5 TECHNOLOGIES THAT BRING HOPE INTO 2022
Innovative technologies have always been a window into what the world will look like in the future. But this year, it is also a source of hope for our chaotic, messy and unpredictable lives today.
Let’s look into the 5 most positive and promising technologies that give us hope for a better future in 2022.
- ERA OF PASSWORDS IS NEAR GONE
Let’s be honest, aren’t we all annoyed with online passwords? We’ve used them for decades to do our things on the web, but now new authentication forms might finally set us free of them. A link in your email, a push notification, a biometric scan. Being much easier for an end-user, these three methods tend to be more secure as well.
- AI FOR PROTEIN FOLDING
Our bodies work on proteins. Our health depends on the way protein folds. But the traditional way of proteins’ structure analysis takes months. Don’t worry. A new AI called AlphaFold2 is working on it. It’s implementation into current med tech will enable quick design of drugs for a wide range of diseases.
- MALARIA VACCINE
Malaria is a killer of more than 600,000 people a year. Most of them are kids under five from developing countries. World Health Organization approved a new malaria vaccine that is able to cut the number of deaths in half by 2023. By the way, it’s the world’s first anti-parasitic infection vaccine.
- PROOF OF STAKE
You may have heard that Bitcoin (as well as other crypto) uses enormous amounts of electricity. It happens because of the way transactions are verified. It is taking a lot of computing power now. Proof of stake is a new tech offering transactions verification without consuming so much energy. In 2022 after transition to the system Ethereum plans to cut energy use by 99.95%.
- A CARBON REMOVAL FACTORY
We all know that modern industry should reduce emissions in order to cope with climate change. But the UN says it’s no longer enough. We also must learn to remove carbon dioxide from the air to avoid catastrophic consequences of global warming. The world’s biggest carbon removal factory in Iceland is built to do exactly that.
IN A NUTSHELL
We are witnessing the world changing right now before our very eyes. There can be different views on the role of technology, its potential risks and dangers.
But as technological advance is inevitable and happening now at such an irrepressible pace, we prefer to stay “on the light side of the force”, hoping that innovations and technologies will bring peace and prosperity into our future life.