05-15-2015, 11:52 AM
Our lives in 2025: What the world will be like in 10 years' time
Quote:Our world is being transformed by rapid advances in sciences and technology that are touching every aspect of our lives.
So what changes could these developments bring about for life as we know it? We only have to look around us to see just how much can change in a relatively short space of time.
Our lives have been shaped by developments which most of us couldn’t have imagined a decade ago. For example, handheld devices such as smartphones and tablets now allow us to have live video conversations with our friends, translate instantaneously between multiple languages, watch full length videos and monitor diverse aspects of our health from blood pressure to oxygen flow and stress levels.
3D printing is now being used to create everything from blood cells to entire houses, while new aircraft such as the A380 can carry over 800 passengers on a single flight.
As we look ahead, the decade could be shaped by advances in nanotechnology, information technology, vertical farming, artificial intelligence, robotics, 4D printing, super-smart materials, neuroscience, the biological sciences and genetics.
Here we take a brief look at 10 scenarios exploring how some of these developments could come together and impact different aspects of our world by 2025: