A drug for aging and an Internet that never penetrates … technological breakthroughs in 2020


It is expected that a list of ten achievements in the field of technological progress will make a big difference in the current year 2020 and solve many of the problems that people face, according to the American “Technology Review” website.

Anti-piracy internet

Later this year, Dutch researchers will complete a quantitative Internet among a number of Dutch cities.

The Internet, based on quantum physics, enables secure communication by its nature, messages sent through this network will be non-compromising.

Medicine agrees with each person’s genes

New drugs are being designed to treat unique genetic mutations.

For example, a child in a hopeless health condition, who has no treatment, may change in the future, thanks to new categories of drugs that can be adapted to a person’s genes for genetic repair.

Digital money

Last June, Facebook revealed a “global digital currency” called Libera. The idea sparked a backlash and may never fire Libra, at least not in the way originally envisioned.

But it still makes a difference: just days after the Facebook announcement, an official from the People’s Bank of China implicitly indicated that it would accelerate the development of its own digital currency in response.

Now China is preparing to become the first major economy to issue a digital version of its money, which it intends to replace with cash.

Anti-aging drugs

Medicines that try to treat diseases by targeting the body’s natural aging process have shown promising hopes.

The first wave of testing for a new class of anti-aging medicine has started in humans.

These medications will not allow you to live longer (yet) but they aim to treat specific diseases by slowing or reversing an essential process of aging.

It works by removing some of the cells that accumulate with age.

The molecules that AI detects

Molecules that can be converted into life-saving drugs are baffling in size: Researchers estimate the number to be around 1060. This is more than all the atoms in the solar system, and provides almost unlimited chemical capabilities, if chemists can find the atoms worthy of them, which is difficult Until now.

But it is possible, with artificial intelligence tools large databases of existing molecules and their properties can be explored.

Huge constellations of satellites

We can now build and launch tens of thousands of satellites into orbit simultaneously.

Including satellites, which can provide the Internet to any nearby device.

SpaceX alone wants four times more satellites in this decade than humans have launched since Sputnik’s launch.

These huge constellations can teach us how to make small moons at the lowest cost.

Quantitative excellence

Google provided the first clear evidence of a quantum computer superior to a classic computer.

Quantum computers store and process data in a totally different way than the one we are all used to.

In theory, it can address specific categories of problems that even the most powerful classical devices take thousands of years to solve.

Miniature artificial intelligence

We can now run strong AI algorithms on our phones.

Artificial intelligence currently has a problem: In seeking to build more powerful algorithms, researchers use more data and computing power, and this limits the speed and privacy of artificial intelligence applications.

But there is a new trend of AI that might change that.

Technology giants and academic researchers are working on new algorithms capable of large computational power with less energy and smaller physical space.

Differential privacy

In 2020, the US government had a huge task ahead: collecting data on the country’s 330 million people while maintaining their anonymity.

So the statistics office started to inject inaccurate information, or what is called “noise”, into the data.

It may make some people younger and others older, the more noise that is pumped, the more difficult it becomes to identify.

Differential privacy is a mathematical technique that makes this process strict by measuring the amount of increases in privacy when adding noise.

This method is already used by companies like “Apple” and “Facebook” to collect the collected data without identifying specific users.

Climate change ratios

Researchers can now measure the role of climate change in severe weather.

By separating the role of climate change from other factors, studies tell us about the types of risks we need to prepare for, including the amount of expected floods and the intensity of heat waves that will worsen as global warming increases.


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