11 Surprising Things That Will Happen By 2050!

11 Surprising Things That Will Happen By 2050!

Which decades-old document will finally be
revealed to the public? What does the future hold for robots? Find out as we look at 11 Surprising Things
That Will Happen By 2050. #11 Elvis Unveiled
The foundation of the entertainment industry was shook in August of 1977 when headlines
everywhere announced The King of Rock and Roll’s passing. Elvis Presley had met his untimely end at
the relatively young age of 42. While an initial report cited a heart attack
as the cause, a toxicology report would later come out reporting high levels of multiple
narcotics in his system. Upon this second report, Presley’s father
Vernon had the autopsy sealed from the public. But in 2027, the full report will be unsealed
and open to the public, granting the iconic rockstar’s fan base some sense of closure. #10 Robo Love
Hundreds of romance novels in bookstores across the world feature science fictional tales
of erotic encounters with androids, cyborgs, and robots. While this may sound like an unrealistic fantasy,
modern technology is actually much closer to delivering this strange experience than
you might realize. Engineers have been developing interactive
robots purposed for romantic encounters for the past decade and the latest results are
astounding…as well as a bit strange. Various manufacturers have created human-esque
machines capable of casually conversing, memorization, and even philosophical discussion. These robots also serve a physical purpose,
aiming to please adults in more ways than one. As artificial intelligence develops, so too
will the level of intimacy between people and their high-tech love instruments. It’s only a matter of time until humans
begin relationships reminiscent of the 2013 film “Her”, the film in which a lonely
writer falls head over heels for his operating system. And when this occurs, it brings with it a
whole new slew of moral questions and ethical dilemmas. #9 America Dethroned
The future brings many changes, but not all of them are bound to be necessarily new. Afterall, history repeats itself. Such was the basis for author and historian
Jacques Attali when he wrote the 2009 international best seller “A Brief History of the Future:
A Brave and Controversial Look at the 21st Century”. In this book, Attali outlines a number of
ways he believes the world will change based on the ways the world has evolved in the past. Chief among these predictions is the fall
of the planet’s most powerful empire: the United States of America. Globalization, ecological threats, and the
swelling financial and political strength of corporations are the main culprits he cites
in eventually uprooting America from their seat of power. “Financially and politically exhausted,
like all other empires before it, the United States will cease to run the world, “ Attali
wrote. He’s not alone in thinking this as many
financial experts believe the economies of China and India to quickly pass the US in
coming years. Similarly, emerging technologies and changes
in international expanse are predicted to challenge America’s military strength, eventually
displacing it as the strongest on the planet. #8 Ten Billion
More than 7.7 billion people currently populate the Earth. The modern size of the human race is cited
often for being one of the major contributions to the planets degenerating ecosystem. High carbon emissions, natural habitat destruction,
overconsumption, and growing waste problems have all come from a combination of a lack
of oversight, irresponsible corporations, and overpopulation. The world has yet to reach its apex though
as experts working with the United Nations have predicted that nearly 10 billion individuals
will be roaming the globe by 2050! This expansion in our society is chiefly due
to the gradual betterment of living conditions, health services and technology, and all around
longer average lifespan of human beings. By that same year, life expectancy at birth
is believed to have surpassed 76 years with 22 percent of individuals being over the age
of 60. Perhaps with so much wisdom in the world,
experts will have come up with a means of correcting these problematic issues facing
our future. #7 Transcontinental Highway
Separating the westernmost point of Alaska and the Chukotka Peninsula of Russia is the
narrow water pass known as the Bering Strait. For more than a century, individuals and companies
have proposed connecting the two landmasses by way of a bridge or tunnel in hopes that
it would assist in growing both economies. The latest proposal came in 2015 when the
president of Russian Railways, Vladimir Yakutin, unveiled a plan to construct a trans-Siberian
highway that would link Russia with the US. Titled the Trans-Eurasian Belt Development,
this project would look to go past simply connecting the nations as part of the plan
incorporates the construction of a road that would allow for a road trip from England to
America! The proposed highway would stretch from London
across Europe, through Russia and over the Bering Strait, into Alaska then Canada, and
eventually leading all the way to New York City. The multi-trillion dollar project would require
cooperation by many countries, thus its thought by many to only be a pipe dream. But with Yakutin potentially poised to take
a position of leadership in Russia, it may just become a reality by 2050. #6 Automated Athletes
Sports are one of the most popular, and profitable, forms of entertainment on the planet. Such highly physical competitions, especially
when fueled to continuously outdo one another by monetary interests, often lead to physical
degradation in athletes. Thousands sacrifice their bodies, or more,
