Today ‘s article is about 10 new Upcoming Technology that we believe are going to revolutionize the environment. Get ready to use your eyes to monitor the screen, and slice Ninja fruits. Have your own unique digital product ready to print. Stay set to dive into, and connect with, the virtual world. The possibilities unfold with us.
1. Google Glass
In the ways of virtual experience and interactive devices, Augmented Reality has already reached our lives, but Google is moving things some steps further with Google Glass. Theoretically, you can view social media updates, email, Google Maps, as well as navigate with GPS, and take pictures via Google Glass.
It’s just what we call intuition, and it’s entirely possible because the co-founder of Google, Sergey Brin, has demoed the glass with skydivers and creatives. Currently, the platform is only available to certain developers with the $1500 price tag, but expect other software firms to check it out and create an inexpensive version for users.
2. Form 1
As the word suggests, 3D printing is the technique that will turn your computer concept into a concrete object that is real life. In the specialized mechanical industry, it’s nothing new but a personal 3D printer is certainly a groundbreaking concept.
Everyone can produce their own physical product based on their own concept, and no permission from any giant supplier is needed! Even the Aston Martin from James Bond that crashed in the film was a 3D printed product!
Form 1 is one of those personal 3D printers that could be yours for just $2799. It may sound like a high price but it’s a reasonable price to have the luxury of having your own inventions made.
Imagine a world in which every human practitioner will mass-produce their own innovative physical goods without restriction. This is the future where it maximizes collective productivity and innovation.
3. Oculus split
Virtual reality gaming is in the Oculus Rift form here. This 3D helmet, which describes the history, makes you feel mental like you are actually in a video game. For ultra-low latency in the simulated world of the Rift, you might turn your head around to see the world in high-resolution video.
There are premium goods that can do the same on the market, but Rift wants you to enjoy the experience at just $300, and even the bundle comes as a development kit. That’s the beginning of the next-generation gaming revolution.
The timing is ideal because the world is currently being bombarded with the subject of virtual reality that could also be linked to Sword Art Online, the series of anime featuring the characters playing games in a virtual world. It could take a few more years to hit that level of realism before we get there. The Oculus Rift represents our first move.
4. Leap Motion
The multi-touch desktop is a (miserably) failed product because the hands may get really tired with extended use, but with a more advanced design, Leap Motion aims to question this dark area once more. It lets you finger-control the mouse, but without touching the screen.
It’s not your usual motion sensor since Leap Motion helps you to scroll the web page, zoom in the map and images, sign documents and even play a first-person shooter game with just hand and finger movements. The most important argument here is a smooth reaction. Most significantly, just $70, a bonus for a premium PS3 game title, you can own the future!
If this system will work exclusively with Oculus Rift to recreate a gaming environment in real-time, gaming would get a big make-over.
5. Eye Tribe
In these years, eye tracking has been widely debated by technology enthusiasts, but implementation is extremely challenging. Yet this was simply what Eye Tribe did. They developed the technology successfully to allow you to monitor your tablet, play flight simulator, and even slice fruits in Fruit Ninja with your eye movements.
It basically takes and combines the popular eye-tracking technology with a front-facing camera plus some serious computer-vision algorithm and voila, fruit slicing done with the eyes! This year a live demo was performed at LeWeb and in 2013 we would finally be able to see it in practice on mobile devices.
The company is still searching for a collaboration to bring this sci-fi tech to the consumer market right now, but you and I know this technology is just too good to fail.
6. Smart Things
The current problem that most devices have is that they function as a standalone being, and it requires effort for tech competitors to actually partner with each other and build products that can truly connect with each other. SmartThings is here to make your every device, digital or non-digital, connect together and benefit you.
You can get your smoke detectors, temperature, pressure, and vibration sensors with SmartThings to detect changes in your home and warn you through your smartphone! Via this imagine the possibilities.
You could watch who was inside your building, turn the lights on when you enter a room, shut down windows and doors when you exit the building, all with the aid of something that costs just $500! Feel like a tech lord with this wonder in your chateau.
7. Firefox OS
iOS and Android are nice, but each has its own rules and policies which definitely inhibit developers’ creative efforts. Since then, Mozilla has planned to develop a new mobile operating system from scratch which will concentrate on genuine transparency, independence, and user preference. It is a Firefox operating system.
Firefox OS is based on software layers such as Gonk, Gecko, and Gaia – for the rest of us that means it’s based on open-source, so it brings web technologies such as HTML5 and CSS3.
Developers can create and debut web apps without the blockade of requirements set by app stores, and users could even customize the OS based on their needs. Currently, the OS has made its debut on Android-compatible phones, and the impression so far is great.
You can use the OS to do essential tasks you do on iOS or Android: calling friends, browsing the web, taking photos, playing games, they are all possible on Firefox OS, set to rock the smartphone market.
8. Project Fiona
Meet the Gaming tablet’s first generation. Project Fiona by Razer is a powerful gaming tablet intended for extreme gaming. When it’s out, it’s going to be the frontier for potential tablets, as tech companies will want to create their own tablets dedicated to gaming, but for now, Fiona is the only one that ‘s going to debut in 2013.
This beast features next-generation Intel® Core i7 processor geared to render all your favorite PC games, all at the palm of your hands. Crowned as the best gaming accessories manufacturer, Razer clearly knows how to build user experience straight into the tablet, and that means a 3-axis gyro, magnetometer, accelerometer, and full-screen user interface supporting multi-touch. My body and soul are ready.
9. Parallella; Most demanding Upcoming technology
Parallella is going to change the way that computers are made, and Adapteva offers you a chance to join in on this revolution. Simply put, it’s a supercomputer for everyone. Basically, an energy-efficient computer built for processing complex software simultaneously and effectively. Real-time object tracking, holographic heads-up display, speech recognition will become even stronger and smarter with Parallella.
The project has so far been successfully funded, with an expected February 2013 completion date. The price seems very good for a mini supercomputer because it’s just $99! To the non-programmer and non-Linux user, it is not recommended but the package is filled with programming tools to build your personal projects.
I never thought it could kick-start the future of computing at only $99, which is made possible through crowdfunding platforms.
10. Google Driverless Car
Although the data source is still a hidden recipe, the Google driverless car is powered by artificial intelligence that uses the feedback from inside the car’s video cameras, a sensor on top of the vehicle, and some radar and location sensors that are attached to different car positions. Seems like a lot of work to mimic human intelligence in a vehicle, but so far, without human commands, the machine has powered 1609 kilometers!
“You can count on one hand how many years it will take before average people will understand this,” said Sergey Brin, Google’s co-founder. Nevertheless, creativity is an accomplishment, consumerization is the nightmare, because Google is currently facing the task of turning the program into an inexpensive asset that could help any worker with an average salary.