Due to the staggering nature of human intelligence, amazing technological advances are taking place all the time which are leading to society developing at an alarming rate. There are lots of ethical points to raise regarding some of the advancements taking place, as they take us further and further away from what nature dictates that we should be doing. However, some advancements are unquestionably positive. Here, we take a look at some of the most recent technological developments and how beneficial they really are.
In the 1980s the concept of 3D printing started to become a reality with Hideo Kodama coming up with the concept of a layered printing technique to produce 3D objects, but it wasn’t until 1987 that the first effective 3D printer was built. Following this, Carl Deckard designed 3D printing using a laser which builds powder into 3D objects. The potential of 3D printing soon began to grow as people considered its uses in not only manufacturing but also healthcare. In 1999, scientists printed the structure of a human bladder and in 2010 a bioprinting company printed a human blood vessel. In 2014, the first ever fully 3D printed car was created however, there is still a long way to go as the 3D printing process is still extremely slow. Recently, more and more materials are becoming involved in the process, including metal and glass.
Cryptocurrency has the potential to transform how we use currency. Currency has been used in society since it began, starting off as simple bartering and the swapping of goods, to the emergence of coins, bank notes, and later, digital transactions. These days, you can use a mobile phone to make a contactless payment which is phenomenal however, physical currency is still very widely used. It’s starting to look as though currency will eventually become fully digitalised and cryptocurrency is the first currency to exist in this form. It is decentralized making it a risky investment and many people don’t like to invest in something with no real physical presence however, those who have invested have made a hefty profit so far. If you’d like to give it a go, check out Live Crypto News.
There are amazing scientific advancements being made all the time but most recently, embryologists are trying to break down the process of how embryos grow so that they can try to create them without natural reproductive processes. Embryologists from Cambridge University have recently made a breakthrough by using stem cells from a mouse embryo to create a new organism which resembles the same. They are still far from being able to create a complete embryo however, this shows that they are beginning to understand how they develop.
Technological advancements have the potential to completely transform life as we know it. We are now on our way to being able to print human organs which could save many lives, we have almost completely digitalised our currency, and we may soon be able to create embryos in a laboratory. For more technology news, take a look at unfashionablemale technology section