Yesterday’s future is today. Look at the world around you and imagine not having the gadgets and peripherals that make up our lives today. With smarter, stronger and faster technology peeking over the horizon, one does wonder how the future of mankind and the future of technology will look. For the average person, having their own personal space shuttle may not seem as lucrative as having an upgraded version of everyday essentials. Here are a couple of inventions and upgrades we can hope to see on our front lawns very soon.
Every sci-fi utopia movie made has some version of immaculate skyscrapers and smart living concepts. With the advent of automated home systems that respond to spoken commands to undertake tasks like temperature control, having a smart home is not too far from the market. Having such a space will not only limit your energy use when you are not at home but will allow you to use the most efficient amount of power.
Talking about energy efficiency, more and more people are choosing to go off-grid to escape city life. The current market is bursting with more efficient solar cells and conversion systems than ever before. With everything from solar power to wind turbines, the energy market is flourishing into a highly competitive zone. Even city dwellers are opting to hook their appliances into solar batteries to reduce their consumption from the grid. A larger number of people are beginning to sell their excess power back to the grid, making the process profitable as well.
The land is becoming scarce, and people have taken to the water using boathouses to set up a new generation of lakeside living. Like solar homes, tidal wave-powered water homes are also steadily gaining attention. Many cities have canals and river systems, making it easy for intra-city navigation.
The high prices of food crops, as well as the introduction of GMO and chemical fertilizers, have riven people to find better ways of cultivation. Gardening has taken a turn for the better with people experimenting with everything from soil-less growth using hydroponic and aquaponic systems to good old organic farming in vertical spaces.
Another side of the health industry has invested itself in creating drone ambulances. Not only is flying the fastest way to get to any patient but it is also the most versatile. Drone ambulances can be used to deliver medical supplies to remote areas. Larger drones can be used to carry a paramedic, a patient and even EMT equipment in danger zones.
From delivery bots to self-driving cars, the sci-fi future that was once only part of movies is starting to look a lot closer. Technological breakthroughs are becoming more advanced with every passing day and it is only a matter of time before flying cars and robot butlers become the norm. Though many facets of each project are still in the pipeline or undergoing major concept designing, the fact that they are being worked on and presents an exciting prospect for future generations.