Some futuristic devices and technologies that until recently, appeared only on the pages of sci-fi novels are already here!
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
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
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
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 the lights, appliances, and so on up to the surfaces impermeable to Wi-Fi (so the neighbors do not steal it ).
5. Robotic vacuum cleaner
The 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
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. These futuristic devices are a technology implemented mainly by Google and its Google Glass.
7. 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
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.
It is the first step towards the possible creation of artificial intelligence. Instead of bits, the computational elements here are proteins and nucleic acids. The high speed and performance of bio-computers will be an important link in the automation of new technologies: they will control robots, machines, etc.
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 futuristic devices is already in progress.
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