By: Kenny Trinh
We take a look at all the modern-day hardware tech that is literally changing the way we live and behave in our day to day lives.
Think back to just a few decades ago in the
late nineties and early 2000s, then one does really being to marvel at how much
technology has changed the way we humans as a species behave, live and
experience our day to day reality.
Of course, many of you might think it hasn’t
changed all that much in recent years, and that we merely use technology in
much the same fashion as we used to before.
I mean we still use cars to get from point A
to point B like we used to, there are no flying cars or teleportation devices
as of yet. Phones are still used are communication and in-brain telepathic
communication may never happen, no matter how many movies we make about it.
However, in this article we’re going to be
looking at just a few of the day to day hardware-related technology that has
become or might become the norm in 2020, and how they have changed the way we
humans behave and experience our lives.
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If your a person who grew up in the eighties
or nineties, then you’ll most certainly remember watching the Back to the
Future movie series on VHS like 100 times at least. It showcased how the future
and particulate our homes were going to be completely automated and all
Well if you take a look at just a minuscule portion of the smart home tech that is currently flooding the market and you’ll know that the dystopian future the writers of Back to the Future imagined is already here.
Almost all modern homes in 2020 come equipped
with personal assistants, whether that be Google Home, Amazon Alexa or Apples
From the basics to setting up a reminder in your calendar to closing your garage door while ordering your favorite brand of crunchy peanut butter can all be done without you having to lift a finger.
Gone are the days where humans would have to
engage in activities as archaic as getting up to turn off a light bulb, just
tell your smart assistant hub to shut off your smart light bulb. Why exert all
that energy that could be better spent pwning rookies in Call of Duty mobile.
There is a great range of smart home tech
products available on the market, of which just a few of the most popular are
All these technological innovations mean that we have to do a lot less than we used to just a few years ago to keep our lives at home as cozy and refined as possible.
So why bother cooking when you can just ask
Alexa to order takeout. Stay seated on your sofa while you control all the
different utilities in your house through your voice and/or your smartphone.
With only more smart home tech on the horizon like smart kitchen appliances and cookers, smart beds, smart mirrors, smart fitness equipment, and even smart lawn movers. Life for us might indeed become more pleasurable, but perhaps at too heavy of a hit to our physical activity.
No, we’re not talking about the company Smart that produces tiny little city vehicles, but intelligent vehicles of the 21st century. Ever since Tesla came onto the automotive landscape with its “self-driving” autopilot functionality, the smart tech in cars has been progressing at a pretty brisk pace.
In 2020 you can find a vast array of vehicles
that all feature semi-autonomous driving capabilities, self-parking
functionality, adaptive security systems and more. Jump into a Tesla today and
it’ll pretty much do 70% of the driving for you.
Fully autonomous cars are coming, and perhaps
a lot sooner than we all might have imagined. Tesla is the current front runner
when it comes to their Autopilot system, it seems every few months they seem to
be adding new self-driving features that constantly break the internet.
Driverless cars will change the way humans
commute for good, pretty soon they will become emotionless tools for hovering
you from point A to B. So don’t be too surprised if you see a Tesla driver even
today reading a broadsheet newspaper while driving on a busy highway.
Smart vehicles even in 2020 are already taking
away a great deal of the driving aspects from the driver already, from
automatically changing lanes to breaking and accelerating all by themselves. So
expect people to become much more lazy and docile at the wheel.
Gone too might be the times when you gathered your mates from your neighborhood for a good old fashioned game of football. Now that virtual reality gaming is officially taking over, physical sports might become a thing of the past all too soon.
Considering the fact that you can already play
a pretty spirited game of tennis or bowling with your friends in the comfort of
your own living room using equipment like the Oculus Vive or Valve Index VR
doesn’t bode well for street sports.
Video games already led to a massive decrease
in physical sports, and by the looks of it, virtual reality might retire it to
the pages of history for good one day.
That means a drastic decrease in the level of
physical exercise, especially among the youth. That might not bode so well for
our public health care systems in the long run.
Technology has by no question or shadow of
doubt enriched our lives to such extents that even the most avid of dreamers
from a few decades ago would have never been able to predict.
It’s changing the way we live and more
importantly changing the way we behave. Some might argue it’s for the
betterment of mankind while some will argue the exact opposite. What do you
think? Tell us leaving a comment down below, we’d love to hear your thoughts on
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