We have experienced technological revolution upon technological revolutions in the past few decades. These new technologies have impacts on our lives directly or indirectly. These impacts can be something simple as well as something life-changing such as the developments in the smartphone industry in the past years. Although the impact varies from person to person, we can still say that these technologies along with many others have changed and are still changing our societies and our way of living. But how far will technology advance in the coming years? Let us try to answer that question with as much certainty as is possible.
As absolute certainty is an impossibility we can try to at least predict how some technologies will advance in the future. We can also try to guess which field would the next revolutionary technology be invented or discovered in. here is a list of some of the fields where technology is expected to advance a great deal in the coming future:
AI is a technology with a very large huge amount of implications in modern society. It is expected to revolutionize the world once it is fully developed. AI is bound to be used on a small scale as well as large scale. Industries such as travel, manufacturing, or pretty much any major industry would be changed and improved significantly with this technology. There are many other uses of AI in the scientific fields as well. AI is thought to be the next big thing in the scientific progress of humanity. There is some controversy regarding AI with both sides having their different concerns and viewpoints. Some think AI to be a force for good while others think the opposite to be true. But regardless the technology is being researched and advanced gradually and it has the potential to revolutionize our way of life.
We can expect some new discoveries in the field of energy production in the future as it is one of the most pressing matters today. Scientists today have warned us about the damage we are doing to the environment especially through the processes we use to produce energy. So it has become the aim of many scientists to find a more resourceful and efficient manner of energy production that is more environmentally friendly. We are already utilizing wind energy and solar energy etc. But none of them have completely replaced more environmentally bad options such as coal energy which is still widely used. We can expect to see a diversity of new technologies that will reduce and remove the world’s carbon emissions. We can expect progress in energy production technology aimed at achieving net-zero and being a more sustainable and reliable source of energy in the future.
In the field of computers, quantum computing is the next big thing that will allow us to have a massive boost in computing speed. The technology itself is in infancy today but we can expect progress in the future. If in the future quantum computing becomes a reality it would allow us to tackle real-world problems as well as speed up our scientific progress many times over. Quantum computing would allow us to simulate real worlds scenarios such as chemical reactions and even weather patterns etc. As said before this technology is the next big thing in the computing field which means many corporations and individuals are trying to make advances in it continuously. We can expect to see major advances and results in the future regarding quantum computing.
The list of advances in technology we can expect in the future is increasing day by day. So, we should keep making these advances cautiously and persistently in order to better ourselves and our society and so we can have a brighter future.