Today’s world is progressing so quickly in terms of technology, development, evolution and everything else that falls in between that we cannot help but be curious what the future would hold for us. The same can be said about the planet, the atmosphere, the environment, everything is changing at a very rapid pace and before long, this world would be a completely different place. Certain movies have also depicted this phenomenon like I-Robot and The Terminator. These movies mainly focus on the machine taking over our planet basically artificial intelligence but there are so many more shocking facts about future that we will be highlighting in this very article.
10. The Boiling Point
The first shocking fact about future of this world relate to tax burden and national debt. There was a time during the year 1948 Social Security and Income Tax paid by a medina family would barely be one percent in total. By 1955 this amount went up to 9% and by 1990 it went up to a shocking 28%. It is predicted that around the time we would be entering the year 2025, the income tax and social security ration would climb up to a whopping 49%-52%. And this is in relevance to median families only. Furthermore, the national debt on average around the world would increase as much as to consume approximately 90% of all the taxes collected from the people. This is what we call the boiling point and it isn’t too far away.
9. The Social Media Jungle
The next shocking fact about future on this list of ours is related to the Social Media. It is a jungle out there and we say that with conviction. Did you guys know that the half life of content that is shared over the social media is 3 hours right now? This means that within 3 hours, the content will get nearly half of all the hits it is ever going to get. The shocking thing is that by the year 2025 this half life can decrease (which is an improvement) to a matter of minutes or even seconds. Two facts support this prediction, one being the traffic over the social media where Facebook alone claims 1 billion users and the second fact is the storage of data, which is doubling after every 18 months. Can you imagine heaps after heaps of data being stored over the internet and because of it?
The world has already managed to design a lifelike “martial arts expert” head developed by YFX, an animatronic head made by Fumio Hara at the University of Tokyo, “Robota” dolls that have been developed by Aude Billar at USC, a baby robot developed by iRobot and last but not the least, an automatically generated robot designed and fabricated without human intervention by a machine at Brandeis University. The most obvious conclusion that can be drawn and actually has been drawn is the fact about future claiming that we will see a huge population of humanoids as computer technology becomes faster day by day.
Next up on shocking facts about future on our list is in regards to population. It is being predicted that within the next 30 years, the population will be around 10 billion people. If the principles of supply and demand are correct then that would mean an increase in the demand for energy, land, water and food. Furthermore, if we continue to believe in economics then that increase in demand and supply would resultantly increase the GDP.
Next on shocking facts about future on our list is in regards to the climate of mother earth. AS far as we are concerned, the Earth is the only habitable planet there is especially till we find life on mars or the moon. It would do us good to keep our heads up while determining how long this planet will be able to sustain life. We have all heard about the continuing destruction of the ozone layer and we have also and how the magnitude and frequency of earth quakes and tornados is increasing. There is very sound evidential proof that the earth might just end up like the boiling Venus or the frozen Mars.
Up next on shocking facts about future we have healthcare. this fact is not very shocking since it is linked directly to science. The more we progress the more chances we have at a better survival. Here is the shocking bit though that as time progresses, the life expectancy on normal humans will be raised by quite a bit actually reaching 145 years of age. The future will also hold the promise of smart drugs, of artificial doctors with artificial intelligence and medical checkpoints.
There is nothing shocking about the fact that technology will see a boom so strong that we will be blown away. People would be on the internet all the time and data collected over the internet will triplicate. It is in around 40 years that there would hardly be any different between the real world and the virtual world. It is an eerie feeling isn’t it?
Next up on shocking facts about future is the least bit shocking of all. Economists and analysts alike predict that the future will increase our energy demands by several times and we cannot rely totally of fossil fuels by that time. Even if the resources, by a miracle no less, still exist, we will need to aggressively search for other more stable sources.
At this point we believe only one fact should suffice and that is that companies that pride themselves of being in the fortune 500 will topple right off to make way for smaller more trustable businesses. What a shocker eh? The millenials will not trust their employers and businesses will have to figure a way out of that.
1 The Millenials
The future, last but not least, will be all about the millenials! They have an amazing mixture of properties like the fact that they have seen at least three wars, they have seen a presidential impeachment, they have seen the recession, they are over-educated yet underemployed meanwhile continuously in debt, they love the social media and they love technology but most of all, they care for the future. The future is all about the millenials, the future is like them, because the millenials like change and they are always ready to improve their experience.