How the World Will Look in 100 Years

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Have you ever wondered how the world will be in 100 years?

No one can know it from now, but highly-regarded scientists (physicists, biologists, sociologists) who study the evolution of the society, human life and the world in general make such kind of predictions based solely on scientific data. This is how the world might look in 100 years from now, according to their publications in scientific journals.

Embedded computers

According to futurologists Ian Pearson and Patrick Tucker, by 2050, the human body will be embedded with computers, at least in a big part of the population. By 2075, most of those living in the developed world will have some kind of chips built in their brains to make them work faster and share thoughts in the form of computer files.

Superhuman geniuses

Advancements in genetic engineering and robotics will create human geniuses who will live forever. Does it sound excessive? It is sure that there will be a way to influence neurons in the brain to increase the intelligence level and with the help of genetics, it will be possible to maintain the human body for many many years. Thus, the death would become an option…

Brain-to-brain communication

Brain-to-brain communication will be taken for granted by scientists. They say that it will become as simple as when you save files to a memory stick and transfer them to another computer. They call this process “synthetic telepathy” and see the communication as electrical signals, rather than words.

Global currency

According to futurists, it is very likely that a global electronic currency will be created. They say that the number of local currencies will significantly reduce by the mid-century and will gradually disappear.

Nuclear fusion and alternative energy

Nuclear fusion occurs when lightweight atomic nuclei (eg, isotopes of hydrogen) unite to heavier ones with a simultaneous release of energy (such reactions constantly occur in the Sun, but also in nuclear reactors). At present, such thermonuclear reactors (such as in Princeton, USA) are experimental, so we do not even know when and how they will be able to provide usable amounts of energy. However, scientists believe that the potential of solar energy and shale gas is likely to increase tremendously.

There will be only three world languages: English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese

All the other languages will have no chance to survive through time. Futurists say that it is not a coincidence that many minority languages are already extinct. The fact that all educated people in the world speak at least one of these languages will further contribute to this phenomenon.

Journeys into space for everyone

Most futurists agree on this and believe that some kind of tourist resorts will be created in space, although they will be affordable only for wealthy people.

The deserts will become tropical forests

Even now, leading teams of architects and engineers with the support of the European Union plan to create huge greenhouses in deserts like Sahara, in order to produce food, energy and water using new technologies. In these greenhouses, the sea water will be converted to the drinkable one and will be used in cultivation. In the test facilities of the Sahara Forest Project, which already operate in Qatar, lettuce, peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes are currently produced. Moreover, a vast park of solar collectors, which could power the whole Europe, is to be created in the same area in the coming years.

Oceans as a food source

It is one of the most “confident” future developments, according to scientists, because if the world population continues growing at the same rate, it will reach ten billion. So the food will not be enough. Thus, the oceans will be used to rear fish and to provide populations with water taken from the algae, which can be modified genetically to release fresh water. The algaculture is already considered a renewable resource.

It will be possible to control the weather

Scientists are sure about the development of a technology that will direct storms, cause rain and so on. Moreover, because of the intense climatic changes of the recent years, the ongoing research is conducted to better understand how the weather “works”. However, since the technological means to control the weather will be quite expensive, it is likely that they will be used only in special cases, for example, to avoid a severe natural disaster.


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  1. L.A. Lachapelle January 22, 2013 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Interesting article – 100 years might seem so far away but is not really. Technology has progressed much in the past 100 years however much of this seems a little of the realm of science fiction.

  2. JaiGuru February 18, 2013 at 1:52 am - Reply

    I think the author’s projections are more than a little too early. He seems to have an optimism about the near transhuman developement he’s painted but he also seems to have not factored in a realistic understanding of human psychology.

    People simply don’t deal with that rate of change very well. In fact, they deal with it so poorly that the market routinely delays release of more advanced products simply to give the public a chance to adjust. We will artificially limit the speed at which society changes if it comes to that, I am fairly sure.

    Also, the idea that people will be embedded with chips (willingly) and will get rid of their native tongues is just silly. have you ever been to Japan? Have you seen how powerfully ethnocentric those people are? They would turn away the cure for cancer if it didn’t have a rising sun logo on it. And while I pick on them (lovingly I assure you) they are hardly alone. The world is not going to jettison it’s personality for technology’s sake.

  3. MarkmBha February 19, 2013 at 11:19 am - Reply

    This is very interesting…
    One point: without oil, the world will not be as we think we will know it.

  4. Z.Baralax March 18, 2013 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    Interestingly, there’s already a global electronic currency – Bitcoins!

    There’s a couple others out there as well.

  5. Spider42 August 16, 2013 at 11:51 am - Reply

    I have to admit, the weather control is the one I’m most skeptical of, though it’s hardly more far-fetched than the others on the list at the moment. My guess is it will be more line “weather nudging” or mild manipulation of some kind.
    That said, as regards the predictions as a whole – I expect them all and wish more than I could say that these guys are right, but looking at the world really carefully today, there are too many existing hang-ups (Religion being chief amongst them) and mind-sets that will prevent any of this from developing and proliferating in the next century.
    I do not deny the inevitability of these developments mind, just the time-frame. Because it’s either this sooner or later OR a new dark age as the more narrow-minded and backward thinking gain control and allow the worst of mankind to flourish.
    Great piece, cheers!

  6. MCR January 13, 2014 at 12:50 am - Reply

    I find it interesting that the vast majority of futurists think the everything will be rosy a century out. Here’s how I see it.

    If there is a cost-effective alternative energy source developed, there would be world wide ramifications. The only thing the OPEC and other oil producing nations have is the revenue from oil. If that source of money were to cease, then governments would collapse, there would be wide-spread civil wars throughout the middle east; Russia’s gas boom would end; Venezuela would descend into chaos.

    But even this might not be the first straw to break the camel’s back. Water will be the number one issue in the next century. I think it laughable that people think deserts would become arable land. Even with your magic algae, the infrastructure would be cost prohibitive. Given the rate of glacial melting, and that is where Europe gets most of its water, even if there is a system for large scale desalinization of sea water, the cost of it will skyrocket. And really, who wants to pay three bucks for a gallon of water. Thus, wars.

    Advancements in manufacturing, processing and distribution will have far-ranging effects on economies world wide. With the development of 3D printing and autonomous vehicles, as well as the disappearance of all low-wage jobs due to the proliferation of robotics (yes, McDonald’s will have nothing but machines working form them) means the economic gap will widen even further. Even if the population of the US remains constant, technology will replace jobs. Even with a highly educated work force, if there are only X number of jobs but 12X number of people seeking employment, what do you think will happen.

    Two classes will develop, the super rich, which controls everything, has access to good food & water sources and then the rest, who will have next to nothing.

    In a way, I am lucky because I am already in my fifties, so I won’t see the collapse of everything. On the downside, I would really like to see it.

  7. Edster March 2, 2015 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    I actually predict a neo-primitive world of high, but sporadic technology. Maybe even like in the movie Dune where the bulk of us will live in feudal compounds where it is historical and biblically predicted that the Sons of Abraham will eventually rule the world with Tel Aviv being the center of the NWO. Even my old “buddy” Winston Churchill provided an insight to this in his London Times (front page article) called Zionism vs Bolshevism. Read it!

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