In the past few years, technology has evolved majorly, especially in the last two decades. In fact, the modern era in automobile history is enclosed within the last 25 years. From diesel to electric and manual to self-driving cars, the last few years have been very exciting for the automobile industry and its fans.
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The future is pummeling toward us at 1000 miles a minute, with its newfound gadgets and next-level technology meeting us at every turn we take. From high-tech phones and devices, new inventions in regards to the health industry or living conditions, to tattoos that can power technology with the swipe of a finger!
Just as we embrace the current level of technology, the next wave is already in pre-production.
It’s a beautiful and exciting, yet daunting experience to be a part of. We should all feel lucky to bear witness to such a high degree of ingenuity that will only continue to expand as we age.
In particular, one such company known as DuoSkin is currently developing temporary tattoos that can become an on-screen interface for your phone or other electronic devices. The tattoos are made using gold-leaf, a harmless substance used in many decorations, or even with edible products such as vodka or as a garnish for chocolates. Gold-leaf is able to transfer heat signatures through the skin, which allows it to monitor body temperature or the trace of finger patterns.
Imagine for a moment you’re hiking in the middle of the forest and you come upon a small stream. You’re cold and tired and need a way refresh yourself so you break out your hot tub hammock and hang it up securely between the nearest two trees. You then take the small cooking pot you brought along with you to prepare food over a campfire and use it for a dual purpose; to fill your hot tub hammock. After only a few quick trips to the stream, your hot tub hammock has enough water inside it to rest comfortably, soaking in the hot, natural waters of nature.
Even better, imagine yourself climbing a snowy mountain and need to warm yourself up from the frigid weather. The last thing you may want to do is strip down to nothing, yet soaking in hot water has the potential to save a life. This process would be even easier as you can scoop snow directly into the hot tub hammock, allowing it melt, then inevitably heat up. Once you’re inside it, the hot waters will warm your core and keep you nice and toasty until you decide to get out and get dressed (allowing any wet clothes to warm beside a fire while you soak).
Shoe technology isn’t exactly a common field of interest for many, most are just into fashion and convenience when it comes to their footwear. Whatever looks good with their outfit and/or gets the job done depending on the shoes durability and performance, is what tends to work best for most people. However, consider a shoe that can do much more than just look good and function well, but a shoe technology that makes you lighter on your feet and almost feels as though you’re wearing socks – with all the look and appeal of an actual shoe!?
That is exactly what drove the inspiration behind Vibram Furoshiki shoes. The Japanese inspired shoe technology that wraps around the foot, secured in place by extra-strength velcro, with durable soles and traction for your feet to handle all it’s footwork needs; from running, jumping, climbing, to everything else.
Enjoy traveling but dislike having a language barrier that makes it difficult to get around? Perhaps you’d like to ask for directions, such as a place to find some food or even a place to use the restroom, but beings as you’re not comfortable with the language, you fear you might end up in some back alley behind a dumpster. It’s a fear many World travelers have, yet it’s a fear that may soon be put to rest.
Now such a thing as ‘around the world travel without a translator’ will soon become the go-to method for many. A new invention by Waverly Labs has created a device called the Pilot System, which is an in-ear device that can translate English, Spanish, French, or Italian in real time. This means when someone is speaking to you in any of these languages and you don’t understand what they are saying, you can use the device by placing it gently in your ear and it will translate what that person is saying as they say it in a language you can understand.
In the past, people readily used materials with unknown properties. Sure, they used some durability tests for different materials, but these usually ended with approximate results. Unfortunately, a lot of times this ended in disaster. Furthermore, some materials, although durable and easy to mold, tend to become toxic over the course of the years. In the past, however, this was something that science had no way of determining due to a lack of adequate tools for the job. Finally, there are also hidden properties of materials, such as different behavior under certain climate conditions or external pressure.
Is there a source of energy so perfect and pure that can be used on a daily basis without limitations, pollution, and global warming emissions? Our sun is, without a doubt, the oldest source of energy on Earth. Since ancient times, people have found ways to harness its vast energy potential. Over the years, solar energy systems have moved towards a truly sustainable energy source that, apart from being economic, has many environmental benefits. Still, a wide-scale use of solar systems in recent years has revealed potential negative environmental implications that we need to solve in order to continue with the development of solar farms.
Vegan leather exists. You may ask yourself how? Or what makes it real? It might be hard to believe and sound ridiculous, yet it’s true – at least, partially. Vegan leather isn’t actually leather at all, it only resembles leather. So much so it can pass off as nearly identical to other leather products, such as leather pants, jackets, or other leather products.
The process involves using the bacteria produced from making fermented Kombucha tea, as does one company known as BioCouture, ran by Suzanne Lee, and using this by-product bacteria by hardening it into a textile. The material is grown using living organisms.