In 2021 we have seen several advances related to science and technology that are being trendsuch as artificial intelligence and machine learning, smart homes and blockchains, among many others. We have also witnessed, for example, the robot with impressive human facial expressions called Ameca.
But what is the future in the area of science and technology? The company Quantumrun It has an extensive record with predictions for the next few years, and here we collect some up to 2025.
According to a document From predictions of 2015, in which more than 800 experts from the field of technology participated, 10 percent of the world’s population will wear clothes connected to the internet in 2022.
This conclusion was reached considering that we are used to carrying technological devices with us, such as a mobile phone in our pocket or a smart watch on our wrist. So experts say that soon this technology will be integrated directly into clothing via a chip, which will connect the person to the item via the internet.
In scientific terms, by the end of 2022 the telescope is also expected to be finished and to start working. LSST (Legacy Survey of Space and Time), which began construction in April 2015 in Chile. The 350-ton telescope will be equipped with an 8.4-meter diameter primary mirror, a 3-meter secondary mirror, and a powerful 3.2 billion-pixel camera. With this equipment, the telescope will image the sky systematically for ten years, providing a three-dimensional movie of the entire visible universe.
On the other hand, according to CiscoBy 2022, more traffic will be created than in the 32 years since the internet began. By that year, 60 percent of the world’s population will be Internet users, more than 28 billion devices and connections will be online, and video will account for 82 percent of all IP traffic.
Compared to 2023, Cisco affirms that Internet users will increase to 66 percent of the world’s population and more than 70 percent of this will have mobile connectivity by that year. The total number of global mobile subscribers will be 5.7 billion (71 percent of the population).
By that year, 5G devices and connections will be more than 10 percent. Furthermore, these will increase to 13.1 billion in 2023, and 1.4 billion of them will be 5G-compliant.
Experts also say that 10 percent of reading glasses will be connected to the internet by 2023. The technology will allow the user to have direct access to applications and will allow an augmented or enhanced reality experience. Eye-tracking technology will also allow them to control the interface with their vision.
They also say that by that year more than 80 percent of the world’s population will have a digital presence. “Digital life is inextricably linked with a person’s physical life” and that is something that will continue to grow in importance. In fact, companies like Facebook and Google are pushing this forward with various projects to connect remote parts of the world to the internet.
In addition, it is expected that it will begin to have an initial use in 2023 a acoustic shield against earthquakes, which aims to protect cities thanks to refraction (essentially changing the direction of vibration).
In an experiment by a group of French scientists, they were able to create the shield using several five-meter deep wells in the ground. So the idea is that when an earthquake occurs, the holes redirect the vibrations to a nearby less populated area so that they do less damage.
By 2024, experts predict that internet access will become a basic right and that 90 percent of the world’s population will have regular access to it. Let us remember that some technology giants are continually devising creative solutions to connect the more than 3.5 billion people in the world who still do not have access to the internet.
On the other hand, more than 50 percent of household internet traffic will come from appliances and devices by 2024. As more sensors are deployed and more products connect to the internet, we will see a big shift in traffic.
Currently, most of the internet traffic in the home is for personal consumption, either for communication or entertainment. But by 2024, roughly half of the home’s internet will be used for home automation.
Experts also claim that one day 3D printers will be able to create not only articles, but also human organs through a process called “bioprinting.”
They ensure that, like the process of a printed object, the organ would be printed layer by layer from a 3D digital model. The material used to print an organ would obviously be different than a bicycle, for example, but you can experiment with the types of materials that will work, such as titanium powder to print bones. “3D printing has great potential for personalized service to design needs; and there is nothing more personalized than a human body ”, they say in the document with the predictions.
In that year, 30 percent of corporate audits will be performed by artificial intelligence (AI). AI is good at matching patterns and automating processes, making the technology compatible with many functions in large organizations. Experts envision an environment in which AI replaces a variety of functions that are currently performed by people.
A study from the Oxford Martin School analyzed the susceptibility of papers to the computerization of artificial intelligence and robotics. He predicted that up to 47 percent of American jobs in 2010 had a high probability of becoming computerized in the next 10 to 20 years.
On the other hand, 5 percent of consumer products will be 3D printed by 2025. Since anyone with a 3D printer can effectively print an object, there will be opportunities for typical consumer products to be sourced locally and on demand. , rather than having to buy them in stores. A 3D printer can eventually be found in an office frequently or even become a household appliance in homes.
Other technologies that are expected to be ready to be applied in 2025 are the option of prepare prescription medications at home, devices capable of reading the brain that will allow users to learn new skills faster (such as play the piano) and extensive use of drones in agriculture (adopted globally).
Finally, the global market for robotic prosthetics is estimated to reach $ 1.76 billion by 2025 and it is expected that by that year these mind-controlled prosthetics will be widely accessible.
I know foresees that the increasing number of technologically advanced products, such as Symbionic Leg 3, Rheo Knee, Propio Foot and Power Knee, will increase awareness of these in developed regions, such as North America and Europe, thus increasing the demand for such devices.