One of the future inventions that is progressing is the use of robotic surgery. The 2016 conference in San Francisco successfully brought together technology geniuses in one venue to not only present breakthrough research in future technologies but to also promote practicality and applications and an intra- and inter-field exchange of ideas.
So the proliferation of a technology for mining asteroids would create the terrible possibility that a malevolent power might develop a technology for a doomsday device that would guide an asteroid toward Earth for the sake of destroying it (a risk that was pointed out by Carl Sagan).
Such devices as Scanadu , which is an early stage mobile medical device to empower patients, or Viatom Checkme , which not only measures your body temperature, but also traces ECG, measures pulse rate and rhythm, oxygen saturation, systolic blood pressure, physical activity and sleep, completely transform the notion of healthcare.
Through the e-NABLING the Future project , a global network of passionate volunteers enable volunteers, doctors or anyone on the field to make a difference by literally giving a helping hand” to those in need by sharing 3D Printing designs, video tutorials and other information about building prosthetic hands.
While low-skilled workers working with technology will be able to achieve more in terms of output and productivity, these workers may experience wage pressure, given the potentially larger supply of similarly low-skilled workers unless demand for the occupation grows more than the expansion in labor supply.