Robots and Bionic Eyes – Are you ready for the future?


Imagine that you throw the suitcase in the trunk of your car, backing out of the driveway and give it a little gas on the accelerator as to facilitate and fly to your holiday destination.
It may sound a little too brittle and science fiction-like in your ear. But just wait and see. Are you ready for the future?


What’s going to happen the next 150  years? The BBC has taken responsibility and has collected information, predictions and speculation from a bunch of sources, including NASA, MIT, IBM and United Nations.

The result, as you can see below, is a huge poster that lists both probable and improbable development in the years ahead.

The fields include information technology and robotics, politics and business, science and nature, society and technology.

The predictions came ten years after the BBC science program “Tomorrow’s World” was closed down. The program dealt with the progress and development in technology and science, and was sent for the first time in 1965.

The program introduced throughout its 38 years on the air often technology the audience was completely unaware of, but who later would become commonplace. ATM, pocket calculators, digital clock, CD, barcode reader and even self-propelled vacuum cleaner there were many television viewers who saw this for the first time on “Tomorrow’s World.”




Here are some of the highlights from the list for the next 150 years:

  • Bionic eye with high resolution will be available from 2019
  • You can upload content from your brain to a computer in 2021
  • Cars are completely automatic and driver-free by 2040
  • Computers get olfaction in 2017
  • After 2040 computers finally become smarter than humans
  • After 2050, people have established a base on Mars
  • In 2100, at least one creature with artificial intelligence to be a single large company itself.


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Anniken Tronstad

Anniken Gaka Tronstad is from Norway and taking her Bachelor in Media and communications at Antioch University in Santa Barbara. Educated actress, love being creative and explore the world. She has a healthy lifestyle and extreme sport is something she adores.

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