The gadgets and futuristic technologies we see on sci-fi shows are intriguing at the least. Frequently, we can imagine what it would be like to have these gadgets and technologies in our lives. If we had a replicator from Star Trek, for example, we'd never need touch another chopping board ever again.
Of course, as of now, futuristic technologies won't be assembling cordon bleu out of molecules just yet. However, they're on track to make our lives easier and ease some of our everyday burdens off our shoulders. Then, we can focus on things that truly matter.
A lot of household gadgets can connect to the internet, but even these don't really make a house smart enough. But how should a smart house look like anyway?
So we have things like smart lights, smart meters, smart machines, and the like. Now, imagine taking control of all these from the palm of your hand instead of separate control panels. You can adjust the temperature in your house or lock or unlock your doors from a single mobile device. Technology in smart houses shouldn't be taking up much attention in the home. They should be more of background players, supporting characters, not the stars of the show.
Self-driving cars may not be plying the roads in droves yet, but they're on their way. These cars may be one of the most fascinating futuristic technologies out there at present. They're equipped with several sensors that give them a 360º view, and they're likely safer than human-driven cars. They can also communicate with other cars in ways that human drivers can't.
Many car manufacturers and tech giants are now racing each other towards an ultimate goal: being the first to mass-produce self-driving cars. It's possible that self-driving cars will be available to us in the next decade.
This doesn't mean that human doctors are obsolete. However, AI can supplement doctors' skills and step in when doctors need help. AI can reduce the time that doctors spend on diagnosis and allow them to spend life-saving minutes on actual treatment instead. Futuristic technologies can not only make life easier for us, it can also save our lives.
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