Technically Speaking These Jobs are HOT!


Unemployment is low, I mean really low. Across the country there are more jobs than there are people to fill them. While this can fabulous news for employees, it’s not so great of news for employers. Trying to fill all the open positions is challenging and usually the excess work gets put on current employees or goes undone and one of the fastest growing employment markets is in technology.

In the interconnected world through remote work and data share capabilities employees can work from anywhere in the world and fulfill jobs in different states or even countries.

Analytics

Business analytics, data analyst, data scientist whatever the company calls it, it is the same thing. Taking tons of raw data and turning it into useful information for management, investors, and potential investors. Without these numbers being pulled together routinely and systematically companies fly blind through their fiscal year wondering if things they are doing are adding value or detracting it.

According to salary.com there are over 267 job titles with the match of analyst. Top Analytical Job titles: Business Analyst, Project Analyst, and Data Analyst.

Developers

Website developers, Mobile Developers, Software Developers etc if you can code and create something that is useful to a company for its technological presence your talents are in short supply.

According to salary.com there are only 19 job titles for types of developers. Top developer job titles are: Web Developer, Software Developer, and Software Engineer.

Security

The threat of cyber attack is real and companies are keenly aware of their technological vulnerability.  Companies work through many different scenarios to try and prevent threats to their corporate database. Passwords being changed constantly, having rolling pins from a fab for each employee with secure access to information and 24/7/365 surveillance of their intellectual property. Having someone working to protect your business from attack may be vital to keeping your business going and safe.

According to salary.com there are over 141 job titles for types of security jobs. Top security jobs are: Data Security Analyst, Information Security Manager, and Security Administrator. 

Management

CIO, CTO, CSO etc. if the position is in charge of a technology department of some kind they are in high demand, from managers, directors to top officers in the company these individuals taking on the challenge of managing technology teams and ensuring the work is being done well comes with a high price tag for those willing to take on the responsibility.

According to salary.com there are over 688 jobs titles for Technology Management positions. Top jobs titles are: Information Technology Director, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Security Officer.

Help Desk

Customer service experts, support desk, help desk, whoever you employ to take calls from customers who are having ‘technical difficulties’ these people are invaluable to your organization. They have to not only be customer friendly but technologically with it. They have to be able to talk people through programming, installing and do so under extreme stress from the customers on the other line. They have to be patient and understand that without their role in the organization returns of products or services would shoot through the roof!...

According to salary.com there are only 31 job titles that match help desk. The top job titles for these positions are: Help Desk, Help Desk Support, Support Coordinator and Support Analyst.

The companies with these openings are all over the country; there isn’t one area that has full employment for their technology jobs. This being said, employees know that if they want to move on to another job with another organization they likely can. The low unemployment rate can help employees gain certain benefits like working remotely or high wages from their employers. Their employers know that it cost time and money to replace them and if the employee is asking for a concession for their continued employment it is likely the company will try and oblige.

Holograms on Your Phone?

Have you ever wanted to or given a virtual high five? Well you might be able to actually give your friend or family member a real one with the new LEIA 3D technology that is still being developed. How cool would that be!? You could physically reach out and touch someone on the other end of a call! This new developing technology can enhance life as we know it for those living far apart from one another, anyone watching shows or playing games, making presentations for work, or simply getting directions to your destination.

Holographic technology from LEIA Corp, a spin off from Hewlett-Packard, is working to bring this new exciting experience to you. Allowing you to immerse yourself in 3D without the use of expensive equipment or bulky glasses. LEIA Corp believes that with this technology they will improve daily experiences to a more personal and beautiful experience.

LEIA Corp Mission and Partner:

LEIA Corp founders of LEIA 3D are on a mission to make life more beautiful and to enrich everyone’s life. LEIA Corp was founded in 2014 by David Fattal, now the CEO, Zhen Peng, now the CTO, and Pierre-Emmanuel Evreux now the CFO. LEIA partnered with Altice Group a technology and media corporation for a launch in Europe in 2016.

How it is created:

LEIA 3D uses diffractive lightfield backlighting to enhance an existing LCD screen into 3D. Users will be able to switch seamlessly between the standard viewing and 3D viewing, without the use of glasses. While you won’t yet see a floating hologram above your phone’s screen, it will make the user experience more enhanced and personal with 3D.

