From things in the air to new things for our bodies, join me as we explore 2050: What Would Be The Future Technology? We are in the year 2020, and if we’re being honest with ourselves, technology is incredibly advanced, and we’re making strides that can push things even farther. We have cars that are much safer than they’ve been in the past decade, and we’re even making fully electric cars that can help save the planet. There are even plans for self-driving cars and even self-driving Ubers that make the future of transportation very exciting. And that’s just ONE technology that was growing at a fast rate. What about all the others that are out there? What will technology be like as we get closer and closer to 2050?
Let’s start with the one that well and truly could happen very soon, drones. “Wait a minute, drones are already here!” and yes, they are. But more times than not the drones you are seeing are small, piloted by people who are just trying to have some fun, or, are the ones that are used by the military right now for strikes and surveillance. All very fun, but in the future, drones could be an integral part of our daily lives. You’ve likely seen shows and people talk about how in a few years drones could be the new delivery services. Anything from pizza to Amazon packages, and more. And honestly…that’s very probable.
Drones right now can be incredibly sophisticated, and some TV shows actually use them for sweeping and aerial shots as the film, it’s very cool. But to do deliveries, that’d have to be a little more programmed, as human error no doubt would be a very big buzzkill. Not that it’s impossible right now, it’s more of a question of numbers, logistics, costs, and making sure that the deliveries themselves are done in a methodical and careful manner. After all, it’s bad enough when delivery people don’t care enough about our packages that they just throw them onto the porch and potentially break stuff, the last thing we need is that to happen with drones.
But by 2050? We might not only have drones delivering out packages, but we might also be looking up at the sky and seeing drones flying all over with incredible speed and accuracy, and they potentially could all be run by AI! The potential is there, and by that point, various upgrades to drones and their programming will no doubt make them all the more efficient, durable, and quick. And potentially, they could go beyond basic deliveries for people and do emergency work. Imagine a drone taking a vital piece of medical material to a hospital to ensure it doesn’t get stuck in traffic? Or helping watch over an important convoy to let people know on the ground if there is trouble? There are many ways that drones could affect our world, the only question is, will we let them by 2050? Let’s keep going with transportation, shall we?
Right now, one of the biggest ways to get around the countries we live in is trains. Trains ferry people and all sorts of cargo around in an efficient and reliable manner, which is why they’ve been in use for hundreds of years. But…if we’re being honest here, while trains are efficient and reliable in certain ways…they aren’t exactly fast. Especially when it comes to passenger and freight trains. They can take a LONG time to get to their destinations and at times it’s more logical to take other modes of transportation. This is why companies are making special kinds of trains that can go MUCH faster. You know of the magnetic trains of Japan no doubt, but others like the Virgin Hyperloop are trying to push things even farther.
“Passengers or cargo are loaded into the hyperloop vehicle and accelerate gradually via electric propulsion through a low-pressure tube. The vehicle floats above the track using magnetic levitation and glides at airline speeds for long distances due to ultra-low aerodynamic drag.” Science-fiction? Hardly, in fact, the first vehicle of the hyperloop has already been tested and proven, and some larger tests are being scheduled for the next few years. And if this works, traveling across the country will be MUCH faster. How much faster? The hyperloop aims to send people shooting across the tubes that they make at a rate of about 600 miles per hour.
This means, IF they were able to do this across the entire United States from East to West (or Vice Versa) you could travel across the whole country in about 5 hours give or take. Considering it would take MUCH longer for a regular train ride, or car ride, that’s a big improvement. And they’re planning to do this with not just people, but cargo, imagine being able to ship something in the morning on the West Coast to the East Coast and KNOW it will get there before the day ends. That is quite impressive. Plus, the tubes would be built underground to not disturb wildlife, AND, they will go and make it in a way where there are carbon emissions.
So they’re fast, they’re reliable, they won’t harm the planet…seems like a win all around. Of course, you do have to wonder what it would be like to be on a 600mph train thing, but hey, we just find out soon! And by 2050, this could be one of the main modes of transportation around the world! Before we show off even more technologies we could have by 2050, be sure to like the video and subscribe to the channel! That way you don’t miss ANY of our weekly videos! Ok, we’ve had some fun ones, but now let’s deeper down the rabbit hole and talk about the ones we all fear…A.I. Yep, artificial intelligence, and no matter what way you look at it, people are seriously trying to make it happen, and make it happen soon.