Tech That Could Save The World
Technology is often bashed publicly as something that has changed the world for the worse. Sure, people can now talk with their relatives and friends outside the country, and it is easy and cheap to meet new people online, but there is no need to go out and talk. Smartphones make us available anywhere and everywhere, but we’ve lost our privacy.
Technology isn’t all bad, though, and it is not there purely for convenience. Thanks to the new tech, people without limbs can be trained to use bio-mechanical extensions in their stead. AI can be consulted in dealing with many of the world’s problems. Since we know that technology isn’t inherently bad or lazy, here are technologies that could save the world.
Biofuels and Bioenergy
It is often difficult to convince people to invest in projects related to renewable energy sources. However, the transition from ever-depleting fossil fuels may not be as drastic and shocking as we may have first thought. Biofuel is fuel made from living organisms, and, here’s the kicker, it can be produced in such a way that it is actually cheaper than fossil fuels. Palm oil, sunflower oil and soy oil are just some of the ways to make biodiesel, and there is no modification necessary to cars that use diesel engines.
Biofuels are just one part of a larger energy source – bioenergy. It is a cheap alternative to fossil fuels that can be used in heating or electricity. It is suspected that it will replace fossil fuels quickly, particularly in rural areas, as well as areas with financial difficulties.
You know how an entire neighborhood loses power if someone blows a fuse in a village, or near city limits? Additionally, there’s that pesky problem of leaving your heater on all night, which makes your electricity bill look like a zip code.
A smart grid is an electrical grid that uses ‘smart’ technology in distributing electricity, as well as determining the appropriate usage. In theory, it could supply you even in the case of an overload, or other emergency, as well as limit the spending to the level you can afford. It can also prevent damage to the power lines and generators, as it will determine the strength of renewable energy sources, and harvest the energy accordingly.
Drones as Guardians of Wildlife
The idea behind this sounds pretty feasible. Using drones to monitor wildlife, especially endangered wildlife, could serve as a means of discouraging poachers from wiping out numerous species. While drone monitoring has a bad reputation, this is probably where the eye in the sky will come in handy. The machines can also act as alarms to notify the authorities of any poaching activity in the area.