Published On: Tue, May 9th, 2017

The Future Of Tech: Is It Here Yet?

We’re always told that we should marvel at concepts detailing the future of technology, but it’s hard for our impatient minds to appreciate anything that hasn’t been made into a reality yet. Flying cars sound amazing, a world powered by renewable energy sounds amazing, commercial flights into space sound amazing, and Elon Musk’s Hyperloop tunnel sounds like an amazingly quick way to travel.

Still, as cool as those concepts might be, we always want to know what we can do today. We want to know which of these cool technologies has become a reality today. If you want to know which elements of futuristic tech have slipped into present-day tech over recent years then here are just a few of the ways in which the world has changed.

The Future Of Tech: Is It Here Yet?

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Transport.

Whilst Elon Musk’s Hyperloop is still in its early concept stages and it’ll be a while before there’s enough money to even begin making it into a reality, there are some revolutions in transport thanks to the beauty of modern technology. In terms of environmental solutions to a slowly over-polluted world, Arthur Kay had the idea to use his company bio-bean to convert the thousands of tons of waste produced by coffee every year into biofuels. In fact, this could be used to power buildings as well as transport. It’s still early days, but this could help change our destructive and wasteful approach to the world until we’ve developed more renewable energy solutions.

Gaming.

It’s been a big few years for gaming. Once an element of science fiction and cheesy low-resolution games, advancements in virtual reality over recent years have really helped turn this into a physical reality. Virtual headsets such as the Oculus Rift, pushed further into mainstream focus by big gaming personalities on YouTube, have started to take over the market. As with a big surge in any industry, this pushes other competitors to develop their answer to such technology. Facebook and other big sectors have dived headfirst into the virtual reality sector, and Pokémon Go has started to revolutionize the augmented reality sector in the same way.

In terms of careers, the world of online gaming has also opened doors for people to build careers out of what was once a recreational activity. Whilst professional tournaments have been popular for decades, there are more routes than ever for people to build lucrative careers simply by playing games. You could check out online casinos such as the one here if you’re talented at certain casino games and want to get started. As mentioned above, YouTubers have built huge audiences and careers out of gaming; many of them wouldn’t even call themselves “professional”; it’s all about the personality.

The internet.

Imagine if the entire world had access to Wi-Fi. That’s exactly what Elon Musk and Richard Branson want to happen, and the pair of them are currently competing to put up satellites which could beam back high-speed signals and ensure everyone on the planet has internet access. The healthy competition between these two billionaires is a good thing because it means that one of them will achieve the goal very quickly. By 2020, everyone in the world could be able to access the internet. That sounds pretty cool.

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