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3 technological advancements you should know about

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The technology industry is in a state of constant flux with the burgeoning of new software, continually changing how we interact with computers and the technology around us.

Technological innovations that traveled across the world are not limited to computing software in our homes and personal lives. In fact, many new developments have been made to improve our climate; while others are more entertainment-driven. Indeed, in an age where new innovations can be used to bridge gaps and improve our lifestyles, it is advantageous to be aware of all the upcoming developments in the tech industry.

Virtual Reality

While it has been largely esoteric to the video game industry, virtual reality (VR) has been seeing a rise in use among companies that use it for enhancing their customer experience as well. The VR movement first started in the 90s to no avail, however, 360-degree all-immersive technology has been funded by Facebook and other large companies, which will perhaps cement its longevity in the years to come. You can expect to see much more use of VR in the future with the goal of bringing sporting events into your home. NextVR is one of the companies that has devoted their resources to bringing sports events into your home, including a matchup between the Golden State Warriors. This surely would make VR the sport’s lovers dream of a lifetime.

In less than a decade, this can become a pervading theme in many homes across the United States and elsewhere.

In less than a decade, this can become a pervading theme in many homes across the United States and elsewhere.

Cloud Brightening to reduce effects of Climate Change

“Cloud brightening” is a process that was first introduced by atmospheric physicist Robert Wood and entails spewing out salt water from the ocean through large structural conduits in the ocean to an attempt to form clouds that can dampen ultraviolet radiation across the planet.  In an essay submitted to the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Wood stated the following:

“This would produce a cooling, which general circulation model (GCM) computations suggest could—subject to satisfactory resolution of technical and scientific problems identified herein—have the capacity to balance global warming up to the carbon dioxide-doubling point.”

Of course, it doesn’t take a genius to imagine some of the negative outcomes of this proposed initiative, which is why it has a long way to go before it reaches the testing stage. For now, we sit and await a decision on Cloud Brightening technology and other solutions to a growing problem.

Cloud brightening has been a topic of debate for quite some time within the scientific community, but has only recently seen increased debate.

Cloud brightening has been a topic of debate for quite some time within the scientific community, but has only recently seen increased debate.

Autonomous Robots

Now we know what you’re probably thinking: Why would that even be a consideration after all of the Terminator movies and episodes of Westworld? Well too bad, folks. It’s already in the works. We have already seen this kind of technology being used in the military, so it’s just a matter of time before we start taking them into our homes to improve our way of living…

Sony's acclaimed robot, which released in 1999, underwent three different generation models during its product lifespan.

Sony’s acclaimed robot, which released in 1999, underwent three different generation models during its product lifespan.

Even to the contrary, some robots have been built to have the capacity of taking care of themselves. Take Sony’s AIBO, for example. The AIBO comes equipped with the intuition to individually dock itself at its charging station when it senses low energy levels. Yes, you can bet that our robotic counterparts will undergo significant revolution in the coming years.

These are only a few of the recent technological surges that we have seen come out of scientific communities recently. We expect to witness much more developments as the mediums for the advancements in software, programming, and robotics are in a constant state of evolution and improvement within their respected spheres.

 

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