The paper “ 3D Display and Printing, Hand, Head, Mind, and Eye Controlled PCs, Distributed Storage, High-Density Portable Power and Other Emerging Technologies” is a persuasive variant of an essay on technology. Challenges continually emerge in various professions as stakeholders attempt to solve problems. Such challenges are the driving force behind innovation and consequently, new technologies. As new technologies emerge in various fields like computing, energy, communication, infrastructure, and medicine, it is difficult to determine which one of them will have a transformative effect on its respective field. It is, however, possible to predict which one is likely to make human life better, and which one is likely to be successfully implemented on a large scale.
A single technological advancement may have the capacity to grow the world’ s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) significantly and bridge the material deficit created by an ever-growing global population. New technologies can also reduce the pressure that the production of goods exerts on the environment, and consequently help in conserving the environment. Human society, therefore, needs to be constantly evolved to make it more rewarding, more productive, and more responsive to the conservation requirements of the natural environment (Adams).
Emerging technologies are perhaps the aspect of human life that contributes the most to the aforementioned evolution. Emerging technologies should be given the importance they deserve because they can transform economies and make the world a better place. This report is an in-depth analysis of the most promising emerging technologies. Emerging trends in technologyThere is a myriad of emerging technologies. Most of these technologies are never commercialized because of a variety of challenges. The most common challenges include failure of an idea to materialize, incompatibility of new technologies with existing ones, lack of goodwill from industry players, and lack of government support.
The following are some of the most promising advancements in technology. Three-dimensional display and printingThree-dimensional displayWith the continuous evolution of computer-human interfaces, innovators are working on the development of three-dimensional displays. This has been occasioned by the limiting nature of two-dimensional (2D) displays. “ With a 3D monitor, we could work in layers or position documents in 3D space rather than squeezing them down to a tiny toolbar at the bottom of one screen” (Adams 42).
Working in a 3D display will be much easier for both the users of computer systems and application developers because the world is made up of 3D space and objects. Human perception is therefore hard-wired to understand spatial relationships. Recent developments in three-dimensional displays are likely to revolutionize computing by making it more powerful and intuitive. Some companies have already built three-dimensional display screens, which “ display true 3D images without the need for special glasses” (Adams 42). Given the breakthroughs that have been made on 3D displays, 3D computing would be a reality if existing operating systems like Mac and Windows were built to support it. Three-dimensional printing3D printing is a technology that enables a user to print solid structures remotely from the office or even from home.
Before the aforementioned structures can be printed, they are built using digital computer files. This process produces soft copies of the structures. On the other hand, hard copies are created by depositing material layers “ on top of each other in order to create freestanding structures from bottom-up” (King 1).
This concept can revolutionize manufacturing economics because it can be remotely accomplished. Additionally, it is possible to create objects using computer-aided design and subsequently use them to print multiple hard copies of metal alloys, plastics, and other materials.
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