In the era of rapidly developing technology, we can assume that the scientists won’t need thousands of volunteers to test for the COVID vaccine anymore. They can replace them with digital replicas. This way, scientists can develop the vaccine in an even shorter period, and doctors might save many COVID-victims lives.
Likewise, other technologies can reduce greenhouse gas emissions or integrate digital or physical words beyond the realm of virtual reality. Furthermore, an ultrasensitive sensor will allow the creation of brain scanners or even enable cars to see around corners.
The international steering group of experts pointed out those upcoming technologies. ‘Scientific American’ and The World Economic Forum elected a group, which reviewed more than 75 nominations.
In brief, the technology must be novel, progressive, and contribute to societies and economies. Furthermore, technology must have a significant impact within the next three to five years.
After meeting virtually, the steering group whittled down the participants. The members evaluated the most distinguished ones.
The results are as follows:
Microneedle for painless injections and blood draws.
Microneedles are barely visible needles, which prevent pain by avoiding contact with nerve endings. Thin as the depth of a paper and wide as human hair, needles penetrate the top layer of skin, which is already dead, barely touching the nerve endings under the dermis.
Besides reducing pain, these needles will allow blood drawing at home and ultimately cutting medical costs or service time by being mailed to a lab.
Turning carbon dioxide into common materials
Chemicals that are important for human health and comfort are manufactured with fossil fuels, resulting in climate change. The revolutionary approach suggests converting waste carbon dioxide into these chemicals. This way, we can use unwanted gas as raw material and sunlight as a source of energy.
Spital computing digitizes objects. For instance, when a person enters the room, lights switch automatically, or ambient temperature adjusts using their innovative sensors. This system is especially beneficial for persons with different physical disabilities.
Developers create a more advanced algorithm day by day. It enables computers to diagnose a disease with significant accuracy. As discussions continue, some consider computers to replace doctors. Additionally, what happens if computers replace patients as well? The prognosis suggests that coronavirus vaccine trials’ speed would increase significantly. Creating preventive tools sooner and slowing down the pandemic.