This post is for a Web Technologies and UX and class.
The task for the week was to publish a post on two emerging technologies which caught our interest.
The first one that caught my eye was Artificial Photosynthesis.
A very important function in how the world operates, I was intrigued to investigate the technology behind this.
For a technological newbie like myself, I only had 3 questions (ever) to ask
Why, how and When?
If scientists split water into hydrogen and oxygen – the leftover hydrogen can be used as a fuel.
The Hydrogen produced via AP is readily usable in electric cars, electric houses and probably electric everything.
They “the scientists” make artificial leaves, which act as the intermediary, to take in sunlight and water and complete the splitting process.
You put the AL in water, add sunlight and it gives out oxygen and hydrogen.
This hydrogen is then stored to be used as a fuel source.
The When?The main challenge presented by AP is that photosynthesis in nature is inefficient. Plants convert only about 1 percent of carbon and water into carbohydrates. That efficiency has increased to about 10 percent in the lab, however, and researchers at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, have hit a level of 22 percent efficiency.
The main challenge presented by AP is that photosynthesis in nature is inefficient. Plants convert only about 1 percent of carbon and water into carbohydrates. That efficiency has increased to about 10 percent in the lab, however, and researchers at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, have hit a level of 22 percent efficiency.
In the Youtube video above, the scientist claims it will be seen on a large scale in less than 5 years time.
Emerging Technology #2
The Botnets of Things.
I am not sure what to say about this.
This was a rabbit hole I went down in my research late at night – and I am kind of happy I don’t know the full extent of what I read.
With the advance of the internet and technological age, a multitude of devices and gadgets in the household are becoming more connected than ever.
Lots of data.
Cue – the botnets.
Hackers have the ability to hack computers (with weak software) and direct their computer power towards an ill-aim.
So early in my Digital Marketing experience, I was taken down the dark side of the internet (Dark web?).
These hackers have the ability to carry out extortion, click fraud and other worrisome botnet things.
In a future post I will go into details on regulating the internet, technology companies verus governments and the future of data and NLP for individual advertising.
My interest is peaked.
The best way for my own understanding of the internet and its future ability is to understand the dark side.
Wait, what was the emerging technology?
That will have to be taken further at a later stage when I carry out more research on cybersecurity.