New technologies like 3D printing have seen architects going back to the drawing board and opening new doors for traditional materials. Timber laminate is now envisioned to play an integral part in building higher and lighter, and researchers are aiming for these advances to become a part of construction sites within the next five years.
What about green energy sources? Take solar, for example. SunRun, Vinvint Solar and Tesla are leaders of the solar tech race and are not only making next generation of green energy affordable to households, but plan to integrate their capabilities with smart household abilities, like activating the use of solar power by phone for a warm shower.
Perhaps in the near future, we can replicate how the Karez Well system in China allows people to work with, rather than against, the forces of nature to deliver their needs. Let's nurture what we touch. 5G should prove just the catalyst.
This article first appeared in the October 2019 issue of 360 News. You can download and read the full article here.