Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds this world has ever known, considered a technology to be the most important: “Success in creating AI would be the greatest event in human history.”
Although also, fruit of the scientific thought that he had developed throughout his life, in this field not everything was going to be celebrations: “Unfortunately, it could also be the last, unless we learn to avoid risks.”
In 2023, Artificial Intelligence has been developed and implemented almost exponentially in numerous sectors thanks to the impressive evolution of what is known as generative AI, whose essential quality is content generation.
However, although partially eclipsed, other types of technologies continue to develop unstoppably and, over the next 5 years, they will become commonplace, both for the industry and for society as a whole.
12 inventions (from the wheel to artificial intelligence) that have changed humanity
We tell you what are the 10 technologies that will revolutionize the world as we know it in the next 5 years.
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Although the application of AI is nothing new, its mass adoption is. Until now, its veiled development has reached routine tasks such as voice recognition or monitoring bus routes, for example.
Although the real revolution has begun with generative AI, in which machine learning, deep learning or the analysis of huge amounts of data come together.
With natural language or highly original content generation, this type of AI will undoubtedly change today’s world. Among some novelties, the most “human” virtual assistants, the fastest programming or the automation of any task.
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Free people from automated jobs and insert a universal basic income to achieve equality among humans in the future. That has always been the approach of Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla.
Beyond the necessary philosophical debate on the implantation of robots at the service of humanity, there is a necessary step for machines to be able to replace people: integrating AI into your thinking.
There are already certain advances in this regard, with robots being able to identify obstacles or automate processes. After all, the assembly line is based on the same idea: increase the productivity of factories and reduce time spent on repetitive tasks.
From here, imagine its application in sectors such as healthcare.
It is nothing other than the manipulation of matter at the nanometer scale, that is, almost atomic. One of the most visible examples of science fiction is the one offered to us by Iron Man in the Marvel movie Infinity War.
In this, the superhero’s suit has this type of technology and, just by thinking about it, it adapts to his body. Although this is still science fiction, nanotechnology is already being used in mobile phone batteries in order to improve heating, among other issues.
Science fiction has also been thinking about genetic engineering for decades, with the aim of creating a “perfect” society. An example of this is the award-winning Gattaca or the book A Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley.
Beyond imagination, science has already solved some dilemmas. Recently, the first baby with DNA from 3 different people was born in the UK, a pioneering in vitro fertilization technique known as mitochondrial donation treatment (MDT).
The idea is not to achieve perfect beings, in the image and likeness of the biological parents, but instead eradicate harmful mutations which, through genes, are transmitted from parents to children.
The quantum Internet will be an absolute revolution in the security of governments, companies and users. The idea is based on the basic principles of quantum physics, which replaces the encoding of information in 0 and 1 by quantum bits or qubits.
The latter act by imitating the behavior of particles such as photons, that is, they have the ability to be in 2 places at the same time, which quantum physics calls superposition.
At the moment, China and the United States have significant investments in this area, with the aim of ensure that information is encrypted from start to finish and cyber attacks are a thing of the past.
One of the great advantages of using virtual models is that of understand the consequences of certain acts on real life objectsbut without negatively affecting the environment.
For this, simulations have frequently been used, although these are limited to single processes, while digital twins allow their application at scale. Thus, sensors are added to the object that monitor its performance, temperature, and other issues.
All this is duplicated in the virtual model, with which the design of the most effective products or their impact on the environment when they reach the end of their life cycle can be studied in an updated way.
Probably the best known example of this type of technology, also known as BCI for its acronym in English, is Neuralink, a device by Elon Musk and illustrated with the monkey that managed to win a game of Pong.
The idea is none other than to “revive” parts of the body of people who have suffered irreversible accidents or who have neurodegenerative diseases.
In the not too distant future, Anyone could write just by thinkinga fact that is no longer science fiction and that technology has achieved in different published studies.
Extended Reality (RX)
This type of technology represents the convergence of others as important as virtual reality, augmented reality or AI. It should also be noted that this is not exactly a metaverse, but a virtual environment, like that of digital twins.
Thus, with the advancement of extended reality, inexperienced users could design megalomaniac virtual projects and interact with the environment in a completely natural way. And the best? Without being tied to workstations or space limitations.
aerospike type rocket engine
The aerospace industry is also coming up with technologies that could drastically reduce the costs of space travel. In this case, we talk about Pangea Aerospacea Spanish company that has developed a peculiar engine.
They are known as aerospike engines that, despite the fact that they have been investigated for decades, it was not until recently that Pangea assured El Español that they would arrive “soon.”
The main difference with the traditional bell motors, used in SpaceX’s Falcons, is that Aerospikes save a lot of fuelsomething that both industry and society will appreciate.
Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)
One of the great challenges of the energy industry is to store energy for unforeseen events such as environmental catastrophes or sporadic power outages. For this reason, battery energy storage systems were born.
Its operation is really simple: the batteries receive electricity from the central network or another source, such as solar panels; later, it is stored to be released when needed.
With the application of machine learning, Industry and households as a whole can save significant costs, in addition to being more respectful of the planet. In short, they contribute to achieving a greener future.