Looking to the future can sometimes be a daunting prospect. With the fast-paced way we live our lives, technology and how we go about our days are changing all of the time. Our work, pleasure, and entertainment of the future are going to change in a big way, with the use of AI becoming much more prevalent for our daily tasks. With all this change, it looks like the future is going to be an exciting place to be. Here is a look nearly 100 years into the future to see just how things are going to be different.
It will be common for flights to be conducted without pilots. Using an autonomous aerial vehicle to travel won’t be a problem for us. A sustainable and seamless aviation future is also possible. Eventually, the aviation industry will be carbon negative as emissions are eliminated, and high-density energy storage is used to power flights.
Buildings are an essential part of our lives. During the next century, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) will assist these facilities in anticipating our demands and turning them into automated structures. These measures include the use of the perfect lighting and temperature settings for comfort, security, and energy-saving techniques such as automated shutdowns during a perceived danger or carbon-negative construction. Another 100 years of development lie ahead for the construction sector, according to major global trends concerned with urbanization, sustainability, and productivity. Buildings will encourage occupant health and wellness, experience, security, safety, and productivity.
As commercial enterprises expand, the space exploration sector will increase by a factor of ten. The regular presence on the Moon and, eventually, Mars will create opportunities for space-based tourism, mining, and manufacturing. Next-generation environmental technologies will make long-term deep space habitation conceivable. Communication, guidance, and controls will allow for more thorough and efficient exploration. Optical technology will allow for secure, high bandwidth communications that are required to function in remote areas.
Quantum computing will have a significant impact on chemistry, materials science, and many other disciplines over the next hundred years. Quantum computers may help us to discover new medicines, chemicals, and materials at lower costs and higher quality levels; they will be put to use in ways we can’t even fathom. The smartphone’s many uses today, for example, were not envisaged by the creators of traditional computers in the 1950s and 1960s.
The Plastic Circular Economy will become a reality. Recycling plastic that was previously only used to make lawn furniture of lower quality. As a result of plastic, hygiene is improved, our food supply is expanded, and sterile drugs can be managed. However, most of what we produce every year is disposed of in landfills or the oceans. Plastics are recycled only to a small extent, according to National Geographic. A circular economy will be created by turning low-quality plastics into high-quality ones, reducing landfill waste and ocean pollution. New plastics can also be produced with recycled plastics, reducing the need for fossil crude oil.
Oil and gas companies were provided with a real-time glimpse of what markets might look like in 2040 as a result of the recent health crisis shock. Many less competitive assets were forced to close permanently as a result of the sudden onset. As more efficient engine technologies are developed, the fuels they burn will require much less processing during the next century. A reasonable amount of renewable feedstocks will be available to supply about 50% of fuel demand by 2025. New oil refineries will process this feedstock at a cost that will be less than half of what it costs today.
Logistics and Supply Chain
It’s becoming more and more likely that robots and software will power the entire process in a dark warehouse. Drones are used to deliver packages in smart warehouses, where machines automatically store products, robots retrieve and package items, and drones retrieve and deliver items. Adaptable self-driving air and land vehicles will be part of logistics operations in 2120, and they will be programmed to optimize routes and adapt in real-time to changing conditions. Logistics will become fully autonomous, allowing humans to focus on sustainability, creativity, and well-being.