10 greatest technological advances of the 21st century

10 greatest technological advances of the 21st century
10 greatest technological advances of the 21st century

Much has been done in terms of technology, the last century was the beginning of its cycle and also of its super acceleration and the current century sees it progressing in an impressive way and already has technological advances of extreme importance, such as:

1- Printer 3D

Printer 3D
Printer 3D

It may be one of the most recent advances of the present century, but it is already causing an intense revolution, and the planned revolution has such great proportions that it can not fail to appear on this list.
At first, the 3D printer acts as a common printer capable of reproducing, in “inks” like plastic and plaster, any object drawn on a computer, but it does it in several very thin layers that it overlaps and these are merging on the action of the heat, thus forming a three-dimensional object.
These printers are already very important as transformers of the current logistic standards, because today the objects are manufactured in one place and then transported long spent fossil fuels and attacking the environment among many other implications.
However 3D printers were quickly tested in so many other applications that we will soon see in the market from lightweight cars (cheaper and safer), flexible screens, microscopic batteries, clothing and even food, high-performance human prostheses and even human organs made with cellular tissue.

2- Search Engines

Once the internet itself has locked the twentieth-century era of technological development with the golden key, no one else can hold it and the revolution it has made making each part of the world much closer to each other. A very clear representative of this revolution is Google, one of the most successful search engines among the many existing ones, having reached such level of data accumulation and resource sophistication that it currently has several targets such as Google Earth and Google Street View .

3- Portable Electronic Devices

The technological revolution has also gone through the factor of its availability, anytime, anywhere; and this has been solved by the enormous growth in the development of portable devices, increasingly smaller and more endowed with resources. This trend of great importance for today’s increasingly mobile and time-less society has been initiated by the iPod and consolidates with each new and more advanced smartphone launched.

4- Technological advances in medicine

techonology advance on medicine
techonology advance on medicine

In addition to the findings of science, advances in computer science and globalization have had a major impact on medicine in many industries. From automated diagnostic methods, to advanced therapies, still in the early stages, using genetics and stem cells and even the possibility of patient care by videoconference and the surgical care provided to the latter through the help of another professional guided by the specialist located anywhere in the world. Another alternative is the use of robotic surgeons, endowed with high precision, even greater than that achieved by human hands, to perform these surgeries guided by surgeons from any region of the planet.

5- 3D in Cinema and Television

Fantasy is something very important in the life of the human being and television and cinema remain an integral part of their daily leisure, however, with all the sophistication of the technological world, notably that of games, these entertainment instruments needed to achieve something there much was expected of them: the ability to show the world much more realistically, that is, in three dimensions.

6- Wikipedia

Another of the many features also made available by the internet revolution on the planet, Wikipedia changed the way basic general research was done, if it was necessary to rely on huge encyclopedias made of paper, now the collaborative Encyclopaedia -line is updated daily by ordinary people and reviewed by experts who work voluntarily to keep it always correct in addition to current.

7- Touchscreen

Touchscreen
Touchscreen

The possibility of manipulating and controlling electronic devices by touching instead of buttons and levers was an old dream that had already been tested but not in its best form. But the touchscreen technology brought with it a much greater interaction with the machine and a greater sensitivity that was able to open doors to other technologies.

8- Games Controlled by Body Movements

virtual reality

For game lovers the improvements of environments, characters and scenarios leaving the games more and more realistic only increased the intense desire that they already had to “enter” within the game and be part of it. With games controlled by the player’s own body movements, as if he were actually exercising the moves required by the games, this became a reality or much better, a virtual reality.

9- Social Networks

Social media
Social media

A further advance provided by the internet, the creation of social networks and its spread has made the world really become what is now called a “globalized” world, because social networks allow the integration of people from the most distant places on the planet through their most direct connections to them, through different levels of relationship, that is, the “network” to people who perhaps never had the opportunity to know of the existence of another way and also of cultures, languages, customs and customs. Not to mention the various uses of a more practical nature, such as getting foreign stays, hitchhiking, learning foreign languages ​​for free and many others.

10- Recreation of Cities

Everyone knows that environmental problems are serious and need urgent solutions, and many new technologies have been developed to meet this pressing need, even if their use is not being at the pace the planet would need. But some places in the world are already engaging and building what has been called planned cities. In these cities everything is meticulously thought to be functional and environmentally correct, bringing together the best that current technology has to offer in terms of traffic engineering; use of renewable energies; minimum generation of waste through maximum recycling, reuse and reuse; creation of vertical farms and much more.