Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Web Secret 395: 2028

2016 is around the corner, and with the new year looming, it's time to look back.

Or maybe look forward.

To 2028.

So let's recap. (My comments in italics.)

In 2028
  • Islam will be the world's largest religion with 2.2 billion followers
  • The "average" person in the world will be a 34 year old Indian man.
  • 50% of today's jobs will be replaced by artificial intelligence
  • 3D printing will mean many products will be produced on location. (Like in your home.)
  • Most cars will be driverless
  • The entire contents of the Internet will be able to be stored on DNA.
  • The most valuable and fought over resource will be water.
  • 1 in 3 people will live beyond 100 years of age.
  • Chinese will be the most widely spoken language. (But we will have Star Trek like universal translators that will convert our speech when we speak to one another.)
  • The Chinese economy will have been the largest for 14 years.
Looming over everything technology. Which has the power to enrich and the potential to overpower life as we know it.

Happy New Year.

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