what is the future In 2018, you don't have to pay a few bucks for a crystal ball fortune teller or a dog-eared copy of Isaac Asimov to try to see the future. No, today we have futurists. Typically, these are deeply educated fortune tellers who rely as much on data and trend lines as they do on their imagination to form a picture of what life will be like many years from now.
So what will the world look like in 100 years? We spoke to several of themFuturisticto get an idea of what life will be like a century from now. So read on, climb into our DeLorean and enjoy these details of what life will be like 100 years from now.
The telecommunications infrastructure is being phased out
Scott Amyx, author ofChallenge yourself: How the most uncomfortable things lead to success, which will be released next month, predicts that we will see a new form of communication through quantum mechanics in the next century.
"We are already testing the distribution of quantum keys from space to Earth instantaneously, almost at the speed of light," he says. “The future will not have cell towers or fiber optic cables. Data can be instantly transmitted anywhere without traditional telecommunications infrastructure. The next 100 years will be the age of quantum computing.” Has your mind exploded yet? If not, take a look20 crazy facts that will surprise you.
You will live multiple lifetimes in the "multiverse."
Who needs a single existence when you can have several at the same time? every fan ofstrange doctorknow this concept of coexistence of parallel worlds. But over the next century, according to Amyx, they will move from the virtual to the real, for better or for worse.
“On any given day, we can hop in and out of multiple virtual worlds through immersive VR/mixed reality with a direct path to neurons through a combination of VR/contacts and a semi-invasive brain-computer interface,” says Amyx. “This means that depending on the virtual world we enter, we can have different socioeconomic statuses and social roles. Some may choose to live almost exclusively in virtual worlds, ushering in the opioid era of the virtual mind.” And for some amazing facts about today's technology, here they are.20 crazy facts about your smartphone you never knew.
we will be more communal
According to Rohit Talwar, Global Futurist, Founder and CEO of , the top-down approach to government will shift to a more democratic, community-centric approachfast future. Citizens receive some services such as food, education, utilities and transportation for free and feel more involved in their community.
"Old notions like governance have been replaced by community decision-making, and the community as a whole now owns the intellectual property of all new advances in science and technology," says Talwar. “The community is also a 50% shareholder in all companies and returns are reinvested based on community-determined priorities. You can still work if you want, but no one has a job, we just play different roles in society and in society. - Organizing by activities is how most things are done. And to get along better with your future neighbor, try withThe best way to make new friends.
Life expectancy and education are increasing
Talwar also sees life expectancy rising to "150 years or more", meaning there is "plenty of time to try anything we'd like to do". Expect not just traditional education as we understand it, but more lifelong learning and a focus on “maximizing the talents and potential of the individual”.
Talwar adds that educational centers such as schools, colleges and universities are becoming more central (and free) to the community, with courses being taught 24/7 in person or virtually. And if you're fighting for a not-so-free college education right now, get on with these20 Things Your College Professor Won't Tell You.
Your credit history will be a physical part of you.
Alexander D. Lopatine, Managing Director ofFintech Advantage, Paladin fs, expects every payment and transaction to be recorded forever in some kind of "universal ledger".
"Everyone would be chipped immediately after birth," he predicts. “The transactions would be viewed through a lens attached to your retina. Your credit rating would fluctuate constantly based on every transaction or life event recorded in the ledger.”
So when you buy a loan, you're immediately qualified and given offers from multiple lenders with a rate calculated at the time, based not only on finances but also on health data that is "constantly submitted and added to the ledger." and credit score ." Hey, one more reason to learnHow to handle money much better.
AI will become a part of you
Even before a baby leaves the hospital, sensors and possibly even actuators are installed on it, enabling health monitoring, geolocation and more. That's the prediction of Chris Nielsen, founder and executive vice president of experience design at a technology company.increasemore than futuristic.
“While these improvements are daunting or unnecessary today, the benefits of this symbiotic relationship between humans and technology in terms of health, safety and comfort will be manifold,” says Nielsen. “Sensors as small as blood cells travel through the body's bloodstream, detecting health risks and automatically reporting them as a precautionary measure. Thanks to the tracking ability of the sensors, parents always know exactly where their children are.”
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Privacy concerns will develop
"What about privacy?" you can ask. Well, Nielsen suggests that 100 years from now it will be a lot less important than it is today (and it's already a lot less important today than it was a decade ago).
“Privacy will continue to be a major concern going forward, but the benefits will slowly start to outweigh the risks in public opinion,” he says.
Automation will increase
The automation we've seen in manufacturing will spill over into many other career fields, says Nielsen. Self-driving cars will replace professional drivers and truckers, automated payment options will replace cashiers and ATMs, and so on.
"This means that citizens without specialist training will have a hard time finding a job," says Nielsen. "This macroeconomic shift means that governments will begin to consider and soon approve various forms of Universal Basic Income (UBI). It is too early to predict how this will play out, it is believed to be in 100 years spread worldwide."
Colonization on other planets will have begun
Once the subject of science fiction, colonies on distant planets have become less insane in recent years, especially as the cost and access to space travel has become increasingly accessible and democratic.
