5 Science And Tech Predictions For 2018 | Mach | NBC News

Robots will get more emotional synthetic biology will take a leap forward and cryptocurrencies will keep you guessing about their unstable future here’s what to expect in 2018 in the world of science and technology while 2017 may have been an emotional year for many humans 2018 promises to be more emotional for robots but don’t expect them to become sentient anytime soon as they enter our homes schools and workplaces the next generation of robots will definitely need to learn how to fit into everyday human life to this end roboticists are developing a brand new class of humanoid robots that are more capable of human interactions take Hanson robots Sophia for instance a humanoid robot that can hold conversations and speak at public forums socially assistive robots providing therapy to children with autism and the elderly will also gain more prominence just this week at CES a slew of robots like Sony’s robot dog AIBO and blue frogs conversational robot buddy were unveiled with the bitcoins meteor cries in 2017 all eyes are set on cryptocurrencies trade experts are split on whether or not the current boom will last while some are comparing the crypto craze to the dot-com bubble in the 90s others are counting on them to become more mainstream among its supporters are celebrities like rapper Ghostface Killah who announces cryptocurrency company preen capital and Kodak which just launched Kodak coin a cryptocurrency for photographers the space race is expected to intensify as countries like India Japan and China have some big space launches coming up both India and China are headed to the moon with China planning to land a rover on the dark side of the moon later this year an India launching its second lunar mission in March meanwhile Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is scheduled to land on the asteroid ryugu in June private space companies in the US are pursuing their own space race as SpaceX and Blue Origin try to perfect reusable rockets augmented reality is definitely becoming more mainstream the much-hyped company magically finally unveiled its augmented reality glasses last month and plans to ship consumer versions in 2018 Facebook Google and Microsoft aren’t far behind as a virtual becomes more real engineers are trying to push the boundaries of science and day to day application with each new prototype Apple and Google are currently working with developers to integrate augmented reality with their smartphone offerings pretty soon we could all be wearing Terminator style a our glasses significant breakthroughs in the field of genetics and molecular biology are on the horizon geneticists and chemists dr.

George Church says that 2018 will bring multiple projects to make synthetic cells safe from all viruses he says we’ll see new data on embryos growing outside of a mouse body and new synthetic nerve cells for brain computer interfaces the dawn of synthetic genomes will help reduce costs for diagnosis and treatments of several illnesses hey NBC News viewers thanks for checking out our YouTube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch the latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching …

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