It all depends on your perspective, but the future can be very grim or bright. Nevertheless, it is always good to have cautious optimism about what has not occurred yet. While people may be advancing at a steady pace, some people might still find it a little too fast.
No one knows what exactly the next 30 years hold for society. So, we have put together a list of problems humans may be dealing with as we advance into the future.
Movies like ‘Total Recall’ and shows like ‘Batman Beyond’ displayed humans dabbling in the modification of their genes. A lot of people were unable to do a lot of things. They could only change their hair and eye color, or they could enhance their bodies to become faster or stronger.
Scientists have actually developed a new technology called “Crispr” that edits the DNA of humans just like in the sci-fi shows and movies. The only fear is that Crispr may be misused to create a breed of human with ideal characteristics. Every university, corporation and lab, need to be held to proper ethical standards when it comes to DNA modification.
An Aged Population
As the earth’s population increases, housing becomes a major problem. The human race is reproducing faster than ever before, and because of the advancements in medicine, old people are now living longer, too. It was estimated that the total number of people above the age of 100 will advance from 500,000 to 26 million, in the year 2100.
As time passes, it is important to have systems in place to help take care of elder people. Japan has contemplated on employing the use of robots to assist their elder population.
The Greek philosopher Plato saw the decimation of the Great Pompeii as a result of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Just as Plato has said, we may likely see a lot of our beautiful cities fall victim to similarly destructive unnatural or natural disasters. With the rate at which Oceans keep rising, it is only a matter of time before we start losing our cities to the Earth’s water.
In Florida, it is now a new rule to always ensure the first floor of any new building is built higher than usual.
Evolution of Social Media
In a world with a lot of channels boasting the ability to connect humans socially, humans have increasing issues in communicating with each other. A lot of people can rely on social media for the latest happenings in the news. Social media bullying has brought a lot of campaigns to tackle it, and this makes one wonder what social media will become in the next two or three decades.
The attempt to connect humanity has led to the reduction in everyone’s privacy. Social media has paved way for a lot of websites that are publishing fake articles about made up stories to circulate the internet. The stories are actually making their way into people who are too lazy to verify if the information is true or not.
It is inevitable that we will require more metal with the way our technology is becoming more advanced. According to China’s mines, the resources that exist on earth are finite. In the Republic of China, all mines that contain rare metals are said to be drained in no later than 2 years. But Japan has recently found a solution to the problem, with their recent rare-Earth mineral discovery.