How will technology change the way that individuals live and communicate with each other? If you’re interested in what types of new technology may be commonly used by households in 2050, simply continue reading to discover a few fun technology predictions. As well as how technology may change address important issues such as global warming and social issues.
Predictions For The Technology in 2050:
Energy efficient homes:
It’s almost guaranteed that homes in 2050 will be designed and built to be energy efficient. As an example, instead of home appliances running off power which has been generated by fossil fuels, the average family home will be powered by renewable forms of power. As an example, most homes will have solar panels, which will generate all the power which a single home requires to operate efficiently.
As a result, not only will homes have less impact on the environment but the average home will be much cheaper to run, than the homes we live in today. Which are heavily reliant on power generated by fossil fuels.
Homes which are designed to be healthier to live in, will also be commonplace in 2050. As an example, expect to see pollen filters in homes, which will help individuals who suffer from hay fever as well as beds, which feature adjustable temperatures. To ensure that each individual will be able to enjoy 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep.
Furthermore, bedrooms may boast anti-sound technology, to create the perfect, quiet environment for individuals to sleep in. Which means that individuals will no longer have to worry about being kept awake by their neighbor’s music.
While micro homes are likely to feature in 2050, it’s unlikely that the average individual will choose to live in a micro home. As it’s not healthy for individuals’ psyches to be confined in such a small space. Instead new cities are likely to be built in order to accomodate the world’s fast growing population. Travelling between major cities in 2050 should be a breeze due to technological advances in the public transportation sector.
However, in 2050 a large percentage of the world will work from home by telecommuting and will be able to work online. Instead of having to live within close proximity of a major city. So it will also be more common for individuals to live outside the world’s major cities, in similar sized houses as individuals live in today.
Carbon neutral homes:
Due to the world’s concern about climate change, carbon negative homes become a reality, well before the year 2050.
In 2050, individuals will live in lifetime homes, which will be flexible enough to accommodate individual’s changing needs as they grow older. As an example most lifetime homes will offer stairlifts as well as a secondary guest room, to accomodate visiting carers. As a growing percentage of individuals will prefer to live independently in their own home, rather than move to a rest home or retirement village.
Hopefully you now have a clear picture of how technology may affect the way that people live in 2050. However, the world today is a lot different than individuals may have predicted 30 years ago. As an example, while we don’t have flying cars, social media which was not predicted 30 years ago is now a part of most people’s everyday lives.