Where it could be used:

3D holograms could be used in cars for enhanced directions, on TV screens for a more interactive viewing of movies and video games. They could also be used in businesses for presentations to engage their audiences. Instead of always saying, “ Now if you can imagine this here…” your business could actually show the clients rather than have them imagine.

Who is using it now:

Android has a smart phone, Hydrogen One by Red which is between $1,00-$1,600 depending on which version is purchased set to release this summer with AT&T and Verizon.

LEIA Corp is constantly developing their LEIA 3D, and it is exciting to think of all the possibilities that may come with the development of this new technology!

How AI is Affecting the Medical Field

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently one of the hottest trends in the world. AI can be found across industries, and in almost everything we use or create that has a tech element. AI is, to put it simply, the simulation of intelligence processes by machines – particularly computer systems. However, this hot technology is constantly evolving, and poses several risks to the world as we know it.

What are the risks that come with AI?

AI is taking over the tech world, and is being incorporated in many tools, systems, and software we use every day. However, many people are becoming skeptical and imploring that the tech industry takes a closer look at AI and the risks it poses. Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla in Silicon Valley, is one of the biggest neigh-sayers when it comes to AI. 

Musk seems to believe that AI poses the startling question of whether machines will, eventually, take over the world. By programming human-like technology into almost everything we use, it’s opening the door to some unsettling possibilities. Musk, in particular, is concerned that something “evil” will be created entirely accidentally. “We’re already cyborgs,” he says in an interview with Vanity Fair. “Your phone and your computer are extensions of you, but the interface is through finger movements or speech, which are very slow.”

Musk believes that AI is only a few years away from being able to partially incorporate with our brains – whether that’s through medical devices or personal technology. And that thought is, indeed, terrifying when you think of the potential ramifications.

How can AI improve or impact the medical field?

Although creators and innovators the world over will need to be cautious as they continue to build AI tools that directly impact the lives of people, AI isn’t all doom-and-gloom. In fact, it is having a significantly positive impact on the medical field. As of now, AI in the medical field is built as an assist to human doctors and nurse practitioners. 

It allows for a thorough fact-gathering and analysis for more accurate diagnostics. It’s also creating systems that reduce the possibility for human error – ensuring appropriate and safe care is always being given by human doctors and nurse practitioners to patients. AI also opens up the opportunity for cost-efficient medical care. By reducing the total number of human employees that hospitals, doctors, and medical spaces need to pay to do admin work, the medical field is able to refocus their budget toward specialists and incredible medical professionals who are saving lives every day.

Finally, AI is helping to create a safer, more precise operating room. With minimally invasive surgeries becoming increasingly necessary as we are increasingly hard on our bodies, surgical robots are able to provide assistance in making precise, small incisions and surgical maneuvers. This can help to reduce patient pain, simplify and speed up medical processes, and help medical teams to complete minimally invasive surgeries quickly and correctly so they can move a patient from surgery to recovery efficiently. This helps doctors and medical teams perform faster, better surgical procedures on every level – which means more patients can be treated in the same time span.

How far are we from a point when we have a robo-doctor?

Scientists are already working to combine AI with robotics. In fact, researchers in Texas have long been working on a robot that has a mind of its own. Although this may seem like some kind of science fiction movie come to life, it’s not surprising. The tech industry’s obsession with AI has sped up many researchers’ quest to incorporate it in new, exciting ways. 

But how far are we from having robo-doctors? The answer might surprise you. Right now, most robots are built with simple AI. They’re programmed to do nothing more than administrative tasks. However, the fact that some robotic technology has been programmed with AI within the medical space already, opens up the possibility that we’ll be seeing “robo-doctors” in the medical arena sooner than we think.

In fact – some healthcare robots in 2017 were built with artificial intelligence that allowed them to perform domestic nurse functions like reminding you to take medication, or coaching patients through challenges associated with illness. So – we may be looking at robo-doctors taking over smaller medical tasks or working alongside human doctors sometime in the near future.

Will machines truly take over?

It’s impossible to look into the future and know what’s going to happen. However, most people believe that because machines won’t always “get it right” and because of obvious ethical concerns, people will need to stay connected to most processes – particularly in the medical field. However, we can expect to see AI being incorporated into our systems – including medical services – in new and exciting ways.

