Have you ever noticed how technological advancements are speeding up to the point where you can't keep up? Well that is something that is showing no signs of slowing down, whether its a good thing or bad thing, the future is coming to us thicker and faster than anyone anticipated. Here are 25 mind blowing ways our society will change over the next 50 years. Buckle up!
1. There will be more cell phones than human beings
Sylicon india reported last year that the number of active cell phones will reach 7.3 billion by 2014 and thus there will be more cell phones than humans.
2. People will be fluent in every language
Right now Darpa and Google are racing to perfect instant translation. Sooner than most of us might think, your smart phone will allow you to understand and speak Greek, Chinese and many others without even knowing the language
3. Privacy will become almost impossible
Already, many women int he US are hiring private detectives to check up on their boyfriends and getting the information is becoming easier thanks to data banks packed with information about peoples personal finances, employment medical history and more.
4. Our clothes will clean themselves
Engineers in China have developed an titanium dioxide coating that helps cotton shed stains and bacteria. So ten years from now, when you want to clean your favourite T shirt, all you will need to do is step out in the sun.
5. There will be no more national debt
Simply put, there will come a point when across the globe younger generations will no longer accept living under tyranny and refuse to pay the debt that the older generation had built up.
6. Airplanes of the future will be windowless
A British Aro space firm recently release images of its windowless plane concept, which will make the flying experience a more amazing one.
7. The U.S.A won't lead the world anymore
If you compare the current geo political scene with that of the 80s and 90s when America was the sole super power, we will easily see that countrys like China and Russia are going head to head with the US in fields such as science, technology, politics and military power.
8. The Chinese economy will be the biggest in the world
According to many economists, by early 2015 China will have a population three and a ha;f times bigger than that of the united states. China will become to undisputed economic driving force of the world
9. Energy Will cost way more than it does now
According to many experts, the energy of the future will 30% more expensive than it is now. This will be due to the sheer amount of tech and the amount of energy we will need to power that tech.
10. Cyber sex will most likely become a global trend
Our current sexual freedom will be nothing compared to the one our descendants will experience. Cyber sex will become one of the mots profitable forms of our future entertainment.
11. Russia will become a global food super power
When experts talk about the coming food security crisis, the date the fixate upon is 2030, by then our population total will be 9 billion and we will need to be producing 50% more food than we are now. As climate change takes hold of countries that where producing wheat and corn, the shift will go to countries north of the globe.
12. World population will experience a dramatic growth
The current world population of 7.2 billion is expected to increase to over 1 billion over the next 12 years and reach 9.6 billion by 2050.
13. Mass unemployment will be a worldwide problem
Today many developed countries are seeing many skilled workers are remaining unemployed for years, the constant evolution of technology from analogue to digital means that many jobs that where once done by humans are now done by machines
14. Soldiers will use exo-skeletons to enhance performance
If you are a fan of iron man, then you maybe a excited to know that soldiers will end up looking like super heros - well probably not really good news the.
15. Space travel will become affordable as round trip plane
Within 30 years from now, NASA and the European space agency promised to make space travel a reality for millions around the world.
16. Contact lenses will offer us Robocop vision
In the future, acheiving super human eye sight will be as simple as placing a soft lens on our eyes. Early protoypes feature wireless and LEDs but circuits soon will e able to be grafted on to small flexible circuits like contact lenses, enabling zooming, night vision and data retrieval.
17. Global cluture will be forced on everybody
According to many thinkers and sociologists, there is a great danger that our continual anti racism will transform into a racist and fascist in itself. Those who are defining themselves as anti racists are trying more and more to force their views on others and that the solution to violence and racism is a single global culture.
18. We will defeat the most fatal diseases of the 20th cent
Medical and scientific circles guarantee us that in 20 to 30 years people will look back and say, 'wow...people really died from those diseases?'
19. The economy in most of the world will be cash free
Cash has been the king of trade in economy for many years but all this is about to change dramatically in the next few decades. Why? Well they say for security reasons, since many stores, governments and banks have been tired of being robbed by armed thieves and tax dodgers ripping them off repeatedly - well, at least that is the narrative.
20. Climate change will finally start hurting us
We have been hearing for years now how mother nature will seek revenge for all the pollution and waste we have dumped on the planet since the industrial revolution. The temperature is expected to rise in the next decade rapidly, which will be a result of the final tipping point
21. Organ Donations will be a thing of the past
With the amazing benefits of cloning and the wide horizons it opens up for the future, most scientists agree that the mass creation of human organs is just a matter of time.
22. We will feel less healthy
Life expectancy is rising but in the future we will feel more fragile than we did in the past, due to the fact we will be required by the digital age to use our mind more than our bodies
23. Microchips will be implanted in our bodies
Its believed that by 2080 and in most high tech countries, a chip will be implanted in parts of our bodies that will serve as combination of credit card, phone, passport, drivers licence and so on. Thus nobody will have to worry about loosing their credit cards or passport every again, but of course will be under 24hr hour surveillance and control.
24.People will live much longer
Biologists have assured us that the first person who will live to 150 years old was born in 2014
25.The world most likely wont be a better place
Regardless of all the medical and scientific advancements, if the world continues to ignore spiritual growth, it will become a combination of hell and 1984 on steroids.