Virtual keyboard and other inventions of the XXI century.
People throughout its history continually invented and created new things. Today, in the Internet age, it is difficult to imagine that human civilization began with a stick-diggers. And although the new century began only 16 years ago, during this time, people did a lot of impressive inventions. And although some seem while unusual, there is no doubt, soon all these things will come in each house.
In 2001, before Apple and Samsung flooded the world with its excellent smartphone, there iPod is a small gadget that changed the very principle of listening to music. This was the moment when the MP3 has replaced compact discs (which, in turn, had previously replaced cassettes and vinyl records).
2. Artificial memories
Ongoing collaboration between the Japanese research Institute of brain science, RIKEN and the Institute for learning and memory at mit led to the discovery of ways to implement false memories into the brains of mice. A breakthrough has greatly expanded our understanding of memory, and expanded the horizons of psychiatry.
3. Oculus Rift
One of the most popular gaming sites in the world GameSpy describes the Oculus Rift as the gadget that “more closer to the concept of the holodeck from “star trek”. Although gamer this is not an exaggeration, the Oculus Rift is designed purely for amusement purposes only.
Two or three decades ago, the idea of owning a mobile phone that can let surf the Internet, watch movies on 5 inch screen with high resolution, take photos, listen to music and do a wide range of other things, sounded at least ridiculous. Today it is perceived as something ordinary.
5. Google Glass
Google Glass represent the smart glasses that will help you to see exactly what the user wants, and literally before my eyes. They are able to display information from a smartphone screen.
6. Birth control patch
Surely everyone has heard about this little box, which you just need to stick to the woman’s skin and which helps to prevent pregnancy. They already exist for several years, as well as the skin safe from the medical point of view and effective. Welcome to the twenty-first century.
7. Hybrid car
For some it may seem strange that a hybrid car with two energy sources could actually be safer for the environment than a traditional car. However, many experts repeat it. Only time will tell if this is one of the greatest inventions of the century or just another sverhrazdutoe idea that failed miserably.
8. Virtual keyboard
In fact, it is hard to imagine the benefits of the virtual keyboard, at least when it comes to the daily lives of people and workers who spend time at the computer. But it certainly a good way to impress your friends.
YouTube was first launched in 2005 and since then he has changed the lives of most young people around the world. Viewing videos has become one of the trends of the XXI century.
ReWalk is a revolutionary wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides the activity of the hips and knees to people with spinal cord injuries once again began to walk. He recently appeared on the market and has already become the most widely used device for people with movement problems.
11. Bionic contact lenses
In 2013, scientists created and successfully tested a functioning prototype bionic lenses with a wireless antenna and a display size of one pixel. The engineers have tested the finished lenses on rabbits for twenty minutes and found no problems. As expected, the lens will be on the market within the next few years.
12. Bioartificial liver
This amazing artificial extracorporeal device has given hope to anyone suffering from acute liver failure. Although Bioartificial liver can’t completely replace all the functions of the liver, it can serve as assistive devices to help patients to live as long as they are not to do the transplant of that organ.
Researchers from the California Institute of technology managed to teleport a proton, while researchers from the Australian national University successfully teleported a laser beam. These breakthroughs have given scientists hope that eventually people will be able to teleport much larger objects.
14. Artificial pancreas
The artificial pancreas is a technology that allows you to help people with diabetes control the level of glucose in the blood, providing the endocrine functionality of a healthy pancreas.
15. Implant retina
Retinal implants designed to partially restore vision to people who have lost vision due to degenerative eye diseases. It gave hope to millions of people around the world. The implant of the retina, the Argus II received permission to use on the market in the U.S. and Europe in February 2013, becoming the first approved implant.
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