Windmill technology has increased exponentially over the past few decades. It has been around for a long time in many forms. It started with windmills designed for use in grain milling and production. Contemporary designs are used mostly for harnessing energy in the form of electricity. The technology has impacted our society in several ways.
The first way it has impacted us is the ability to increase efficiency in the manufacturing of grain and other consumables. Hundreds of years ago we developed this technology in order to manufacture more and put less stress on the people who were currently performing the job that the windmill would soon replace.
The second way windmills have impacted us is with the creation of an energy source that emits no greenhouse gases. It has become part of a great initiative to preserve the environment. The benefits of this kind of technology are far reaching and will ensure a healthy planet for our families and generations to come.
In the future I see windmill technology advancing at a rate far greater than ever expected. We will use this technology for many things in the future, such as self-contained cities and towns, residential communities, government buildings, setting up mission camps, remote installations, highway heating, infrastructure heating and cooling needs and so much more.
The technology will continue to advance unless the material costs skyrocket or another technology has greater benefits at a lower cost financially and environmentally. With the way the all technological advances of the past century have changed and redefined our entire world I would expect to see something surpass the current technology. Only time will tell.