Life Altering Technologies We Expect In 2016

Use of technology began with the conversion of natural resources into simple tools. The prehistoric discovery of how to control fire and the later Neolithic Revolution increased the available sources of food. The invention of the wheel helped humans to travel in and control their environment.

Developments in historic times, including the printing press, the telephone, and the Internet, have lessened physical barriers to communication and allowed humans to interact freely on a global scale.

We have compiled the most plausible tech unveiling this year a list of the most important tech developments we may see in 2016.

Self-Driving Cars

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There is a lot of skepticism about when and how self-driving cars will actually be in use. But the truth is the technology already exists, and some companies have already been testing them out pretty regularly. And now some are saying that self-driving cars will be in several U.S. cities next year.

 

Utility Drones

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The practical applications of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) go far beyond capturing a bird’s eye view of a co-op’s system. Add thermal imaging, GPS, LiDAR, and other sensors, and it becomes a transformative technology with deep implications for worker safety, system reliability, grid resilience, and co-op finances.

 

Expansion Of Bitcoin

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Slowly but surely, digital currency has solidified itself as a lasting technological concept that’s become increasingly relevant in everyday life. Not only are more online companies accepting Bitcoin, but an ever-increasing number of ‘brick and mortar’ businesses are doing so as well.

 

Li-Fi (?)

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Li-Fi (Light Fidelity) is a bidirectional, high speed and fully networked wireless communication technology similar to Wi-Fi.

 

In-Home Robot Assistants

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Pepper is one of the social robots that cost less than £650 and are designed for the home. They are more WALL-E than Terminator, and are meant to be personal companions and even “one of the family”.

 

Robobees

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You may have heard over the last few years that dwindling bee populations actually pose a pretty major threat to the environment. Bees are some of the little architects of nature we depend on quite a bit without really realizing it, but we’d all be in a lot of trouble without their tireless pollination efforts.

 

The Rebirth Of The Woolly Mammoth

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It’s a pretty incredible technological milestone if we figure out how to resurrect a long-extinct beast in nature. The rebirth of the woolly mammoth has been talked about for years, and many expect it to happen next year.

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