The world in 2050

The World in 2050 Futurism is an Italian fine arts movement that was founded in 1909. Poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti began the movement to celebrate modern technology and to free Italian art from the psychology of the past. Futurism influenced the 20th century’s art and design, which opened doors for the movements related to sculpture, theater, architecture, fashion, and music. Futurist principles value the science of computer programming; they believe that computers will make a significant difference in the world many years from now.

With technology improving and reaching immense heights there is a great wonder about the world in 2050. What is known is there will be a world completely different in technology and arts, than we are familiar with today. One very famous futurist is Dr. James Canton. He has been predicting the key trends that have shaped our world for the past 30 years. Dr. Canton is also a CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, an entity that advises the government on future trends.

He participates in advising the Global Fortune 100 on the trends in innovation, financial services, health care, population, life sciences, energy, security, workforce, climate changes, and globalization. He uses his abilities to answer questions on Global Warming, availability of gas, and the decrease in water. Futurists are authors, consultants, organizational leaders, and others who engage in interdisciplinary and systems thinking to advise private and public organizations on such matters as diverse global trends, plausible scenarios, emerging market opportunities, and risk management.

Media will transform as the years progress and by 2050, the world will be exploding with new technology. This transformation will enhance media making it faster and broader. It will be more efficient and more reliable. Electronics will be easier to access, giving people a chance to enjoy finding what they need quicker. Telephones will be voice activated or one touch dial. Cell phones could be made smaller like a chip. People could place the small chip in their ear and talk whenever they pleased. Only the person wearing the chip can hear the phone ring and with one touch of the inger to the ear the call will be ended or rejected. Home telephones will be intergraded with cell phones, making people able to receive important calls wherever they are. Creditors or salesmen can no longer call annoying customers to buy their products. People can also have a conversation with as many people as desired and still be able to click over. The home phone can be connected to the television so that callers can have a face to face conversation. Television will still be greatly appreciated, but the internet will soon be taking over.

Television usage will take place everywhere, planes, bathrooms, classrooms, home, etc. It will use virtual reality to make scenes more realistic and exciting. Television’s advantages will consist of pause, rewind, fast-forward, internet, telephone, virtual reality, face to face conversation, and education. Television will aid the community and eliminate other electronics. When the World Wide Web began in 1990, few suspected how successful it would become. The future of the internet is difficult to predict but its rapid acceleration of growth is expected only to increase.

High-speed networks will make it possible for professionals to work in ways never before possible. IPods, iPhones, Xboxes, and TiVo’s represent the first wave of Internet-centered products that can’t be easily modified by anyone except their vendors or selected partners. These “tethered appliances” have already been used in remarkable but little-known ways: car GPS systems have been reconfigured at the demand of law enforcement to eavesdrop on the occupants at all times, and digital video recorders have been ordered to self-destruct thanks to a lawsuit against the manufacturer thousands of miles away.

New Web 2. 0 platforms like Google and Facebook are fairly secure but their applications can be similarly monitored and eliminated from a central source. The internet as we know is already accessible almost instantaneously and available on the go and in the palm of our hands. The fear that newspapers will soon be obsolete is a common feeling in today’s society. On the one hand, newspapers are expected to supply their content free on the Web. On the other hand, their most profitable advertising–classifieds–is being lost to sites like Craigslist.

And display advertising is close behind. Meanwhile, there is the blog terror: people are getting their understanding of the world from random lunatics riffing in their underwear, rather than professional journalists with standards and passports. It has been said that newspaper circulation in America is the same now as it was in the early 1970’s when the nation’s population was drastically smaller. Analysts have predicted that the trend of more advanced media and technology will cause the human race to become lazy and obese.

With all our wants and needs being at the click of a button there will be no big need for us to move around and be as active as needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We can look forward with confidence to a considerable degree of freedom from infectious diseases at a time not too far in the future. Currently our president is working on a method to provide affordable healthcare to all. NASA has developed a Virtual Collaborative Clinic that connects medical facilities around the U. S. allowing doctors to manipulate high-resolution, 3-D images of MRI scans and other medical imaging. Not only can doctors consult and diagnose, but they can simulate surgery by using a “CyberScalpel. ” Virtual surgery gives surgeons an opportunity to practice before ever entering the operating room, reducing the time required for the actual procedure. The population of the United States will continue to grow. As long as this country remains a magnet that attracts immigrants, growth will occur even if there is a dip in the birthrate.

As of October 17, 2006, the population had reached 300,000,000. The Census Bureau projects that by 2030, there will be 363,584,000 inhabitants of the United States, by 2040 there will be 391,946,000, and by 2050 there will be 419,854,000 persons in this country; of this amount, 50% of the population will be non-Hispanic white compared with being 69% non-Hispanic white in the year 2000. The emergence of the Internet as a virtual electronic channel for managing financial services offers many challenges and opportunities for organizations.

As the convergence of computers and telecom networks reshapes the marketplace of the future, technology will become a competitive advantage offering many cost-effective solutions. Digital cash, interactive TV, satellites, genomics, biotech, wireless super phones, intelligent agents, knowledge engineering are all key technologies that will drive future opportunity. The labor force is expected to become more diverse. With higher population growth and increasing participation rates, the share of minorities in the workforce is projected to expand substantially.

The share of white non-Hispanics is anticipated to decrease from 73 percent in 2000 to 53 percent in 2050. Over the same period, Hispanics are expected to more than double their share, from 11 percent in 2000 to 24 percent of the labor force in 2050. Blacks also are expected to increase their share, from 12 percent in 2000 to 14 percent in 2050. Asians, the fastest-growing group in the labor force, are projected to increase their share from 5 percent to 11 percent between 2000 and 2050. Costs incurred from drought as a consequence of disrupted monsoon rains could reach 42 billion dollars per decade by 2050.

By 2050 global warming of more than the targeted 2 degrees Celsius will have taken place if there is a lack of determined action on climate change. While globally the impact of climate change on food production may be small, at least until 2050, the distribution of production will have severe consequences on food security: developing countries may experience a decline of between 9 and 21 percent in overall potential agricultural productivity as a result of global warming. In conclusion futurism, the Italian arts movement of 1909, has been a driving force in the advancement of life as we know it.

The transformation of media and technology has made life easier for us as it continues to grow and improve. By 2050 it is predicted that the average family will use media not only frequently but continuously throughout their daily routines. The way we communicate is changing and media is becoming an extension of the human voice. The world’s population will see drastic demographical changes and there will be a major shift in the makeup of our workforce. Global warming and climate changes are expected by 2050 but optimistic thinking says that science will prevail and make solutions for comfortable living in the future.

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