New Exciting Inventions – What’s the latest on innovative technology?
We live in a world where innovation is always at the top of the industrial list. If you actually think about it, when an innovative idea comes along, it is usually suggesting a possible lifestyle revolution or changing the initial method of doing things.
In this modern day, innovation usually sets out to provide technological ways to make human life easier and a lot more interesting. When we take a look back in time, there are many inventions we now take for granted, such as: Bluetooth, which changed the way we transfer and connect pretty much every modern device, the iPod that changed the way people listen to music, with an instant move from CDs to music software. We can’t forget to mention the invention of the Internet… can you imagine life with limited information and connectivity?
Although 2017 hasn’t gone too far, we can already spot a few innovative ideas set to take the world by storm, brace yourself!
Robots are finally taking over the world
Ever heard of the robot chef? Sounds ridiculous but believe it or not, it’s said to be in production at some point this year. The robot will be skilled at cooking about 2,000 recipes as well as using 129 sensors and 20 motors. Created by London-based Moley Robotics, it reproduces the motion of human hands to stir, pour and check the temperature of a meal with the use of Tim Anderson, the 2011 winner of BBC show MasterChef, as its mentor in the kitchen. Other interesting robots are also in the works for 2017, such as sex-bots. Apparently we can have sex with robots now in a brothel dedicated to dolls in Spain!
If only cars could talk! Well… Toyota made our dreams finally come true.
Recently, self-driving cars became the new craze in the market and Toyota took it a step further by creating a two-way interaction between the car and the user. Toyota believes that the future of the car is not only about teaching vehicles to drive for us. According to Toyota “every element of the vehicle is designed to strengthen the user experience, from the advanced AI agent, nicknamed “Yui,” to the interior lines that allow Yui to travel throughout the car to communicate critical information using light, sound and even touch.” Essentially, the car should be capable of learning about the drivers needs over time as the driver chats with the Yui.
What? We won’t need wires to charge our phones?
Wireless smart phone charging is going to be the new feature for many phones this year. We won’t have to worry about our phones dying and missing out on a few hours’ social media interaction as this feature will enable transfer of power to the phone. Quite similar to the Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection, the wireless tech kit has already been released to manufacturers by Ossia, a tech company. The invention is rumoured to be a major feature in the IPhone 8.
Let talk science… clean water for everyone?
Researchers have developed a low-cost solar still, which allows sunlight to purify dirty water using raw materials costing under $2 and works up to four times faster than a current version being sold commercially. According to Zhejun Liu (a visiting scholar at the State University of New York) and in Science International Weekly Journal, “The technology will “allow people to generate their own drinking water much like they generate their own power via solar panels on their house roof.”” This technology could change lives of many and increase life expectancy in impoverished locations.