Our society is changing so fast that in many cases most of us are unable to follow along and get easily confused by all the violent, rapid transformations taking place that challenge us to alter our way of doing and thinking about everyday things. Many of these new ways and technologies are supposed to make our lives easier and our work more efficient, but in some cases the results are exactly the opposite. One way or another the world will inevitably continue to morph and with it we will have to change too. Here are 25 truly ambitious ideas about the decades ahead that promise to make the twenty-first century more interesting than any other in human history.
20. Airplanes of the future will be windowless
A British aerospace firm recently released images of its windowless plane concept in which display screens show the environment outside the plane as well as films and video conferencing. As you can see the flying experience will be an even more amazing one for those who love flying and a true nightmare for those who swallow a few Xanax before they board a plane.
15. Russia will become a global food superpower
When experts talk about the coming food security crisis, the date they fixate upon is 2030. By then, our population total will be nudging 9 billion and we will need to be producing 50 percent more food than we are now. As climate change lays waste to the productive fields of southern Europe, north Africa, South America, Southeast Asia, and most parts of the US, more water-efficient strains of corn, wheat, and barley will be pressed into service; likewise, to the north, Russia will become a global food superpower as the same climate change opens up the once frozen and massive Siberian prairie to food production.
10. Contact lenses will offer us Robocop vision.
According to Popular Mechanics when miniaturization reaches its full potential, achieving superhuman eyesight will be as simple as placing a soft lens on your eye. Early prototypes feature wireless LEDs. But circuits and antennas can also be grafted onto flexible polymer, enabling zooming, night vision, and visible data fields. As you understand anti-doping testing in sports like shooting and golf will have a new meaning.
5. Organ donation will be a thing of the past . . .
With the amazing benefits of cloning and the wide horizons it opens for the future most scientists agree that the mass creation of human organs such as hearts, livers, and lungs is just a matter of time. This pretty much means that future generations will look back at people who donate their organs today and think of them as heroes. Yep, the future Bravehearts and King Leonidases will be today’s organ donators.