Significant Things That Will Certainly Happen In The Near Future
On 30th January 2018
Life is changing. New technology, new equipment, and new products come rapidly into our lives. What was unheard of for previous generations is already nothing unusual to us, and this transformation happens every day. We have picked a few items that are practically on our driveways already. And there’s a long-term bonus at the end.
It may be sci-fi at the moment, but never say never! Who knows? We may witness a human brain being connected to a computer sooner than we think.
Although it may sound like fantasy, it seems that this day is closer then we think. Just, please, don’t leave anyone on Mars.
Self-driving vehicles could be ubiquitous in the next 10 years.
Whether that comes in the form of a car is up for debate, Pearson said.
Pearson described a ride-sharing system where people would order "cheap steel boxes" that could drive people around. The pod-like system would be a more cost-effective driverless system than something complicated like a driverless car.
Still, with so many automakers and tech companies working self-driving cars, it does seem likely we could see one in use in a decade.
People could start using robots to do work around their house and provide companionship starting in 2030.
Whenever anybody has tried to predict the future, robots always come into it sooner or later.
With robots as an everyday occurrence in many industrial settings, it is becoming ever more likely that they will also invade our homes.
It's tempting to envision the domestic help robots of the 50s futurists, with humanoid bots rolling around our homes, cooking the dinner and letting the dog out, but the reality is probably going to be a bit more subtle.
Rather than just putting robots inside our houses, the next 20 years will probably see our houses themselves becoming more robotic. Smart homes will have technology woven throughout them, allowing us to connect, control and interface with our dwellings. The Internet of Things is already embedding technology in pretty much all of our belongings, and being able to connect everything to everything else and control it all from your phone is a trend that is set to continue.
Actual in-house robots are less likely to have four limbs and a face, in favor of a more device-based vision of the future. We are only just beginning to let go of our dreams of an all-purpose butler-bot, and are instead developing specialized devices to help us around the house. The internet's favourite Brave Little Hoover, the Roomba, is just the beginning of our relationship with automated home-help
Internet for everybody
No extra worries about Wi-Fi passwords or sluggish web! You will get to entry an extremely quick web connection wherever you might be. Elon Musk and Richard Branson are planning to cowl all the planet.
Painless tattoo removing
There are hundreds of individuals who say, “I wish I never did it!” a couple of tattoo, however the eradicating course of is expensive, painful, and infrequently leaves scars. A Canadian pupil developed a cream that stimulates the expansion of new cells as an alternative of the inked cells.
More and more people are shopping online now, and using drones seems to be a cheap and reliable method of delivery. Will we also have to invent drone traffic lights to avoid crashes?
The Human Body
Charles Darwin predicted that our body will change with time. Although he was mainly referring to the body parts which humans don’t need any longer, describing them as “useless, or nearly useless,” the bottom line is that the human body will change. If some parts disappear, perhaps other will appear. One day our bodies might develop extra features that will allow us to fly like birds, run like cheetahs, and swim like ducks. Remember — never say never!
'A vaccine will rid the world of Aids'
Within 25 years, the world will achieve many major successes in tackling the diseases of the poor.
Certainly, we will be polio-free and probably will have been for more than a decade. The fight to eradicate polio represents one of the greatest achievements in global health to date. It has mobilised millions of volunteers, staged mass immunisation campaigns and helped to strengthen the health systems of low-income countries. Today, we have eliminated 99% of the polio in the world and eradication is well within reach.
Vaccines that prevent diseases such as measles and rotavirus, currently available in rich countries, will also become affordable and readily available in developing countries. Since it was founded 10 years ago, the Gavi Alliance, a global partnership that funds expanded immunisation in poor countries, has helped prevent more than 5 million deaths. It is easy to imagine that in 25 years this work will have been expanded to save millions more lives by making life-saving vaccines available all over the world.
All sorts of things will just be sold in plain packages'
If I'd been writing this five years ago, it would have been all about technology: the internet, the fragmentation of media, mobile phones, social tools allowing consumers to regain power at the expense of corporations, all that sort of stuff. And all these things are important and will change how advertising works.
But it's becoming clear that what'll really change advertising will be how we relate to it and what we're prepared to let it do. After all, when you look at advertising from the past the basic techniques haven't changed; what seems startlingly alien are the attitudes it was acceptable to portray and the products you were allowed to advertise.
In 25 years, I bet there'll be many products we'll be allowed to buy but not see advertised – the things the government will decide we shouldn't be consuming because of their impact on healthcare costs or the environment but that they can't muster the political will to ban outright. So, we'll end up with all sorts of products in plain packaging with the product name in a generic typeface – as the government is currently discussing for cigarettes.
