Super skyscrapers, underwater bubble cities, and hyper-flexible living spaces are the new norm
A three-day work week is possible as we work smarter, attend meetings remotely via Holograms, and it will be possible to have a three-day work week.
As health diagnosis pods are standard features in homes,’sickies’ will be gone.
Drone-delivered holiday homes that can be rented from anywhere in the world will be the future of vacation.
Colonizing space will become a reality
In 100 years, super skyscrapers that will dwarf the Shard and underwater bubble cities with flexible living spaces are all likely going to be a reality. This is the conclusion of a new study that paints a vivid picture about our future lives. It suggests that the way we live, work, and play will change dramatically over the next century.
SmartThings Future Living Report was written by a team of top academics, including TV presenter and one of the UK’s most prominent space scientists, Dr Maggie Aderin Pocock. They are award-winning futurist architects and lecturers at University of Westminster Arthur Mamou Mani and Toby Burgess as well as pioneering urbanists Linda Aitken, and Els Leclerq.
The detailed animated architectural renders show how the future will look. They include a futuristic London skyline with high-rise apartments that dwarf Europe’s tallest building, The Shard.
Highlights from SmartThings Future Living Report:
Many of these predictions were influenced in part by the environment. Growing populations lead to better-suited structures that can withstand space constraints and diminishing resource.
As cities become smaller, we will build deeper and more high-quality structures with the creation of:
Super skyscrapers: Carbon nanotubes and diamond microthreads can be used to create megastructures that dwarf today’s skyscrapers.
Earth-scrapers: Just as we build up, so we dig down – enormous structures will tunnel 25 to 25 stories deep or more
Underwater cities are becoming a reality. They use the water to create breathable environments and generate hydrogen fuel.
Personal flying drones will replace cars and travel holiday home: Some of us will fly skyways with our personal flying drones, instead of using cars. We have ‘drone mules’ that can carry entire homes around the globe for holidays, so it’s a true ‘home away form home’ vacation experience.
As technology advances, we’ll be able to see:
3D printing houses and furniture: We will be able print exact replicas of large-scale structures like houses from local, recyclable materials
Smart walls and hyper-flexible living spaces: Flexible living spaces can be adapted to our needs by moving partitions. This makes a bedroom smaller, and a living room larger for guests. Or, malleable walls can provide additional shelves or seats on request. Smart LED room surfaces mean that you don’t have to redecorate your home. Walls, floors, and ceilings can be adjusted to suit your needs.
3D-printed Michelin-starred meals In minutes, we can 3D-print a favorite cake or a banquet.
Virtual meetings and a 3-day work week: Holograms will transform our working lives. They will allow us to virtually attend meetings, which will allow us interact with colleagues in a way that is very similar to being in the same room. The improved efficiency of time could result in a shorter work week due to the reduced travel time to and from meetings.
Home medi-pods can confirm your illness and provide a digi.