New technologies are consists of a set of early creations or development that are part of the so-called ‘digital revolution.
This revolution is the most important event at an economic level after the start of the Industrial Revolution in the mid-eighteenth century.
Main new technologies
New technologies are partly a cause of the appearance of the concept ‘digital revolution’ and can be highlighted as the main ones:
Artificial intelligence (AI):
Artificial intelligence is a technology that involves replicating or imitating reasoning, processes, or actions considered until now exclusively of human origin. This technology can be applied to devices such as bracelets, TVs, or mobile phones so that they can be ‘intelligent.’ It can even be applied to the city itself, calling the concept ‘ smart city. ‘
Chain of blocks ( Blockchain ):
The blockchain is a technology that enables the exchange of information and data anonymously and inescapably. It can be applied in crypto assets, and smart contracts, among other applications.
Internet of things ( IoT ):
This technology combines all those that favor connectivity between devices. Its main showcase is home automation (a set of systems that allow the control and automation of the different installations or devices in a home). An example of the strong progress in this technological sector is the rise of the Internet of generations, such as 4G, 5G, or 6G.
Augmented and virtual reality (VR):
Bringing our sensory experiences to their maximum exponent artificially is one of the digital revolution’s great assets: leaving aside the 2D plane to delve into experiences beyond 3D. An example of the possibilities of this technology is its application in surgery, being able to carry out. A remote operation through the combination of robotics and augmented reality.
Unmanned flying vehicles (drones):
This class of artifacts is one of the great novelties of social change that the digital revolution promises. Only birds and commercial planes flew through the airspace, but with the arrival of drones, the scenario has completely changed. Such is its youth as a technology that there are still places in Europe. Where its use has not been regulated.
Thus, although many technologies can gain weight and move. Even be combined with those exposed, their multidisciplinary nature characterizes those already explained. In other words, its potential use in different sectors and business areas.
Examples of the change brought about by new technologies.
In the social, economic, and industrial panorama, the digital revolution and the new technologies that lead it are the reason for changes that are here to stay.
Some of the most notable changes behind the invention of new technologies are:
At a social level:
A change occurs by leaps and bounds from an analogical social model limited. Presenting a more digital model with greater remote possibilities. Examples are teleworking, education, meeting people, attending events or online leisure, etc. This opens up the possibility of carrying out remote activities that were previously impossible or unthinkable to do without being in person. Examples of this can be banking operations or digitally studying for a master’s degree.
At the economic level:
The economy has never been so interconnected with the invention of new technologies for any country. This interconnection has globalization itself as its greatest supporter. Which consists roughly in eliminating the existing barriers between countries or continents. Giving rise, in this line, to an economy in which efficiency and market self-regulation prevail, given its great capacity to exchange information.
At the industrial level:
The industrial revolution changed from a rural model. Population and economic decentralization to a model in which wealth began to concentrate in large cities. But In this aspect, with the digital revolution, there is the possibility not exactly of reversing this aspect. But that a lower-ranking city may be an option thanks to the advantages of digital advances. So, at an industrial level, it may mean the end of having cities as the only option to live close to the workplace.
If we combine the three exposed changes, the result arises. But on the one hand, a society that is on the way to spending more time interacting with the digital through intelligent devices of any kind.