Technology Trends to Keep on Your Radar

Technology Trends to Keep on Your Radar

Your office isn’t immune to the changes of the technological world. Scientific advances are going to change a common office space into a modern and increasingly efficient suite. Take a look at some of these futuristic inventions that you may incorporate into your business sooner than you think.

Bigger and Better touch screens. 

Employees at Microsoft offices collaborate around a large tabletop tablet. Touch screen technology is only getting bigger and more versatile. 

But “bigger” isn’t the most impressive development. As engineers all over the world learn more about what we can do with graphene, a sheet of carbon that is only one atom thick, they continue to experiment with flexible and ultra thin screens that will completely change touch screen technology. A professor at Rice University, James Tour, comments that, “You could theoretically roll up your iPhone and stick it behind your ear like a pencil.”  

 

A new printing technique. 

This 3D printed couch weighs a mere five and a half pounds. Trendy and practical, it represents a rapid development of 3D printing uses. It has become more common and more accessible for the general population, but 3D printing is just getting started. Beyond furniture, scientists like Jenifer Lewis from Harvard University are working on technology to print objects that can sense and respond to their surrounding environment. 

What does this mean for your office? For now, don’t be surprised if you find yourself sitting behind a 3D printed desk. 

http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/526521/microscale-3-d-printing/

 

Move to Mobile.

According to Daily News, 34% of mobile internet users use their phone as their go-to device for the internet. It’s no surprise that word processing applications are focused on mobile adaptation. Additionally, not all employees are in the office at all times during the work day which is why mobile collaboration applications are becoming business staples. Apps like Quip that allow you to communicate with your co workers on the go and edit documents at the same time for optimal productivity are to be expected to continue to develop and adapt to the modern workers needs. 

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