Published On: Tue, Feb 23rd, 2016

Amazing Yet Overlooked Technology In Use Today

The world is full of a whole host of technology, and its use and effectiveness only grow every day. But there is so much technology which we overlook, so much have they become part of our daily lives. To often, we take them for granted, or barely even notice that they are there, helping us with daily activities. Then there are those which seem to be antiquated because of some new technology, but are in fact still perfectly reliable. Let’s have a look at some of the most overlooked, clever technologies at use in the world right now.

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GPS

It has been said that this will be the last generation to ever be lost. It sounds like a pretty massive statement, but if you think about it for a second you see that it’s true. GPS is a fascinating and diverse technology. It enables us to go anywhere we choose without having to worry about where we might end up. There is some debate surrounding GPS, however. Some people argue that it is not always as accurate as we would like it to be. Others claim that over-reliance on GPS means that we have forgotten how to find our own way around. Nonetheless, you can’t ignore that it is a powerful piece of technology which we use every day and yet overlook constantly.

Radio

In terms of diversity of use, radio has to be at the very top. From the radio you listen to in your car, to the wide and varied use of UHF radios, this is a technology which has changed the world forever. Imagine a world without the harnessed power of radio waves – it is almost unthinkable. Not only would we be without a form of entertainment when we are driving, but many industries would suffer. The emergency services, too, rely on radio. And let’s not forget that, if radio has not been discovered, then television would not exist either.

Digital Currency

Onto a more recent technological development, now. Digital currency has truly altered the state of global capitalism forever. Though its current usage is relatively little, there is the opportunity in this market for significant growth in its use. If that happens, it could mean a whole other world of international commerce which we haven’t even begun to comprehend. Electronic cash, once established, will allow for efficient online exchanges. And with no need for banks! That’s right – Bitcoin could herald the beginning of the end for banks worldwide. Now there’s a sobering thought.

Organic Electronics

Cybernetics is one of those technological fields which seems too far-fetched to be true. Sure, in science fiction it works perfectly, but in reality? Well, yes. It’s real and, what’s more, it looks like it’s here to stay. The idea of a half-human, half-robot may seem absurd, but the process is already underway. Increasingly, we will be able to rewire the human body’s biological systems in order to protect it and improve its health. The ramifications of this are far-reaching. This is one to watch!