Modern technology has completely revolutionized the way people perceive the world. Tech has given birth to incredible tools and resources, thus putting people’s most useful information at their fingertips. Such revolution has made life easier, faster, better, and more fun.
What about the future of technology? Well, it’ll be even more interesting than what’s happening right now. Let’s move forward and see how technology is going to transform life in years to come, and how people will take advantage of all this.
The world is going to witness revolutions brought about by modern tech in the upcoming years. These revolutions will far outweigh the reality that the world has been experienced so far. E.g., soon, each housing unit is expected to generate its own energy. Of course, this is only one simple example of the things anticipated over the next years.
Technology creates a powerful potential that’s not going to stop transforming the way people live today. People all over the world have already experienced how technology has changed their life. In fact, tech has changed everything in life – education, habits, ambitions, and much more.
Tech has changed the way people communicate and date, watch TV, pay bills, and transfer money. So, it’s no wonder that in the world of today, people can’t imagine their life without technologies such as televisions, mobile phones, computers, and other devices. No one can deny that the revolution of technology is beneficial to humans for more than one reason. Below you can read what you can expect in the years to come.
Futurist Ray Kurzweil notes that close to 2045 our lives will be dramatically changed. At this point, computers, or rather artificial intelligence (AI), will surpass humans.
AI is going to transform the whole world, and the way you live. The signs are already here. Artificial intelligence is already sowing its seeds in “virtually” everything you do – context-aware web search, autonomous cars, drone delivery, Siri answering your emails, and Google’s Virtual Assistant booking appointments for you.
Let’s look at some tech predictions for the world in 2050:
- Nanobots Plugging Brains Straight into the Cloud
This is one of the future developments the world is going to witness. As a result, people will be able to enjoy full immersion virtual reality from within the nervous system. It will be possible to expand people’s neocortex in the cloud.
- AI “Bringing Back” Your Relatives
Around 2050, it’ll be possible to send nanobots into people’s brains to extract memories of loved ones. If this gets augment with a DNA sampling of the deceased, it’ll be possible to build a convincing virtual version of the deceased.
- Internet of Things (IoT) Technology Transforming Product Designs
According to Forbes, you’ll find the Internet of Things technology in almost all (95%) of electronics for new product designs by the year 2020. By 2050, just everything is projected to be connected to the cloud and to the internet.
- Traveling Through Space
Space tourism is going to be a reality in 2050 but not for everyone: only for the very rich. Rocket companies such as Blue Origin and SpaceX will make space tourism feasible.
- Self -Driving Cars
Self-driving cars won’t only reduce traffic, thus cutting the number of deaths and injuries, but also lead to changes in people’s lifestyles. People will be able to spend more time on themselves. Beyond that, a number of other factors, including the higher level of comfort coming from self-driving cars and shared transportation, will impact where people will want to live.
- Charging Devices Using the Power of Plants
Forests will be able to serve as the energy stations of the future. By the way, now, it’s already possible: e.g., clean-tech company Bioo is generating electricity from the photosynthesis of plants.
- Ocean Thermal Energy as a Source of 100% Renewable Energy
Ocean thermal energy is one of the largest renewable energy sources in the world. Currently, Bluerise is working on making an energy breakthrough by generating utility-scale electricity through Ocean thermal energy conversion.
It’s expected to surpass fossil fuel-based generation, as well as other renewables requiring storage and grid balancing. This is going to be a game changer in the future, and people will be able to enjoy this type of energy day and night, throughout the year.
- Drone Solution Discovering Untouched Areas of the World
There are some areas deep in underground mines that can’t be accessed now. However, companies like Inkonova have started working on building drones that can fly, drive, climb, as well as scan zones and create a 3D map of them with the help of laser technology. Advanced aerial robotics technology will help people access any area untouched by man-made infrastructure in the years to come.
- Changes in the Job Market
The world is undergoing changes faster than ever before. According to some viewpoints, 50% of the jobs currently existing in the world will disappear in 2050.
E.g., according to a report by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, almost 1/3 of UK jobs are likely to get affected by the 2030s. According to John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, jobs that are more manual or routine that can effectively be programmed are the most at risk.
Hawksworth further notes that jobs that require more of a human touch, such as health and education, won’t get too much affected. It’s important for employers to create an engaging learning culture at work that’ll empower their employees to improve their professionalism so to better adapt to the ever-evolving and changing world.
The lack of today’s advanced technology solutions would keep life away from the ease and convenience people enjoy today. The impacts of technology on life are going to become more and more improved with time. So, you can’t do without adapting to the technology that exists in the world you live. Evolving with the technology that’s there, you’ll be able to live your life in a comfortable manner, which will bring in a wide variety of benefits to you as a result!