1. 3D-printer

3d printer

These are printers that can print with hot plastic a variety of models. On Amazon.com there is a separate section devoted to these devices, and on Kickstarter.com money is collected for the release of the budget model of 3D-printer. Colorful spools of plastic thread make dresses, splints for a broken hand, fragments of a human skull, and many more. In the future, 3D-printer can change the principles of industrial production: a lot of necessary things in life can be printed at home.

2. 3D- scanner

3d scaner

The principle of action is the opposite of the 3D-printer: the scanner analyzes the physical model and uses it to create a virtual 3D- model. 3D-scanners are much more expensive than printers: if a decent 3D-printer can be bought for 2-3 thousand dollars, a scanner will cost 50-150 thousand.

3. Thermostatic bimetal

Thermostatic bimetal

It is a material used in modern architecture. It consists of two or more layers of metals and alloys with different coefficients of expansion. Due to this thermostatic bimetal can absorb heat, depending on the ambient temperature. As a result, the temperature inside the house that is built with the use of bimetal is always comfortable, which can minimize heating costs.

4. Smart homes

smart homes

This term combines a variety of high technologies used in homes and home management. The range is wide: from mobile applications to turn on/off lights , appliances and so on up to the surfaces impermeable to Wi-Fi (so the neighbors do not steal it :mrgreen: ).



5. Robotic vacuum cleaner

Robotic vacuum cleaner

Sales of this wonderful gadget are increasing. Apparently, soon the image of the tired housewife vacuuming the carpet will remain in the past. Robotic vacuum cleaners usually have a flat cylindrical body with built-in sensors that allow them to maneuver between the beds and other furniture.

6. Augmented reality

Augmented reality

This is a technology implemented mainly by Google and its Google Glass. Wearing these miracle glasses, you can see the weather, log on Facebook or get help in Wikipedia about the object you are looking at at the moment.

7. Smartphone with a flexible display

Smartphone with a flexible display

In 2013, Samsung introduced a flexible OLED-display. Besides the fact that it can be bent in both directions, it is made from the finest lightweight plastic. This technology can significantly reduce the weight of smartphones, as well as to reduce their thickness.

8. Alternative sources of energy

Alternative sources of energy

This is a variety of new solutions that, first, can help minimize the use of electricity and, second, recharge gadgets faster. Solar panels are just one of these types of sources. A table that charges smartphones, generators that convert human motion into energy, containers filled with butane and able to charge various devices are among the inventions that use alternative sources of energy.

9. Biocomputer

Biocomputer

It is the first step towards the possible creation of artificial intelligence. Instead of bits the computational elements here are proteins and nucleic acids. High speed and performance of bio-computers will be an important link in the automation of new technologies: they will control the robots, machines, etc.

10. Nanoassembly

Nanoassembly

This nanoscale device has not yet been developed, but its invention and use could lead our civilization to a revolutionary leap. Nanoassembler can be programmed to construct material objects from atoms. It sounds like a science fiction movie plot, but the invention of these devices is already in progress.
 



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Anna LeMind

Anna is the founder and lead editor of the website Learning-mind.com. She is passionate about learning new things and reflecting on thought-provoking ideas. She writes about science, psychology and other related topics. She is particularly interested in topics regarding introversion, consciousness and subconscious, perception, human mind's potential, as well as the nature of reality and the universe.