Whether you work in tech or not, recent technological advances make a major difference in your life. In fact, many of these advances might change things you do on a daily basis.
We know it is hard to keep up with recent tech advances since everything is moving so quickly. Our goal is to help you learn about 2020 technological advances, so you can get the maximum benefit from tech available today.
Continue reading this article for some of the most amazing tech advancements of late.
1. Tiny AI
Remember when a single computer used to fill a whole room? While this seems like something absurd now, it was remarkable when computers first came out. Even if you look back at the bulky PCs in the homes—people were still amazed at this possibility.
Something similar is happening with AI. Now we can use these powerful AI algorithms from the palm of our hands on our smartphones and other devices. We don’t even need the cloud to access AI like we used to.
Since this will stop our problems with latency, we are going to be able to do what we need to do faster than ever.
2. 3D Scanning
When people first saw a 3D scanner—the technology looked like magic. The way 3D scanning works is through the use of a line of laser light. These scanners communicate the exact dimensions of the object and give a 3D representation of it.
3D scanning is amazing because of its ability to measure fine details of objects and allows for ease of reverse engineering.
3. Practical Deployment of Internet of Things
Everyone thinks the Internet of Things (IoT) is interesting, but there aren’t as many applications for it as people would think. Adding on 5G will mean that we are able to get more devices and mainstream IoT applications to the public, but many people still aren’t sure how it will come together.
Amazon is one of the companies that is giving IoT a try. They launched Amazon Go, which uses machine vision technologies that do away with manual checkout processes.
4. Satellite Mega-Constellations
If you’ve ever been overseas or out in the country and didn’t have access to WiFi, but wanted to connect—you’ll love satellite mega-constellations.
The goal of this project is to provide internet to every part of the world. Imagine giving anyone the ability to connect from anywhere. Imagine people lost in the woods, giving people a call, and dropping a pin for a pickup.
No more search parties running blindly looking for people.
5. Digital Money
Fewer people are using cash, and more people are opting for credit cards and digital currencies. Digital money only exists as digital money, and it is easy to transfer from one person to the other without a bunch of middlemen.
Digital currency is definitely one of the tech advancements that is going to make a big difference in the world. Cryptocurrencies use blockchain technology, which means the money supply is decentralized and can come from different sources.
What this will do to the global financial system is still under speculation.
6. Differential Privacy
Differential privacy lets organizations collect and share information about users from data they collected, but the individual’s identities will remain private. The 2020 US Census is going to use this technology in hopes of getting more out of the use of the data without harming anyone’s privacy.
With this technology, no one is able to access the raw data. Using this technology can help organizations build trust with their consumers while still getting the information they need.
7. Hyper-Personalized Medicine
Medicine isn’t one size fits all, and now it is possible to customize even more. If you have a rare disease or some other problem that requires a drug, it is now possible to make it hyper-personalized.
For people that are suffering from incurable diseases, this is a major breakthrough and opens a whole new world of possibilities.
8. Anti-Aging Drugs
The older people get, the more likely it is that they are going to experience health problems like cancer and Alzheimer’s. By slowing down the aging process, it is possible to improve or prevent these horrible things from taking place.
While these drugs aren’t on the market yet, there are some successes taking place from human tests.
9. Advanced Aerospace Technologies
The private sector is taking us back to space during 2020. Elon Musk and SpaceX are making major strides. They now have a rocketship that will be able to reuse the entire body of the rocketship.
The rocket’s name is Starship, and Elon’s hope is that the rocket will be able to shorten intercontinental trips to 30 minutes or less. There are other companies working on this as well, but SpaceX is by far the most widely known.
10. Crop Growing Technology
The more healthy crops—the fewer people are going hungry. It will become normal to monitor crops by computer vision in the near future. You’ll also see robots harvesting crops, and more indoor farming companies will get the attention they’ve earned.
Recent Technological Advances Changing the World
Are you surprised by some of the recent technological advancements? What used to seem like science fiction is now available at our fingertips. As more people learn how to use these technologies, they will become a part of our everyday life.
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