7 Mind-Blowing Technologies That Most People Don’t Know About
They say that science is the best thing humans have ever invented, and they’re right. There are technologies that exist today that are so amazing, you can hardly believe they really exist! Don’t believe us? Read on to learn more about 7 mind-blowing technologies that most people don’t know about!
AI can make better decisions than humans
It’s no secret that humans are pretty bad at making decisions. Our brains simply aren’t equipped to make decisions fast enough to keep up with all of life’s challenges. But AI can help. To keep your business running smoothly, consider using AI to make decisions for you instead of relying on human instinct alone. There are several types of AI, but one example is machine learning, which uses algorithms to analyze data and make predictions about future outcomes. In a recent study by Deloitte, 71% of executives said they expect their organizations will use more AI in the next three years than they do today. And it makes sense: Studies have shown that when businesses implement AI systems, they see a 38% increase in efficiency and a 21% increase in revenue growth.
Faster processors mean faster computers
CPU clock speed, measured in gigahertz (GHz), is defined as a computer’s frequency at executing commands. The faster a CPU can be clocked, for example by using faster processors, the better it will perform. For example, an Intel Core i5 6400 has a maximum frequency of 3.3 GHz and an Intel Core i7 6700K has a maximum frequency of 4.0 GHz—both have four cores and eight threads, but they process information at different speeds.
When it comes to processing speed, which has a big impact on overall performance, there are two major factors: how many instructions per clock cycle (IPC) your processor can execute and its clock speed. The Intel Core i5 6400 has an IPC of 51.4 and a clock speed of 2.7 GHz, while the Intel Core i7 6700K’s IPC is 57.3 and its clock speed is 4.0 GHz.
The Internet will be free in your lifetime
The original architects of the internet hoped to create a free and open network that would never charge users. Unfortunately, companies like AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast lobbied to change that, creating an oligopoly that charges consumers billions each year in unnecessary access fees. New net neutrality rules will likely prevent these companies from violating their customers’ right to free internet. The FCC enacted new net neutrality rules on February 26, 2015, effectively preventing Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from charging websites extra for faster load times. This is great news for anyone who values a free and open internet.
Unfortunately, not everyone has access to a fast and unrestricted internet connection. A report by Akamai revealed that nearly half of all Americans have broadband speeds of 10Mbps or less, which is slower than your average 56k dialup connection from back in 1999. The truth is that America’s infrastructure for data transfer lags behind many other developed countries, even though we pay more for it.
Virtual assistants are getting smarter every day
Virtual assistants, like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, are getting better at helping us get things done. These virtual assistants are designed to anticipate our needs and help us manage our busy lives. In fact, there’s an entire industry devoted to designing voice-activated systems that can do everything from schedule meetings to tune our smart home devices.
In fact, these virtual assistants are getting smarter every day. We can’t predict what they’ll be able to do in a year or two, but it’s certain that they will get better at anticipating our needs and helping us manage tasks. Imagine how much your life would improve if you could use a single voice command to do anything from track a shipment to tune your home thermostat!
Smart devices are starting to connect together
The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming more prevalent as every day passes. The ability to control your home’s temperature, turn on lights, and set alarms through your smartphone has become commonplace, with more and more devices getting connected every day. The mind-blowing tech that exists but most people don’t know about is called voice command. With Siri, Alexa, Cortana, and other voice command devices you can control your home environment even when you aren’t there.
But what if you could use your voice to set your home’s temperature or turn on some of your lights? The two main players in connecting smart devices are Google and Amazon. Both offer a similar range of products, but with different strengths. Right now, it’s a two-horse race with Google Home winning over Alexa at home while Alexa has an edge when it comes to smartphone use.
Robots are cleaning our homes for us
Automated vacuum cleaners, such as iRobot’s Roombas, are taking over some of our chores. These vacuums can be set to clean certain rooms at specific times, and then proceed to get it done without any additional input from us. Of course, these devices don’t come cheap—the top-of-the-line model retails for $899—but they’re a great way to save time and reduce stress in your life. If you’re interested in getting one but aren’t sure where to start, check out our guide on how to choose a robot vacuum cleaner.
You can now buy robots to help with many household chores, including vacuuming, dusting, mopping, and laundry. Some of these smart home devices come with their own app or remote control so you can interact with them directly. You can even control some models using your voice thanks to digital assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
All telephones will be replaced by smart speakers in your lifetime
Your smartphone will be replaced by a smart speaker in your lifetime. By 2021, more than two-thirds of adults in mature markets will own one of these devices and 85% of speakers will be connected to WiFi networks, according to an estimate from Gartner. Not only are voice searches becoming increasingly popular with consumers, but businesses are now adopting them for employee use as well—and that number is growing quickly.
Here’s what you need to know. Voice searches are becoming increasingly popular with consumers because they are simple and fast. Here’s an example of how easy it is: If you ask Alexa, What’s my commute like? your commute time will be displayed on your screen, no further action is required on your part. You can also use voice search to order goods or services, such as pizza delivery or groceries.