People have been fascinated with robot toys for many years. Before the age of electronics, they were called automatons. Automatons were mechanical devices with gears, cogs, levers, and springs. Just like some of our clocks and toys today they needed to be wound up in order to work.
What is the Internet of Things?
“The internet of things, or IoT, is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers ( UIDs ) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.”
In other words, we’re going to connect everything and anything through the internet.
Here are few amazing technologies just on the horizon that have the potential to completely change our world.
The All-Powerful Human Brain
The average human brain weighs around 3 pounds and even during sleep, it never stops working. It uses about 20% of the body’s energy. A bright night light uses about 6 watts. Even when you’re thinking as hard as you can, your brain is running with only 12 watts of energy. Isn’t that amazing?
Cell phones, tablets, and laptops get more efficient every year, but they have a long way to go to rival the computing power and efficiency of the human brain.
What Is Behind a Closed Door?
Years ago, Monty Hall was the host of the television game show ‘Let’s Make a Deal,’ One of the contests on the show started with three closed doors. Behind one of the doors was a car. The contestants would pick one of the doors. Monty would then open one of the other two doors, showing the contestant that the car wasn’t there. He’d ask the contestant if they wanted to switch doors.