1. Smart Glass:
Google Glass has proved a little bit how a smart glass can evolve our world and Google Glass has marked the beginning of a new era. Within a couple of years from now, Google will be releasing a consumer version of the smart glass too which will be more reasonable. As Google Glass is already in the scene, it's unlikely that other companies don't plan to launch their respective smart glasses in competition with the Google Glass.
2. Smart Data:
Automation is the key to the modern advanced technologies but some things are still there which need manual intervention. Adding someone to your contact list on phone or in email is one of them. But very soon, these manual tasks will also don't exist. Companies are working to turn relationship management into an automated thing too by automatic building of contact lists based on email inboxes and currently contacted persons.
3. Wearable Technology:
Google Glass and smartwatches are also a part of these wearables. But there is much more into it too. There are some wearable electronics under development which will connect you to your own body. Now ear buds will also monitor your heart rate, contact lenses will measure your blood sugar level and some temporary tattoos will be able to unlock doors through NFC technology and such cooler things. Soon a day will arrive when you will start getting implant alerts even before you undergo a heart attack or something like that. Wearable technologies will increase mortality rate at large.
4. Smart Houses:
Well smart houses are not a distant dream anymore. Smart appliances are already there as refrigerators can alert you when a particular food item is running out or an oven which can be controlled via a smartphone. In future, all these smart appliances will be merged together into an entire home unit and the entire home will be controlled by a smartphone, a tablet or a computer. You will be able to change the TV channel and get laundry notifications without even moving a bit from your sofa. Your house will talk to you and you will talk to your house soon. This day is not far away now.
5. Display Without Screen:
Things will be displayed but without a screen. In last two years, this technology has advanced a lot and will take full shape in the coming years. Holograms are becoming reality now. Contact lenses will be able to capture images too. This will be a huge achievement not only for the entertainment industry but visually impaired people will also benefit a lot with a simple laser surgery.
6. Brain-computer Interface:
This is already a reality. Through this method quadriplegics talk via computers but the technology require more refinement before becoming part of mainstream technology. You may not require a mouse or a keyboard in future to use a computer. Just think about something and the computer will do that for you. People with disabilities will benefit a lot from this technology as well as gamers.
Robotics has taken a complete new shape in the last decade and the coming decade will bring much more interesting innovations. Stable and reliable robots are what the world is awaiting. These robots will be able to do such manual work which humans are usually unwilling to do. Robots will also be able to perform surgery on humans with full control in doctors' hands.
8. Renewable Energy:
In next few decades, solar and wind energy will see green revolution. People are looking for energy sources in almost everything now. Though we are still very much dependent on oil and coal for energy, but in next years the world will change with electric cars, solar panels at houses and so on.
9. 5G Network:
Yes it's true that the era of 4G has just begun and most of the world is still under the influence of 3G. Research work has already started for 5G. If we look at the past it took only a few years to move from 3G to 4G. So why should we wait more for 5G?
10. Artificial Intelligence:
Artificial intelligence is moving out of movies to enter our real life. IBM has designed a robot which is made by artificial intelligence. Well, AI has a long way to go from now but with technologies like Siri, Google Now and Cortana, roaming around us, that era is not far away when a software will predict and react just like real human beings so.