This post was most recently updated on August 10th, 2022
In this 21st century, we can truly say that this is the age of technology. With the development of computers and mobile phones from slow, heavy bricks to superfast portable libraries, it feels as though we are living in a sci-fi novel written in the 1960s.
Recently, the number and complexity of these tech advancements have skyrocketed, and have created new opportunities, and unease, within our modern society. Here are just a few tech developments that truly make it feel as though we have gone through the looking glass into Black Mirror.
The Technological Revolution
One of the biggest advancements that have been noticed in the sector of technology is the number of jobs that are being created. Take the casino industry as an example, in that sector alone, a wide variety of jobs are being created all because of the tech used.
One of the most sought after jobs is the profession of live dealer, which enables players to play their favourite live casino games at Betway from anywhere in the world, and feel as though they are in a Las Vegas casino. This advancement has been huge for the sector, and has ensured that players no longer need to leave the comfort of their own home to play their favourite games.
Virtual reality is expected to have a profound impact on life as we know it over the coming years. The number of sectors that are tapping into this sector is huge, as virtual reality is having a huge impact on education and health. Both sectors have used virtual reality to help the next wave of professionals.
Health care companies are using the technology to help those in education go through what an operation would look like, while the headset is also being used more regularly in education at primary and secondary school level. Many expected VR to mainly catch the imagination of gaming companies, but its success in highly established sectors means that we can expect it to be used across the board by some of the biggest companies over the next few years.
Following the Facebook rebranding earlier this year, a number of tech fanatics are getting very excited about the Metaverse. In truth, we still know very little about what life could be like regarding this in the future, but it will give us all a chance to create our perfect world online. This is expected to have a huge role in how we interact online in the future, and is likely to be commonplace based on the plans that Facebook has with the Metaverse.
It could see everyone build their own avatar and talk in the Metaverse just as they would in real life. The Metaverse is expected to blur the lines between what’s real and what’s not, and we could see ourselves being more drawn to the world that isn’t naturally our own as an escape from daily struggles that we typically find with work and other personal problems.
Drones were very introduced as a way to combat and track attackers. However, they are now something that consumer companies are looking to adapt for their specific clientele. That means that we could just be a short time away from drones playing a significant impact when it comes to delivering goods. They could be used to deliver anything over the coming years, which includes and isn’t limited to groceries, Amazon deliveries, and medical supplies. It is something that we have seen very little success with at present, with China and Japan leading the way in Asia for parcels and shipments.
However, states across the United States and Canada have also tapped into the market, while food and medicine deliveries are also common using drones in countries such as Switzerland, Finland, and Iceland. It has been predicted that by 2026, more than a million drones could be carrying out retail deliveries, which is a massive rise from the 20,000 that is currently the case. It has also been found that the drone package delivery market is expected to reach a value of $8 billion by 2027.
One of the most exciting sectors with the mind on technology has been health and fitness, with the growing number of advancements expected to see the quality of life improve. One of the most ground-breaking advancements was made a couple of years ago, as the growth in technology enabled a man that had been paralysed in four limbs to move thanks to a mind-controlled exoskeleton suit. The developers of the suit have high hopes for the future, as they believe that the approach could one day improve patients’ ‘quality of life’.
The technology is extremely advanced, as it required the patient to have two implants on his brain, which enabled the suit to pick up his brain activity and send instructions to a near-by computer. The developers have claimed that there are still some issues to be ironed out, but this is the first big advancement that has been made in health with the use of technology that could help people to control limbs with their thoughts.