From Fiction to Reality: Flying Cars Ahead

Ready or not flying cars aren’t just science fiction anymore they are coming to airspace near you. Whether you are ready for flying cars to make their debut or not, here they come and they could be here as early as 2019! That’s next year for those of you who are math experts!

What Exactly is a Flying Car?


The concept of a flying car is hardly new, whether or not you first saw the concept watching the kids cartoon the Jetsons in 1962 or the Disney movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in 1968. The structure of a flying car is still changing; one concept is that you can go from driving down the street to seamlessly flying in the air. Another design allows for a 5-10 minute transformation from car to flying car. Will the car take off like a helicopter or will it need to take off like a small airplane and need a runway? All of these designs are in the works and it’s not clear which design will win over consumers.

Do We Need Flying Cars?


Much of the rhetoric around flying cars is whether or not we actually need them, will it actually solve traffic jams and congestion or will it create new problems. Some believe that flying cars will make traffic jams a thing of the past, while others argue that putting the ordinary driver behind the wheel of a flying car is just asking for more trouble. Many of the developers have taken this very issue into consideration when it comes to designing their flying cars.

Airbus is launching their Electric Flying Taxi’s next year and these flying cars will have pilots when introduced to the public, but only to help consumers have confidence in their product, as the entire operation of the Flying Taxi can be controlled remotely. The Airbus Flying Taxi will take off from the ground much like a helicopter and will fly predetermined routes eliminating the concern of cars flying all over the sky and running into one another.

Which Flying Cars are Making Their Debut?

Reality check it is 2018, no seriously and these flying cars are coming now!

PAL-V is already in testing and should be made available for purchase in 2019. While they are only making 90 of them their current price tag is $575,880 USD. They plan to launch a PAL-V Liberty Sport edition will only be $344,173 USD.

VTOL by Airbus is already being worked into Uber’s plan for air taxis of the future by 2020, dubbed Uber Elevate.

SkyDrive by Toyota will light the 2020 Olympic Torn for its debut.

Making a Flying Car Fit in Today's World

Ever wonder why it is taking so long to get flying cars out to the market? Well with any new technology that is planned to fly through the sky there are lots of regulations it has to pass to make sure it will be safe. We are now in a time where we can plan virtual flight plans that can correspond with one another to avoid midair collisions. If the design is too bulky it won’t fit on city streets, in parking spots, parking garages and garage in your home. So designers and developers have to work hand in hand to create a flying car that will fit into the parameters of a current size vehicle’s dimensions.

The idea is that these Flying Cars will take you places, but that you will not be piloting them yourselves around the city airspace. This will help ensure that there are no midair collisions by people behind the wheel of their flying cars.

When Will Flying Cars Be Mainstream?

The key factors that need to be met to make flying cars mainstream in todays world are: safety, design and affordability. If a company can ensure the safety of the people who use its product it will be widely accepted. If the design of the flying car will easily fit into the existing designs surrounding current automobiles acceptance will be easier for consumers to add a flying car to their lifestyle. If the price tag is right, where not only the super rich can afford to buy a flying car, the mainstream public can begin to buy into the new technology rather than watch from the sidelines.

Which design will win over the public for mass acceptance, the PAL-V, SkyDrive, VTOL or another flying car? Whoever wins mass acceptance will set the stage for all future flying cars.

What is HTTPS And Why is it Important to Have?


The term HTTPS stands for Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol Secure, it’s a secure channel through which data is transferred between your computer browser tool and the site which you are visiting. The 'S’ at the end stands for Secure, meaning all connections between your search tool and the webpage are encrypted.

Most popular browsers such as Chrome, Mozilla and Internet explorer display a padlock image next to the address bar, showing that a safe HTTPS link has been made.

How does HTTPS work?

Typically, HTTPS websites use either Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) to encrypt online exchanges. Both of these protocols make use of an 'asymmetric’ PKI or Public Key Infrastructure network. The system uses dual keys, a public and private one, to encrypt all communications over the internet. Consequently, anything that’s secured with a private-key is only accessible via a public key and vice versa.

The private key of a HTTPS site should always be protected and be known by the owner alone. In most websites, it remains securely kept within the web server. Contrarily, the public-key is meant to be used by anyone who wants to decrypt data that was encoded using the private key.

SSL Certificate Requirement

When you make a HTTPS request on a website, the page will first relay its SSL Certificate to your search tool. This software carries the public-key required to start the safe browsing session.

