We know that technology advances and evolves by leaps and bounds and the constant launch of products, materials, techniques, and trends that arise as the years go by, create a huge series of possibilities, uses and applications that have not yet existed, which can change the course of the world and the way of seeing things. In fact, humanity also evolves and undergoes changes, thanks to those who manage to produce elements that make life much simpler, and make possible what previously seemed impossible …
Surely the elevators of the future will be somewhat different from those we know today. In addition to security and comfort, they will also evolve in terms of design, efficiency, accessibility and user interaction. Taking into account the new technologies that have been emerging and will emerge throughout the year, and applying them in our elevators we can imagine and create in our mind what the elevators of tomorrow might be like.
To access the elevator cabin, the user should only approach the entrance and the elevator would recognize the person by facial, ocular or finger recognition so that the doors would open before him. Once inside the cabin, the elevator would recognize and obey our commands through the voice or any other physical feature recognizable by the elevator.
Natural user interface (NUI):
Thanks to this technology we can interact with our elevator without the need of buttons or any other physical element. Through gestural movements, voice or thought, we can indicate to the elevator the floor we want to go to, the speed of the trip, call the technician in case of breakdown …
The elevators would use 100% renewable and clean energy, with optimum energy efficiency for their use, without leaving any carbon footprint in our atmosphere. Electricity consumption and the economic cost would be lower, which would also improve the living conditions of developing countries.
Clean Transportation Energy:
Based on the “Hyperloop” project (a clean transport that would allow us to travel from San Francisco to New York in 1 hour) devised by Tesla Elon Musk , we could travel at much faster speeds using magnetic levitation. A technology that would not only make shorter journeys, but would allow the construction of much higher buildings without the repercussion of taking too long to travel from the first floor to the last. We must also take into account the great savings in steel and materials that we would save on cables and various mechanisms, while increasing the safety of the lift, since it would eliminate the resistance present in steel and alloy cables.
Connection in the cloud:
In the future, everything will be connected to broadband Internet, with speeds much higher than the current ones. We can access online content from the elevator itself and it will adapt the content to us so that we can inform ourselves of what interests us during the journey.
Once inside the cabin and after the elevator recognized us by biometric access, the interior of the cabin will adapt to the user, modifying the environment and light, making appear seats, showing different images on the walls, adapting the ambient music of the elevator to our tastes … If inside the cabin there was more than one user, the elevator would create an environment adapted to all of them.
Artificial Intelligence (AI):
The lift will know how to recognize and act according to our actions, orders, emotions … Adapting and personalizing the journey to our liking, and staying attentive to us and transport creating an intelligent elevator that will know how to act perfectly in any situation.
Can you imagine that the lift is repaired only immediately without the need for long waits or the intervention of a technician? Or that any dirt or damage disappeared from our elevator, leaving it always as good as new? Thanks to nanotechnology combined with AI this will be possible since we can manipulate the molecular structures and their atoms.
All this amount of computer and technological processes that will be able to realize the elevators of tomorrow, will be in part, thanks to the quantum computers. Unlike binary computers, in which the bits must be in state 1, or state 0, computers with quantum technology use superposition to allow all states between 0 and 1, allowing much processing faster.