5 Innovations that Are Changing the World
By Matt Brennan
Technology is changing the way that the world operates at an increasingly faster rate. As we incorporate these new technologies into the world, data storage and recovery will play an increasingly significant role in maintenance and upkeep.
Below are five of the innovations that are quickly driving that change. Many of these technologies are in their early days, and will continue to be applied to solve new and emerging problems.
Crispr offers us the possibility of eliminating any genetic disease. It’s a pretty straightforward technology that’s still in its early stages. It works by finding and removing mutated sections of DNA. The technology can then replace what it removed with non-mutated variants.
With Crispr, you can eliminate previously rampant diseases from entire bloodlines. It can be used to eliminate cancer, or mutations like blindness. We’re still at the beginning stages of understanding the capabilities Crispr offers, but the potential is there to help humans live healthier, longer, more fulfilling lives.
Cryptocurrency burst onto the scene in 2009 as a creative use of blockchain technology, but it’s far from the only way this technology can be applied. Blockchain essentially offers a secure public ledger, allowing digital information to be distributed without being copied. It’s the very definition of a democratized system.
It’s a safer way to complete transactions and the business and tech worlds are taking notice. Financial technology, journalism, e-commerce, healthcare, cybersecurity, and logistics companies are finding new and innovative ways to incorporate this technology into their product offerings.
While today’s computers are extremely powerful, quantum computing has the potential to push our capabilities significantly further. Computers run off bits of code that come across in a series of zeros and ones, that communicate necessary information. Quantum computing occurs with quantum bits that process faster than what we’re presently used to. This can be a terrific aid in machine learning and AI and result in key data being analyzed even faster. This can help become the engine that drives AI in several different industries.
Companies like Microsoft and Google are investing billions of dollars into the next generation of computing technology, that can make highly accurate predictive models at a fast speed. As this technology progresses, data will play an increasingly heightened role, and proper data storage and recovery considerations become crucial.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning thrive on data. It’s essentially the ability to read vast amounts of data quickly and perform desired actions based on analysis and interpretation. This technology will continue to spread across and transform multiple industries.
Large retailers use AI to sort and ship product. Social media companies use AI to moderate comments across a large platform. Banks and credit card companies use it to moderate fraud. Car manufacturers are using it in more and more features as we progress toward driverless vehicles. AI is all around us, and it is changing the way that the world operates.
As technology like driverless vehicles or IoT appliances break down, the mechanic will only be one aspect of fixing it. Data recovery specialists will also be involved.
Virtual and Augmented Reality
Virtual reality is being used as a way to train the workforce. Headsets allow for seemingly real workplace scenarios to occur. It can also be used in pain management, by distracting a patient who may be suffering. It opens up a world of possibilities anywhere where people could benefit from experiencing realistic scenarios.
The healthcare field is already benefited from augmented reality for things like training and performing complex surgeries. There is a lot of potential in this technology being used to increase capabilities. Augmented reality has the potential to become a powerful driver within the tech industry. AR could enhance applications in almost any industry.