The year ahead will see an electrifying mix of new technologies, innovative services, and incremental improvements. For starters, Tesla is slated to come out with a new electric vehicle and you might find yourself using a gizmo that charges without the need to plug it in.
Most exciting of all for techies, you’ll be able to purchase augmented-reality glasses that mix reality with the stuff of imagination in the most realistic yet fantastical incarnation of next-generation specs yet.
Wireless Charging from Apple
Apple has finally added wireless charging to its new iPhone 8 and tenth-anniversary-edition iPhone X. The new charging system is called Qi. Apple’s game-changing improvement here could encourage car manufacturers, restaurants, and hotels to play around with incorporating wireless charging into their designs.
Tesla Model 3
The Tesla Model 3 is arguably the hottest electric vehicle to ever leave the factory. It was anticipated to come out in 2016 originally, but manufacturing problems and other delays halted production and caused the release date to be continuously pushed forwarded. 2018 looks like the year in which consumers will get to spend $35,000 for an all-electric sedan that uses about a thousand lithium-ion batteries to get them where they need to go.
Already the Tesla Model 3 has garnered nearly a half-million preorders, and that number is set to climb throughout the year ahead. Tesla seems to be forcing other tech companies to up their games in the sense that Elon Musk, Tesla’s founder, has consistently offered next-generation autonomous features, connectivity, accident prevention, and audio options with each new iteration of Tesla’s all-electric lineup.
More processing power and better cameras and more intelligently placed sensors sweeten the deal for consumers looking to purchase a Model 3 in 2018.
Magic Leap One
Magic Leap One is taking augmented reality to the next level in 2018. Augmented reality is a tech term that means you’re talking about a device that blends the real world with digital graphics to create an experienced reality that provides a fantastical touch to a familiar routine. Pokemon Go, the extremely popular AR game of yesteryear, used consumers’ smartphone cameras, search engines, and other gamers’ locations to create an incredibly engaging AR experience.
Magic One Leap is a gizmo that’s lightweight enough to go virtually unnoticed yet gives players the feeling of being enmeshed in an imagined world.