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New Technology Has Made Its Arrival

Updated on August 1, 2016
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We live in a technology-crazed world. It is proper to say that we are all making the transition to “living in the cloud.” While there are still many to condemn the world’s move to incorporate more technology into our daily lives, the masses are gravitating toward it more and more. It’s not that the technology controls our lives; it’s just so convenient. Technology on some level is used in almost every area of our lives, and it is greatly expected that next year will bring even more. Some may see technology as an invasive feature, but in reality it is invited by us all. In so many ways, it makes our lives more convenient, manageable, less expensive and safer in the long run. Technology is going to be around for a very long time, so we should adjust to it, as it’s going to continue to become more useful and necessary. Here are some of the newest technology expected to make it into our homes, workplaces, and lives especially in 2016.

How Smart Is Your Home?

We’ve heard the terms smartphone and smart car, but this year we are likely to begin hearing more about smart homes. One of the latest trends introduces technology that can help your home get to know you better. “Grace” is a computer system which includes sensors placed throughout the home. They will collect data about you and pattern your habits while learning your specific routines. Your home, which is connected to cloud technology will be able to tell you when to take your medicine, let you know you have a new voicemail or send you a message about your child’s homework. Thousands of sensors located throughout the home will alert you that your plants need watering or more light or even suggest a recipe for supper. It can display the recipe on the kitchen counter or read you a book while you clean up. It is expected that this futuristic technology will make some type of debut in homes late last year but will still take several years to develop fully into a useable format.

How Flexible Is Your Phone’s Screen?

Over the last few years, Samsung techs have been working on a unique design for a bendable screen. Last year brought us the introduction of the first model that has this latest display technology with even more models coming next year. The goal is to develop a smartphone screen that is so bendable it can fold completely in half. The company revealed its first model the end of 2015 and will have them on the market before this year’s end. The latest phone’s screens are going to go beyond just flexible and users can actually bend them. Samsung’s goal is to create a phone that is more ergonomically designed so that it will fit better in a pocket and that goal has been set for this year. But there are also some other key features such as being able to see notifications even if the screen is off. The company has already mastered the bendable screen, but they are waiting until manufacturers catch up by creating batteries, processors, and other components flexible as well. Flexible batteries are already being worked on by Samsung and LG so it will not be long until the prototype is done, and the phone will be on the market.

Can Your Car Drive You to Town Now?

Obviously, we are still some ways from smart technology being so advanced that you can just get in your car, tell it where you want to go, and it will drive you there automatically. But, in reality, we take a step closer to this model every year, and 2015 brings even more fascinating automobile technology. Even though the car cannot operate purely by itself, some of the latest developments allow it to take over if certain things occur. These are introduced primarily as safety features. The car can eliminate some dangers such as drowsy or drunk driving and even distracted driving. Sensors are used to take over in the event the car makes certain movements like crossing the center line in which case it will automatically correct itself and bring it back into the proper lane. It will be able to use a set of programmed sensors along with radar to guide the car down the road. This futuristic technology can even read road signs along the way. Even though we’ve observed many technological advancements like blind-spot monitors, lane departure warnings, and obstacle detection systems in automobiles over the last few years the latest devices are the first to address driver error. We are still years away from actual driverless cars sitting in our driveways, but the most recent advancements are certainly a step in that direction.

How Far Can 3D Printing Go?

2015 promises to be the year of the great 3D printer growth with the potential of it getting bigger in 2016. Many experts are expecting it to take off and have a huge impact on the manufacturing industry this year, even though it’s been around for at least 30 years. Some of the latest advancements include being able to load various “inks” constructed from a variety of materials and then being able to print a large range of different objects from them. There have already been some huge steps made in terms of progress in using 3D printers to create prosthetics for individuals. 3D printing is making it possible for many people to get prosthetic devices at a significantly reduced price of pennies on the dollar. It’s expected that 3D printers will begin playing a larger role in other fields as well in the upcoming year. The 3D printer is likely to make an entry in industries like electronics, consumer products, aerospace, automotive and architecture. One example of improvements coming includes General Electric, who has plans to start using 3D printers for creating complex metal parts for the latest engines.

This year has proven that Technology will continue to grow and advance in every aspect of our lives so we should become used to it. New Technology will continue to be developed, therefore, it is here to stay. If you think 2016 has brought some amazing technology into our homes, workplace, and everyday lives, then next year expect even more new and improve things.

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© 2016 Mae Merriweather aka Boss Lady Mae

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