Technology is progressing faster than ever before. When it comes to technology, it’s not moving on a linear scale, more like an exponential one. We’ve advanced more in the last two hundred years than we have since the beginning of time up until two hundred years back. It’s quite amazing and scary at the same time.
What we can learn from history is that we’re not likely to stop further technological progress and that we can expect that it starts progressing even faster than it is now.
A couple of things you can expect from the future
As things stand now, we can expect a lot from the future. In fifty years, we won’t even be using the bathroom without having some artificial intelligence involved.
So, which things will stand out the most? Here are a couple of things we find most interesting:
Sure, we already have 3D printers, and we can make a vast number of useful things with them, but in the next ten years, they will create things similar to a start trek replicator. Soon they will be inexpensive as an HD TV, and almost everyone will have them in their homes. You will be able to download blueprints from the Internet and create whatever you want, from a birthday cake to a Rolex watch.
In the last 50 years alone, the average human life expectancy had gone from 65 to 75 years. It’s amazing how far we’ve come in our life expectancy knowing that only a couple of hundreds of years ago that number was somewhere around 40.
In the future, we can expect that number to go a lot higher than we’ve ever dreamed about solely due to little nano-robots which we will be injecting into our bloodstream. They will be able to detect and prevent problems even before they arrive.
Batteries are a big problem in today’s world. From our mobile devices to our laptops, batteries usually last only for one or two days without charging, but in the future, you can expect batteries to last up to fifty years. This would prove very important not only in our everyday lives but in medicine as well.