Development in the field of science is leading to increasingly innovative solutions to human problems. However, the relationship between technological innovation and problems is cyclical. Problems give way to newer inventions, which, in turn, create more complex problems and so the journey goes on.
We have prepared a list of scientific breakthroughs, which will provide us with more powerful and effective new ways to use technology:
1. Agricultural Drones
One of the peaceful uses of unmanned aircraft is to employ them for agricultural purposes. The relatively cheap drones, with state-of-the-art sensors and imaging capabilities, are changing the way farmers operate. The drones will increase convenience and enable farmers to prevent the wastage of water and make use of improved means of pest management.
2. Brain Mapping
For decades, scientists have been engaged in efforts to develop spatial representations of human brains. A comprehensive system of brain mapping will enable neuroscientists to study of the anatomy and function of the brain in much greater detail.
3. Genome Editing
Making use of genetic engineering to insert, replace, or remove DNA from a genome may have an impact beyond one’s imagination. This technique has enabled scientists to create two monkeys with specific genetic mutations. It is a whole new fascinating science, which could provide powerful ways to study brain disorders.
4. 3D Printing
We know that 3D printing is a huge phenomenon but the application of micro-scale 3D printing can usher a new era of technological innovation, which can prove to be particularly useful in the medical field. Creating biological tissues through 3D printing may prove to be a revolutionary advancement in the field of medicine.
5. Neuromorphic Chips
The human brain is a complex biological structure that sends commands in the form of electrical signals. Neuromorphic engineering aims to mimic the human nervous system using analog circuits. Incorporating all that in a computer chip will lead to newer avenues of enhancing artificial intelligence. Who knows, a real-life terminator may be in development.