From this initial communication, your web browser and the site will then commence with the 'SSL handshake’, which involves the creation of mutual secret codes used to establish a safe link between your search tool and the website. When a trustworthy SSL Digital-Cert is applied for a HTTPS connection, visitors will view a padlock image in the browser’s address bar and once an Extended Validity Certificate is installed the address bar shall turn green.

How to get a SSL Certificate cheaply?

There are various ways you can get affordable SSL certificates. First, you can refer online to reputable websites that list cheap SSL certificates which you can try. Such platforms allow you to compare the features of different cost-effective SSL certificates so as to get the best value for your money.

Additionally, oftentimes it’s much cheaper to buy a new certificate rather than renewing an old one, this is because special offer coupons don’t usually apply to SSL renewals. While most cheap certificates will work well and are approved across popular web browsers, you should still refer with your SSL/hosting provider just to make sure.

Reasons why you should have HTTPS

I) Improved search engine rankings. Google has already confirmed that they favor HTTPS websites over others. In fact, more than 30pct of the sites listed on their top page are 'Secure’ or encrypted.

II) Greater online security. It protects web users’ information and your own personal data from cyber criminals.

III) It makes your website mobile-friendly. Recently, Google developed the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) app to ensure web content loads quicker on mobile phones. However, the app requires users to have https before their website can be optimized for mobile use.

IV) Improved conversion rates. Statistics show that most internet users will only share personal information over the internet if the site is HTTPS. If it’s not secured they may express concern sharing their name, phone number or email address.

How Google Chrome views HTTPS

As of July 2018, Chrome intends to label all HTTP sites as 'non-secure’. While the browser currently displays a neutral virtual icon, once the version 68 is launched it will caution visitors with a new indicator in the web-address bar.

Over the recent years, Google has been urging users to keep off unencrypted sites but this so far has been their most impactful move. The Chrome team mentioned that this decision was based on increased https adoption. Approximately 81 of the 100 sites on the internet default to HTTPS, plus most of the traffic on Chrome is already encrypted.

HTTPS impact on SEO

HTTPS can boost your search engine rankings, particularly in cases where the quality signals emanating from two different web results are equal in most aspects. Generally, if your site is equal to your competitor’s in terms of content freshness, speed and title tags among other factors, Google will place it on top of the competitor’s page if it has https and the other one does not.

In conclusion, https is a secure web communication protocol that can safeguard your private information from hackers. It can also help improve your rankings on search engines such as Google.

LiDAR Technology: Unveiling Endless Possibilities

LiDAR technology is changing the way we do everything – from driving cars to excavating ancient civilizations. But what is this new form of modern technology? And what opportunities is it truly presenting to the industry titans who seek to create a better tomorrow?


LiDAR or Light Detection and Ranging is a way to use laser sensors to map their surrounding environment. The laser sensors use light waves to effectively measure the distance between surrounding objects.Of course, LiDAR 3D laser mapping is no new concept. The technology has been around since the 1960’s, and people have been using the technology to map geophysical distances since the 1980’s.

Essentially, LiDAR technology sends lasers out into the space surrounding you – either above or below ground – and measures how long it takes for the laser to hit a nearby object in light speed. This information is used to build a 3D special model to gain a better understanding of a surrounding area.

What is LiDAR used for today?

Today, leaders across industries are using LiDAR technology for a variety of purposes. The technology is most commonly used in construction and surveying – to determine the mapping of built objects. The technology can sense everything from buildings to railways, and can help to create an accurate depiction of a specific landscape for reference.

However, as the technology has become more advanced in recent years, it’s proven to have other important uses. The auto industry, for example, has started to use LiDAR technology in combination with several other systems in the building of self-driving vehicles. These vehicles use LiDAR technology to map surrounding areas and drive safely, while saving the information for later reference. Because the technology takes measurements of the surrounding area at light-speed, it allows self-driving vehicles to respond quickly and accurately to changes in the driving landscape.



LiDAR technology is also used to map the earth’s surface – both above and below sea level. The updated version of this technology has allowed geoscientists to study previously unmapped (or inaccurately mapped) areas. This allows emergency responders to get a better idea of a shoreline, air pilots and military personnel to better see the geography of the land they fly over, and more.

