Many technological innovations in the past have been invented for easing one’s way of life, such as: the microwave oven, computer, smoke detector, cellular phones, MRI, GPS, printing press, automobile, electric lights, telephone, airplane, radio, television, and anesthesia. These discoveries push the desire to improve or create products for the future. As technology continues to advance in the 21st century, humans begin to realize that there are limitless possibilities to the discoveries and innovations of technology. Additionally, many technologies that consumers use regularly have been an innovation of a previous technology. Some of these current technologies include smartphones, social media, Bluetooth, 4G, 3D printing, drones, and wearable devices. Noticeably, this list is a small portion of all the technological innovation that has been successfully discovered and used in modern time. Current technology will theoretically be the basis of future technological innovations and advancements. Scientists and researchers are aware of the continuous advancements that can occur within current technologies. Presently, there are innovative products and services that are gradually undergoing improvements. Some of these progressive technological innovations include, but are not limited to, 5G, autonomous vehicles, bio printing, hologram, solar roadways, and flexible displays. These mentioned products and services are currently in their trial phase where tests and prototypes are created and practiced in a real setting to ensure safety and usability.
Many individuals have seen scientific fiction films or movies where technology becomes so advanced that it turns out to be a norm in the society. In some countries, these sci-fi technologies have become a reality, and those that are not fully developed yet may possibly be developed in the future. The innovation of technology has also been a source for discovering medicinal solutions to many diseases and illnesses, which is extremely necessary. However, the future of technology involves everything around us, whether that is developing products or services to target pollution, entertainment, exploration, education, transportation, leisure, or communication. The demand for technological innovation continues to dominate the market for consumer needs. Although current improvements and new technologies are being developed, there are many innovations in the near, or far, future to be thinking of. A glimpse at unlimited possibilities within technology includes: artificial Intelligence for highly-intelligent, automated assistance in daily activities or production; smart clothing to interact with wearers on body temperature control and further user preference; flying cars for ease of transportation and an alternative to expensive flights; RFID chips for instant purchases by e-payment or identification of individuals; cyborgs, combining AI and a living being to generate super-intelligence and bodily functions; yottabyte, which equals one trillion terabytes, to allow users to store mass amount of data; ingestible robots to perform medical procedures internally on a living being; optogenetics to control brain circuits or restart failed neurons to cure terminal illnesses; biomimetic materials to create energy-efficient buildings and materials to battle pollution and increase carbon footprint; geoengineering to battle climate change by limiting CO2 in the air; undersea cities to allow inhabitation below sea level; autonomous trucks to self-drive products or materials in elongated distances; jet packs as an alternative for individualized transportation; sensible prosthetics to allow users to feel with prosthetic materials; TALOS, an “Iron Man” suit, for military purposes; 3D printed food to battle food shortage in certain areas; hover boards as an advancement of the Segway; 3D gaming for realistic 1st person videogames; solar energy to replace electricity and fuel; cloaking to allow camouflage; delivery drones for quick shipment; dream linking to allow duo dreams; active contact lenses to integrate user with digital content.