Here we mean digital twins not of a person, but of a whole plant or enterprise. How can this be useful? Working with the prototype, it is now possible to create a more efficient model, to predict hypothetical errors. This works both to reduce costs and to increase potential profits. This is equally useful for industry, cybersecurity, architecture, representatives of law enforcement agencies, as well as for education and medicine.
Internet of Things that will connect gadgets around the world
IoT technology in the modern world is known to everyone thanks to the “smart home” system. Many have already appreciated smart devices: speakers, switches, TVs, refrigerators and even smart cars. The medical, law enforcement and scientific spheres have separate smart systems. In 2023, developers are working closely on protocols and standards that will make various smart gadgets compatible with each other and help connect them into a single global network. However, at this stage, it is important to pay due attention to the next point of our article – cybersecurity.
Machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies will become the first assistants – they are taught to continuously monitor the information space, instantly respond to hacking attempts and quickly assess the consequences of hacker attacks. To train for all this, developers like Plain Concepts are already releasing Apps that can simulate a real attack.
Quantum computing accessible to everyone
It is no secret that the global corporations Microsoft, Intel, IBM, AWS and Google are actively using quantum computers. In terms of performance, this technique will outshine any of the existing supercomputers. But what about ordinary users who are also eager to experience unprecedented power? Check out Gemini Mini quantum computers from Chinese manufacturer SpinQ Technology. They are already available for order at a “symbolic” price of $8,900.
Super Apps for IoT and the Metaverse
The Internet of Things and the Metaverse cannot fully exist without super-apps – programs for gadgets that provide users with everything that they might need. By downloading one such application, you do not need to fill your smartphone with dozens of other programs. The software, after carefully analyzing your individual user experience, will offer everything you need in real and virtual life: from entertainment and travel to education and medical care.
Smell through distances
In 2023, smell-o-vision super technology will no longer be a novelty for the advanced medical sector. Very soon, our smartphones, TVs and even cars will be able to accurately convey this or that smell. Such a novelty will be able to qualitatively transform the technologies of virtual and augmented reality, interactive games, making them even more realistic.
Cochlear implants will finally allow people who are deprived of this opportunity to hear! The first bionic ears were made for adults. However, very soon these wearable micro-devices will become available to children. They can be used in parallel as a microphone or speakers to play sound from a smartphone or laptop.
Bodies on demand
Bioprinting technology until quite recently was something from the category of plots for science fiction films. At the same time, scientists have learned how to prepare “ink” from the patient’s cells, which is very important for leveling rejection.
CRISPR for lowering cholesterol
“The technology is based on the use of an RNA molecule and the Cas9 protein, which acts like molecular scissors. The RNA-Cas9 complex is sent by scientists to a specific location in the DNA and cuts it. The researchers are integrating a new, modified fragment into this gap. The result is a new DNA sequence with an altered genetic code.”
Thus, CRISPR is really useful for lowering high cholesterol levels. The technology will allow replacing certain genes responsible for this “malfunction” in the body.
But this does not mean at all that the same abortions for medical reasons have ceased to be necessary. Telemedicine will help women remotely consult with qualified health workers, receive safe drugs for medical termination of pregnancy.
A way to see the light of distant galaxies, study exoplanets, observe the evolution of entire planetary systems. As RBC explains, the amazing device has been operating since December 25, 2021, but its discoveries are just beginning: “the most distant galaxy and the oldest stars ever found, the atmosphere of the exoplanet WASP-39b, the twin planet of the Earth.”
3D printing for metal
We already treat 3D printing from such a cheap and accessible material as plastic as a familiar part of global production. But Boston-based Markforged has made a breakthrough with the introduction of the first ever $100,000 printer built specifically for metal 3D printing. General Electric Corporation, which is successfully testing an aircraft printer, is following suit!
British scientists, having only stem cells in their hands, managed to grow a mouse embryo! At the same time, there was no traditional fertilization of the egg. Although the researchers acknowledged that this embryo does not yet have a chance to develop into a full-fledged rodent, a start has been made. But in this vein, it is very important not to forget about the ethical side of research.
The amazing gadget from the movie “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” has already become a part of our reality thanks to the developments of Google Corporation. The company introduced the super-earphones Pixel Buds, which are able to translate the speech of your interlocutor in automatic synchronous mode. At the moment, 40 languages are available, and the cost of the “Babylonian fish” is $159.
True privacy on the web
Israeli developers, in collaboration with MIT specialists, were able to develop a qualitatively new zk-Snark cryptography method. When used against cryptocurrencies, all transactions are confirmed on the Internet, but it is impossible to trace the addresses of the participants in the operation. Why is it good as an Internet identification system? It is able to verify your identity without having to provide personal data thanks to the zero-knowledge proof protocol.