April 5, 2016
Occasionally a new technology appears which promises to change our lives for the better. It either improves our performance by working more simply and at a faster rate, or it creates possibilities and options that did not previously exist, with that, here are some of the most popular innovation for 2016.
Our first and one of the many examples is the Oculus rift, The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset developed and manufactured by Oculus VR, and is scheduled for release on 28 March 2016, making it the first to kick-start consumer-targeted virtual reality headsets. Two of these models were shipped to backers, labelled as ‘development kits’; the DK1 in late 2012 and DK2 in mid-2014, to give developers a chance to develop content on time for the Rift’s release. However, both were also purchased by a large number of enthusiasts who wished to get an early preview of the technology.
An autonomous car (driverless car, self-driving car, robotic car) is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. Autonomous vehicles detect surroundings using radar, GPS, computer vision, etc…
This technology could prevent more than half a million accidents and more than a thousand fatalities in the United States every year. The technology stands to revolutionize the way we drive, says John Maddox, a program director at the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute.
Next, are 3d printing, we’ll see continued advances in 3D printing with a wide range of materials, including advanced nickel alloys, carbon fiber, glass, conductive ink, electronics, pharmaceuticals and biological materials for practical applications expanding into aerospace, medical, automotive, energy and the military.
Recent advances make it possible to mix multiple materials together with traditional 3D printing in one build. This could be useful for field operations or repairs when a specific tool is required and printed on demand. Biological 3D printing, such as the printing of skin and organs, is progressing from theory to reality; however, politicians and the public don’t have a full understanding of the implications.
Advanced Machine Learning
Advanced machine learning is what makes smart machines appear “intelligent” by enabling them to both understand concepts in the environment, and also to learn. Through machine learning a smart machine can change its future behavior. This area is evolving quickly, and organizations must assess how they can apply these technologies to gain competitive advantage.
Whether hoverboards are this year’s Tickle Me Elmo or the beginning of a true movement in, well, movement is yet to be seen. Either way, they’re among the most discussed gadgets this holiday season. Just months ago, the hottest toy around was the hoverboard, available from nearly any e-commerce website and a growing number of retail stores. An estimated 400,000 hoverboards shipped out of China’s electronics metropolis of Shenzhen last October alone to satisfy a growing legion of fans around the world.