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10 Tech Trends That Change Everything

The future is now. Technology is evolving, and it's a good thing. Here are some groundbreaking tech trends that will change everything, brought to you by Verizon IndyCar.

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1. Wearables

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Imagine a world where the things you wear actually make life easier, instead of just more fashionable and comfortable. Like computer goggles, or this nifty finger reader developed at MIT.

2. The Internet of Things

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Imagine a toothbrush that's connected to your phone so you can view how well you're actually brushing your teeth every day. Well, that's the internet of things, and yes, this toothbrush exists. The recent trend of building physical objects that you interact with through the internet is a really interesting development, as long as we can keep our objects out of the hands of trolls.

3. Home Automation

Believe it or not, you can now you can start to automate things, such as your refrigerator, and teach it to manage your food for you so you don't have to. This way, you'll save money on food by not letting things go to waste!
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Believe it or not, you can now you can start to automate things, such as your refrigerator, and teach it to manage your food for you so you don't have to. This way, you'll save money on food by not letting things go to waste!

4. Growth of Mobile

While it seems that everyone has phones these days, that's actually not the case. For now. But with recent advancements in mobile technology, it's becoming more and more possible to get a smartphone in the hands of people everywhere.
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While it seems that everyone has phones these days, that's actually not the case. For now. But with recent advancements in mobile technology, it's becoming more and more possible to get a smartphone in the hands of people everywhere.

5. Drones

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The days of late-night food runs will soon be a thing of the past, as we'll be able just to summon our fleet of drones to retrieve our sandwiches and greasy burritos. Of course, there are probably more practical applications than these, but why not have some fun while we're at it?

6. Healthcare Technology

Better technology means better medical equipment, which doctors can use to identify and treat diseases that we were absolutely clueless about five years ago. Anticipate the average lifespan rising in the coming years.
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Better technology means better medical equipment, which doctors can use to identify and treat diseases that we were absolutely clueless about five years ago. Anticipate the average lifespan rising in the coming years.

7. Artificial Intelligence

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So scientists are developing robots that can make decisions for themselves and actually do things... like climbing trees — such as this robot snake — or playing soccer, or anything, really. Pretty soon you'll have to wonder if that person you met on the subway is actually a human or not.

8. Advancements in Nanotech

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So this here is a spermbot, aka a magnetic nanotube that is powered by bull sperm and controlled with magnets and temperature changes. We're slowly getting to the point where we can engineer materials atom by atom, which has pretty crazy implications for consumer electronics as well as health care.

9. Bluetooth

Sure, bluetooth has been around for some time now, but with iOS 7's new Multipeer Connectivity Framework, companies are starting to create functionalities that can connect users without an internet connection over larger ranges. This could have a huge implication for emergency response, third-world countries, and areas that simply can't access good internet in general.
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Sure, bluetooth has been around for some time now, but with iOS 7's new Multipeer Connectivity Framework, companies are starting to create functionalities that can connect users without an internet connection over larger ranges. This could have a huge implication for emergency response, third-world countries, and areas that simply can't access good internet in general.

10. Privacy in Tech

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Of course, after last year, everyone now is fully aware that whatever you do on the internet can very well be seen by someone else. As a result, there has been and will continue to be a rise in privacy focused messaging applications, ranging from texts to image sharing.

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Verizon has an app for fans called INDYCAR 14 that gives fans access to live in-car cameras placed on cars throughout the league. Now fans can literally see what the drivers see throughout the entire race.