What are the most important technological advancements that
will impact our lives in 2022? Continue reading to learn about some tech trends
to keep an eye on this year.
One of the most popular terms right now is
"metaverse." It is essentially a virtual world made possible by
merging several technologies, such as virtual and augmented reality. The next
phase of the internet is expected to be 'extended reality,' which will blur the
lines between physical and digital life. Take into account in-game purchases, in
which computer gamers can pay real money for virtual products and services. A
customized avatar creator or a metaverse research scientist are examples of
jobs in the metaverse.
Every year, roughly 110 million tons of nitrogen fertilizer
are utilized in crop cultivation around the world. This equals 1% to 2% of
worldwide CO2 emissions. According to the Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2021,
plants such as soy and beans that also include peas and lentils, utilize a
"clever approach" to make their own nitrogen. Other crops, such as
corn and other grains, may now be "coaxed" to self-fertilize,
according to scientists.
The Forum claims in the report that feeding elements like
concrete, sand, and plastics into a giant 3D printer to manufacture homes is a
"relatively simple and low-cost construction method." However, the
absence of infrastructure to transport materials has prevented 3D printing from
being used in remote and growing areas, where it may have the most impact. This
could change if more businesses follow in the footsteps of WASP, an Italian 3D
printing company. WASP has shown how to print housing components out of locally
available materials such as clay soil.
Currently, just about 2% of road transport fleets create
zero emissions. However, low-carbon solutions have emerged as a result of bulk
shipping - both rail and seaborne. This is according to Bernard S. Meyerson,
IBM's Chief Innovation Officer Emeritus and Vice-Chair of the Top 10 Emerging
Technologies steering group. The Coradia iLint, a CO2-free passenger train, and
the development of alternative shipping fuels like green ammonia, a carbon-free
gas created with renewable energy, are two examples.
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