The future. Where are we going? What will the future look like, which gets closer each year? Thanks to the new technological revolution that is taking place today, society could experience a significant and exponential change. From the way we transport ourselves to the culinary habits we have.
Humanity has always been characterized by the impulse to look beyond, to imagine, to dream and to create an often fictitious world to even give meaning to life. We also take it for granted that due to a lot of forecasting and analysis we do, the future can only be measured by trends, experts warn.
The most probable scenarios for the future
Focusing on what was discussed in the introduction, we will present in the following lines a series of scenarios based in particular on current trends, which are those that can give a better picture of what lies ahead.
Already today, multinationals are increasingly striving to offer a model of behavior that contributes to improving our state of health because, as psychologists warn, it contributes to our physical and mental well-being. Nutrition, sport and technology unite to contribute.
Smart sportswear that adapts to changing environmental conditions. If we go down the mountain in short-sleeved clothes and it starts to rain, the textile fabrics will adapt to our body without getting wet.
Microchips inserted into our body that will help us regulate various aspects of the human body, such as: heart rate, sleep reconciliation, toxic calories for health, physical exertion required, amount of alcohol ingested . Companies like Apple and Samsung are already working to provide products that meet these needs.
2. Smart decoration
The future does not forgive even the most traditional of traditions, the decoration of buildings. How do we plan to decorate our homes in the future? Although current fashion has opted for vintage style in furniture, the future prepares a myriad of options and modalities to design our living room without moving a finger.
Virtual reality will be responsible for meeting this need, because the instruments derived from this technology will recreate scenarios as vivid as reality: Christmas atmosphere, retro living room, ornamentation using projectors, etc. All this will benefit from an easy change of the image of the house, while saving on environmental materials.
Crime is a major concern in the Western world. In countries like Brazil, the United States and India, the crime and theft rate is very high. Home invasions and motor vehicle thefts are the main victims.
Fortunately (or unfortunately), companies like Siemens, IBM or Tesla are developing smart chips that are synchronized with our bodies.. Thanks to our body’s heart rate, blood type or sugar level, these smart keys will be able to detect whether we are the owners of the goods we intend to use.
4. Global society
What will the future look like at the societal level? The 1980s and 1990s, coinciding with the end of the Cold War, signified an agreement between the dominant powers to integrate a global economic and financial system. which has directly affected our culture, our society and our values.
In other words, countries around the world, thanks to the free movement of products (open economy) and people (Schengen agreements, among others), has led to greater knowledge between the different cultures of the world, but which at the same time time has meant we share clothing, culinary and leisure habits.
We all wear the same pants, the same hairstyles, watch the same movies, listen to the same music, play the same sports and drive the same cars.
5. Robotic socialization
EThe future is marked by the growing presence of cyborg products that will accompany us in our daily life.. From smart robots that will help us with household chores, to robots that will keep us company if we are alone. Loneliness is an obvious problem and this fact could be the solution.
Another challenge for the future is the family model. Both men and women have less and less time to devote to childcare, work several kilometers away or very often take business trips. Well, humanoids can replace this absence by taking care of children, pets, or the elderly in their case.
We must not forget that, although beneficial on the one hand, the presence of these robotic elements can be problematic in the workplace for example. The replacement of human labor by mechanics will mean that 25% of the working population will not be inserted into the labor market, according to Google.