A day in the life – year 2050
I’m passionate about technology that helps us in our everyday lives and makes us more socially connected. In this post I wanted to lay out a vision of what life might be like in 35 years in the year 2050. I let my imagination run freely here but many of the things I mention in this ‘future’ blog post are actually in the works today and it will not be long before they become a reality.
I take it for granted now, but when I think about that past 35 years, pretty much everything has changed. Today, in 2050, there is not a single aspect of my life that has not been transformed by technology. For example, today I got up early to get ready for work. I don’t need an alarm clock anymore because the new biometric chip I had installed in my body sends signals to my brain to gently wake me up. Not only that, the chip helps my brain learn things, remember better, and is connected to the new 10G network. The chip also backs up my brain activity to the cloud in real time. It’s always good to have a backup in case something happens, even though the risk of contracting a bad disease is today is quite low. This chip does a full body diagnosis of my health every 4 seconds and if it finds any issues in my body it contacts my doctor directly.
I also love my contact lenses. They replaced Google Glass ages ago. These lenses are connected to the chip inside me and register everything I see. This helps me get the information I need and since the lenses update in real time I rarely have any unanswered questions. In fact, when my brain has a question, the answer just appears on the lens so I can see it in front of me. It’s so predictive that I sometimes don’t realize that I have a question at all.
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The lenses are also great when I’m out playing golf. I get all the information I need, like wind, length to the hole and even suggestion about what golf club I should use.
After I got out of bed, I took my breakfast pill which gives my body everything it needs. The nutritional value in these pills will probably help me live 30% longer than in the past. Of course I still just want regular food, but it is hard to find these days and is very expensive.
After I said goodbye to my family, I put on my jetpack. I live still live in a small city so my jetpack is the perfect vehicle for traveling to work, which is only a few kilometers away. ON the weekends, the family and I often take our electric car. Back in 2013, when the first commercial electric cars hit the road, no one realized at the time that the batteries didn’t work. They were too heavy. Today, cars are connected through real-time wireless electricity and no longer require batteries. Of course it´s difficult to find a car that you drive manually. The cars drive by themselves and in the past five years nearly 95% of all fatal traffic accidents have been eliminated globally. That’s incredible progress.
Our society today, is a Networked Society. Complex and advanced cloud systems have been at the heart of our world for a long time and now basically everything around me is connected – my toothbrush, my shoes, the buttons on my jacket, my eyes, my brain and all things in our home. In fact there is really nothing I can think of that isn’t connected.
The challenge in the coming 35 years will be to bring the Network Society to the moon because it’s becoming very trendy to start buying property there.
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