The technology protects houses from floods and fires, prevents scammers from stealing your money, and is able to save the world from a global environmental catastrophe.
Smart Home Technolgoy
With the help of a system of sensors, you can monitor what is happening in the apartment. Even if you are tens or hundreds of kilometers away from home. A smoke detector will tell you in time if a fire suddenly starts, a water leak detector will save you from a flood, and window and door opening sensors will notify you that someone is trying to get into the room.
Smart assistants allow you to remotely control equipment. You simply send a signal from your smartphone to the socket, and it will de-energize the device that is connected to it. Anyone who has ever returned home halfway because of a forgotten iron will appreciate it. You can even install a light bulb camera in your home and ensure its safety.
According to the WHO, 1.35 million people die every year in road traffic crashes worldwide. Smart cars in the future are able to reduce the number of accidents, and hence the number of victims. However, while these technologies have room to grow.
According to a study by the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, drones in their current form can only prevent about a third of crashes. Cars should give priority not to speed or convenience, but to the safety of other road users. For example, the drone may move more slowly in poor visibility or in areas with high foot traffic.
Information is also valuable, whether it is business information or personal data. Clouds come to the rescue: here, confidential files are protected from both theft and irretrievable loss, as happens with physical media.
However, leaks still happen, but it’s not the cloud providers that are to blame, but the users. So, 9 out of 10 corporate data leaks are caused by employees of companies that store valuable information in the clouds. Nobody canceled the basic rules of cybersecurity. Use strong passwords and two-factor authentication to secure your data.
As soon as we got used to contactless payments, a more interesting option loomed ahead. In China, paying by face is a fairly common story. There is no need to reach into your pocket for a smartphone or a card, just enter the phone number linked to your wallet and smile at the camera. The biometric identification system checks if the account holder is right in front of the lens and approves the payment.
To use the service, you need to provide the necessary data to one of the banks that work with the Unified Biometric System and link your card to a digital image. The developers assure you that you should not worry about security. The recognition accuracy is 99.99%, and the system is able to distinguish even twins.
Global climate change is not a horror story of eco-activists, but a reality. Bill Gates predicts that in the future, an environmental catastrophe may be worse than the coronavirus pandemic. This will not end well for people: by 2100, climate change will be five times more deadly than COVID‑19.
States are forced to look for new sources of energy that will be safe for the environment and are increasingly using solar and wind power plants. In the US, clean sources will be able to provide 90% of the electricity needed by 2035.