Predictions: How life will change by 2050

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Written by Réjean Bourgault (Canada); Edited by Olivier Adam (United Kingdom), Co-founders of 5Deka – All Rights Reserved

3D printers will be common in every household. Most of the day to day simple objects you might need will be simply printed at home. The printer will be filled up with different compounds, similar to ink, which will allow it to create in just a few minutes the object you requested. As for the blueprint of the object, a public database of common objects will be made available and more unique items blueprints will be available for purchase online.

Thanks to the exponential revolution, a computer bought in 2050 is one billion (1,000,000,000) times more powerful than a computer from 2005. This means that a few (less than 5) computers in 2050 will have the same computing power as all the computers that existed back in 2005.

Shopping on the fifth avenue in New York from anywhere in the world is now possible for everyone. “Brick and mortar” type of shopping still exist and is enjoyed by many, but for those far away from New York, it was not necessarily easy to glance at all those fancy stores. It is now possible to rent a robot and with simulated reality and immersive telepresence, the person controlling feel as if they were there in person. In addition, the robot can change shapes to match its “controller” shape to properly try on clothes and give a good rendition of reality.

A brand new industry called BAP, short for Brain Augmented Performance is born. Different types of devices (such as brain enhancing memory chip) and treatments are becoming available and the industry is growing at a tremendous rate. Brain to Brain (Br2Br) communications are also expected to be available in the foreseeable future.

Advances in brain research allow the complete understanding and recording of dreams. They can then be reviewed and quickly analyzed. In addition, a computer can give proper stimulus during the night so your brain will steer away from a nightmare toward a more pleasant dream. This technology has received mitigated reviews though as psychiatrist are arguing that nightmares are part of the normal learning process for children and we shouldn’t steer them away from them.