Approximately 30 years ago, computers came into our lives becoming an integral part of our daily routines. Ultimately this device and its uses contributed to the transformation of society and our lives.
Inspired by that landmark the experts at Kaspersky Labwanted to give us a descriptive image of how the future will look like, what will be the evolution of computer science technologies and what will be the next major changes in our daily lives due to science and technology. The timeline of the future they studied is 2045 which is 30 years from now.
Alexander Gostev, Chief Security Expert at Kaspersky Lab stated: “With today’s computer science growth rate, it is quite hard to forecast the evolution of technology in the next decades with sufficient accuracy. However, it’s clear that every year our technologies will grow smarter and people will have to keep up. We know for sure though, that e-criminals will continue to make every effort to take advantage of every new step in the field of computer science for their own benefit”.
The company’s forecast about the future can be spotted in many different aspects of our daily lives – as they imagine them in 30 years from now – such as smart houses, 3d printing, robot citizens and more interestingly technophobia.
Smart Houses: In 2045, humans will live in smart houses where most comforts will be fully automated. The software that will run in those residences will take care of the consumption and replacement of energy, water, food and supplies. The residents will only have to worry about having enough money in the bank to pay their bills and that the software runs as it supposed to. It’s hard to imagine what would happen to the energy and supplies level to a smart house whose software has some bugs or malfunctions or even worse has been hacked!
3D Printing: Many traditional jobs that require the production of specific materials, will seize to exist and take a place in history books, as 3d printers will be so advanced that they’ll be able to print for us almost anything we need. From dishes and clothes to the smart houses mentioned above, everything will be designed and printed by 3D printers.
Robot citizens: In 30 years from now, the world will be inhabited by not only a few billions of humans but also a few billions of robots. Robots will be designed and massively produced to make all the dirty and heavy work. People will be mostly dedicated in advancing the software of the robots.
Technophobia: This new world, will not be accepted by everyone. It is very likely that there will be a part of humanity – mostly the older ones – that will oppose to the all of the above. Some of them might even choose not to live in a smart house, or own a robot, meaning that they will have no digital id.
All the above remain a guess. Maybe it is more accurate than a guess since it is based in facts and it was done by professionals. But still let’s not forget that there is always a part of evolution that we can neither predict nor control. Thus, only time will show which of what is predicted will come true and whether it will eventually be beneficial or harmful.