Inventions of numerous modern innovative technologies take place almost every day, every hour and maybe even right now somewhere in some place… In fact, from the last couple of years, there has been a creation of more than around 150 different technologies. Besides, there’s just one challenge that the world faces today on the basis of sustainability, that is- If innovations are taking place on this planet at such great rate, will the humans be able to face Sustainability challenges in the future? Will such rapidly growing innovations complement Sustainable Development?
The increasingly autonomous development of computing industries identify some of the most prominent emerging technologies- The ‘Essential Eight’ which are Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Drones, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Electric Vehicles, The ‘Internet of Things’ and 3D Printing. We have reached an extraordinary level by the development of such extraordinary innovations…
However, one of the most wonderful creations of mankind is the “Electric Car”! Well as the name suggests, Electric Vehicles run on electricity instead of fuel (Petrol/Diesel). Whereas, there’s one such company which markets the electric cars – Tesla Motors. Effectively, Tesla Motors has simply shown success, as they make people electric vehicles (EVs) that people desire and can afford. Fuelled innovation and popularized Electric Vehicles have leaded other leading competitors to hand partnerships with Tesla Motors which would help in the expansion of the market of Electric Cars. Although, according to the prediction of multinational motor companies, till the year 2030 there’s a chance of the entire market of auto would change itself into EVs.
Another such exceptional innovation which states itself to complement sustainable development is – “Virtual Reality”. Yes, you read it right Virtual reality! Well as it has been renowned for its popularity for video gaming and electronic entertainment largely. Some or the other way VR can be used in almost industry whether it be retail, real estate or healthcare. According to the R market research, the use of VR has been astonishingly increased in a few years and will increase in the coming years. As a matter of fact, it has been growing with the names such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard etc.
So why do we use printers for? We could say, for having a hard copy of the data you have on my computer screen. But can you imagine printing something 3 dimensional! Yes, it is possible. It is possible to print 3D objects just in a jiffy. As a result of such an extraordinary invention, 3D printers are a powerful tool to be used for applications like microfluidics, educational models, and prototyping. The implementation of such technology has already become very prominent, they are used for medical science; for instance, constructing a real human heart!
Now everyone has obviously heard the five letter word – “Robot”. Well, it is mankind’s most successful creation in all time… Today robots are being used in almost every aspect of our lives. Manufacturing firms have been using them on their assembly lines for many years, but robots are starting to enter the white-collar workplace, in both physical and virtual form. Humanoid robots are being trialed on cruise ships, care homes (in Japan) and at visitor attractions; software robots, on the other hand, could enter the workforce in more prosaic roles such as handling basic customer service queries in a UK local authority contact center, to back-office process automation in a bank.
From all the innovations Artificial intelligence has been the one who has actually been trying to solve the sustainable goals. For instance, there has been a significant improvement in preventative healthcare programs and diagnostics through AI leading to new scientific breakthroughs. For a matter of fact, there are 8 billion mobile devices with smartphone cameras being used to diagnose heart, eye and blood disorders; microphone and motion sensors yielding insights into bone density and osteoporosis! — and managing cancer, diabetes and chronic illness remote care.
In addition, Virtualized, intelligent mentors and responsive personalized learning is revolutionizing education, and improving participation and outcomes — all powered by AI. However, Big data analysis is improving graduation rates of low-income and first-generation college students by 30%, spotting warning signs before dropout to allow targeted interventions.
Nevertheless, such revolution of this planet becoming a digitalized sphere, there are hopes that success will be gained in the order to face sustainability challenges in the future.