The Next Frontier: How Space-Age Tech Has Refined Our World
By Space Coast Daily // February 18, 2021
The space race has defined and redefined the world around us in many ways. In fact, unless you’re heavily invested in the industry (as we are), you may not know all the ways space exploration has change our world.
Yes, watching man walk on the moon in 1969 and Elon Musk launch a Tesla into space were profound moments for audiences. However, on a more practical level, space technology has influenced many aspects of our lives. From food to transport and entertainment, NASA spinoffs have made modern life easier and more enjoyable.
NASA Technology Has Made Our World Better
For example, if you check out this website by NASA, you’ll find over 2,000 spinoffs. Naturally, there are plenty of hi-tech offerings. However, you’ll also see things such as odor-eliminating shoe inserts.
Zorpads have taken NASA’s research into carbon cloth and turned it into a material that will filter particles and, therefore, smells. Odor-eating inserts might not change the world but they’re a practical invention that does make our lives a little bit more interesting.
The same is true in the entertainment sphere. Space documentaries and movies are great, but there are other examples of space changing the game.
If you browse this site, you’ll see a rundown of the top online casinos in New Zealand. Each one is given a star rating and you’re shown a few key facts on things such as the number of free bets you can get.
From there, you can read in-depth reviews about what each casino site offers in terms of features and products. It’s these features and products that have links to space-age technology.
We know that Google and IBM are providing artificial intelligence (AI) computer algorithms to NASA. These algorithms are being used to tackle everything from flight safety to efficiency. However, this type of technology is also being deployed by casino and gaming sites.
From AI to Flying Cars
Security and data analytics are two areas AI is having an impact. However, this technology is also advancing the way machines play games.
You can click here to read about Pluribus, an AI bot developed by Carnegie Mellon University. So advanced is this program that it learned how to play poker, master its fundamentals, and beat professional players. The bot was able to make decisions and refine its strategy based on its opponents.
This type of technology is now being used in the casino gaming sector and beyond. Moreover, it’s another example of how technology used by NASA has trickled down and found its way into some unlikely places.
If that’s not enough to convince you that space technology is changing the world around us, we only have to look at Tesla. Musk’s company is a separate entity to SpaceX. However, the billionaire is bringing the two together for the upcoming Roadster.
The car will not only do 0-60 in just over one second, Musk recently told Joe Rogan that it will hover. How? We don’t know. Why? Well, why not.
The highly-anticipated SpaceX package will make the Roadster a truly unique vehicle with a direct link to space. If that’s not something to get excited about, then we don’t know what is. Space is the final frontier but its impact on earth is certainly the next frontier for researchers and developers.