What will life look like in 100 years?
A new report predicts that going on an exotic holiday in 2116 won’t just mean heading as far afield as Australia or Thailand but leaving the Earth’s atmosphere completely to spend a fortnight on the Moon or Mars. From owning an apartment in an underwater ‘bubble city’ to eating 3D-printed restaurant food and travelling in our own personal drones, academics have predicted how technology will revolutionise life within a century. With parts of the world already hugely overpopulated, experts suspect the ocean will be the next place to build and that entire cities could be suspended under the sea. Inside an enormous see-through bubble, homes, schools, offices and even parks could be built using the water itself to make oxygen and generating hydrogen fuel in the process. Instead of building skyscrapers up into the air, we look set to reverse them down into the earth, tunneling huge structures 25 storeys deep where people can live and work And these will be homes that won’t need to be repaired or decorated but will have smart LED surfaces to adapt to suit our moods with moving partitions to change layouts on demand.
The Smart Things Future Living Report was authored by a team of leading academics including one of the UK’s leading space scientists Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock who says “Our lives today are almost unrecognisable from those a century ago.”
“The internet has revolutionised the way we communicate, learn and control our lives. Just 10 years ago, technology like SmartThings would have been inconceivable, yet today developments like this let us monitor, control and secure our living spaces with the touch of a smartphone.”
People in this futuristic world are unlikely to suffer burn-out from work as the report predicts that we could all be working a three-day week as we attend meetings remotely via holograms.
“Our homes are becoming smarter and can now detect the presence of things like people, pets, smoke, humidity, lighting and moisture.
“And this is just the beginning.”