Believe it or not, the 21st century may have ushered in the Information Age, but the pace of change it’s thrusting upon us isn’t any different than what the generations before us experienced.
However, it certainly seems like the level of technological advancement is introducing us to mind-blowing concepts that can’t be considered sci-fi anymore.
Here are 25 truly ambitious ideas about the decades ahead that could well make modern times 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.
They expect the flying experience to 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.
Now, if someone would only do something about the seating sizes.
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 9billion and we’ll need to be producing 50% 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 USA, more water-efficient strains of corn, wheat, and barley will be pressed into service.
Likewise, to the north, Russia could well 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. This enables zooming, night vision, and visible data fields.
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 means that future generations will look back at people who donate their organs today and think of them as heroes.
The future Bravehearts and King Leonidases will be today’s organ donators.