Future Technologies You Can Look Forward To

The future is an abstract concept, but you can look at trends and make educated guesses as to what the future looks like. For example, if a child does well in school, and it seems like everything’s going right for them, you can predict that they’ll do well in the future. Similarly, you can look at a company’s track record and history to see what future technologies they’re making that you can look forward to in the next few years. Some may be closer than others, but most of these technologies should be around in one way or another in the next decade.

Artificial Intelligence

People and scientists have long theorized about the potential of artificial intelligence and its dangers, and the real-world application of artificial intelligence is slowly approaching. Many AIs are still in theoretical states, but other developers have made specific AI programs that the public has glommed on to. ChatGPT is a Chatbot that people have been using for almost anything, including school assignments, work, vacation planning, and anything else you can think of.

AI is here, but people need to be careful. AI like this should automate menial tasks and take the burden off people. But many tech leaders have developed AI tools that replace human writing, music, and art. Tools like AI should help society move forward and surpass the limitations of our bodies. However, if only businesses decide what AI can and can’t do, it could simply become another tool they use for profit.

Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars are one technology that people have talked about for decades and toiled over for the last few years. Everyone wants to be the first manufacturer to make their cars autonomous and get the market throwing themselves at the cars, but it’s not here yet. However, these manufacturers are still making strides in their development, and while they may not have autonomous cars yet, they are developing strong advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

The main difference between autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems is that a fully autonomous vehicle doesn’t need a driver. ADAS systems still rely on a driver working with the car to stay safe and get it where it needs to go. Many cars have ADAS systems in place right now to help with emergency braking or cruise control. As manufacturers get closer to fully autonomous driving, ADAS systems will only get better.

3D Printing

3D printing is another technology that’s already here, but it is continuing to turn into something bigger and better than making small plastic toys. Instead, artists are using 3D printers along with various materials to craft magnificent works, while businesses use 3D printers to build parts for their products. 3D printing has a lot of potential, and in the future, you’ll see more 3D printers printing human organs for transplants, entire homes, or even artificial meat. The future can seem a little scary with machines producing such items, but this potential is hard to look away from.

The future is bright and full of new and exciting future technologies you can look forward to. Some may be more practical than others, but regardless, the future is going to be full of technological developments that you can’t turn away from.

By Dianne Pajo

Dianne Pajo is a writer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.