All through 2015, we’ve seen some excellent showdowns of cool technologies. Be it home appliance, consumer electronics or handheld platform, fancy devices never stopped entertaining us.

We’ve come to the end of 2015, and it seems there’s more on the horizon. Some technological advancements that are in the nascent stage right now will grow up, and some yet-to-be automation tools will be introduced. My guess is 2016 will see many of them being showcased.

I’ll take readers on a speculation ride in this article. Rest assured the speculations won’t be far-fetched but grounded on facts and concurrent tech trends.

Keep reading if technology fascinates you. Below, I list down the tools and technology trends that I think will make it big next year.

Personal DNA sequencing

Every DNA molecule contains an exact order of nucleotides. DNA sequencing is a process that makes use of cutting-edge tools to determine the order. You can make it from the description alone that any research done on this domain can lead to significant medical benefits.

Personal DNA sequencing might take the study of genes to every door. Sounds unbelievable? You better believe it because a lot of people have already benefited from it. The Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie is one of them. She had her DNA tested and came to know she has 87% chance of getting breast cancer.

In future, everyone will have his/her DNA tested to know the likelihood of getting terminal diseases. It might become a reality in 2016.

Optical interconnect

When Intel released a teaser of this technology in 2013, it insisted us to believe data transfer at a rate of 1TB a second is possible. Light Peak is an Optical Interconnect product, and experts earlier endorsed it hoping it’d kill USB 3.0.

Users just want a speedy connection. It doesn’t matter for them whether it’s Light Peak or something else. But from a business point of view, the difference matters a lot. An ultra-fast connection accounts for a high-speed data transmission, implying no downtime and smooth delivery of works.

In short, businesses can use it for their growth, and they will keep their fingers crossed for Optical Internet standards.

Interactive holographic display

Holograms are not new, but the 3D holographic display is definitely new. The technology is state-of-the-art in every sense, and it promises to revolutionize the whole tech industry.

The 2nd generation prototype of the holographic display is interactive. That’s its USP. The technology is a bit complicated; it comprises of the following:

  • A holographic optical element lens
  • A digital controller
  • A laser projector
  • A motion sensor

The interactive display allows users to touch icons on the mid-air and perform certain activities. The interactivity owes to the kinetic motion sensor, a cutting-edge feature, which many wearable device makers are using.

3D map of cities

It’s already in use. Architectural companies are investing in it because it can shape the future for them. Here’s a video that shows the 3D map of London. The projection is not interactive yet, which is its only shortcoming.

Because of it not being interactive, the developers use a computer screen and programming software to show their clients proposed areas of development and how the construction work will be carried out. Had it been interactive, clients could make changes on 3D projections themselves, and in real-time.

In my opinion, the marriage between architectural rendering and 3D holographic display can transform it from an idea into a reality. 2016 might be the year of this transformation.

Collision proof cars

We might see crash-proof cars to set foot on the market in 2016. Such a car would depend on technologies such as driver alert system, custom-built radar for automobiles and sonar. Traffic fatalities are a concern for the US, and for several other countries. Collision proof cars can lower the fatality rate.

Space adventures

Honestly, I wasn’t too hopeful about it even in the beginning of this year. But NASA’s recent announcement of colonizing Mars by 2030 has stoked my hopes. I am sure we’d see some real improvements in space adventure and tourism in 2016. An article published on the Observer explains why 2016 is all set to become the year when space tourism began.

Finger crossed

I am having fingers crossed for the arrival of the upcoming technological changes. I do hope that each one of them will be trendsetting.

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