Technology is a pretty amazing concept. It enables society to move forward towards innovation, revealing new trends and inventions along the way. Without inventions, the world would be a totally different place. We may not have cars, computers, telephones, or even chairs to sit in. Inventions help steer the world towards innovation and new ideas.
Inventions shape us to be who we are, how we communicate, conduct business and carry on our daily lives as we know it today. Technology has played a major role in bringing these inventions to reality. Technology has helped change lives.
As technology developed, inventions became more advanced. The inventions that we are familiar with today, play a major role in many industries.
“Since the age of modern man began roughly 200,000 years ago, the world has seen a progression of innovation and invention…In modern times, a handful of technological wonders that started out as novelties, have become indispensable to our daily routines.” Chron reports.
The most obvious inventions that are driven by technology include the cell phone, the GPS, and computers. These inventions have progressively developed over the years, and are still making advancements, as technology expands. These tools allow us to be mobile, and easily connected at all times.
In the year 2017, we see great possibilities for inventions, thanks to the expansion of technology and the advancements of leading industries, allowing for startups to make an impact as they provide new ideas and new ways of doing business. Time provides a list of the best inventions that are innovative and useful enough to make the cut. Thanks to Time Magazine, we have a full list of 25 inventions that have made a strong impact on society today.
I decided to pick the top 3 inventions according to Time that I find most impactful.
This mug was listed by TIME magazine as #5 on the best invention list. This smart mug is perfect for those who are on the go because it keeps hot beverages like coffee or tea at the perfect temperature set through an app. The temperature is precisely set anywhere from 120°F to 145°F. This mug has created some buzz surrounding the unique qualities that it offers to customers.
According to Time, Ember Mug is already being sold in “4,600 U.S. Starbucks.”
Oculus Go is a VR headset created by Facebook, which is set to debut early next year. It creates a new, innovative type of VR because it does not need to be powered by a computer or other device. This means it stands entirely on its own. It is able to function because of the computing components that are built into the headset. This new invention has the potential to make VR a reality, in the most convenient way possible.
Jibo – The Social Robot
We have seen Amazon’s Alexa make headlines this year for being innovative and one of the first robot like structures that help assist customers with daily tasks. Jibo, is similar to this type of invention, except, it was created to be more sociable, possessing real human-like qualities. According to Jibo.com. this invention listens, talks, and learns.
Jibo is powered by voice and face recognition technology. He is made to be a friend and a helpful source in the customer’s life. He can take pictures for you, tell you the weather, and fits into your life seamlessly.
So, there you have it. From a robot friend to coffee at the right temperature, inventions and technology are a pretty good pair when it comes to embracing new ideas, and the best part is, it’s only the beginning.
To view the whole list of inventions, click here.
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