Electronics fanatics rejoice because almost every industry in the world has found itself shaped by new technology. We’ve gathered some of the most potent recent advances in electronics that have heavily informed an entire industry.
Contracting and Construction
The field of construction is fraught with significant health and safety standards. Technological advances, therefore, continue to improve the safety of workers on job sites.
Firstly, you need to get the correct licensing for your state. For example, you need an Alaska contractors license to conduct certain building work and use brand new, state of the art wearables and tools in your licensed area. These wearables can come in the form of helmets and other construction necessities.
In addition to technology on building sites, which helps keep track of large crews and avoid costly or dangerous accidents, there’s more. Drones are an excellent investment for contractors and have helped to manage sites from an aerial view. This means greater visibility, which is vital for safety on a site.
Teaching and Tutoring
Digital teaching is the medium of 2020, but technology has become involved in schooling in more ways than one. These are a few of the technologies that have altered the teacher and student experience for the better:
- Webcams and video conferencing allow for long-distance teaching as well as high-profile guest speakers that might not otherwise be accessible
- Digital dissections
- Online study and tutoring platforms like Quizlet and Khan Academy
- Language learning apps
Not only has this deepened and made more accessible regular schooling, but it makes seeking a post-collegiate education much easier. You don’t need to attend graduate school to learn a new language or attend a high-profile seminar. You can do it all digitally from any place in the world that has internet access.
Video games began as an extension of board games, but the component of immersive in-game involvement isn’t new. With early games for the NES like Duck Hunt and even standalone arcade games, users could hold a plastic gun or run on a pad to control a digital avatar of themselves in the game. This blending of the two worlds, digital and real, has deepened with the advances of technology.
Nowadays, technological advances like facial and voice recognition are most well-known for their connection to Alexa or Siri. But did you know that they are shaping the world of video games as well? One of the first usages of the facial recognition feature is a Chinese game, Honour of Kings. It is used to check ages and limit playtime for younger, more impressionable players. In the future, though, it will likely be used to improve interactions with NPCs (non-player characters) and even to build realistic-looking in-game persona’s.
Streaming and the Future of Film Entertainment
Streaming is convenient. It’s affordable. Streaming and streaming platforms mean getting access to extensive filmography collections on your devices for a small monthly fee. It means skipping the cable package and opting for platform giants like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+. With the advances in streaming and the popularity of streaming platforms, are movie theatres a thing of the past?
There’s something about the theatre experience that you can’t replicate at home. The booming surround-sound and large, looming screen make it a fully immersive experience. But $10 for a ticket to see one film vs. $12 each month to see thousands is a steep price difference. Technology and electronics are positively changing the film industry for better or for worse.
The Bottom Line
The electronics industry is booming right now, and technological advancements are at the forefront. These advancements are seeping into just about every sector on the planet. Technology can improve accessibility, affordability, safety, and convenience, so let’s look to the future to anticipate what industry-changing advancements come next.