Some of the technology we have available to us today would have seemed almost like magic If it was shown to people only a few decades back.
Furthermore, the rate at which technology is advancing is speeding up, and there seems to be no indication that it will slow down in the near future.
It’s interesting to think about how our world will look in just a few decades when all this recent innovation in technology is considered, and that is exactly what we are going to be discussing in this article.
In this article, we will be taking a look at how the future is going to look for us with all the new advancements in technology, as well as how it will affect us as a species.
Digital Currencies Will Reign Supreme
Not Long in the future, it is more than plausible that we will begin to see cryptocurrencies perhaps become the main form of currency used.
It’s hard to imagine what a truly cash-free world would look like, but the vast majority of people would agree the cash-run world has only a limited number of days remaining.
Cryptocurrencies are a much better solution to normal payment methods as they have a universal translation rate, one bitcoin in China is the same value as one bitcoin in America. Because of this, it makes trading and exchanging products so much easier for big businesses as well as saving time and money with processing fees as well as translation fees.
Of course, everyday people would also benefit from Crypto coming mainstream as it means they will never have to carry around cash with them again, something which can oftentimes become a hassle.
The Extraordinary Potential of AI
By now we have all heard the wild claims that people have made about the future when it comes to AI. However, despite the shock value of said claims, it certainly is true that AI is going to have an enormous impact on society.
When AI reaches the level where it will have a higher capacity for intelligence than a human as well as potentially becoming self-aware, it is likely that our world will never look the same again.
Sure, there is the potential for AI’s to potentially become a threat to humanity when it reaches this level. Although, it is more than likely that there would be a plethora of steps taken to avoid this from happening.
In contrast, AI could actually be an amazing thing for humanity, being able to come up with cures and solutions to a range of the problems the world faces.
The number of benefits AI could bring to humanity is truly incalculable, and at this point, it would be next to impossible to try and guess what changes will occur when highly intelligent AI’s come into being.
Just how the AI singularity is going to affect mankind is truly interesting, and it certainly could be both a mixture of good and bad. Only time will time.
Day-to-Day Life Will Look a Lot Different
Something that could be a good thing to some but a bad thing to others, is just how different everyday life is going to look in the future.
For example, such a simple thing as taking a trip to the local shop will more than likely look a lot different than it currently does. For one, you may first get to the said shop by getting into a fully automated car with which you have to have no input at all. After arriving at your destination and walking into the shop, you may be greeted by a robotic staff member who can help guide you to anything inside of the shop or answer any questions you may have.
When you proceed to check out, you may stop to notice that all the cashiers have now been replaced with robots which may seem a little scary at first, but you’ll quickly begin to notice just how fast and efficient they are able to scan your items and warm up to the idea.
Just in the short scenario we provided you with above, there are a drastic number of changes that would seem alien to someone just a few decades back.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that all of the advances in technology will be a good thing for everybody. Sure, self-driving cars may reduce car accidents drastically and the robotic cashiers may ensure that you have a much quicker shopping experience, but the manual car manufacturers and human cashiers who had their jobs taken away may not feel the same way. Although, humans will adapt, and we will find a way to live in this alternative reality.
It’s strange to think about how much even the usual day-to-day chores will change once the technology becomes more advanced, and it’s certainly going to be a shock to many people.
All in all, the rapid rate at which technology is advancing is a truly exciting event to bear witness to.
In reality, we cannot even comprehend how different the future will look when factoring in all the new technology. Just over the past two decades, we have managed to make more progress in technology than the human race has ever been able to do since the beginning.
Founder Dinis Guarda
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