Artyom Leydiker has been interested in technology for as long as he can remember. Now more than ever, technology has become a domineering force — both in our individual everyday lives and in global shifts toward change and progress in business, entertainment, education, and much more. Artyom created this blog to share some of the news and trends in technology that inspire him, including but not limited to virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and the rise of blockchain. Check out his blog page for all content, or get started with a few posts below!
Technology is quickly changing each year. It’s important for a person to stay abreast of these changes as it will affect both their personal life and their business life. Here are five emerging technologies that are on the radar for 2019:
With the rise and fall of cryptocurrency prices in 2018, more people were exposed to blockchain technology. While it is still in its early stages, there is a lot of potential for the technology. Smart contracts have been created that use blockchain technology in the transportation, financial and consumer spaces.
By being decentralized, these applications will not suffer from any downtime, censorship or fraud and run as they are programmed. For example, Slock is a company that uses blockchain technology to rent bicycles. Patrons can unlock a bike after the contract is agreed upon by both parties.
In just a few years, quantum computing will begin to be applied to business problems in the real world. This will be especially important in the areas of materials science and chemistry where it is near impossible to find answers using the computing power available today.
Mixed reality, augmented reality and virtual reality are changing how humans interact with both the digital world and each other. This is proving highly useful in situations where two parties are physically separated.
For example, an engineer could guide another individual who is located in a remote area to repair equipment and get it back online.
The goal of edge computing is to drive greater capabilities into computing systems that are located in remote areas. Even though these localized computers are far away from their primary data center, they still need to perform reliably and stay connected.
While cloud computing is currently being used, it just can’t keep up with the quantity of data that is continuing to increase. Edge computing has been designed to bypass cloud computing’s latency and transfer data to its destination faster for processing.
AI chips will help edge computing by providing more storage and greater computing capabilities. In addition, technology like 5G will also help drive edge computing.
While the cybersecurity space may not seem like it’s a technology that’s emerging, it is having to evolve as the threat from hackers continues to grow each year.
A list of technologies is being adapted to help enhance cybersecurity. These include deep learning, client technology, behavioral analytics, data loss prevention and hardware authentication. As long as there continue to be hackers on the internet, cybersecurity will have to evolve its technology.
Almost fifty years after the United States won the first space race by landing on the moon, a new space race has begun in earnest. Over the last few years, the United States has launched a new space race by encouraging the private sector to design and innovate the next generation of rockets and space-faring technology. Where the moon landing was handled by government-run Apollo rockets and the subsequent Space Shuttle program was entirely led by NASA, the new generation of space travel will work with both the public and private sectors to ferry astronauts into space.
Mars is considered to be one possible destination for a new space race. The United States is currently developing a NASA-constructed rocket – the Orion – which will have the capability to eventually fly to Mars. Several private companies are working to travel to Mars as well. SpaceX, the consortium led by Tesla’s Elon Musk, has worked to develop its Falcon Heavy rocket that will be able to deliver large payloads into deep space. If successfully completed, the Falcon Heavy will become the world’s most powerful rocket, with the ability to carry very large loads to space stations and to ferry astronauts into deep space. Several other companies, including Arianespace, Progress, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic are in on the race as well. They are working to develop their own rockets to efficiently move people and cargo into space.
Other countries are also working to develop more advanced rockets that will be able to move deeper into space. China and India have been at the forefront of these efforts, with China’s Shenzhou 5 being the most recent spacecraft to launch. China is also working to replace its Tiangong-1 space station with the larger, more advanced Tiangong-2 space station which will further its ability to move into space.
The race is back on. In 2016, President Obama vowed to go to Mars by the 2030s. After several decades of slower progress in space technology, private companies, and public governments are back in the business of developing advanced rockets capable of taking us to Mars and beyond. The next several decades will almost certainly see humanity go to Mars for the first time and private sector space travel will continue to grow and develop as a business.