Technology is a fundamental part of our lives today and few can envision living without it. We have accomplished a lot in the past years with the assistance of technology; for instance we have the ability to travel, stay in contact with our loved ones on the opposite side of the earth and cure numerous diseases. Technology provides more opportunity and choices for individuals all around the world.
TED is a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading ideas. These are commonly provided as short, influential and fascinating talks that takes about 18 minutes or less. The organization started in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design merged. Today, they cover a wide variety of topics, from science to business to worldwide issues, and in more than 100 dialects. The following is a rundown of the most recent TED talks about technology.
1. The birth of virtual reality as an art form
Chris Milk utilizes technology to make individual, cooperative, human stories. Milk follows his connection to music and art and, with virtual reality as medium, he transports audiences to a whole new time and place.
2. Every piece of art you’ve ever wanted to see — up close and searchable
Amit Sood has created an online platform where anyone, anywhere, can explore the greatest arts and artifacts collection in the world. In this talk, Sood, together with Cyril Diagne, provides the audience with a glimpse of the mind-bending and exciting future of arts and culture through the advent of technology.
3. A futuristic vision of the age of holograms
Investigate a hypothetical computerized world without screens in this whimsical demo, a blend of reality and far-future plausibility. With the HoloLens headset, Alex Kipman demonstrates his vision for bringing 3D holograms into reality, improving our perceptions to be able to experience digital content.
4. A glimpse of the future through an augmented reality headset
Meron Gribetz talks about the new Meta 2 virtual reality headset. Meta 2, enables us to see, grab, and even move holograms just like real, physical objects. He wishes to widen our senses by utilizing a “natural” machine and be able to connect deeply with our surroundings.
5. Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future
Raffaello D’Andrea is pushing the boundaries of automated flying with his latest project. Here, he displays how a drone can have an aesthetic value. Witness as tiny flying machines dance around in a dazzling performance on TED’s stage.
6. A robot that runs and swims like a salamander
Auke Ijspeert, a roboticist that specializes on machines designed to look like real animals (biorobots), is showcasing his latest invention, a robotic salamander. Ijspeert’s biorobots mimic the natural world and helps us better understand the world we live in. They can be used for a variety of purposes, from fieldwork to search and rescue.
7. How new technology helps blind people explore the world
Chieko Asakawa, an inventor and IBM Fellow, aims to improve the quality of life for those who lacks the sense of vision. In an enchanting demo, she showcases new technology that help blind people navigate the world more independent than ever.
8. Forget Wi-Fi. Meet the new Li-Fi Internet
Harald Haas and his team have developed a technology that can transfer data using light. They aim to provide internet access to those who are living in areas where it isn’t supported. Have a glimpse at what the internet could be in the future.
9. An Internet without screens might look like this
Tom Uglow is redesigning how we access the internet. This will provide a more “natural” approach to how we gather information through the web. With this innovation, he aims to integrate information to sources that “blends in” naturally.
10. These robots come to the rescue after a disaster
Robin Murphy is building robots that can fly, swim and slither through any disaster area. This technology aims to help firefighters and rescuers save lives efficiently with minimal loss and damage.
The 21st century has brought about a considerable amount of new discoveries in technology that are both promising and exciting. Every day we are introduced to innovations that goes beyond our imagination. With these new developments, the future is brighter than ever.