just $ 300. It’s the beginning of the next-gen gaming revolution.
The world is bombarded with virtual reality devices. Then, it is the right time to immerse yourself in the whole virtual world. Oculus Rift is the first step in reaching such a level of realism.
The concept of a multi-touch desktop computer failed miserably because hands could get too tired for prolonged use. But Leap Motion could come up with a more innovative idea. You can control your desktop with your fingers, without having to touch the screen.
Unlike a regular motion sensor, Leap Motion allows the user to zoom in on photos and map, scroll through a web page, sign documents, and also play an FPS game with just hand and finger movements. A gentle reaction is a very important part of it. This technology of the future could be yours for just $ 70. You could buy a premium PS3 game title for this price. If it could work with the Oculus Rift, it could definitely give your real-time gaming a great makeover.
In most devices, the existing problem is that they work independently and it takes an effort for technology leaders to partner with each other and create products that can connect with each other. With Smart Things, you can make all digital devices connect together, whether they are digital or not. You can easily get your humidity, vibration and pressure sensors and smoke alarms to detect things and alert you using your smartphone.
You can also track who has been in your house, turn on lights when entering the room, and close doors and windows when leaving the house, all with a device that could cost around $ 500.
Tech buffs have already been actively talking about eye tracking, but it’s not that simple to implement. But not so for Eye Tribe. They successfully created technology that can allow you to control the tablet, play flight simulator, and even play Fruit Ninja with just eye movements.
It’s basically just an eye-tracking technology that can be paired with a front-facing camera and some serious computerized algorithm. At LeWeb, a live demo was held this year and we may see it in action in the future. The company is still seeking a partnership to bring this technology to market.
As we all know, there is no competition for Android and iOS. But both have their own policies and rules that inhibit developers and their creative endeavors. Since then, Mozilla decided to develop a new mobile operating system from scratch, which will focus on freedom, true openness, and user choice.
It is Firefox OS that is based on Gecko, Gonk and Gaia software layers. It means that it is completely open source and carries HTML5 and CSS3 technologies.
Developers can present applications without blocking the needs established by the stores. Therefore, users can also customize the operating system according to their needs. Currently, it is available for compatible Android devices. It can be used to perform basic tasks that you perform on Android or iOS devices, such as browsing the web, calling friends, playing games, etc.
Razer’s Project Fiona is supposed to be the first generation of gaming tablets. It is seriously built for hardcore gaming. Tech companies can also develop their dedicated gaming tablets. It features Intel Core i7 CPUs to play all the PC games you love in the palm of your hand. Razer has developed the tablet-only user experience, along with a magnetometer, 3-axis gyroscope, accelerometer, and multi-touch user interface.
It will clearly redefine the way computers are made. It is simply a supercomputer for everyone. It is an energy-saving computer built to process complex programs efficiently and simultaneously. It will make holographic front-end display, real-time object tracking and voice recognition even more intelligent and powerful.
Google driverless car
We have all imagined that driverless cars will be real one day. Finally, Google has made it happen. It works with artificial intelligence that receives information from video cameras, a sensor on the top and some position sensors and radars in various positions of the car. Much research and development has been done to mimic human intelligence.