Drones, VR, and 3D Tech are Changing the World
There are more industries and companies today that operate with technology that didn’t even exist 100, 50, 20, or even 10 years ago. This makes for a pretty exciting present and, depending on your level of optimism and stress, a pretty terrifying future.
Hopefully we listen to popular culture and we do not let robots and computers take over the world — only to inevitably wipe out the human race because we are “obsolete.”
At least, for now, it seems like the computer revolution is a few years ahead, so we won’t worry about that right now.
Today, however, there are so many great technological advancements that are changing our products, changing our industries, and changing the world.
Drone technology is one of the most significant advancements we can expect to see in the next 20 years. The industry is worth millions right now but just in the next three to four years, it will be worth billions. It seems like drones — and lots of them — will just be a part of regular everyday life pretty soon. We’ll wait and see if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Drones will be just as common as birds and squirrels but will be able to deliver us our groceries, changing filming forever, help advertisers find creative ways to market products, and will affect so many other industries.
VR technology is rapidly increasing as well and millions of dollars are being poured into research and VR experiments. Right now, a person can buy a VR headset for only $50 or $100, plug it into their phone, and then they’re standing in space or flying a fighter jet. That’s only the beginning. It seems like in the next couple of years, entire virtual worlds will be built and people will be able to live out these incredible lives. That’s also very scary, however, because if it becomes too realistic, people might not ever come out of VR, or, even worse: won’t know what world is real and what world is fake. (Another movie plot.)
3D Scanning Technology
3D Scanning technology has been around the longest compared to drones and VR, but it is revolutionary nonetheless. There are 3D laser scanning services available now that can scan an object or 3D image and provide important information about those objects. This technology is helping doctors, law enforcement, researchers, animators, and many more.
Whether drones, Virtual Reality, or 3D scanning technology is affecting your job, our world is in for an exciting couple of years.