The future world could look very different if all of these technologies become a reality.
Predicting what technologies will become a reality is an extremely difficult task that typically results in plenty of ideas being thrown into the bin.
Some technologies seem almost destined to play a significant role in the future of humankind, such as artificial intelligence, while others like the hoverboard appear destined to fail and be a constant disappointment.
Not all future tech ideas threaten to have as fundamental an impact as AI but many seek to improve various elements of our lives.
CBR takes a look at some of the most amazing technology advancements that will change our lives.
It’s currently impossible to look at the industry news without seeing something related to AI. The advancements being made in algorithms and compute capabilities has seen what was once the reserve of science fiction fully establish itself in science fact.
Yes there are significant concerns as to what impact AI could have on human kind, will it effectively make humans obsolete and take all our jobs? Will it turn evil and kill us all or enslave us in some kind of battery farm? Or will it simply improve humankind and how we go about our daily lives?
I’m not in the position to dismiss any of these scenarios, but significant efforts are being put into AI in order to augment human capabilities rather than replace us.
Plenty of work still needs to be done to make this a reality, just a quick conversation with Siri, Alexa, or Cortana will give you enough evidence to show that this is the case. But this is a technology that really could fundamentally change humankind and that doesn’t come along very often.