Humanity left the days of cavemen technology behind millenniums ago. Since then, the human race has learned to move 30-ton boulders, efficiently transport sewage, and track time with atomic precision. Technology has completely changed how humanity views its place in the world.
Humanity is no longer at the whim of nature. Theoretical ideas such as warp drive could one day be possible and allow humanity to overcome unimaginable events, like the death of the sun. These ideas are in the far-off future, but the technology of the future is funded with today’s capital. Technology has and will continue to make the world a better place. Here are three reasons why you can feel good about investing in technology today.
Advances in treatment for diseases
Technology has drastically improved therapeutics for diseases. Childhood five-year survival cancer rates have increased from 58% in the ’70s to 84% today. Nanotechnology is a noteworthy technology that is helping to keep the human heart beating for longer.
Nanotechnology is still facing clinical trials, but the technology appears to be promising. Nanoparticles released into mouse arteries released a drug that tells immune cells to eat away at plaque coating arteries in the heart. Researchers reviewed the mice’s heart arteries before and after, revealing a clear reduction in the amount of plaque covering arteries.
Nanotechnology has proven to be reliable in diagnosing and treating various types of cancer. While gene-editing technology is still in the early stages of development, it appears to be a promising cancer treatment. Gene editing technology allows immune cells’ DNA to be edited to become more effective at eliminating cancer cells.
Stem cell research is another promising technology helping to expand the human lifespan. Currently, scientists estimate that the maximum lifespan of a human is between 120 – 150 years, but in the future, there could be a way to increase cell resiliency, leading to longer lives. It may seem impossible now, but big data is turning many impossible feats into a possibility. Oncology Pharma, Inc. (ONPH stock) is one of many companies assisting in the commercialization of revolutionizing therapeutic disease technologies like these.
How technology is evolving transactions
The future of digital currencies, such as Bitcoin and Ripple, is partially uncertain. Cryptocurrencies have the benefit of providing low-cost, instant transactions between banking institutions and could be implemented as a reserve currency. While the future of cryptocurrencies is uncertain, analytic technology has already revolutionized the commerce market. Suppliers and merchants can be updated almost instantly about the status of materials, products, and supplies.
The digitalization of logistics has lowered prices for consumers and improved customer satisfaction. Advances in technology have completely changed the way we sell. In some cases, the digitalization of the logistic chain has enabled the average person to profit as a direct seller.
The banking sector has been greatly improved by advancing AI technology. The banking experience has been improved for customers, productivity has increased and costs are reduced. Apps similar to Robin Hood and Webull have facilitated the era of the retail trader. Robins Hood’s users are mostly millennials and Gen Zs, a portion of the population that previously avoided trading. With so many advances in the way transactions are completed, the world can expect the standard of living to continue to rise.
Advances in sustainability
Advances in sustainable living are quickly being implemented, as the deadline for 2050 draws near. Urban life has allowed humanity to explore the stars and the origins of the universe, but there have been consequences to this way of living. Fossil fuels leach C02 into the air, man-made chemicals find a way into water supplies, and animals lose large parts of their territory due to humans misunderstanding their effect on the environment. Here’s the bright side. The same intellects that created these problems can also save humanity. New technology such as solar cells, windmills, and organic methods of breaking down plastic already exist. The technology is slowly evolving and taking time to become green, but sustainable technology is helping to ensure a habitable earth will exist for future generations.