What does the future have in store for us? We have already seen it through E-paper devices, multi-sensory gadgets, reusable adhesives, omnidirectional cameras, and more. Read on to find out what technology could offer the human race.
10. Power Loader
9. Artificial Photosynthesis System
8. Five 3D Cameras
7. Full Color E-Paper
5. Light-Controlling Sheets
A light-controlling sheet that can switch between mirror and transparent states has currently been developed by AIST. When placed on a window glass, it effectively saves energy by shutting out sunlight, greatly reducing the load on air-conditioning. By simply affixing the sheet to the window, you are able to switch between transparent and mirror.
4. Reusable Adhesive
This AIST-developed material is an organic substance has adhesive strength that can be varied repeatedly by simply shining light on the material, without heating or cooling it. It turns yellow when it is solidified, but when illuminated with UV light, it gradually liquefies and becomes orange. Shine green light on the material and it harden again and goes back to being yellow. This is the first example of a solid-liquid transition caused by light alone.
3. Omnidirectional Camera
This omnidirectional camera us currently being developed by Ricoh. The camera takes a full 360° panoramic image in one shot. With two fish-eye lenses, each covering 180 degrees, the camera combines two pictures and sends them via Wi-Fi to a tablet or smartphone for viewing. And automatically, you have your pictures ready for posting on Facebook.
2. Flexible Film Speaker
This electroaccoustic film developed by Fujifilm will be the next generation’s flexible devices. With this new film, sound distortion can be prevented by making its elasticity depend on frequency, even when the film is deformed. The result is a film that is both flexible and is of high quality sound.
1. Dual-Screen Android Smartphone
The Medias W is a brainchild dual-screen smartphone by Docomo. It features two 4.3″ displays, a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU, an 8.1 MP camera and runs on an Android 4.1. It used to be folded up like a smartphone and can open up to become a 5.6 inch screen.