Since the beginning, technology has evolved countless times, getting better and better with each passing day. In 2020 technology can be defined in a myriad of ways and is a bigger part of our everyday lives than it ever has been before. Everyday we use technology to communicate with others, to learn new things, and to do our jobs. With so many different tech advancements it can be hard to keep up with them all. Here are a few technological advancements going on today.
You may not realize it but the internet is about to get even better. With 5G beginning to make its way across the world, it’ll only be a matter of time before it’s in the hands of the modern consumer. 5G means we’ll have even faster Internet connections, allowing for a potential 10 gigabits per second downloads. On top of that, Starlink Broadband is a new internet service being planned by SpaceX that’s also supposed to provide faster internet speeds for consumers. This is all due to Starlink planning to deploy over 40,000 satellites over the next decade.
Speaking of SpaceX, technological advancements in aerospace have become quite a big deal lately. While most advancements had slowed after the Cold War ended, companies such as SpaceX and Blue Origin have decided to look into the matter themselves. One example of how space tech is being looked into is SpaceX’s Starship, a rocket that can reuse its entire vehicle body and shorten intercontinental trips to 20 – 30 minutes via space travel. It’s still a long way off, but we could be using rocket ships instead of airplanes before we know it.
Quantum computing is becoming more mainstream every day and as more data is created, the more quantum computing will be used to solve big problems in industries such as healthcare and energy. Companies such as Google have already come out displayed their own quantum computing technology, such as creating a computer that can perform a calculation in around three minutes that would have taken the world’s largest supercomputer 10,000 years to solve. As technology gets better, so will quantum computing, allowing it to be used more efficiently for bigger problems.