Productivity seems to be the number one priority for developers of technology as you will see in this infographic. The technology therugseller shows you below regarding productivity allows you to do things without the modern hassles of having to for example, get up from wherever you’re seated to turn something on/off. There’s also a lot of new apps that can get things ready by the time you arrive such as boiling a kettle or prepping the oven.
Security is also a major player in modern day technology. Soon our walls, ceilings and floors will all be able to track our movements and detect when things don’t seem right. We will also have technology to boost our healthiness with self-cleaning refrigerators and self-sterilizing door handles to name a few.
And finally we have new eco-friendly technology the keep the planet healthy. These new piece of tech reduce our energy consumption and recycle what we already have to power something else.
All of these points will be explored in more detail as we look at a teched out house of the future.
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The future of construction could involve swarms of robots and 3D printed houses. Microalgae could help buildings generate energy and provide shade. Futuristic insulating materials could lower energy needs for buildings.
This is an exciting time to be in construction. The challenges of a growing world population and increased economic development across the world are putting an increased strain on our resources and the environment. This challenge is being met across the globe by engineers who are developing new methods of construction and perfecting materials to improve lives and help the environment.
Some of these breakthroughs are still very much in the research and development phase, while others are already starting to be used in ground-breaking projects.
Robot swarm construction methods are being developed at Harvard and could have huge implications on construction in the future. The idea for robot swarm construction actually comes from how termites are able to build their elaborate termite mounds. The beauty of swarm construction is that, rather than having different robots with specific instructions, each member of the robot swarm can combine to finish a project. In theory, this means that, should a few robots breakdown, the project should be able to be completed with minimal disruption.
The 3D printing is a little further along the line, and has even been tested in China, where the company ‘WinSun’ have built houses using this method, and by DUS architects in the Netherlands. As with robot swarm construction this method could be used, in the far future, to build on the moon and possibly even planets.
It is not just building methods that are being developed; considerable research has gone into utilising new materials. These include Microalgae, (which provides shade while producing renewable energy), Aerogel Insulation (which is as light as air and has super-insulating properties) and the ultra-strong transparent aluminium.
In the infographic below we learn more about these materials and methods and also look at some buildings that are showing the way. These include the world famous Edge Building in Amsterdam and the Crystal in London.
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Electronic waste, also known as E-waste, has become a significant problem for our planet. It includes consumer electronics like computers, cell phones, and fax machines. These items contain toxins like lead, cadmium, and mercury that leach into soil and drinking water. Fortunately, there has been significant attention paid to the issue of E-waste and the best ways we can reduce it. DIY projects using pieces that would otherwise end up in a landfill has long been a popular and practical craft concept. The uses of E-waste in creating exciting art and interesting crafts are practically endless.
Take a look at the infographic Metrofax Blog created below.
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Solar power has continued to advance in technology over the past decade. It has become more energy efficient and is more cost effective than ever before. The table’s are turning and solar is becoming an extremely viable option. Get the facts on Solar:
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