5 examples of future technology By:Gaja 6f
Like flying cars and invisibility cloaks, the hoverboard has become one of the most longed-for futuristic gadgets.
And as 2015 progressed, several companies are making progress on the elusive invention.
A company called Arx Pax is developing a real-world hoverboard that you can ride like a skateboard, and it got a large amount of funding on Kickstarter.
The Hendo hoverboard works thanks to four disc-shaped 'hover engines'. The 'hover engines' create a magnetic field which lets the board levitate about one inch off the ground - much like the super-fast Maglev trains in Japan.
The term '4D printing' essentially refers to 3D printed objects that have an added dimension: time. These 3D objects transform and change shape over time upon exposure to certain stimuli.
Such behavior can be achieved by using multiple materials in the print, each of which will absorb water at a different rate. Upon exposure to water absorption occurs resulting in the expansion and contraction of different components. If the components are correctly aligned these expansions and contractions give rise to the bending and folding of the overall structure.
Horizon HydroCar Toy
As parents, we can get behind all of these new toy concepts that don’t require batteries. For kids, the joy of getting a brand new toy is instantly crushed when you realize you don’t have any D batteries around the house. But the Horizon HydroCar, as you can guess by the name, runs entirely on water. Not only is the functionality pretty innovative, but the design itself looks like something out of the year 3000.
Touch Sensitive Video Games
A lot of parents don’t really get gaming because they don’t see the fun in pressing a bunch of buttons. But the AFGT concept uses touch sensitive silicon that mimics the terrain in a game, allowing the users to feel their way through. None of the major video game manufacturers are using technology quite like this, but we could see it in the future.