It can be difficult to keep up with tech – something new and exciting is always on the horizon. However, there have been a fair few emerging trends over the past few years, many of which will come to fruition within the next few months leading us into 2022. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most promising upcoming tech trends and what each one of them has to offer.
Nanorobots are just what their names suggest. However, it’s a concept that seems quite far off. Smaller than microchips, nanorobots, or tiny robots, are currently in research and development phases in labs all around the world. These tiny, almost invisible sensors possess impressive processing powers.
The hope is that these nanomachines can be used in the field of medicine. For example, they can be used to identify and destroy dangerous cancerous cells, or even deliver medications to exactly where in the body they need to go to. Other potential uses for nanorobots include detecting toxic chemicals by measuring them within certain environments.
Graphene has been hyped up for several years already, and we are finally beginning to see it become a very possible reality. Essentially, what graphene is, is a by-product of graphite. Graphite is a close relation to carbon.
The great appeal of graphene lies in the fact that it is very strong but at the same time, extremely thin, lightweight, and flexible. It is stronger than steel but somehow thinner than paper. The material is also known to conduct electricity very well.
Graphene is being developed for a multitude of uses, but more specifically, for wearable electronics where you can do everything from sending an email to enjoy getting a straight, to space travel. For space travel in particular, resistance and weight are two key factors that are often taken into consideration. As research and development continue to be focused on graphene, it is very likely that the material will soon become one of the world’s most popular alternatives.
Genetic prediction holds a great deal of promise for the medical, health, and wellness industries. The raw computing power of genetic predictive technologies can, hopefully, one day be used to analyse a patient’s genomes and then predict their chances of contracting illnesses like heart disease and cancer.
However, the practice of genetic prediction does carry its own share of risks. Should these risks be ironed out a great deal, the concept could be great for public health. For example, if one considers women at high risk for breast cancer, they could be encouraged to get mammograms more frequently. Women at lower risk could be examined less frequently. This could lead to earlier detection and fewer false alarms.
It’s no secret that technology is always changing. There is always something new in the wings, waiting to emerge as the next big thing. Even so, something that is considered the next big thing today may be long forgotten by next week. Either way, it is certainly a very exciting time for the industry and one thing is certain – there’s plenty of promise in every idea.