But it won't stop there. We'll also be nudged into renegotiating the relationship between society and advertising because over the next few years we're going to be interrupted by advertising like never before. Video screens are getting so cheap and disposable that they'll be plastered everywhere we go. And they'll have enough intelligence and connectivity that they'll see our faces, do a quick search on Facebook to find out who we are and direct a message to us based on our purchasing history.
At least, that'll be the idea. It probably won't work very well and when it does work it'll probably drive us mad. Marketing geniuses are working on this stuff right now, but not all of them recognize that being allowed to do this kind of thing depends on societal consent – push the intrusion too far and people will push back.
Society once did a deal accepting advertising because it seemed occasionally useful and interesting and because it paid for lots of journalism and entertainment. It's not necessarily going to pay for those things for much longer so we might start questioning whether we want to live in a Blade Runner world brought to us by Cillit Bang.
By 2035, most of the world's population will live in favelas. With that ever-expanding population of ours, the concept of a city will begin to lose its meaning. An urban sprawl, made up of a complex network of communities and forming a blanket of billions of people is likely to be how most people will live in the future.
It would be almost impossible to govern a system like this, but that doesn't mean that people won't try, creating odd municipal pockets here and there. The rise in urban gardening and agriculture will blur the lines between the city and the countryside even more, allowing the sprawl to extend even further into our suburbs and countryside.
This probably isn't in the immediate future for Britain, with its stable population and penchant for upholding the status quo, but cities in South America and across Asia are already well on the way to redefining what a city really is.
That's not to say that this kind of settlement wouldn't eventually emerge in Britain, but it would just take a long time, enough time, perhaps for a newer, even more different style of living to emerge that we haven't even imagine yet.
Google DeepMind is engaged on an wonderful system known as AI, which may do plenty of issues and even be taught numerous new abilities. AI even managed to beat the world’s primary participant in the sport Go. Is it the arrival of the Terminator?
Virtual reality could replace textbooks during the next decade
"You could take students to an environment in the past and show them what was happening, like watching a battle taking place," Pearson said. "You can explain that sort of thing more easily if they can see it happening, than if you are looking at a textbook."
Google's Expedition App already lets students take trips in VR to places like the Great Barrier Reef. The app first launched in beta form in September.
'Russia will become a global food superpower'
When experts talk about the coming food security crisis, the date they fixate upon is 2030. By then, our numbers will be nudging 9 billion and we will need to be producing 50% more food than we are now.
By the middle of that decade, therefore, we will either all be starving, and fighting wars over resources, or our global food supply will have changed radically. The bitter reality is that it will probably be a mixture of both.
Developed countries such as the UK are likely, for the most part, to have attempted to pull up the drawbridge, increasing national production and reducing our reliance on imports.
In response to increasing prices, some of us may well have reduced our consumption of meat, the raising of which is a notoriously inefficient use of grain. This will probably create a food underclass, surviving on a carb- and fat-heavy diet, while those with money scarf the protein.
The developing world, meanwhile, will work to bridge the food gap by embracing the promise of biotechnology which the middle classes in the developed world will have assumed that they had the luxury to reject.
In truth, any of the imported grain that we do consume will come from genetically modified crops. As climate change lays waste to the productive fields of southern Europe and North Africa, more water-efficient strains of corn, wheat, and barley will be pressed into service; likewise, to the north, Russia will become a global food superpower as the same climate change opens up the once frozen and massive Siberian prairie to food production.
The consensus now is that the planet does have the wherewithal to feed that huge number of people. It's just that some people in the west may find the methods used to do so unappetizing.
We're all well aware of 3D printing by now, you may even own something that was printed by one of these futuristic machines, but they're much more than a fun toy. Many experts believe that 3D printing is going to change the world.
As the technology improves and the price drops, a 3D printer could well become an everyday household item. The big implication of this is that products will be manufactured at or close to the point of their purchase or consumption. You would pay for the raw materials, the printer and the software to make certain items, but the cost of mass manufacture and shipping is eliminated.
There will probably even be free software downloads floating about the internet once the technology becomes commonplace, meaning we may be about the enter an age in which you can pirate a physical object.
This kind of system would completely change the face of manufacturing and basically restructure huge swathes of the economy.
It might take us back to an age of cottage industry, in which goods are made and sold on a domestic level. It would also usher in an age of innovation, allowing anyone to design and produce any product and experiment with prototypes with ease.
Scientists are also dabbling in using 3D printing technology in medicine. We would be able to construct incredible prosthetics, reconstruct human tissue and perhaps one day even print organs for transplantation.
Perhaps one day we'll have factories full of 3D printers printing 3D printers, and we will finally know that we have gone too far.
Our list could go on and on. The future is not written, and it is in our hands. Tell us in the comments what you think the world around us will be like in 50, 100, or 150 years.