Innovations and technologies are shaping the future and changing the world. We are living in an extremely exciting time in terms of science and technology. Though we have been seeing invention after breakthrough over and over in the last couple of decade, the next ten years is going to blow everything else out of the water. Our ability to innovate is increasing as the years go by. To give you an idea of the magnitude of this reality, here are some amazing innovations that will knock your socks off.
10. The Square
Now you can make payments with ‘The Square’ which is a small accessory that is connected to your phone by placing it in the audio input jack. Just swipe your card and you’re on your way.
9. The Uno
Nineteen year ole Poss Gulak invented a motorcycle with only one tire. Gyro technology is used to keep its balance. Accelerating and decelerating is done by leaning forward and backward.
Biomimicry is the science of replicating nature. Technology is often inspired by nature, for example, the beak of a kingfisher was used as inspiration to design the nose of Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train. This design reduces the noise of the train and the power cost of running the train.
7. Wind Turbines
There have been many attempts to harvest wind energy from wind turbines due to the increased awareness in renewable energy. The Bahrain World Trade Center is the first ever skyscraper to have power supplied to it by wind turbines, strategically and systematically placed between the two buildings. The shape of the buildings were also designed so that the turbines received the maximum amount of wind power possible.
6. Electric Cars
The next generation of cars are the electric cars which run on green energy. They seem to be a solution to the pollution caused by the current running vehicles. They are not a threat to the environment and could be the future of car technology.
5. Shark Tank
The reality show Shark Tank depicts billionaires and multi-millionaires in search of business ideas to invest in. Various entrepreneurs chasing the American dream present their ideas in an attempt to convince the investors that their ideas are worth investing in. The show has been the recipient of the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program.
Dreams and visions are what Yves Rossy is all about. Rossy is a pilot that had an idea to have engine powered flight for humans and is currently trying to make that idea a reality. Yves Rossy has jet engines incorporated to the wings of the Jetman. Rossy has been shown flying over Dubai a couple of months ago.
3. Vehicle tracking with GPS
Did you ever think there would be a time when we could track our cars? Well that time is now. With GPS technology incorporated in your car, you can monitor the location of your car with your smartphone.
Now this innovation can solve water shortage problems all over the world. Watermill is a device that can make water out of thin air. Invented by Canadian based company, Element Four, this new device will hopefully become a common household appliance in the future.
1. Moving House
This seems a bit far-fetched but it is a reality. We all love our homes, but not necessarily the environment we live in. If you don’t want to leave your home, now you don’t have to with this model house that was made to walk on 6 legs. Made in Cambridgeshire, England this house gets its power from solar cells and has a kitchen, toilet, rain drainage system, bedroom and a staircase for entry.