4 Mind-Boggling Technology Advances In Store For 2023
2022 was an era-changing year in technological advancement as well as digital revolution. This trend is expected to continue as the speed of technological innovation and the development of new technologies that are potentially disruptive is increasing every year. The question is, what will technology have in store to discover and experience by 2023?
While there are a myriad of important tech-related topics like technologies like the Internet of Things, 5G space, Genomics, Synthetic Biology, Automation, Augmented Reality and more There are four key tech areas that you should keep a close eye on in the coming year since they are exhibiting potential to change the way we live. These are: 1.) artificial intelligence, two) computing technologies three) robotics and four) the science of materials.
1. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
In the years since when the HAL2000 computer and its creator Stanley Kubrick provided a glimpse of AI’s nefarious (although dangerous) ability to think independently in the epic film, 2001 A Space Odessey, we have been waiting eagerly for the appearance AI. We are at the brink of AI development and AI isn’t only seen in science fiction films. The components that comprise AI include machine learning as well as natural language processing. They are now an everyday element everyday life. In the present, AI can understand, identify, and resolve issues — in certain cases , even without being explicitly programed.
The goals and issues for artificial intelligence is clearly and clear. AI systems aim to duplicate human characteristics and capabilities in machines, and to beat human limits and speed. This is already taking place. Artificial synapses that are modeled after the human brain are likely to be the guiding force for an upcoming generation of computer. The components could differ, they could be digital or analog and may be built upon transistors, chemical and biological processes, as well as photonics or perhaps quantum components.
Computers that incorporate AI have been designed primarily for automated tasks that include speech recognition, memory emulation planning, learning, and problem-solving. AI technologies could allow for better decision-making by prioritizing data and acting upon it particularly across networks that have many people and different variables. In the in the near future AI will alter the way we conduct business, the way we plan, and also how we create. It is already happening. AI has already been an engine for making fundamental changes across a variety of industries like marketing, customer service healthcare, banking accounting for business retail, public safety education, as well as public transport.
2. Cognitive Computing Technologies
The computing industry has seen a rapid growth in technology since the advent of electronic calculators in the early 1960s. The last couple of years in computing have been particularly revolutionary in our increasingly connected world. The futurist Ray Kurzweil said that mankind is able to “expand the range of our intelligence by a billion times” as well as that “the computing power will double each two years. Recent advances in nanotechnology, physics and physics and quantum computing have led us to the realm of cognitive computing that we couldn’t have imagined just a decade earlier.
Biology-based computing is the science of using biological components to perform tasks typically performed by using fiber glass and copper wire. Common biological components utilized in these studies are DNA and amino acids. Computing functions can be accomplished through the manipulation of chemical reactions in these components. What exactly is Biological Computing? (computerhope.com)
In the future , biocomputers might be able to store data in live cells’ DNA. This technology is able to store nearly all the data that is needed and enable biocomputers to do complex calculations that are beyond the capabilities of our current systems.
Researchers at Technion Technion In Israel created a biological computer that is built inside the bacterial cell, and capable of monitoring various substances found in the environment. The computer currently detects and reports on harmful and other substances. “We constructed a biology-based computer within alive cells. The computer in this case, like normal computers, circuits are used to perform complex computations,” said Barger. “Only in this case, the circuits are geneticand not electronic, and the information is carried by proteins, not electrons.”
The report also stated that researchers from NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) could have created biological computers with a long lifespan which could be stored in cells. Researchers used nucleic acid RNA for the construction of computers. In describing the differences between traditional computing and biological computing Samuel Schaffter, NIST postdoctoral researcher explained that “the distinction is that instead of programming with ones and zeroes, we create strings composed of A T, C, and G that represent all four of the bases in the chemicals that compose DNA.” Revamped Design could enable powerful biological computers from the Testing Tube into the Cell NIST
Photonic and Optical Computing Light-based photonics use optical pulses, not electronic transistors to create logic gates that are used in computer processing. Scientists from Aalto University have been developing optical logic gates that use light to accommodate the processing and transfer requirements of the next generation of computing. The optical chirality gates are capable of operating at super-fast processing speeds that are around one millions of times quicker than the current technology. This is definitely an area of computing to be watched. One million times faster than Current Technology: A The New Optical Computing Methodology Offers Superfast processing (scitechdaily.com)
Chemical computing: A different method of computer processing is the use of chemical computing. The capability of chemical systems to perform computation through the use of logic gates is present in the natural world. “We already have chemical computers because our bodies and brains use communication through the release of hormones, neuromodulators and mediators and hormones.,” says computer scientist Andrew Adamatzky, director of the International Center of Unconventional Computing at the University of the West of England in Bristol. “We can be considered chemical machines,” he summarizes.” Chemical Computing, the Future of Artificial Intelligence | OpenMind (bbvaopenmind.com)
Quantum ComputingCivilization has landed at the forefront of quantum computing. Quantum computing is capable of providing unparalleled computational speed and precision using predictive analytics to tackle issues. Quantum technology, which makes use of the unique properties of subatomic particles that process input data will likely transform every aspect of security to live-time analysis. Quantum computing is able to be directed and enhanced by artificial intelligence, work within a 5G or a 6G framework, enable IoT and enable biotech, materials science metaverse, and genomics.
