Technology has been changing our lives and our world for some time now. Every year new advances and developments are made. The world is run by technology more so than ever before. Everyone is wired or linked up in some way. 2016 was a year that brought forth a few interesting and ground-breaking technologies. Here is our list of the most important developments for 2016.
Genes altered in plants. New technologies are continually developed to improve food production and its qualities. CRISPR has created a way of accurately altering the genes of plants to change their traits. This will help to make plants disease resistant as well as be able to survive drought.
Robots. Many people feel that technology and robots will one day take over the world. It is not a farfetched possibility. Technology that allows robots to figure things out for themselves is being developed. This will also allow them to teach each other what they know.
Smartphone use. China has developed speech technology that makes it easier to use smartphones. No more need for swiping, typing, or clicking. Your voice will do all the work with this new technology. It is much easier to use the devices around you and communicate with them.
Immune cells. Developments in the treatment of cancer continue. Treating and curing cancer is a very active field of study and experiments. The newest development is engineering immune cells to help cancer patients. With these immune cells, their bodies will be better equipped to stay healthy.
Know your DNA. An app store for learning more about your DNA and what risk factors or predispositions it carries has been developed. This will make it easier and cheaper to find out more about your health and what you should be looking out for.
Spaceflight developments. Usually, a rocket is burned up and destroyed once it has completed its voyage. Now, they can be re-used as they are able to land upright and be refueled to go again. This means a lot of good things for space travel.
Some amazing advancements. The world is becoming more and more connected. The future is exciting!