In this day and era, we often hear news about new gadgets and devices being released, some being new gadgets and some improved versions of existing ones. With each release, we always find something new and it affects our lives in some way or the other. The world has changed so much making our lives easier. Few generations ago we wouldn’t have even imagined what we have now, and we don’t know what gadgets we would have in future.
Here we will mention five devices that are made of concepts for the future. For now, it is just a concept, and some might be developed, some might just remain as ideas:
1. Sunny Paper for charging:
A solar paper that can be folded as well as used for charging has been developed. It would make it incredibly easy for users to carry it around. It would be light as well as easy to use. It would give users the freedom to fold and take them in books. This would not cause damage, and its weight would be around 120 grams. Creators in Chicago have developed the thinnest solar cells for this. It has been said that on a sunny day it would take 2.5 hours to charge iPhone 6.
2. Microsoft HoloLens:
Microsoft has presented a concept that would allow users to create or use projected holograms which would require the HoloLens goggles. It would also enable users to virtually or visually transport themselves into any location.
3. Smart Mirror:
Smart Mirror by Perseus Mirrors presents us the concept of making mirrors multipurpose. Not only will it be used for the basic purpose of a mirror but it will have features of showing the time, calendar events, weather, play media files, pictures, read the news and also stay in touch with social networking sites. It will have HD camera, wifi, speakers, anti moisture plus fogging and also Bluetooth. It would also be able to connect with phones and create as well as edit profiles for each person.
Another new concept given is the gadget Alex. A lot of gadgets are for entertainment purposes, but this gadget is for health purpose. It is a product that would help in preventing pain in the user’s neck as well as back. It will be designed to monitor the posture of the user. It functions by vibrating whenever the user sits stands or bends in an undesirable position. So it corrects the position. It is said to be helpful especially for people who spends a lot of time sitting in front of the computer or laptop.
5. Flexible Smartphones:
A prototype for a flexible smartphone called ReFlex has been developed by the Human Media Laboratory in Canada. Users can bend and flex the phone which would not break. While reading, the page turns over faster if users turn the phone. The prototype has used the flexible OLED display and is said to be released in the markets within five years.
Haven’t you always wondered how our future transport systems would be like? I am sure a lot of us have thought about what if there are flying cars in the future or what if we can travel under the water for long distances as a part of routine. Our technology in the field of transport is currently advanced, and it keeps becoming even more advanced with people developing on ideas. There have already been a lot of talks about the future technology in the field of transport. Developers and designers have presented interesting ideas for the future. Here we will mention six of them:
Transit Elevated Bus(TEB):
This idea for this innovation was released in China at the Beijing International High-Tech Expo. The TEB would be a bus which carries around 1200 passengers that can hover above other vehicles. The idea is to use the road spaces and reduce traffic jam. It is said to be environmentally friendly and would be powered by electricity which would be supported by solar panels. The buses would run on roads along with other vehicles, but this bus would run above vehicles.
Hyperloop Transport System:
The Hyperloop transport system is a concept given by entrepreneur Elon Musk which will allow passengers to travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just 30 minutes. The idea is that passengers would sit in a tube like structure and be blasted through a tunnel. It would be very fast as well as cheaper for passengers. The designer has also mentioned that the experience would be like in an airplane, but there would not be any turbulence. Another plus point would be that it would be an earthquake as well as weather resistant. If it is developed successfully in the USA the entrepreneur wants to expand it to other countries as well and make transportation faster.
F015 Luxury in Motion:
Mercedes – Benz has given a design for a car which looks elegant inside and outside and would be driverless. Inside would be four seats which can turn anyway and turns towards the passengers on entry. Once passengers sit, the seats turn around so that passengers face each other. Drivers would still have the freedom to drive in manual mode. The car is said to be much lighter compared to its other counterparts that are currently running today. However, the materials would still be strong as any other car.
Another interesting concept is going to space. Going to space is costly and requires an enormous amount of resources. However, a new design has been introduced which would make traveling space easily. The production costs would be much cheaper, and the danger is said to be relatively lesser. The idea has been proposed that a powerful cable would make this possible and would connect earth. Even though this concept sounds impossible; engineers believe that it can be possible with the help of nanotechnology.
Unlike the other concepts, this idea is actually in its production phase and is said to be released in 2017. The Martin Jetpack is a technology that will help users to fly. It is said to be user-friendly making it easy to operate either as a pilot or by using remote control. The creators have done it for any purpose be it for entertainment or to escape traffic or anything. Its safety features include a ballistic parachute, and the aircraft is light to carry.
This drone has been developed to make delivery easier. The Flirtey Drone is an electrically driven unmanned aerial vehicle. This device allows users to deliver products like Dominos quickly. It doesn’t have to go through roads and traffic, so it makes delivery easier and cheaper. Currently, it has been partnered with Dominos and 7 Eleven and is said to be in contact with several other companies. Imagine if your food or other necessities could be dropped off as easy as this without having to wait.
These ideas are interesting. We might see some of them in future, and some might remain just as concepts. However, it is great to see people all over the world coming up with ideas that would make our lives comfortable as well as entertaining.