The march of progress continues every year with new technological advances that push the boundaries of what’s possible. Between upcoming electric vehicles and in-flight VR, it’s getting harder to tell exactly what the future will look like. But one thing is for sure: it’s bound to be wild.
As such, there’s no shortage of advanced devices and clever gadgets that can change the way you interact with the world. Technology that was once thought impossible is now commonplace in our increasingly digital world.
In “Tomorrow’s Tech Today,” Kim shows you upcoming and future technology you won’t want to miss. We’ll be taking a look at commercial space flights for tourists, a new way to perform organ transplants, the ultimate high tech bed and headphones that blow your tired old AirPods right out of the water!
A glimpse into future technology
In today’s segment, Kim takes a peek at some of the most advanced gadgets and gizmos that are just around the corner from changing the world. While some of these products are currently speculative or in development, some may see public releases in the near future. Watch the video to get Kim’s take on the latest from the world of technology.
If you’re dying to know more, here’s our breakdown of some of the most interesting technology that caught Kim’s eye.
“One ticket to outer space, please.”
Last December, billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic project officially took flight, and tests have continued in the months since as the company attempts to perfect commercial space flight for the first time.
As it stands, over 600 people have put down deposits for the low-Earth orbit flights that will carry tourists into outer space, but there is one catch: tickets start at $250,000!
Even still, all industries need to get their start somewhere and as technology grows, it might not be too long before a family getaway to the Moon is within the realm of possibility.
The future of organ transplants
Organ transplants are a lifesaving form of medicine, but one of the most complex and tricky to control. Not only are donor organs imperfect, the wait list is long and there’s always a chance for rejection.
But science is getting ever-closer to replicating organs artificially, and scientists at Rice University think they may have found their solution via 3D printing. These printed organs were tested, and were able to successfully oxiginate blood just like a real lung.
Hilariously, one of the key ingredients to this artificial pulmonary system was found by a Rice University scientist in food coloring that was purchased at their local supermarket. Talk about providence.
The only bed you’ll ever need
Smart home technology just continues to grow more and more intense. The HiCan smart bed, however, represents the movement’s logical conclusion.
Imagine sleeping and waking up in a perfect technological cocoon that provides entertainment, adjustable comfort settings and even health tracking features like sleep monitoring and weight scanning.
This bed goes on sale soon, but keep in mind that if you buy it, you might never want to get out.
Over-the-ear wireless headphones to rival the AirPods
AirPods are one of the most popular tech goods on the market, but they’re not without their share of complaints. Users frequently gripe that Apple’s signature headphones are small, prone to getting lost and offer lower sound quality than competitors. Plus, if you have overly large or small ears, you’re out of luck as Apple’s headphones are squarely “one size fits most.”
Enter Human Headphones, which promise to give the AirPods a run for their money. Not only are they equipped with excellent audio quality and true smartphone connectivity, they sit over the ears for maximum comfort, audio isolation and fit. And let’s be real, they look a whole lot better than tooth-brush tops hanging out of the ears.
Best of all, the Human Headphones are available now for $259 a pop — well within striking range of Apple’s popular buds.
6 AirPod tips and tricks you need to know
Apple’s AirPods have become one of the tech giant’s biggest hits. The sleek design of these wireless headphones has led to great popularity, but they can do so much more than play music. These simple tricks can help you use those AirPods to their full potential.