These Far-Flung Tech Concepts Could Be a Reality by 2030 – Cape Cod Today

Posted: February 3, 2020 at 11:44 am

If you look back and reflect upon the areas of technology that werent conceived, or at least not commonplace, as we rolled into 2010 no iPads, Amazon Echo or Prime, smartwatches, Chromebooks, Uber, 3D printers, Instagram, Bitcoin then you will appreciate that a decade is a long time in tech.

Indeed, when you consider the pact of technological advancement and the theory that it is advancing exponentially, you can be sure that we will see changes just as dramatic, and perhaps more so, by the end of the 2020s.

Making tech predictions is, however, a good way to end up looking foolish. For instance, think about Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who said in 2007, There is no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share.

There are many ways to find out about your future and the direction you should take. But with technology, it can be explosive, with the changes feeling like they happen overnight. Below are some tech ideas which experts believe may be possible and commonplace by 2030:

Mass Use of Flying Jetpacks

Sick of the Memorial Day traffic in Cape Cod? Well, you can beat the rush by using your personal jet pack. YouTube is littered with inventors showing off their fabulous flying machines, but some serious engineers are getting behind the idea. In fact, the main issue is not the mechanics of flying, but the weight of fuel. Get that right, and the answer seems to lie with electricity, and you could be zipping around the Cape with no worries. Moreover, while we view the jetpack as a fun piece of science fiction, its use could have huge benefits for emergency services.

An AI Machine As Your Boss

It sounds like a nightmare dystopian future, but having a robot as your boss is not that far-fetched. A survey of tech and business experts in 2015 found that just under half (45.2%) predicted we would see an AI machine sitting on a board of directors of a corporation by 2025. The premise is that the machines can make wholly logical decisions, based on data analysis, that the human mind cant. While it may seem scary, experts maintain that AI is here to enhance our world, not replace us. We hope they are right.

Your CRISPR Children

CRISPR continuous regularly interspersed short palindromic repeats is really just a fancy name for gene editing. And, the advances in this area are set to cause a huge stir. We are perhaps not quite at the Jurassic Park level yet, but there will be able to do incredible things with it, not all of which will be considered ethical. For instance, it will be possible to edit the DNA sequences of your future children to give them desirable characteristics, just as it will be possible to create a pet lion the size of a house cat. You can see the sense in editing out a hereditary disease, but where do you draw the line?

Live Forever

Want to ensure that you are around for the Red Sox next World Series win should history repeat itself and the team receive another 86-year curse? Well, some very serious scientists believe the abolition of ageing is not that far off. Perhaps not widely available by 2030, although the theory will be firmed up by that time, but almost certainly by the middle of the century. Its a combination of DNA-editing and computers that hold the key, and youll probably get to house yourself within a sleek android body too.

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