The future is unpredictable, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a good idea of how exactly technology will play a significant role in the world. The last 50 years demonstrated the meaningful way technology changes things, and it’s only grown exponentially over the last decade. Read on to learn how technology will change our lives in the future.
Xenotransplantation and Stem Cells
One interesting breakthrough in medical technology is on the verge of happening right now; if it succeeds, it will mean some amazing things in the future. Xenotransplantation is where doctors implement or infuse a human’s cells, tissues, and organs with those from animals. We’ll no longer need organ transplants if doctors can refine their technology and implant these tissues and organs. A similar technology to xenotransplantation is using stem cells to grow organs. Stem cell technology is still in its infancy, but it is exciting to see how the medical field is improving and how humans will be able to live longer as a result.
One of the clearest ways that technology will change our lives in the future is through the cloud connecting everything. Even now, so many different devices and accounts connect through the cloud, and new devices are incorporating the cloud. The internet of things (IoT) is becoming a reality. Even smaller appliances like toasters and microwaves connect to the cloud, making it possible for you to cook something while you’re on the way home from work.
People can access everything from their smartphones. Some have even incorporated chips into their homes that they can program from their phone to automate different processes like turning on lights and playlists within the home. It’ll be interesting to see how the cloud changes even more future technologies as time goes on.
Another way that technology will significantly change the future is through plant-based foods. People have eaten plants and animals for a long time, and many view eating animals as wrong. Ethical arguments aside, the animal agriculture industry is one of the most significant contributors to climate change, and plant-based foods have risen as a fantastic alternative. Plant-based foods have struggled to capture the same tastes and flavors for a long time, but that gap is narrowing as the technology develops further. In addition to plant-based foods, some scientists have even begun developing lab-grown dairy and meat products. This technology is still in its infancy, but it will be interesting to see how it changes more in the future.
Technology will change our future lives in a lot of significant ways, and there’s also a lot that will change that people can’t even conceptualize yet. There are many hypothesized future technologies, but many more are impossible for people to wrap their heads around. The future is unknown, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t exciting!