for glory, entertainment, and riches. But thanks to advancements in robot engineering,
this way may become a thing of the past. For decades, engineers have been crafting
robots to compete with one another and humans, whether they be automatons designed to play
chess or weapon-loaded machines built for destruction like those seen on the television
show “Battlebots.” Lately, though, some companies have begun
building robots made for more traditional sports like hockey, skiing, ping pong, sumo
wrestling, and even soccer. There’s even an annual RoboCup for these
soccer playing droids! And some researchers think this could be the
start of a whole new form of marketable entertainment, believing that in 2050 they will have reached
a point of popularity comparable to human sports. #5 Message In A Shuttle
Planet Earth is an anomaly in the universe due to the variables required for such a world
to harbor life. Very few other planets meet these same life-sustaining
requirements, but they do exist. The first Earth-like planet thought capable
of meeting our same biological needs is Gliese 581c. This super-Earth, at nearly 5 and half times
the size of ours, is over 20 light-years away, the equivalent of 119 trillion miles! With such a promising intergalactic settlement
on the horizon, some researchers have thought it possible to be a possible location for
intelligent, extraterrestrial life. So before we crash their party, a group of
scientists decided it best to send out a greeting. And it’s already on the way. Broadcast in 2008, the high-powered digital
signal called A Message From Earth hopes to deliver 501 messages to the planet by 2029. Should the signal reach the ears of intelligent
life with similar technology, than we could hear back from the extraterrestrials by 2050,
initiating the first actual conversation with alien life in history! #4 Faster Information
Time is money, as the old saying goes, and in the digital age that means computer processing
power can be the difference between millions and billions in revenue. In general, computers have come a long way
from the slow operating systems of the past, and each persistent year seems to yield a
further increase in the speed of modern technology. Interpretations of this growth by experts
has led many to believe processing power limitations to double every 18 to 24 months, which would
explain continuous exponential increases over the past 45 years. For example, the 1976 supercomputer Cray-1
was top of the line in its time with 8 megabytes of memory and capable of processing 160 million
operations per second. But the 2008 Cray XT5 outshined it with a
processing speed of more than 8.75 million times that of its ancestor. And since then, supercomputers have continued
to grow even faster. Some researchers have predicted that computers
will run up to a thousand times faster by 2050. And with so much money and economic stability
riding on this development, this is one prediction that will be difficult to derail from coming
to fruition. #3 Technological Singularity
If movies like Terminator, The Matrix, and even Avengers: Age of Ultron are reliable
indicators, then it’s safe to say people fear the advancement of artificial intelligence. But how justified are these fears? Well, according to some experts, this dread
is righteously warranted. A hypothesis commonly referred to as Technological
Singularity predicts that artificial superintelligence will open the gates to rapid technological
growth outside the hands of human developers. The idea is that a computer being in control
of its own advancements and development would lead to an exponentially fast, self-upgrading
technological intelligence that would leave humanity in the dust. Some critics argue that computers can not
attain true intelligence, motivation, or autonomy, making these predictions unrealistic. However, with minds like Stephen Hawking,
Elon Musk, and active Technological Singularity proponent Raymond Kurzweil continuing to warn
of the dangers in the past decade, the impending crisis seems real as ever. But not all look grim as researchers like
Kurzweil believe the Singularity to result in not just advanced intelligence for machines
but for people as well, resulting in the most prosperous society the universe has ever seen. #2 Controlled Aging
Aging, as defined by successful computer-engineer and self-taught biologist Aubrey de Grey,
is a “set of accumulated side effects from metabolism that eventually” ends in fatality. To that degree, de Grey has since made it
a mission to fend off signs of physical and mental degradation which he believes will
be the key to potentially infinite life. According to him, the first person to live
to a thousand years old has already been born! But what are the chances these beliefs cross
over from theory to reality? Many critics have been vocal with their doubt
of de Grey’s research, however many more, including the twenty-plus scientists working
on his SENS Research project, contest critiques due to a lack of understanding. Only time will tell if aging can truly be
slowed by 2050. #1 Deteriorating Resources
Global warming, overconsumption, and waste have been threatening our planet for decades
and by 2050, the Earth will be at its worst point yet. It’s predicted that by this time, half of
the global population will be unable to access clean drinking water. The Amazon will be more than halfway deforested
and summers will pass with no ice in the Arctic. Many nations will have moved away from fossil
fuels and coal, but these changes are nearly unavoidable given the current, and past, way
of modern life. Which of these future events are you most
looking forward to? Which ones do you fear? Let us know in the comments below!

