We’ve witnessed numerous changes in the year that is just coming to an end, so we figured you might want to know what to expect in 2012. CNET News has already published a list of five technology predictions they have identified for 2012 based on the events of 2011.
3D printing has been described as the “next best thing” by analysts at CNET. The tri-dimensional technology has been successfully used for a while now in the television industry and it seems that it will soon be adopted by printing companies, as well. 3D printing has been used before for commercial prototyping, for production-quality jewelry, for fashionable prosthetics, and even in consumer robotics.
A series of changes in the aviation domain are announced in the year to come. Passengers have already seen the launching of two iconic planes this year, such as, Airbus’ A380 and 787 Dreamliner. Boeing is preparing to revolutionize the field with its 747-8 Intercontinental iconic jumbo jet which will transport large numbers of people. There will also be other private space projects like Stratolaunch.
Microsoft’s Kinect motion controller was probably the greatest invention of 2011 for game lovers. If you enjoy this technology, you will be happy to hear that manufacturers will improve Kinect in 2012. Manufacturers have finally realized that they cannot defeat hackers, so they created a software developers kit which enables owners to invent new uses for Kinect. Analysts were not able to find out whether Kinect will be incorporated in other devices that don’t necessarily belong to Windows or Xbox.
News readers will become increasingly popular next year. It is vital for us to have devices with news readers because we are constantly subject to flows of information and we need to be able to select what is interesting for us.
2012 will be an important year for scientists, as well. The new technology based on laser interferometers could enable scientists to detect and study the gravitational wave that is generated when two black holes collide. These new methods used by the science community are much better than the previous ones because they allow scientists to study the universe without light.