Saturday, 27 April 2013

Technologies which will change the World in 2013

Keeping up with the newest technologies can be a challenge for even the most tech-savvy business owners and entrepreneurs. Some of the technologies which have the biggest implications for businesses include the following:- 

Temporary social media

While social media has changed the way people interact in a big way, many social sites such as Facebook and Twitter have also presented problems with privacy and the availability of information. Enter temporary social media platforms like Snapchat, which allows users to send pictures. These new platforms are allowing users to interact socially while not broadcasting those interactions to the world. Other companies in this space include Gryphn, Wickr and Burn Note.

Additive manufacturing

 One of the most popular trends is the development and popularization of 3-D printers. Companies are now starting to take advantage of printers which build up several layers of materials to form a fully functioning product or part. Recently General Electric has begun to take steps to  print fuel nozzles for new aircrafts through 3-D printing.

Ultra-efficient solar power

The search for practical alternative forms of energy has been going on for decades. However, the rise of ultra-efficient solar power is coming closer to making the reality of alternate energy forms. These breakthroughs are allowing solar power to compete with fossil fuels.

Robotic advancements

Advancements in robotic technology have the potential to dramatically impact the workplace as well. One new technology which is driving innovation in the workplace is Baxter. The new technology is helping robots and workers work side-by-side more safely by empoloying safer technology and facial recognition software.

Smart watches

 Growing popularity of smartphones has changed the way and ease with which people get their information. Smart watches are taking one step further by gathering information from smartphones and displaying them on an interactive watch.  Some key manufacturers include Pebble, Son, Motorola and MetaWatch.

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