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Humans have always been fascinated by the term "future." Palm readings, astrology and the present environment etc are some areas which people study to predict the future. The futuristic events below are based on global studies and scientific predictions which are most of the times accurate.
We have a road full of chaos in the future which will lead to some inventions and some destructions but it is said that the will to survive is something which keeps a human race running.
Let's now see what the future has for ourselves in its bag.
Helium 3 is a very light and non-radioactive isotope of helium with 2 protons and one neutron. Helium 3 is a very rare element and is present in abundance on the moon. Russian Federal Space Agency has planned to have mining operations on the moon in search of Helium-3 and the estimated cost will be $4 billion per tonne.
By the late 2020s, the Europian Union plans to establish the world's first energy efficient nuclear fusion plant. Sooner our lunar plans will become a reality and it's just a matter of time.
By 2023, a private dutch space firm Mars One plans to land four humans on Mars. These 4 people will be living there "permanently" and it is another big leap in the history of mankind. Four additional astronauts will be sent to the solar powered station every year from 2025 and they will be unable to return.
Mars one will also broadcast the whole event from the selection process to the spaceflight so that it can raise the necessary funds. The figures which have been estimated are as follows:
flight cost- $1.5 billion per person
flight time- at least one year
Masdar city or the future city is expected to be completed by 2025. The Abu Dhabi Future Group plans to recycle 100% of waste and water. It will be a Carbon neutral city and is about to make a way for futuristic events based on sustainable energy.
The present scenario is that it will cost a whopping $20 billion to house up to 50,000 people and the city will cover an area of 6 kilometers.
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By the end of 2016, there will be an important shift in how the earth's energy resources are met. In the coming years, oil prices are sure to rise up and the projected oil prices in the future will be higher than wind energy. These projections are also going to have a huge impact on your pocket and the lower price electricity bills will be a reality by late 2020s.
The United Nations has predicted a futuristic event that there will be a shortage of almost all important resources by 2030 and then almost 3 billion people from the developed countries like the USA and the UK will be forced to live in poverty.
If the shortages are to be combined with natural calamities like the floods and droughts, the number is sure to rise. Unfortunately, these are some problems which can be taken care of if quick precautionary measures are taken by governments across the earth. But it seems that the poverty figure is sure to rise and governments will be doing nothing about it.
We already possess a technology which can provide the basic sight to blind individuals - a technique which was unimaginable by our ancestors. It is believed that by 2020 humans will be able to cure complete blindness by a true natural vision and by 2035 we can expect the use of bionic eyes.
These bionic eyes will enable us to "see" infrared and ultraviolet light and will make our vision as sharp as that of a hawk. Such inventions will slowly and gradually remove the thin line of differentiation from man and the machine.
Immortality might just be a dream for us right now but thanks to the medical science that we have come closer to finding the answer of immortality. British gerontologist (one who studies cognitive,social and biological aspects of aging) has predicted that by 2036 there is a 50% chance of completely stopping the aging process.
Time magazine predicts that immortality will be spread by 2045- most of you are now counting your years.
Technological singularity in simple words is when the intelligence of computers will surpass the human intelligence and it would result in a powerful superintelligence whose abilities will be far above humans. This might sound like something which is about to happen in the next 1000 years but you'll be surprised to know that it will be possible by the year 2050.
Regardless of the numerous claims made by people, news agencies and scientists all over the world, we have never had a real threat to the world but it seems that 2055-2060 is going to be a tough time for all of us. By the 2060s the human population will have crossed the 9 billion mark and there will be an aquatic collapse in the oceans and the ever increasing shortage of resources will be a different story altogether.
Let us hope for the best and prepare for the worst so that these futuristic events can be witnessed without affecting us much.