Most recently, LiDAR technology has been used by archaeologists to uncover previously unknown Mayan civilizations under a thick cover of jungle foliage. A team of pilots flew over the area and, using LiDAR technology, uncovered an undocumented Mayan settlement.


As they continued to investigate, it became clear that the civilization was even more settled than they could have imagined. Although it seems outlandish to claim that any inch of the earth’s surface remains unexplored by archaeologists – this is a perfect example of a time where we, as a human race, have been unable to explore our history. Without knowing where to look, we could be missing several more ancient civilizations that could provide fascinating historical insight that we would have previously missed.

Through the use of LiDAR technology, archaeologists are able to create an accurate depiction of entire civilizations before performing on-the-ground excavation. This allows them the safety and certainty of exploring the right areas in the jungle, and allows them to use less man power – helping to keep more people safe, and reduce project expenses.


What companies and organizations use LiDAR?


There are several companies creating LiDAR technology solutions for use across industries. Some are startups like Ouseter, who is developing LiDAR-based tools specifically for the international auto industry.

However, many preestablished organizations are also using the new and improved LiDAR technology in their products. For example, Toyota recently started using LiDAR technology in their vehicles to sense surrounding physical objects and create a safer driving experience. Other organizations, like the National Ocean Service, promote the use of LiDAR technology to create a safer, more informed future. However, as time goes on, it’s expected that many more industries and organizations will make use of this incredible technology.
LiDAR Offers Future Opportunities

Despite all of the amazing opportunities that LiDAR technology has created for us, we have still only scratched the surface of possibility. Archaeology and construction could be made infinitely more accurate and easier, while using less funds and man power to complete projects. Emergency rescue missions could have the opportunity to better understand the landscape of a dense forest when searching for lost hikers. We could potentially use the technology, at some point in the future, to remove the need for human-operated vehicles of all kinds.

The opportunities that LiDAR currently offers are truly incredible. However, the unharnessed potential that this technology has is what’s truly awe-inspiring. Scientists and technology specialists around the world are already working with LiDAR tech to create new tools and solutions across multiple industries, and it’s exciting to think of what other possibilities will be made available to us as time goes on.

10 Things We Just Don’t Do Anymore

Each decade has its own set of social norms. For example, in the 80’s, it was socially acceptable to wear crazy shoulder pads and have big hair! In all seriousness, though, these “social norms” that we all accept during certain periods of time also translate into actions – or, things we do. Over time, these things that we do get replaced with other socially “normal” things to do. Usually, it’s because technology or accessibility increases or makes certain businesses obsolete. Don’t believe us? Look at 
these ten things everyone used to do all the time that we just don’t do anymore.

 1.       Renting Movies
Businesses like Blockbuster, Redbox, or Family Video might still be seen – but this is incredibly rare. With the ability to stream television and movies online to any device essentially takes the need for brick-and-mortar movie rental locations away. While it used to be normal to head to the video store to pick out a movie or two to watch that weekend, we don’t do this anymore.

      2.       Buying VHS Tapes
Buying VHS for any reason is the way of the past. Yet, for a long time, this was the only way to watch movies at home, to save family videos, or to record a show on TV you didn’t want to miss. How many people do you know who still have an old stack of VHS’s gathering dust in a closet somewhere? Now-a-days we’re not even sure where you’d be able to find VHS tapes for sale? This method of entertainment viewing has gone the way of the dodo

3.       Transfer Money at a Bank
Even just a decade or two ago, transferring money at a bank was the only way people transferred money either locally or abroad. Unfortunately, banks often carry hidden fees with each transfer and sometimes don’t provide the best exchange rates available. Now, most people use online-only transfer services like TransferWise to transfer money. These online organizations have low or no fees, are always transparent with how much they’re charging you for each transfer, and always offer the most up-to-date exchange rates. No wonder most people don’t go to the bank for money transfers anymore
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      4.       Memorizing Phone Numbers
Before we all carried one form of smart phone or another, the only way to ensure that you’d be able to get ahold of someone was to memorize their phone number. Many people carried pocket-sized phone books just in case they needed to jot a new acquaintance’s number down. The need to memorize phone numbers is no longer pressing – our smart phones save phone numbers and can even assign names and information to each contact based on content that’s gathered from your email or other mobile applications. Much easier than memorizing each important phone number in your life!

