Many kind of future technology out there are in their research phases. Some of these futurist visions are soon becoming reality. Sooner than later, all this futurist inventions will be in your home for you to use. Technology is a fast evolving field and what may appear as futurist today, may be history tomorrow. Hence, keeping up with technological advancements will give you a good idea of what you can expect for the future.
Some people would like future technology to be in the form of free energy such as solar or electro-magnetic. This is being studied and will soon become a reality. There is even talk in some circles of making transporters so that people can travel faster from one place to another literally at the speed of light. This would do away with vehicles as well as traffic jams.
If you have seen Star Trek, you would have seen the wonderful future technology that they have such as the food replicator. Wouldn’t it be just perfect if you could imagine the food and it would appear? Think about all the possibilities it would have, especially to solve world hunger. In addition, if one could have something that is a universal communicator, which would make traveling that much easier. You would not have to struggle to understand the locals.
Some of the other future technology that could be just around the corner is flying cars. It would be great because you won’t have to deal with traffic jams as you can just fly over them. But then again, what would happen if there were too many of them in the sky? It just might cause more accidents than anything else might. On the other hand, you could get to where you want to go very fast with no hassle.
Some of the most popular future technology is in the form of robots. Now they are building robots for everything. Right from doing the vacuuming of your house to making your food for you they can work unsupervised. There are robots that are programmed to be butlers, who will take care of your day-to-day activities. There are robots that are trained to be companions for the elderly. This is very important because the elderly need to have someone around. They also serve as nurses and help the elderly in their day-to-day activities as well.
So one can expect the future to be an interesting combination of all these inventions that are being developed today to simplify our lives.
A futurist is more like an artist, who can picture what the future is going to look like but the only difference is that a futurist will predict the future based on statistics and trends and not leave everything to imagination. I call them ‘Scientific artists’.