You ask yourself, “How does this affect me?”
Here, we look at the top three technological breakthroughs for 2022 and how they will positively impact you and your daily life.
- The first breakthrough on our list today is the set transition to proof of stake of one of the most popular, if not the most popular, cryptocurrencies, second only to bitcoin – Ethereum. What does this mean? Well, cryptocurrency runs on the blockchain, and the current methods that make it possible to “mine” blocks are so energy-consuming that they have caused significant concerns from environmentalists. This shifting of process from the traditional mining to proof of stake is projected to cut costs by about 99%. What this means for you might be a more “nature-friendly” image of cryptocurrency and might be what you need to capitalize on in this growing industry.
- The second thing on this list is a recently approved malaria vaccine produced by GlaxoSmithKline known as RTS, S, or Mosquirix. The World Health Organization recently approved and advertised the large-scale use of the vaccine in areas known to have moderate-high malaria transmission rates. Now, what does this mean for you exactly? Although mainly focused on the sub-Saharan regions of the world, it still accounts for 600,000 deaths each year, and the risk of acquiring it is still high even if you are in an urbanized area. The development and approval of this vaccine are set to reduce transmission rates, especially among children ages 13 and below. This could be that extra bit of protection you want against a deadly, transmissible, and undetectable foe.
- The last item to make it onto the list concerns a global problem that has long been recognized and has had multiple solutions over the past year and even decade. With that problem being the global CO2 emissions that threaten to speed up global warming past its natural rate, recent advances have birthed the largest carbon removal factory. Located in a facility just outside Reykjavik, Iceland, it is set to remove and capture 4,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the air. What’s even more attractive about these plants is that they run on the readily available geothermal energy located close to the facilities themselves, making the process a virtually carbon-free zone. Now, what does this mean for you? This ensures better air quality for people now and in the future. Steps and efforts like these that aim to better the environment for years automatically positively impact your lives, and we don’t know it yet.