Over a week ago, I posted an article titled ‘Can technology really continue advance as much as it has over the last 50 years?’ where I detailed an office discussion I had been involved in.
Since writing this, I have stumbled across a series on Netflix called ‘Black Mirror’. I think it’s been going for quite a while so were a bit slow on the uptake here, but from the episodes I have seen so far it explores the possibilities of where technology is heading and the huge pitfalls we face as humans if we use it for the wrong reasons.
In all honesty, the ones I have focused on have been related to the social pitfalls we could expect, for example dating, relationships and family life. It’s definitely worth a watch if you’re in need of a good Netflix binge and just to entice you even more, each episode is independent so you can watch them in any order you want!
I asked for your opinions and responses and I must say, this has been one of the most eye-opening questions I have asked so far.
It is incredibly interesting to hear everyone’s opinions on this and the majority of readers seem to agree that technology, will in fact continue develop at the same rate!
I would like to thank everyone who took the time to voice their valued opinions.
Below, I share with you the responses I received, along with a link to their blogs/social media.
Tommy Two Notes – Tangerinetom
Transport systems will see a vast improvement. Hyper loop systems will form part of a fully integrated A to B solution. All new transportation will be driverless and carbon free by 2060. Self-cleaning homes will be the norm. All food will be delivered fresh everyday ready to eat, without any packaging. There will be no shops. Thousands of people will have experienced space travel. Most people will have a cyber-pet. (you will still have a Labrador)
I’ve thought about this a few times recently. The last 150 years or so have been the most ground breaking in human history – from electricity to cars to planes to putting someone on the moon, to taking a picture and low and behold a smart phone. I don’t think we will ever be like a Star Wars movie, but it will be interesting to see how far technology does go in my life time. Growing up in the 90’s we old had one massive computer per classroom and mobiles (at the end of the decade) were large too and only basic functions. 15 years later and a mobile phone is unrecognisable. Personally though, I like to switch off and get back to nature. I’d love to throw my ‘phone in the canal and communicate by letter (or carrier pigeon?!)
Stayingwildandfree – Via Instagram @stayingwildandfree
Super great question, and I’ve often thought about this too. You could also probably apply that question to many things, maybe? Like civil rights, music and more? But I think it will advance just as much. Especially within augmented reality, smart home/cars and other things that I am sure I have yet to even imagine! I can see there being just as much innovation and evolution in technology as there has been.
Van.down.under – Via Instagram @van.down.under
I reckon it definitely will. If you look at how far it’s come in just the last 5 years compared to the 5 before, its growing rapidly. This is coming from companies and individuals who were not born with tech in their lives. Imagine the crazy sh*t this next generation will come up with, having been born into a time where tech is everywhere from taking their first breath. Pretty interesting to think about!