Every year, scientists around the world develop dozens of new technologies, but only a few of them really become in demand and change the world for the better. In this review, we will look at the most promising technologies to keep an eye on in 2022.
Volcanoes regularly eject dust and ash into the upper atmosphere. They have a cooling effect – for example, the eruption of the Philippine volcano Pinatubo in 1991 cooled the Earth by 0.5 ° C for several years. Solar geoengineering, which is actively developing today, can do the same. This science studies ways to control solar radiation. In 2022, a group of scientists from Harvard expects to conduct an experiment called SCoPEx. The essence of the experiment is to launch a balloon into the stratosphere, which will drop 2 kg of unnamed material. After that, scientists will measure how it reacts to solar energy and dissipates it.
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In 2022, the Jones Food Company plans to open the world’s largest vertical farm in the UK at 13,750 m². The American company AeroFarms plans to do the same. Vertical farms allow you to grow greens indoors using a variety of technologies. Thanks to this, you can save up to 95% of water compared to conventional farming. Vertical farms require less space and, thanks to air control, pests do not get inside, and there is no need to resort to pesticides to control them.
Perhaps space tourism is one of the technologies that extreme lovers around the world are most looking forward to. In 2021, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, and Elon Musk’s SpaceX sent civilian crews into space for the first time. In 2022, all three companies hope to attract more passengers. It is expected that this type of business will bring huge money to companies, because already now there are a huge number of people who want to fly to Costa. At the same time, people are ready to pay large sums for such entertainment. According to statistics, one of the most extreme entertainment is betting, for example, at 20Bet. However, space tourism will clearly become a more extreme way to actively spend time.
Delivery by drones
Today, in many countries of the world there are deliveries of products from the supermarket, ready-made food and cafes and restaurants, and various goods from stores. However, the Irish startup Manna has developed a new type of delivery of goods – using a drone. Today, it already delivers books, food, and medicine to County Galway by air. In the future, the company plans to expand throughout the country and the UK. Wing, a subsidiary of Google, is also testing drone delivery in the US and Finland. And Bulgarian startup Dronamics plans to deploy drones to transport cargo between 39 European airports.