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How Will Life Be Like in The Future?

In the past 60 years, I have seen a lot of changes in my life. Most of these changes have been in science and technology. They include, for example, space exploration to the moon and planets, advances in medicine and DNA mapping, and of course developments in information technology with the advent of the Internet in the 90s and now smartphones and their great number of applications. Computers and robots are also now playing a big part in our lives.

I'm excited just thinking about the changes my grandchildren can expect to see in the next 50 years. Will it possible for robots and humans to communicate among each other by mental telepathy? Will we be taking vacations to the moon and Mars? And will some people be living to at least 150 years of age?

How do you think life will be like in the future?

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lookatdesktop wrote on January 26, 2016, 12:00 AM

I like the idea of people living 150 years and possibly being able to read another person or a robot's mind. The trouble is that goes both ways. If you thought about taking the flying car around the planet without letting father know, Robo Guard might be able to read your mind and you would get into trouble.

vanGogh wrote on January 26, 2016, 12:08 AM

time travel that excites me a lot; someone should hack it soon, want to experience it

CoralLevang wrote on January 26, 2016, 12:21 AM

I thought it was going to be like The Jetsons. Maybe it still will be!

morilla wrote on January 26, 2016, 12:32 AM

Unfortunately, I tend to take a more negative view; i.e., I sense a certain 'regression' coming. Why? Because, once again, we are beginning to reach an era where resources are becoming stretched and, at the moment, too much is getting in the way of new technologies to offset that. Another way to put it is that governments will be forced into what they perceive as increased control to stave off ground swells of discontent among people. When governments do that, innovation tends to be curtailed. People will begin searching for 'someone' to bring 'peace.' That's typically when things go from bad to worse.

Bear in mind that even the 'positive vision' of Star Trek predicted things going real bad before the Federation came to be; which, if you look at it carefully, is more hierarchical/autocratic than 'utopian' in how it is administered. As humans, we are limited in our ability to do things. While it may be 'trendy and chic' to feel as though we will 'evolve' beyond the physical confines of our bodies and natural resources, such has not happened in the thousands of years we've been around and, thus, is highly unlikely in the next couple of generations.

Insofar as robots, artificial intelligence, et al., there will certainly continue to be some innovation. However, bear in mind that it is a law of biology that the more complex an organism, the more susceptible it is to extinction. Thus, the more reliant we become on the artificial, the less adaptable we become, both as individuals and as a species. In the end, adaptability is the name of the game.

Then again, even The Flintstones had a little trouble adapting to the future...
But, just for CoralLevang , The Flintstones DID meet the Jetsons...

Last Edited: January 26, 2016, 12:59 AM

marleysa wrote on January 26, 2016, 6:57 AM

I agree with you in so far as all the possibilities for a more improved future for our grand kids it might be, but I also fear that perhaps we've done too much damage and there might be nothing left in the not so distant future.

Rufuszen wrote on January 26, 2016, 8:05 AM

The only thing I think we can be sure of is that most predictions will be way off!

Paulie wrote on January 27, 2016, 5:00 AM

Thank you very much for your comments. They are very interesting.

Paulie wrote on January 27, 2016, 5:01 AM

Would you like to travel forward or back in time?

Paulie wrote on January 27, 2016, 5:02 AM

It very well could be. That was one of my favorite shows!

Paulie wrote on January 27, 2016, 5:05 AM

Thank you so much for your thought provoking comments. I am starting to see the future now in a new light.

Paulie wrote on January 27, 2016, 5:07 AM

What you say is entirely possible. Thanks for commenting!

Paulie wrote on January 27, 2016, 5:08 AM

When I was very young, I predicted that we would have video calls which we have now.

cmoneyspinner wrote on January 28, 2016, 5:22 PM

Recently celebrated my 60th birthday and folks in my family don't have long life spans. Accepting that my life just may be almost over, since three of my siblings have already departed, I dream of a future in heaven and wonder what it will be like hanging out with heavenly beings. I much rather have an encounter with an angel than with an alien anyway. :)