At first, when you hear 2050 you think of it as the far-away future year. However, it is just 30 years from now. Time is running faster and we are getting closer to the future but do we know what the future holds for us?
In this blog, we are going to discuss some of the predictions of futuristic technologies and how far we are in creating these technologies.
Just 10-15 years earlier we thought that 2020 was the future year. By this year, flying cars and robots would surround the world. However, we are living in 2020 and we do not see any of the highly futuristic predictions achievable yet. Instead, the world is suffering from environmental and social problems more than ever, which we did not see coming.
In terms of technological evolution, we have seen some significant changes since the last decade. Ten years ago, we had no clue what an iPad was or if there would be any acceptance of social networking sites such as TikTok and Snapchat. Not to forget the debates around Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning were unheard of ten years ago.
Therefore, if you think we have achieved nothing since the last decade then technological changes mentioned above would manage to change your perspective a bit.
However, the real question remains unanswered. What can we expect from technology in the coming 10-30 years?
Some of the experts such as Ray Kurzweil, the world’s foremost futurist and author of the bestseller “How to Create a Mind” and “The Age of Spiritual Machine,” has some interesting insights about the future of technology that we have made part of our blog.
The Reincarnation of People through AI
Before we start with how AI is going to make dead alive, here is a little story, a real-life story, we would like to share:
Eugenia Kuyda, a software developer, CEO, and co-founder of Luka upon finding that one of her close friends had died in a car accident; she decided to do something exceptional. She gathered all the text messages that Roman, the deceased friend, sent her and convinced his friends and family members to do the same. Eugenia Kyuda was successful in collecting 8,000 lines of text based on interest, personality, hobbies, and thoughts of Roman. Later people came to know that the materials she collected were basically raw material she needed to train the neural network she was creating. The neural network responds to messages as if Roman was writing them himself.
This was just a whiff of how AI can keep the dead ones alive.
What Kurzweil stated in his prediction that AI will bring our dead relatives back he was signaling towards sending nanobotsinto people’s brain and extracting memories of their loved ones.
He further added that after extracting the memory through nanobotsa sample of dead’s DNA would be combined with memories to produce a virtual version of the one that is passed away.
A Week of Space Tourism
A person living in Omaharequires only Cox Omaha internet to browse high-quality HD videos of space for a virtual space trip. However, the future beholds something beyond this.
According to Business Insider, the possibility of space tourism is not much far away. In 2025, the wealthiest of the wealthy people can have a luxurious trip to space.
The connoisseurs of all things fabulous, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are going to push this idea further along with their rocket companies SpaceX and Blue Origin, respectively.
So coming to this, we believe it’s time to work day and night to afford to pay 100 million just to spend a week in the orbit.
The Fate of Flying Cars
Oh, the much talked about flying cars. Unfortunately, we have to put this in our future technology list, as we do not see cars flying by the end of 2020.
Transportation technology is evolving, slowly, but evolving. From accepting self-driving cars as a safe option to looking forward to flying cars, people are determined to find something futuristic in the coming years, especially in the transport industry.
The futuristic speaker in their article predicted that by 2030 people would see the first friction free-flying vehicles in commercials. It also says that the concept of flying vehicles will become a reality operating at full capacity by 2050.
Phone Charging Plants
Is half of your electricity bill high in numbers because your phone is always on charge? Well, guess the future will bring plants as a phone charger for you.
Bioo, a clean-tech company that is capable of producing electricity from plant’s photosynthesis gives us an understanding of this particular future prediction.
Things that once seemed bizarre and unusual are now part of our world. For instance, the generations before the 1980s never thought that people could talk to someone who lives miles and miles away through a device that fits in the human pocket.
Furthermore, a few years back we never thought of seeing something as fascinating as Artificial Intelligence.
Now, the Z-generation might believe that flying cars and AI incarnating the dead is not possible. Therefore, in this blog, we have shown you the real side and chances of these predictions to become part of the futuristic technology in 2050 and beyond.