Have you ever wondered how the world will be in 100 years?
No one can know it from now, but prominent scientists (physicists, biologists, and 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 will look in 100 years, according to scientific estimates.
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.
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. If this happens, death would become an option…
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.
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 seawater 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 of Europe, is to be created in the same area in the coming years.
Oceans as a food source
It is one of the future developments scientists are particularly sure of 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 freshwater. 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 recent years, 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.
So this is how the world will look in 100 years, according to science. While no one – even scientists – knows for sure, it is still exciting to make assumptions about what kind of future could await us.
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