Infographic Shows What Tech Could be in 150 Years

A BBC future infographic offers a look into what science, technology and society will evolve into from now to 2150.

The predictions come from a variety of sources including IBM, MIT, NASA and general news publications. During 2013, the infographic predicts the Chinese overcoming "The Great Firewall", which is what limits access to certain websites in the region, while another prediction sees Google acquiring Pinterest.

The next few years is expected to see the fruition of a digital currency universally accepted in the U.S., as well as a social network overtaking Facebook in terms of popularity, while farmers will utilize robots for agricultural purposes.

Looking ahead, high-resolution bionic eye implants could expand one's vision by 2019, while robot pilots could very well fly commercial airplanes come 2030. All cars, meanwhile, could become automated and driverless by 2037.

Elsewhere, over the course of the next two centuries, UK universities have warned that computers could take over the world.

 

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  • Anonymous
    In 150 years Toms will finally figure out how to properly embed a linked picture SO THAT THE LINK ACTUALLY TAKES YOU TO THE PICTURE
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  • mouse24
    Shouldn't the title be 137 years instead of 150?
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  • Someone Somewhere
    Watch 2001 and see how accurate their predictions 45 years ahead were. Then look at the 150 year ones here and realise how subjective things like this are.
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  • innocent bystander
    Taxes will be abolished in the USA... LOL
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