        5.       Sending Letters
While it’s still nice to receive a hand-written note occasionally, it’s more common to shoot someone a text or send an email if you need to communicate with them. Writing and sending hand-written letters is considered a lost artform now – with many groups who focus on reinstating the old-idea of pen pals cropping up around the world.

       6.       Carrying a Pager
Before cell phones were a part of everyday life, pagers were the only way to let someone know you needed to get a hold of them if they were out and about or not near a landline phone. We don’t know anybody who carries a pager anymore.

       7.       Recording TV Shows on VHS
If you missed a show you wanted to see, you use to record it on a VHS tape. Now, we can save it to our recording device on our TV or stream it online after the fact.

      8.       Go to the Mall Frequently
Last minute Christmas gifts? A new pair of running shoes? Whenever you needed something, you’d head to the mall. While malls are still around, most people do their shopping online. With most stores offering free expedited shipping, there isn’t really a need to drive out and shop in person.

        9.       Carry Cash
People use to carry cash or spare change in case they needed to make a phone call at a phone booth, pay someone back for a meal, contribute to a coworker’s birthday cake fund, etc. However, there isn’t really a need to carry cash anymore. Quick pay services are now available through banking applications or third-party applications such as Venmo.

        10.   Keep a Map Handy
Everyone use to keep a map in the car or house to help them navigate around. But with maps on our phones and other devices physical paper maps aren’t as common as they once were. Most people don’t even know how to read them!


Isn’t it crazy how many things we use to do that we just don’t do anymore? It’s amazing how much things change over the course of just a few years. While some of these traditions might have been convenient, and we may miss some of the old ways of doing things, it’s also nice to move forward into a new, more tech-motivated time!

Top 10 Futuristic Tech Products that will Blow You Away

Top 10 Futuristic Tech Products that will Blow You Away



Today’s world is becoming increasingly tech-focused. As a result, there are many new products that are currently being released, or are in the process of being created soon. These new tech products will certainly change life as we know it. They are useful in many different industries – from transportation to healthcare to home building. It’s exciting to look at these new pieces of tech and to think: If this is “new” now, what will the future be like? How much more technologically advanced can we become?

1.    New and Improved Prosthetics
Prosthetics are now being created that can move and adjust just as your normal limb would. But what if a prosthetic existed that could hypothetically take the place of your actual limb? The prosthetics that are currently being invented are sensitive to touch and heat, just as your ordinary hand, arm, foot, or leg would be. They are intended to feel and exert different pressure levels, as well.

2.    Hovercrafts
It feels like every time you turn around there is a new update to transportation – whether it’s a fancy new car with voice activated technology, or a high-speed underground train that will effectively replace air or car travel. However, hovercrafts could very soon be on our horizon, as well. These vehicles aren’t exactly hovercrafts. Instead, they’re a vehicle that allows for low-altitude flight for fast and efficient travel. They’re said to ride like a motorcycle for both on and off-road experiences. We don’t know about you, but that sounds like a pretty awesome version of a hovercraft to us.

3.    Jetpacks
Jetpacks will no longer be something you see in sci-fi movies. Of course, right now they’re only available to qualified buyers, but we assume that before too long they’ll be available for the masses.

4.    Self-driving Trucks
Self-driving trucks have been on the horizon for a while now, and they could potentially have a dramatic impact on the transportation industry and the world economy.

5.    Coffee Energy
We’ve heard of wind energy, we’ve heard of corn being used for energy – but coffee energy? If you think about it, it makes sense. Coffee beans are an enormous source of untapped energy. Bio-Bean is working to use clean tech to process recycled, used coffee grounds into biofuels and biochemicals. Not a bad idea!

6.    Advanced Transplants
Transplanting organs is a common medical practice. But what about an entire portion of your body – like your head? It sounds crazy, but Sergio Canavero is a neurosurgeon from Italy strongly believes that head transplants are in the very near future. He believes that the technology is there, and that through the use of a special blade and polymer, doctors and surgeons could work to perform head transplants and regrow spinal cord nerves.

7.    AR or VR in Home Building and Construction
Some of the best architects in the world are still locked in to building in their home country, or else relocating to a faraway location for their next project. This won’t be the case anymore with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in the world of building and construction. Professional architects, builders, and construction firms, will soon be able to work virtually in real time using VR or AR headsets.