"We will live on other planets and probably in other galaxies," predicts Chris Nicholson, CEO of an artificial intelligence/deep learning company.sky spirit. "Think about how close we are now to sending humans to Mars with SpaceX."
"100 years from now, there will be some form of permanent human 'colony' living and working on the moon that will serve as a launching pad for efforts elsewhere, and there will likely be some smaller form of permanent base on Mars as well," he said suggests. "The push to become a multiplanetary species has already begun and will continue to evolve in 100 years." And for more mind-blowing insights, watch these30 facts you always believed weren't true
Colonization will be a private matter
Speaking of colonization, Steve Wells, operations manager atfast future, expects a full exit from the government-coordinated space race on March 20IsCentury, and instead the private sector will drive things forward.
"Both the Moon and Mars have become launching points for autonomous missions in the Solar System as the search for and commercialization of other planets accelerates," he predicts, hoping that both the Moon and Mars "thrive with corporate governance." become.
Abundance will reign
Wells also hopes that 100 years from now the world will be an age of plenty "where technology has been deployed for the benefit of society, where goods and services are essentially free across a series of nation-states and interlocking commercial/political blocs". . Control and regulation systems harmonized with reasonable success".
However, Wells expects some nation-states to continue struggling to make progress, especially as the pace picks up.
We will survive with a little help from our robots
As Siri and now Alexa and Echo quickly become ubiquitous, the average person will soon be able to buy their own robots, maybe even duplicates of themselves, to complete tasks they never seem to have time for during the day.
"When we need to work, each person has multiple robotic clones that learn to imitate them, and that person leads their own group of clones to complete a task," says Nicholson. Until then, have fun with it.20 Fun Things to Ask Your Amazon Alexa
Let's forget how to drive
“By 2118, almost all personal travel will be powered by autonomous vehicles (AV),” predicts David Tal, President ofQuantenrunningForecasting, a strategic forecasting agency. “We are already seeing the foundations for this technology taking shape in all parts of the developed world. And the competition between China and the United States for dominance in the AV industry will make the adoption of this technology much faster than expected, people are waiting."
TVs (and other gadgets) will be long gone
Tal also hopes that many of the gadgets and electronics, even furniture and decorations, that we regularly interact with today are things of the distant past.
“For example, the augmented reality (AR) glasses of the future will be so advanced that after you ask the AI in your home to play the latest Netflix series, your augmented reality glasses will instantly display a fully realistic, floating flat screen materializes the sky, air before you". Remember the screen can be as big as you want," he says.
In fact, the furniture itself becomes virtual, or at least its appearance.
"Any piece of furniture or home decor that doesn't carry weight can be fully scanned, so your home decor can go from modern to rustic to Mediterranean and back again with a simple voice command," he says.
We'll be a lot smarter
All of this education that Talwar predicted will be further enhanced by our naturally (or genetically) enhanced intelligence, Tal predicts.
"Future generations of people living in this year will also greatly increase their intelligence through genetic engineering and through direct interface with a machine or a wireless internet connection," he says. "Such a society of geniuses (compared to today) will lead to a completely new social structure that is not yet foreseeable today."
Let's stabilize at 11 billion people
This is the number of world citizens in whichNicolau Badminton,As a futurist, researcher and author, he hopes that the world will stabilize. He predicts that 90% of these people will live in cities with "megaall buildings" of 100 stories or more that are powered by 100% renewable energy.
"The world will function with systems, sensors, cameras, artificial intelligence and autonomous infrastructure," he says.
Collaboration will dominate
While the world may seem like a troubled place, it's certainly more cooperative than it was 50 or 100 years ago. Badminton hopes this will continue as governments work more closely together as they "plan for more population movement and wealth distribution. We will move towards a world of equality and abundance."
He hopes to record efforts likeThe Venus Project, in which war, poverty, hunger, debt and suffering are increasingly reduced.
The ocean will call us
As the colonization of the Moon and Mars increases, so will the colonization of the ocean, according to Badminton.
"We're going to see 1% migrating to offshore communities outside of the jurisdiction," he predicts.
"They call it seasteading and the mobilization has already started."
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Health is put above everything
Health care is becoming more sophisticated and successful in extending and improving life, but it is also likely to fall into the traditional categories of rich and poor that we see in so many other things.
"AI immune systems that recognize and eliminate threatening bodies, including mutant cells, have virtually eradicated cancer and other incurable diseases, but only for the super-rich," said Mika Skarp, Founder and CTO ofcloud roadand Founding President ofFor WiMAX. "Of course, there is a thriving black market for these treatments, and they are proving to be one of the most valuable products of their kind." And to stay sane without robots, try to avoid them20 everyday habits that increase the risk of cancer.
We will reach the singularity
Scott AmyxHopethat we will reach a point where technology and artificial intelligence will “overtake human intelligence and control,” with machines passing the Turing AI test by 2029, and shortly thereafter our own intelligence will have merged with the machines we create.
"Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) or the strong AI community agree that this is plausible, although they differ greatly in time to reach the singularity, and most leading AI researchers doubt that progress will be rapid." will be,” says Amix. "But in 100 years or so it's very plausible." And if you still want it to be a fair fight, give these a try13 tips for a sharper brain.
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