Technological advances this year, has taken a huge dimension.
These are our pick of the best Technological Breakthrough, expected to be prevalent this year.
One idea is for these future trucks to drive autonomously on long highway stretches when drivers might not be alert. Tractor-trailers without a human at the wheel will soon barrel onto highways near you. What will this mean for the nation’s truck drivers?
The 360-Degree Selfie
Inexpensive cameras that make spherical images are opening a new era in photography and changing the way people share stories.
Paying with Your Face
Face-detecting systems now authorize payments, provide access to facilities, and track down criminals. Baidu, China’s most popular search engine, is working on a system that lets people buy rail tickets with a face scan.
Advances at Google, Intel, and several research groups indicate that computers with previously unimaginable power are finally within reach.
The first thing to understand about quantum computers is that they’re not easy to explain.
The upshot is that these computers, using quantum bits, can crunch certain very complex calculations much faster than traditional computers.
Gene Therapy 2.0
Scientists have solved fundamental problems that were holding back cures for rare hereditary disorders. Next we’ll see if the same approach can take on cancer, heart disease, and other common illnesses.
Botnets of Things
It’s a malware that “takes control of webcams, video recorders, and other consumer devices” to wreak chaos on the Internet.