The lovely Kanishka Bhatia joined the Corporate Communications team as an intern in February and since then has helped the team draft interesting content for you all. She attends the Royal University for Women, studying International Business, however is very fond of technology and social media. Here, she writes about one of her interests, the future of technology, and offers you with five interesting facts.
Did you know that 91% of all adults have their mobile phones within arm’s reach, every hour of every day?
Technology has evolved so rapidly and conquered the world over the past 15 years. Imagine your fridge emailing you what you need to stock up on when it’s time to grocery shopping! Imagine no further! In 2013, LG developed a fridge with Wi-Fi capabilities so it can automatically order your groceries from an online delivery service, weekly! This was three years ago. Can you imagine what technology has to offer now? 2016, may be the year that holds technology’s future.
In March this year, Amazon launched Echo. Echo is your own personal buddy. It is a hands-free speaker that is controlled with your voice. Talk to it, it replies. Ask it any questions you may have, it will answer. Echo provides you with all the information needed on daily basis, from the latest news to the weather, sports and much more.
Echo just makes life a little more fun. This speaker also plays your favourite music tracks, controls the lights in the room and works on your command. It’s your new best friend and it knows what you like.
Technology doesn’t stop fascinating you there. There are always new developments. Take Deepfoot for example. Deepfoot gives you the shopping comfort from your home by simply stepping onto the keyboard. It gives you a precise measurement of your foot to find you the perfect pair of shoes. Isn’t it crazy? Deepfoot just made our shopping experience a little more fun!
It’s incredible to see how far technology has come in such a short amount of time. It is moving at a rapid pace and it may be hard to keep up with.
Reduction of Dementia – Doctors and scientists will be able to identify problematic DNA, by producing technology that will be able to detect and prevent diseases like Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Prevention of Type I Diabetes – Human genome engineering will be able to identify genes carrying diseases that will help prevent Type I Diabetes.
Shortage of food and price fluctuation will no longer be a problem – with the help of lighting and imaging technology we will be able to grow crops indoors, which reduces the problems of traditional farming, and food will be more consistently priced and available!
Biodegradable will be the norm – Plastic grocery store bags will be replaced by cellulose material that is made by plant materials.
Fighting cancer in a safe and healthy manner – By 2025, the drugs used to cure cancer will be more precise, safe and with reduced side effects.