By Jessica Arciniega |Staff Writer|
Here are four examples of futuristic technology currently on the horizon.
First, Google is currently working on a driver-less car system after filing a patent last year.
You may ask yourself if self-driving cars are safe.
“Self-driving cars have the potential to significantly increase driving safety,” stated a Google spokesperson on mashable.com
Don’t worry now, driver-less cars are not tested unless there are two operators inside. After the car has been proven to drive safely with two, then only one driver will be needed.
Despite being aware of the safety reviews, student Oliver Escaper said, “I still wouldn’t trust the self-driving cars 100%.”
With cars offered with features like self-parking, proximity sensors, and GPS already installed, the production of self-driving cars naturally seems like the next step.
3D food printer
The culinary industry is expanding with new technologies, such as the invention of 3D printing food.
You can thank the inventor Chuck Hill for this wonderful creation.
The 3D printer is still in the works, but can already produce sugar and chocolate.
Imagine inserting a Nutella-like ink into a printer and receiving
a 3D printed cuisine that is edible.
But with the price you have to pay for one of these bad boys, you might as well be eating a hunk of gold.
The 3D printer will cost you around $20,000, according to Washingtonpost.com.
“Spy kids reminds me of 3D printed food,” said students Brittaney Andrews and Dannielle Tasaka.
Prosthetic limbs with sense of touch
A team of scientists from Technion-Isreal Institute of Technology have a different breakthrough, allowing amputees to once again feel their surroundings.
Prosthetic limbs with a sense of touch are in development and may be beneficial to amputees.
It is a more “lifelike” limb, allowing them to experience the sense of touch they thought they would never get back.
This product hit close to home because of my father and his amputated leg.
To others that are not so familiar with this product, it allows a person to once again tell the difference between what they are holding and have the ability to touch, hold, or grab something.
Student Oliver Escalera said, “it reminds me of the new Robocop, when the guy was playing guitar with his prosthetic limb.”
Contact lens camera
Watch out iPhone 6, there’s a new sensation hitting the waves.
Contact lens cameras hit the market for a whopping price of $1500—available thanks to Google.
What doesn’t Google have to offer?
The camera on the contact lens would not block your vision, but would instead sit near the edge of your eye, acting like a regular contact lens.
Even though student Kenny Martinez wears glasses and could choose the contact lens camera as an option, he refuses to purchase it, even if it becomes affordable.
“The contact lens camera doesn’t seem practical to me,” said Martinez.
Martinez added that it was impractical to buy the contact lens camera due to concern of irritation from placing it in his eye.
Which imaginary products would you like to go in development today?