If you’re like me, this past week has been filled with all kinds of comments about Oct 21. For those living under a rock (or ignoring social media right now), today is the day Marty McFly goes into the future.
It’s funny (and a bit strange) to think it’s been 30 years since 1985 but what’s great are the differences and similarities between what the filmmakers thought 2015 would be like. We have 3-D movies, video conferencing, and dehydrators but we’re not quite there on hover technology or shoes that tie themselves.
Kind of makes you wonder what the world will be like 30 years from now. My prediction:
Print media will be almost non-existent (except maybe children’s books).
I also wouldn’t be surprised if the penny is removed from US currency. I think they’ve been considering this for quite a while now and since it costs more to make one then it is worth, it’s probably only a matter of time.
Movie Rental Stores are gone – and so is Redbox
I’m a big Redbox fan – and that’s probably because the nearest movie rental store is halfway across town. In 30 years my guess is you’ll pay a flat fee for monthly movie online rentals or everything will be PPV on your TV/laptop/tablet/eye implant (ha). From a convenience factor, this just makes sense.
There will be a huge struggle between chemical and natural treatments in medicine.
We have already seen this throughout the years with a good example being dentists giving patients mercury fillings and telling them it’s OK (ya know, because mercury is so healthy). As the big pharms develop improved chemical concoctions, more and more food is engineered and re-engineered, the nutrients in our food sources will plummet and we’ll be increasingly dependent on masking symptoms with meds rather than tackling the root cause. 1. this makes lots of money for pharmaceutical companies, doctors, etc… 2. we are lazy and would rather pop a pill than make corrective actions
We’re going to have one huge medical breakthrough
I know, each month it seems like there is a story about how scientists made progress in this or broke-through in that, but I wouldn’t call those the “end game” breakthroughs – like curing cancer. I have no idea what it will be but I really think something huge will happen – maybe more than one. Selfishly, I’m hoping it becomes routine practice to take a person’s cells and grow them a replacement organ. With one of my brothers looking to need a kidney soon (and they last about 10 years) I’m actually hoping this occurs in the next 10 years. 🙂
So, what do you guys think?? Anything you agree with? Other things you think will drastically change by 2045??
We’re off to a BTTF party tonight. I have a feeling it’s going to be quite the party!