What will the future be like? 5 possible scenarios and their consequences
The future. Where are we going? What will the future be like, which seems closer every year? Thanks to the new technological revolution that is taking place at present, society could experience a significant change in an exponential way. From the way we transport ourselves, to the culinary habits we have.
Historically, humanity has been characterized by the impulse to look beyond, to imagine, dream and create an often fictitious world in order to give even a meaning to life. We also take it for granted that, however many forecasts and analyses we make, the future can only be measured by trends, experts warn.
The more than probable scenarios of the future
Following on from what was said in the introduction, in the following lines we will present a series of scenarios based especially on current trends, which are those that can show a better image of what awaits us.
Already today, multinational companies are making an increasing effort to offer a model of behaviour that helps to improve our state of health because, as psychologists warn, it helps our physical and mental well-being. Nutrition, sport and technology come together to contribute to this .
Intelligent sportswear that adapts to changing environmental conditions If we are running in the mountains with short-sleeved clothes and it starts raining, the textile fabrics will adapt to our body avoiding wetness.
Microchips inserted in our body that will help us regulate various aspects of the human body, such as: heart rate, sleep balance, toxic vs. healthy calories, physical exertion needed, amount of alcohol ingested. Companies such as Apple and Samsung are already working to offer products that meet these needs.
2. Intelligent decoration
The future does not forgive even the most traditional of traditions, the decoration of buildings . How do we intend to decorate our houses in the future? Although current fashion has opted for vintage style in furniture, the future is preparing an endless number of options and ways to design our living room without lifting a finger.
Virtual reality will be in charge of responding to this need, since instruments derived from this technology will recreate scenarios as alive as reality: Christmas ambience, retro room, decoration by means of projectors, etc. All this will benefit an easy change of home image, while saving on environmental materials.
Crime is a major concern in the Western world. In countries like Brazil, the United States or India, the rate of crime and theft is very high. Home invasions and motor vehicle theft are the main victims.
Luckily (or unfortunately), companies like Siemens, IBM or Tesla are developing intelligent microchips that are synchronized with our body . By means of our heartbeat, blood type or sugar level, these intelligent keys will be able to detect whether we are the owners of the goods we intend to use.
4. Globalised society
What will the future look like at the level of societies? The decade of the eighties and nineties, coinciding with the end of the Cold War, meant an agreement between the dominant powers to integrate a global economic-financial system that has directly affected our culture, society and values.
That is, countries all over the world, thanks to the free movement of products (open economy) and people (Schengen agreements, among others) have led to greater knowledge between the different cultures of the world, but at the same time have meant that we share clothing, culinary and leisure habits.
We all wear the same pants, the same haircuts, watch the same movies, listen to the same music, play the same sports and drive the same cars.
5. Robotic socialization
T he future is marked by the increasingly abundant presence of cyborg products that will accompany us in our daily lives . From intelligent robots that will help us in our domestic tasks, to robots that will keep us company if we are alone. Loneliness is an obvious problem and this fact could be the solution.
Another of the challenges of the future is the family model. Men and women have less and less time to devote to childcare, work many miles away or make frequent 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 pose a problem at the work level, for example. The replacement of human labour by mechanics will mean that 25% of the active population will not be inserted in the labour market, according to Google.