Technological innovations are inventions or creations that present a novelty in the form of supplying the needs of today’s society that without the advance of technology would not exist.
Thanks to the extraordinary advance of science in recent years, the technology created and implemented with the help of engineers have made the innovations of the 21st century so amazing that they have overcome fiction.
Most Surprising Technological Innovations
Next, some of the most amazing technological innovations that revolutionized the world creating the one we know today.
The GPS Global Positioning System changed the way we move. Thanks to this system initially created only for military use, today we can locate ourselves in an unknown place and find roads without the need for a map or prior knowledge.
The GPS uses the 24 satellites that orbit our planet Earth to deliver the exact location directly to our electronic device. From the design of maps in II BC and the invention of the compass in 1090, GPS constitutes a surprising technological innovation to place us in this world.
Nanorobots are systems designed to perform specific tasks in nanometer scale dimensions (one billionth of a meter). This great technological innovation of the Catalan Samuel Sanchez (1980-) was thought as a cure for cancer. Thanks to this technological innovation, Samuel Sanchez was chosen in 2014 as the best innovator of the year under 35 years in the famous magazine of MIT ( Massachusetts Institute of technology ).
Nanotechnology has advanced enough so that today, in addition to administering drugs, DNA nanorobots can identify tumors inside the body and discharge the dose of thrombin so that they can not continue to feed and die. These nanorobots move by themselves, react to stimuli and are 5,000 times smaller than the tip of a needle. Certainly, a surprising technological innovation after the invention of the vaccine in 1796.
3. Maglev Magnetic Levitation Transport
Maglev, for its acronym in English magnetic levitation, is a transport that uses magnetic levitation to reach maximum speeds of up to 590 km / h. Magnetic levitation for land transport is one of the most innovative technological feats for passenger transport.
In this way, thanks to the propulsion created based on the science of magnetism, the friction of the rails is eliminated, significantly increasing speed, safety and decreasing carbon emissions. Maglev has become the technological innovation of public transport of the future.
The Internet has generated a revolution in modern communication since the first connection network was established in 1969. This technology has been key to the innovations created since the 21st century and in our way of life.
Thanks to the Internet, today we are more connected than ever in a partially globalized society. We can share moments with family and friends and information through the web almost instantaneously. Internet, together with the web, has been one of the most surprising technological innovations that have shaped our current society.
The smartphone has replaced the way we communicate, register, think and even pay. Thanks to this electronic device that almost all the individuals of today have, it is possible to do all the tasks remotely and in any place.
The smartphone or smartphone has increased our mobility and individuality where our contacts, documents and pleasures can be held in the palm of our hands. This technological innovation has replaced telephone, television and modified our form of social communication.
The pacemaker is a surprising technological innovation since its invention in 1958. The advance of medical science achieved with the pacemaker to introduce an electronic device into the human body to stimulate the impulses of the heart, maintaining life.
The pacemaker is the size of a coin. It is able to detect anomalies in the electrical signal of the heart and send the necessary electrical signals so that it continues to function. In this sense, the pacemaker is a surprising technological innovation for being the first step to the introduction of electronic devices within the human body to increase the life cycle.
The refrigerator may not seem at all surprising but it is a technological innovation that revolutionized the way we eat. Thanks to the refrigerator, patented for the first time in 1834, the increase of the population in the cities becomes possible thanks to the chains of distribution of foods that use the refrigeration.
The electric refrigerator is a technological innovation as surprising as the technology of the plow for agriculture in 3,900 BC In addition to modifying the way of feeding through food preservation technology, this technology would later serve for refrigeration systems not only food but also for computer cooling systems and central heating in homes.
8. The QR Code
The QR code, for its acronym in English for quick response or “quick response” in Spanish, is a technological innovation that surprises us with the amount of information that can be extracted simply and quickly, thus allowing the QR code innovate even in the way we buy and sell today, without the use of physical money.
Invented in 1999 by the Japanese Masahiro Hara, the most complex information can be extracted by scanning the code horizontally or vertically. Its predecessor, the bar code invented in 1973, required scientific and technological progress from the laser beam to computer technology.
9. Lightning Conductor
If all the electric charge of the lightning extended throughout the cities on stormy days, it would not be possible to maintain the number of electronic devices that we have in our homes today.
The importance of the lightning rod, invented in 1752 by Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), is surprising for how a simple metal structure manages to conduct the electrical discharge of a lightning bolt to a safe place. In this way, it avoids disasters and maintains the lifestyle we enjoy today.