Posted: 01 May 2012 07:53 AM PDT
Have you ever wondered how the world will be in 100 years?
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, and by 2075 most of the inhabitants of 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.
Developments 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 human body for many many years. Thus, the death would become an option…
Communication by thought transmission
The transmission of thought 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 local currencies will be few until 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 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 opportunities of solar energy and shale gas are likely to increase tremendously.
There will be only three world languages: English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese
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 and the fact that all educated people in the world speak at least one of these languages will help in this way.
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 the leading teams of architects and engineers with support from 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, are currently produced lettuce, peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes. Moreover, in the same area in the coming years a vast park of solar collectors, which could power the whole Europe, is to be created.
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 intense climatic changes in recent years more and more 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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