according to foreign media reports, technology has changed our way of life, bringing us to a digital age. Smart phones, driverless cars, Google glasses, robotics, the advent of social media to our distance to pull closer with the Internet, at the same time also let us leave the virtual world. Recently, the us technology blog Business Insider summarizes the 15 kinds of new technology to change the world, they are:
1) driverless cars: changing the way we travel
at present, people can be seen in California highway the beta Google driverless cars, but they will have to wait until 2018 to put into the market.
Google expected, driverless cars each year the number of traffic accidents can be reduced by half, that is to say, could save 1.2 million lives a year.
driverless cars whether can be accepted by the society, the current remains to be seen, but it would be as a choice. In addition to Google, like other big car makers, such as Toyota and audi, is also developing driverless cars of their own.
2) Google glasses: take us into the era of “electronic person”
Google glasses is currently one of the most hot products, this is because the device has a very wide range of applications.
Google glasses will be saw and heard people every day and our perception of closer, and improve our interactions with surroundings.
we will be more closely associated with the Internet, we can see useful information through the device, such as short message, news, weibo, and indicator diagram to the destination.
with the Google glasses, we will be able to record what happened anything, my life and it is stored in the cloud, so we can record the dribs and drabs of life forever.
3) wearable health tracker: let health accompanying with you
like Nike FuelBand, Fitbit and ZEO applications and services, such as the data becomes more and more in our life. These devices can help us to track the health message, such as burning calories, walk away, and even the quality of our sleep.
wearable health tracker will enable us achieve the goal of “quantified self”, the user can through own data to understand their physiological function.
4) Internet: create “sharing economy”
in the “share of the economy” in the large number of startups. In the “share” in the economy, they are will be your home, car parking lot and camping tents and rent out.
these startups included provide an apartment rental service, leasing fashion clothing and accessories Rent the Runway and private cars on service providers sidecars. If there is no Internet, these are not possible. The Internet sharing plays in the economy “matchmaker” role.
5) robot: replace Labour
simple can complete all kinds of work, and work with human can implement security industrial robots are the United States began to rise.
Rethink first of Robotics, robots – Baxter can handling raw materials, in the unloading or loading on the conveyor belt, check and test the parts and components, operating machinery and packing and unpacking.
Rethink Robotics, goal is through to create low-cost production technology and processes, to make America more competitive. If all goes well, Baxter will be able to work with workers, help us to compete with other low-cost labor market.
Baxter’s ultimate goal is to complete more complex tasks. At present, the company is developing software, Baxter can achieve between machine and conveyor belt and other “communication”.
6) smartphone: let you I connected
smartphones let us that goes with the whole world, it is a very useful tool.
smart phone can let us email, watch the news, the stock. As long as the mobile phone has signal, we use the map application will not be lost. While dating applications, such as the Tinder and Grindr, attachment can help us to make some new friends.
the people leave the smartphone now. Let’s look at a set of data: in our 15 minutes after waking up every morning, 79% of smartphone users will see their mobile phone, 48% of the users to use their mobile phones at the gym, 50% of Facebook users in the cinema.
7) social media: change the way we interact with others’
Facebook and Twitter to provide us with communicating with friends, family and even strangers interactive platform. At the same time, social media also lit up a “social action”, for people with common interests and goals provides a platform for polymerization.
8) 3 d printing: bring a creative “copy”
3 d printing is to create more and more public object, and a major breakthrough in the field of medical treatment. This month, the first by 3 d printing to create out of the least of the liver.
the working principle of 3 d printer is through layer upon layer print to construct 3 d objects. Now this area of the company including the MakerBot, past and Shapeways.
9) nanofiltration technology: let the people drink clean water
unhygienic water is a big threat to human health. According to the data provided by the world health organization, each year from diseases related to water and the number of people killed at around 3.4 million.
Lifesaver arises at the historic moment. The Lifesaver is a fusion of nanotechnology, it can be carried out on the water filter, the details of the water, virus, parasite, fungus and other microorganisms.
10) gesture control equipment: perception operations
a computer mouse is outdated. Continuous emergence of new technology makes us only through gestures can interact with the computer. With the help of a Leap Motion, the user can through natural gestures instead of the mouse, let you on the screen better express your “thoughts”.
another technology called MYO, is by the Thalmic Labs invention. MYO is actually a “captain”, lets users through their body movements to control other devices. To Leap Motion, MYO don’t need a camera.
11) subway station passengers travel
is planning in the five New York City subway station installed at least 77 new touch screen. New display will provide a subway map, as well as the subway service, delayed information, of course also include advertising. Every 47 inch display the configuration sensors, camera, headset, and Wifi, thus convenient subway passengers and MAT between “communication”. In the future, the Control Group also plans to provide streaming media in subway station by this way, even online games and other services.
12) payment application: change our shopping experience
application software change our shopping experience. When we went into the store, do not need to talk to any can complete the payment.
apple retail stores are usually crowded, it is hard to find the clerk to pay. And with EasyPay applications, we are free to buy charger, software, the article such as shell, do not need to communicate with the store staff.
as the rise of tablets, but also further enhance the shopping experience. More and more stores will be tablets as a cash register, to complete checkout. Such as Square, the reader and the Register application allows the owner to use the iPhone, apple or android devices to accept credit CARDS, debit CARDS.
13) mobile applications: bring convenience, also make us lazy
smartphone applications is affecting the daily life of our. Technology companies are on the development of new applications, to make our life more convenient. Such as Fantastical calendar application, application of the company and a private cloud notes Uber taxi service.
but at the same time, smartphone applications also let us become more lazy and make unnecessary expense. Such as online reservation service Seamless, can let you never leave home, want to eat eat, and have similar function and network grocery FreshDirect applications.
14) photo sharing application: trigger we concern about privacy
Facebook and sets a pull the image “sharing” transition economy. Users are willing to share the movements through photographs of yourself or a friend to others, and this also triggered us to privacy concerns.
when we use Facebook, sets a Flickr, even we will expose a lot of personal information to all, these information will always keep on the Internet. However, Snapchat application automatically by the photo flash solved this problem. However, in the Internet to share photos, there is still a risk.
15) unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) : commercial soon, privacy protection controversial
the government and law enforcement agencies use the uav has sparked the worries about privacy. But some people stand up and say, we don’t need to worry about this.
the emergence of smart phone brings in advanced technology, such as gyro, accelerometer, GPS. With the aid of these tools, we can create a low-cost unmanned aerial vehicle (uav). People using unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) to find the need to rescue the travellers, aerial, archaeology, etc.
the federal arbitration act will be officially allowed 2015 commercial use of drones. But the unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) flight level can’t 400 feet above the ground, and must be at least 5 km away from the airport.
translation: sohu IT