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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Predictions for future!
Subject: The future
Hello! I love the Destination 2040 website! Well done!
I'd like to answer to the questions you asked.
1) What do you think the house of future will be like?
To begin with, by 2040 technology will have improved, so robots will appear in our lives. I believe that every house will have a robot to do the housework etc. Although robots will make life easier, for me it's a gamble, because sometimes they might be very dangerous. Also, robots will make us all alienated, because of the fact that they will do everything. In that way, we will have only free time. As for the buildings, I guess that there will be skyscrapers with many floors.
2) What new jobs will we have started doing by 2040? What job do you think you'll be doing?
As technology develops, people's jobs change. In our days we have all the types of jobs, but then ( in 2040) new ones will appear like computer programmer, video games tester and generally all the jobs that will have to do with computers. Personally, I would like to become a philologist or a teacher of English. Also, I like biology. So, I will decide when I have to and not yet.
3) Give us your opinion on the future of education.
It's hard to guess the future of education, because by 2040 many things will have changed, but we don't know how! Moreover, it's possible that teachers will become a thing of the past and their place will taken by robots. Already, technology has intervened (technology is already used) in schools and in education, but probably by 2040 it will have intervened more.
4) What will we be watching and playing in 2040? More of same, only bigger, faster, better?
I believe that we will be playing more of the same, but faster, bigger and better, but also I believe that the specialists on this topic will have investigated more games on computers, iPads, iPhones etc. As for the movies, they will be played on digital TVs.
5) Will new forms of entertainment come along? Is television here forever?
Of course new forms of entertainment will come along like some 3D games in our phones...Also, I think that television might stay forever, but it might not too. I mean that maybe our phones will have television in them, or that we won't need it, because of other ways of entertainment.
6) Will we still be going to the cinema in 2040? What kind of films will we be watching?
I thing that we will still be going to the cinema in 2040, or I want to believe it, because I love going to the cinema, especially with my friends. As for the kind of films that we will be watching, I guess that they will be the same.
7) Will we have more free time, or we will all be working even longer hours?
I think that we will have free time, even if more if robots appear in our lives. Also, I don't believe that we will work for many hours in the future, because our life will be easier with technology, but I think that work might be a little bit more difficult if you do not know how to use the computers.