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Flying cars, survival kits and AI phones: the gadgets of the future that everyone will have in 30 years

Alina MilsentLife
The world of the future. Illustrative image

The world is changing at an impressive pace. A sharp jump in scientific and technological progress has led to the emergence of various gadgets and technologies. For comparison, from the time of the Roman Empire until the early twentieth century, horses were the main means of transportation. Modernization was limited to carts and carriages.

Over the past few decades, an incredible amount of technology has emerged, and with the invention of nuclear weapons, a new stage in the history of world wars has begun. Wired magazine explains what the world of gadgets might look like in 2053.

A world of monitors and screens

Imagine a world where screens are everywhere. Screens in the palm of your hand, screens in cars, screens built into road signs, screens on the streets and in every room... It's hard to call it the usual television there. Analysts predict that display equipment will be thinner and brighter. Displays will be able to be rolled up like ordinary books.

Screens will be available to everyone. Production costs will drop, so we can even talk about free screens (but not without obligations). For example, you will need to subscribe to some kind of advertising service to be eligible for free TV. Some gadgets will become multi-screen, each of them absorbing audiovisual channels from two or more personal screens simultaneously.

What will happen to phones

It seems that humanity has already implemented all the features that could be invented for smartphones, except that we can't smell through the screen yet. According to Neil Shah, head of Counterpoint Research, smartphones of 2053 will not look like phones at all. They will be built into headsets, ears, or even brains. It sounds a bit terrifying.

"The phone will have generative and cognitive AI capabilities that will learn our habits and even predict what we need to do next: what to eat, where to go, when to rest," Shah suggested.

This also means that we will be physically interacting with mobile devices much less. We will no longer have to sit in front of our phones every day; new gadgets will do a lot of things on their own, even without our participation in pressing them.

Sports, health, diseases

Analysts assume that ultra-wideband chips will be widely used in 30 years. Let's look at the example of smartwatches.

Smartwatches will not only measure heart rate or calories but will also track a wide range of diseases. The new sensors will be able to measure blood pressure, glucose, and heart rate, and will transmit data to an artificial intelligence analysis engine on special devices.

Jennifer Radin, an epidemiologist, suggested that in 2053, gadgets will:

  • inform people that they are sick;
  • select treatment;
  • transfer data to a common database to create detailed health models for each community;
  • predict the rate of virus spread and determine the presence of allergens, etc.

How to survive disasters

Everyone will have their own gadget to determine air quality. It will inform you about the presence of solid ash, carbon monoxide, fungal spores, and pathogens. Gadgets will be able to scan the food we are about to eat for traces of microplastics and other potential toxins.

Robin Murphy, a professor of computer science and engineering at Texas A&M University and co-founder of the Center for Robotic Search and Rescue, says that in the future, even the worst environmental disasters will be less destructive thanks to technology.

For example, firefighting drones will extinguish flames and spread fire retardants in areas where it is dangerous to send people. Water gadgets will move around water bodies, collecting data for AI-enhanced flood forecasting models.

Headphones evolution

Headphones will be smaller, lighter, and more comfortable, and more importantly, they will be a perfect fit for your ears. The process of mapping your auricle and ear canal will be instantaneous. When you come to the store, you will be able to get 3D printed or molded headphones in a few minutes. Pretty convenient, don't you think?

Off-grid batteries and flying cars

Andy Palmer, CEO of electric vehicle charging company Pod Point, predicts that batteries will be "more energy-dense, which means longer ranges." There will also be changes in the way batteries are charged: fast wireless communication will be developed.

Experts agree that the next few decades will finally bring autonomous driving, meaning that cars without a steering wheel will become the norm. Micromobility will grow rapidly, and the cabin will have additional features: streaming video, updated AR information, and advanced safety functions. Of course, there will be flying cars.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA reported that the media deciphered Nostradamus' predictions for 2024. A period of difficulties and disasters, which will be a real test for humanity, has begun.

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