In 50 years…

Thinking about the future is both overwhelming and exciting. I believe our human potential can take us anywhere we want to go.

I believe our future will be one in which first of all: EVERYONE WILL HAVE FREE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET! The internet is a public resource. It should not be a privilegie but a RIGHT! If we want to look out for ourselves and really see what we are able to do as a society, the internet should be easily accessible not only by the middle class but also by children living in impoverished countries. The internet is a window for people to realize their individual capability. We would never know if a person living in a hut in some country in Latin America, Southeast Asia or Africa is the next Bill Gates or the next Einstein until we give that person free access to this valuable resource: the internet.

Another thing I believe will be in our future is floors within buildings that will move for us. We won’t need to walk around buildings, the floors would be like giant treadmills that would take us around the different offices, classrooms, shops.etc. No more walking and feeling tired!

Finally, our future will have flying cars, no need for roads! We will be able to fly away in our own cars. There will be no more traffic!!

I believe these three ideas I have presented will make our lives more convenient and I hope that there are people in the future who will make these things happen for us!

Comments (4)

  1. I agree, I believe that the Internet will become accessible to everyone in the next fifty years. You’re right, its only fair! But honestly, I kind of hope that we don’t become a society that needs/wants moving floors. Sure, maybe in an airport scenario with all the rushing and heavy luggage something like that would make sense. In an office setting however, where people sitting for eight hours a day can and is leading to health problems, walking from room to room is not a labor that we should dump millions of dollars into to rebuild our perfectly stable, perfectly non-moving floors. Also, while flying cars seem very nice and futuristic, I’m not sure if thats something we can expect to have in the next fifty years.

  2. It seems that a lot of people do believe that we will have free internet access, i do believe that we will have it free, and I also believe that it will be faster. About the flying cars, that seems like a cool idea. I think that there might be a lot more accidents but hopefully that will be here less than 50 years, so I don’t have to wait until I’m 70 years old.

  3. The improved roads/traffic is an interesting thought. However, I don’t necessarily believe it will make traffic “better”. With flying cars, you’d have to be more cautious; roads are set pathways while space ways, or however you want to call them, are not. You don’t really know where anyone is coming from and going to, so in my opinion I think flying cars would be more dangerous. Not only do you have to worry about running into other cars, but also about crashing the car into the ground/landmarks. Just a thought.

    It would be very nice if everyone had public access to the internet, but you have to keep in mind the political and social complications many of those impoverished countries are in. Many of those countries have citizens that don’t even have access to basic needs, like food, shelter, and fresh water.

  4. Maddie Lord

    It’s pretty funny that you should mention Bill Gates in your paragraph about everyone having access to the internet. This is a goal that Google has been reaching for with their “Project Loon”. The way the project works is that Google is studying wind patterns to keep wifi carrying balloons across areas without access to the internet. The reason it’s funny you would mention Bill Gates is that his response to this was “When you’re dying of malaria, I suppose you’ll look up and see that balloon, and I’m not sure how it’ll help you.” criticizing the project and arguing that there are more important tasks at hand in these areas.

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