8.    Increasingly Advanced Robo-Advising
Robo-advisors have already evolved at an astonishing rate. They started as a lowly form of investment management or portfolio rebalancing. Now they can create customized investment strategies for individuals based on increasingly complex algorithms. Soon they will likely be able to provide all forms of financial planning – from retirement savings advice to debt management to tax mitigation for high income earners.

9.    Floating Farms
There is only so much physical space on this planet – and yet our population continues to grow. Farmers are essentially stuck. They can’t feasibly expand their farm land without also reducing the amount of living space for people. It seems like an impossible dilemma – how do you continue to feed a growing population while limiting the amount of space there is to grow food and keep animals? The answer may be found in floating farms. The architecture would be complex, but this would essentially mean farms would exist in the sky and be operated by a solar panel.

10. Worldwide Internet Access
Big wigs such as Elon Musk and Richard Branson are currently working to provide free wi-fi to the world. This would essentially level the playing field when it came to access of information, tech advancements, and much more. It would also make global communication much easier.

The world is evolving, and technology is evolving with it. It is so exciting to see new technologies being developed. Even more intriguing still is to see where these new technologies will take us as a global culture.

7 New Medical Technologies That Will Amaze You


Medical technology has always been cutting edge as it develops over time. We’re constantly feeling amazed by the new products, medicines, and capabilities that seem to be announced every other day. It’s especially exciting as we look ahead to a future where these new technologies could limit injury, cure disease, ease pain, and simplify medical procedures – like complex surgeries. The following breakthroughs in medical technology are sure to amaze you. We want to live in a world where these new technologies are used regularly and with success – especially should we ever need them in case of a medical emergency! Check out our list of the seven most incredible medical technologies:

1.       Virtual Reality
Virtual reality seems to be all the rage when it comes to video games or other, less serious, uses. However, virtual reality devices are now being developed to help medical students better learn different procedures. This new way of using VR is incredibly exciting, especially because the medical students entering the field now will be trained and ready to use all the new types of technology that are being released and learned by more seasoned medical professionals. VR will help them get a leg up and enter the workforce with a more complete education.

2.       Food Scanners
While not quite as exciting as Virtual Reality tools for medical students, food scanners from companies like Tellspec could literally save lives. What’s even better? They can be used by everybody – even you! These scanners connect to a mobile app and help you to scan food in a bowl or on a plate to load a detailed report on the food’s health statistics and ingredients. For people who are trying to get healthy, this tool will help to simplify their fitness journey. But for people with severe or life threatening allergies, this tool is a total game changer. They’ll be able to completely eliminate the potential to eat something that could cause them harm.

3.       3D Bioprinting
Bioprinting is a fascinating process. Right now, companies are already printing organ tissues for testing and soon they’ll be able to print full organs. The medical industry will probably first use those printed organs for testing, but someday soon we could be looking at printing organs for transplant purposes. This would completely alter the way organ donor processes work, and could save so many lives.

4.       Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality is similar to Virtual Reality, but it would have a slightly different purpose. Augmented Reality would probably still be used as an educational tool, but it would help medical students practice dissections or surgeries without requiring practice organs and it would completely skip the stinky formaldehyde scent that they should deal with while in lab. It’s a win-win! More info with examples.

5.       Bioabsorbable Stents
For those of you who aren’t familiar, a stent is used to treat a coronary artery blockage. Usually after surgery, metal stents are left in for the rest of a patient’s life. Sometimes these stents cause future blood clot problems, or post-surgical complications, which can be a dramatic problem for heart surgery patients. However, bioabsorbable stents are changing how things are done. The bioabsorbable stent is designed to simply disappear, or reabsorb, into the surgery patient’s body after surgery. It’s made of a naturally dissolving polymer, and over the next two years or so it is absorbed back into the body kind of like dissolvable sutures.

6.       Robotic Surgery
This technology is already being used in some modern surgeries. Essentially, it removes the need for the surgeon to be in the surgery theatre with their patients. The entire operation is done using robotic tools that are controlled from a separate space. This helps eliminate human error in surgery, and it also provides a more sterile environment for the surgery to take place, both of which are very good things. Example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intuitive_Surgical.

7.       Wireless Brain Sensors
This amazing bio absorbable device will help doctors to measure different temperatures and pressures within the human brain without having to schedule a removal surgery for the brain sensors since they reabsorb into the human body. Fewer surgeries is always a good thing because that means fewer complications and fewer chances for a problem to occur as a result of the surgery – especially with one as important as a brain surgery!