39 thoughts on “11 Surprising Things That Will Happen By 2050!

  1. The thumbnail really wants me to recommend a girl kiss… I suggest that it was horrifying to look in technologies

  2. A little scary but you did a REALLY good job on this video. The video Has structure and sources cited. Very nice. You deserve more subs. I’m going to share this in Facebook. Keep up the good work. 👍


  4. Note to whom ever reads this in the yr 2300,
    “You’re a Cyborg, see you would be human but your great great grandfather [email protected]&ked a robot and had a half robot kid, hence your a cyborg.”

  5. what difference does it make how he died you can't bring them back and Elvis is now in heaven where he wanted to be in the first place with his mother and now his mother and fatherstop trying to look for Elvis cuz if he is alive he don't want to be found and if he is dead let him rest in peace

  6. 6/9/2019: Will the world still be here ( as we KNOW it) at 2050. I think GOD is getting truly “fed up” with us as it is. Sex with a robot? Expect GOD’s wrath on a large scale, world.

  7. 7:00 – 7:46 soo what if they had no idea we exist AND now with your message that has been sent, the want to invade!!

  8. How about a social discussion as oppose to a technological view.
    I believe racism & discrimination could largely be a thing of the past by 2050.
    I think each generation becomes more and more tolerant. Especially as more and more interracial couples are resulting in multi racial families. I wonder what the "other" box on the US Census is going to encompass by 2050? What will the demographics of the US look like by 2050.
    Everytime I encounter someone who is fundamentally racist, I just think to myself "You are a dying breed" and laugh!
    Do you agree or am I just kidding myself?

  9. the ads are beyond annoying and serve no purpose…not likely anyone would be interested with such rude interruptions!

  10. Very interesting. My Grandmother, who died in 1969, told me, the year before she died, when I was only 7 years old, that China and India would be the future superpowers and that Prince Charles would never be King of England. She had 'The Gift' of incredible insight and was never wrong. She told me to remember what she was telling me and I have never forgotten. I have always invested my future pensions, against the advice of my advisors, in the Chinese and Indian economy. Needless to say, it has done very well indeed. Thanks Granny!!!! I will now be purchasing Jacques Attali book, A Brief History of the Future.

  11. Sorry to tell you future but america will never fall or be dethroned. America isn't weak like europe and asia. America will live on forever!

  12. I doubt any of this will be true💀💀💀 we’ll probably be doing stupid shit like creating memes in real life😂😂

  13. none of this will ever happen we wont be around long enough for any of this ta happen,like they say back in the 60's we will have flying car by now do u see any flying car no!!!!!!

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