Underwater highways, hover board-based sports and holidays in space are some of the upcoming revelations which will be commonplace in 50 years’ time, a new report on the future of technology has predicted.
The report also predicts the mass-scale production of 3D-printed organs, implants to monitor our health and self-cleaning homes will be key parts of everyday life.
The predictions have been compiled by a group of academics and futurists, including (TechUK) president and co-chair of the Institute of (Coding Jacqueline de Rojas), director of engineering and education at the Royal Academy of Engineering, “Dr Rhys Morgan” and food futurologist “Dr Morgaine Gaye”.
The report was commissioned by “Samsung” to mark the opening of “Samsung KX”, the technology firm’s new ‘experience space’ and retail store in (King’s Cross), London, which will host tech tutorials, health and wellbeing sessions and other classes.
Called “Samsung KX50: The Future in Focus”, it suggests that by 2069 transport will have been revolutionized – with underwater tube transport systems in use between the UK, mainland Europe and other regions, where high-speed pods transport travelers between some countries in less than an hour.
Flying taxis and buses will also be used in urban areas to cut congestion, while more long-distance travel will involve reusable rockets flying in the upper atmosphere and at high-speed, cutting travel time between London and New York to under (30) minutes, the report suggests.
In health, virtual companions and carers will become common, tracking a person’s health status throughout their life and able to translate symptoms and conditions into any language.
The large-scale 3D printing of vital organs will offer instant replacements to those who need them and insects will have become a key protein source, the report claims, with kitchens of the future equipped with counter-top growing pods and tools to harvest the insects produced.
Source: Daily Mail.