Robotics are often seen as the future of technology, particularly due to the advancement of capabilities of humanoid-like machines that attract our fascination. They’ve also been utilized for many years to automate production and farming processes, warehouses and hospitals, security and so on. for routine tasks. Today, with the help of machine learning machines, machine vision AI and the latest sensors, robotics is transformational in many verticals of industry.
“By using machine vision in conjunction with abilities to learn, roboticists are opening many new possibilities such as vision-based drones robotic harvesting, robot sorting of recyclables and warehouse picking and drop. We’re at an inflection stage: the point at which these technologies are becoming reliable enough to offer real value in semi-structured environments , where traditional robots would never be able to succeed.” 2022: A significant technological breakthrough for robotics
A humanoid robot model of Terminator is also accessible to technology. Engineers from Cornell University have created a robot that is able to detect the time and location it’s been damaged, and then repair itself right on the site. Terminator-style robots can withstand being shackled The Daily Mail Online is a daily newspaper. Daily Mail Online
The extent to which humans become robots or transformed into machines is a fascinating question in the realm of philosophy. Joan Slonczewski, a microbiologist at Kenyon college, says that humans have constantly redefined the concept of intelligence, and have transferred these tasks to machines. Slonczewski questions: “Could we evolve ourselves into extinction, only to be slowly replaced by machines?” Intelligent Robots will surpass Humans in 2100, experts say Live Science Live Science
Robotics are a great tool to explore oceans and space in harsh environments. In fact NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern created a robot arm, The Cold Operable Lunar Deployable arm (COLDArm) which is designed to stand up to temperatures of minus 280 degrees Fahrenheit and will enable future missions to study the moon and the planets. NASA Developing Robotic Arm to Stand up to the Moon’s chilly Nights (gizmodo.com) Robotics will enable mankind to explore the unknown and explore places that nobody (or woman) has ever gone before.
4. Advanced Materials Science and 3-D Printing
Advanced materials applications are a part of the new age of discovery facilitated by AI along with advanced analytics. Similar to AI this applies to the integration of working in combination with other new technologies. The latest materials are being developed to be heavier, stronger, more resistant to extreme conditions, and perform at a higher efficiency. These include (among other kinds of) electronic materials, biological materials polymers, composites and nanotechnology.
Innovative research and development in the field of materials science is leading to the development of more durable, stronger, lighter and, in some cases “self-healing” or self-assembling substances. The ability to create and build infrastructures such as bridges roads, buildings , that use strong, adaptable self-aware, self-intelligent and forever-lasting materials will revolutionize the transport and construction industries.
3D printing 3D printing refers to the creation of a 3-dimensional object made layer-by-layer using computer-aided design programs. In order to create the printed object computers divide the object into flat layers that are printed one at a time. Printing with advanced flexible materials such as plastics metals, ceramics, and graphene, there have seen breakthroughs in prosthetics health as well as wearable sensor technology.
The main benefit of 3-D printing is that it can be customized printed quickly and economical. The possibilities for printing with 3-D are virtually limitless. 3-D printing is already leading the way to the future of manufacturing. The 3-D printing revolution is now transforming sensors, printing electronics and circuits. “Printed electronic circuits” also known as electronic chips, are created by printing the features of their components onto thin surface. Utilizing conductive and semiconducting inks as well as materials, 3-D printers are now capable of printing circuits, transistors, sensors display, batteries, and even batteries.
Bioprinting The most significant applications of 3D printing, as well as material science lies that of bioprinting. Bioprinters function like 3D printers however they employ biomaterials, similar to living cells, to make complex structures like skin tissues or blood vessels. Researchers have created bioprinted kidneys, bladders, lung tissue in the laboratory, and also other body organs. Recently, a team of researchers that is part of Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine has created what could be one of the largest technological breakthroughs in bioprinting to date that is the first 3D printer capable of creating functional tissue replacement.
Since there is a world-wide deficiency of human organs to be transplanted in a life-saving manner Bio-printing is a promising option in the creation of a secure and unending pipeline for health and medical purposes as well as patient care.
The scientific, societal and economic effects of these four areas of technology will be realized in the next year and in the near future. I’ve provided an idea of a few of the potential applications. It’s a promising, possibly disruptive, and possibly a thrilling journey in the pursuit of developing new technologies for this Fourth Industrial Era.