Future Of Technology In India By 2040
Tryst With The Future
Comic buffs, I know identifying the above comic marvels would be a cakewalk for you. So, let me focus my attention on those at the opposite end of your spectrum. Any guesses, non-movie buffs? Who are they? What do they symbolize? What binds them together?
Kudos to those who can figure out what the mentioned images imply, and for those not able to figure out, let me open up the chamber of the secret for you. All the four said pictures represent fictional characters from the movie, a record-breaking 2018 American superhero film.
A tree-like Humanoid, a person who can see the future, an android and avenger created using ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, a king whose strength is enhanced via a heart-shaped flower: All these descriptions if promulgated in real life, would be a technological marvel taking our universe to a whole new level. Wouldn’t it be thought-provoking?
Wouldn’t it be brilliant if such technological creations helped India uplift its millions of citizens out of poverty and overcome social, environmental, and technological backwardness?
Now let me introduce you to a technical buzzword: The fourth industrial revolution. Modern-day technologies like Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, 3D Printing, Machine Learning, Robotics, and Data Science are in this era.
Behind these catchy words lies the main question:
When and how will the technology rule the roost in India?
Recently, the government of Andhra Pradesh used Blockchain technology to digitalize land records, subsidy programs, and vehicle registration. Taking the cue from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Telangana governments declared their intention of using Blockchain for governance. With such encouragement, we hope to see our future governance model based on the secured Blockchain technology.
This would address financial mismanagement, subsidy leakages, cyber threats, and most help in tackling corruption in our nation. Recently, our ranking in the corruption index fell from 79th to a dismal 81st position, and one study revealed that our country loses approximately $1 trillion annually due to corruption. Just imagine $1 trillion saved from corruption entering our economy.
Meet Sophia: a HUMANOID ROBOT developed and activated in 2015 by a Hong Kong-based company. Often defined as a chatbot with a face, the creation of Sophia could open the door for Robotics in the world. Though robotics is a very nascent industry in India, this industry can create a boom for automation, a technology by which a process or work gets completed without human assistance, and artificial intelligence, a thought process demonstrated by machines, in contrast to human intelligence in India. Driverless trains, precision irrigation, remote sensing, medical diagnosis, etc., are upcoming focus areas for central government, which would use automation and AI soon.
India Using Artificial Intelligence
Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line will be India’s first driverless metro. The future for this technology will be bright if Delhi metro’s pilot project succeeds.
Precision irrigation: A boost for Indian farmers at a time when the future for agriculture is in the doldrums.
Take a look at the above picture and guess the peculiarity.
Some of you might have guessed it right, robots being used in automobile factory but specifically saying this photo is Maruti Suzuki’s Gurugram factory. According to official sources, Maruti Suzuki uses 7,500 robots in their Gurugram and Manesar plants. Due to the labor-centric focus of Indian industries, popularising automation would take time. However, with customers becoming more advanced and specific in their needs, involving robotics in-floor shops definitely would have a bright future.
Last but not least, the technology that is more popular than the ones mentioned above is the Internet of Things (IoT). In layman’s terms, it is a network of home appliances, physical devices, vehicles, and other items embedded with software, hardware, sensors, and internet connectivity to exchange look at a video to see how IoT works.