Modern science is miraculous, and technology just keeps expanding and improving to keep pace with our constantly changing, complex medical needs. This technology has so much potential to save lives, and to extend both the length and quality of our lifetimes in this world. If any of these technologies seemed applicable to your medical situation, keep an eye out for them to become more mainstream in the medical world, or ask your doctor if they’d be a possible option for your specific medial case moving forward.

How Technology Impacts Electronic Applianaces

Buying New Appliance in the Age of Advanced Technology

Technology has been changing our life rapidly in the last 20-25 years.
All our appliance are using better technology and are manufactured to be suitable as a Smart Home devices.

Once Upon a Time

I remember that when I was young, when my dad invited a handyman to repair our oven or refrigerator, the handyman knew how to handle all the appliances at the house. They were all working based on mechanical mechanism. Now all the new appliances are working as a small computer, based on electronic mechanism, like the touch technology we use in our smart phones. Today you need a computer geek for repairing your home appliances.


Smart Home Is Knocking on Our Doors

How will our future house will look like? How would our future kitchen will be designed?
Soon, all of us will be able to control our refrigerator, our oven, dishwasher and even our laundry machine by a Smart Home system. Every electronic appliance in our house will be based on a smart computer and we will be able to control it using our voice.
The industry is going towards smart product. This process is like the one the communication industry experienced - the smart phones revolution.

Smart houses are already existing and all electronic devices are connected to a Wi-Fi or to a similar technology. This way it allows its residents to be able to use all the appliances without any effort at all.

A good example for that is Alexa Smart Home system. Below you can find the total revenues in the last couple of years, and the revenue expected in the years to come:

Year
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
Revenue ($M)
$24
$384
$1,336
$2,222
$4,150
$6,615
$11,132


As you can see, this phenomenon of Smart Homes is spreading fast, and is expected to accelerate in the near future. However, at the meanwhile, until we will be able to use it, we can think of trying standalone semi-smart devices and not as a whole Smart Home system.

Do Not Jump the Gun
There is a vast variety of product and companies. Different kind of qualities and prices. A lot of room the get confused thanks to the overwhelming technology and spend more money and time than we actually need.

How to Choose the Best Appliances for Me?

What can you do to save money when thinking about getting new appliances with advanced technology? Follow these recommendations:

  1. Buy new products with manufacturer warranty -
    1. The technology behind these appliances is developing fast. Buying a product with the newest technology will allow you to get the most out of it. It is important to note that sometimes it is worthwhile to try a previous version as well.
    2. New appliances with new technology are based on economic and more “green” systems and will help you save other costs like electricity and water.
    3. New appliances usually have a manufacturer warranty for 1-5 years, which can bring you a little peace of mind.

  1. Consult an expert before buying a new device to suit it for your needs. You can find an expert at the shopping center near your home or online. Make sure you can differentiate between a salesman and an expert.

  1. Ask someone you trust like friends, neighbours or colleagues - If your mother has it, your neighbour has it, and all you friends from the office have it, it is probably working well or at least it’s not too bad. When you’ll start asking people you’ll find out need that you didn’t think of.

  1. Read reviews and compare between different companies - Do an online research and try to understand which device is the right one for you. Investing 5-10 minutes looking for the right device, at the right place, manufactured by the right company can save you a lot of money and time, now and in the future.

  1. Use home warranty companies - Home warranty companies are offering different types of insurance plan for your home appliances and more. It will save you time and hassle in the future, even after the manufacturer's warranty is over. ReviewHomeWarranties.com is a great place to start looking for the best home warranty plan.

  1. Buy appliances online - refrigerators, gas fireplace, electric water heater tank, air conditioner, microwave and more are usually can be found cheaper when bought online.

Short Summary

Buying new appliances in our days can be quite confusing. It is obvious that in the near future all appliances and devices will be controlled by a smart system. It will influence the way we manage our home. However, at the meanwhile, until those smart systems will be more reachable, we can use standalone semi-smart devices.
When one wants to purchase these appliances, he or she should follow the steps mentioned above - compare and review, do an online research and purchase the device online, consult experts and friend and use a home warranty plan for your peace of mind. This way you’ll be able to save time and money and a lot of headache in the future.

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