Predictions: How life will change by 2050 - Page 2



We can now cure all the diseases that were known to man at the beginning of the century, including Cancer, Leukemia and many others. This is due to the advancement in Genomics (DNA Research). In fact, all currently known diseases now have a cure and even though new diseases still appear on a regular basis and now spread at an even faster rate, the mass deployment of nanorobots is now possible which allows those new diseases to be controlled within hours of the outbreak.

Even though the cost of owning your own place will have increased, as 50% more people share the planet compared to 40 years before, advancements in building materials and construction technology allows citizens living in the city to still have small gardens, most of them indoor, which are an integral part of the building. These gardens are watered using rainfall collected from outside of the building as well as waste water.

Society as we know won’t be as different as we think it will be. The human race has a very high capacity to adapt and even though the world now boasts 9+ billions humans there are still many similarities with the world of 2010. One change though is a much higher level of cooperation amongst individuals and a sense of sharing and helping for the society. This has been brought by the Generation Y and Cyber who are now between 40 and 70 years old.

The week-end travel business has, by that time, evolved in an industry on its own. It started a few decades ago as the pace of work has steadily been increasing and demand for week-end travel became more and more popular. At first, it was the users that had to plan everything and solutions for those who want to escape the city for a couple of days were limited but now, with the very fast and efficient transport systems available worldwide, it is common for everyone to escape the city (and the country) for a week-end trip.

As a result of the very fast and large population growth of the last few decades, mushroom cities have been popping up all around the globe. These cities, perfectly planned on the urbanization side including industries / office buildings and all entertainment venues that could be required, have been built to accommodate this growth in population. They are usually built to support 2-5 million people and can be built in just a few years, usually built in large empty areas that are away from existing populated areas.