About 30 years ago, the PC made its way into everyday life. Since then, he has changed our life and society significantly. But how will the digital reality be in another 30 years? From Smart Home to Smart Living – Experts have made a prognosis for the year 2050.
Here are the visions how our future will look alike:
Robots are omnipresent:
In all likelihood, billions of robots have joined the billions of people on Earth, who will relieve us from tiresome and heavy work. Humanity will focus on further improving the software for the robots. Today, we are developing apps in the IT industry, but in the future, we will develop companies which will be looking after robot software.
Man and machine merge:
At the same time, especially in medicine, the border between man and machine becomes permeable. In 2045, we will manufacture and transplant electronically controlled artificial organs and prostheses. Tiny nano-robots selectively deliver drugs in our bodies or perform minor procedures on their own. Smart sensors are monitoring our health, which store the data in cloud-based storage accessible to physicians. All this will significantly increase life expectancy.
Smart Home does routine tasks:
The home environment will change as well. Smart Home automatically takes care of the daily duties, be it the supply of water and energy, or the refrigerator does not empty. Residents can concentrate on having enough money in their bank account to settle their bills.
Our digital alter egos are developing in 2050 and network in a self-regulated worldwide infrastructure. This system takes care of the livelihoods on earth and the distribution of resources. It protects against armed conflicts and organizes humanitarian actions. Moderator rights and thus the most influence on the system have the most active and successful users.
3D printers – Fast and Cheap:
Gone is the time of boring, industrial mass-produced goods. Whether crockery or clothing, with 3D printers everyone can make their household items or garments and make their own. But that will also apply to the building materials of our homes.
PC is replacing by smart devices:
The PC, the father of the IT boom that began 30 years ago, has its remaining 30 years and can only be visited in the museum. He is being replaced by a large number of highly specialized, smart devices that are taking over their current functions. This also applies, for example, to companies: instead of the employees who now keep their books on the PC, tomorrow there will be specialized, company-controlled servers that can independently evaluate the corresponding electronic documents.
The rapid development of IT does not make it easy to predict exactly how the world will look in three decades. And yet it turns out that our technologies are getting smarter every year and people need to keep up with this.
Whatever the world will be like in 30 years, we should start making it more comfortable and safer. With the smart home, we also will have to be smart. Technology gives us the tools for that. Whether we use them for good or evil is up to us alone.
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