The City of 2057…

Have you ever wondered what our world will be like in the year 2057? Okay well maybe not the exact year 2057, but just the future in general?

Discovery channel documentary ‘2057: The City of the Future’ explores their idea of what the future holds for us, supported with a scientific insight.

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We are advancing into  a future that is taking a new shape each day. In around 50 years will we have automated cities, flying cars and artificial organs?  With computers not even existence 50 years ago the rapid rate at which technology is developing, who can even begin to estimate what the future holds. Scientists that’s who! The scientists within the documentary creating a virtual world and story line, their impression of the world in 2057.

So what do they think that the world will be like in 2057? 

They think it will be a “network city” a  world with ultra modern architecture, where children will have holographic dolphins that can jump out of their computers and interact with them, with cities all linked together by computers, everyone swimming in gigabytes of data! Not to mention the fact that they believe there would be cars function via auto-drive, our clothes will be constantly processing gigabytes of data and no one will even know what a keyboard and mouse are anymore!!

The plot of the documentary uncovering the fatalities that can come with the introduction of this kind of techology, even in the future computers can crash and networks can fail. A child hacking into the system sending the whole network, the whole city crashing down. A  major downfall of this almost glorified network city.

So what do I think? 

Well after viewing the documentary and extensive, alot, a little bit of research I think, as NBC’s “Deep thinkers see how things will be in 2058”  explores I believe that with medical science progressing in 50b years one of the major achievements will be cures and explanations for  many diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Schizopherenia, Bi-polar and even Cancer. I also do happen to agree that we may have automated cars (which would be quite cool) and hover-boards! ( according to back to the future we should already have them after all)  However, I am not quite sure about the whole. The fact that having such a city all controlled and connected by computers was shown even in the documentary to go so devastatingly wrong so quickly sends great doubts in my mind that whoever is to be running the world/ country/ universe in 50 years would actually allow a system as  extensively connected as the one shown to be put into place.

There are always going to be predictions that are way off, as history has proven! Although back then scientists didn’t understand the law of nature so now the predictions can be more accurate. And I guess whilst there is no point spending too too much time living in the future as the scientist in the documentary states it is “better to walk in a forest with foggy glasses than be totally blind.”


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