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Technological Advances that Lead the Modern World

If there is one thing that has been responsible for the continual progress of human civilization it is technology. Ever since early man evolved the skill needed to use tools to hunt for food, technology has been rapidly improving. This continues today. Many of the newest technological breakthroughs will help shape a better future for mankind. Below are a few of the technological advances that lead the modern world.

Fuel Cell Powered Cars

Traditionally, as you probably know all too well, automobiles have been powered by gasoline. Then electric powered cars became the technology automobile companies were invested in developing. However, even electric cars will likely be superseded by cars that use fuel cells. Unlike with electric cars, a fuel cell does not need to be charged. It produces its own electricity through a reaction between natural gas and hydrogen.


Robots were once the thing of science fiction. Now, however, they are reality, and they are quickly changing the world. Due to more advanced sensors, robots are now able to more accurately interpret and respond to their environment. Robots have been commonplace in assembly lines. However, they have now been implemented by far more companies. Amazon, for example, uses robots to retrieve products purchased by customers in its numerous warehouses.

Medical Technology

Perhaps the most important developments are being made with medical technology. It is medical tech of course that has the ability to find cures for diseases, lessen people’s suffering and lengthen people’s lives. One good example of medical technology that has made a difference is air stirrers and electric laboratory stirrer accessories. These are used in medical testing techniques to mix batches of samples. They are often used in bioscience experiments to perform tests on isolated cells.

New Recyclable Plastic

Traditionally, only some plastic, the kind known as thermoplastics, could be recycled. However, thermoplastics are not as sturdy as thermoset plastic. As a result, thermoset plastic was used in hundreds of thousands of products that needed that stability. Many of those products, due to being unrecyclable, ended up in landfills. However, thanks to a new scientific breakthrough, a new kind of thermoset plastic that is recyclable has been discovered. As a result, future manufacturing will be far more sustainable.

These of course are only a few of the new technologies that are making an impact on how people live and how industry operates. As time goes on, one thing is for certain. Technology will continue to improve and so will people’s lives.

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Bio: Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn't on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on twitter: @RachelleWilber

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