In the modern world technology is constantly advancing and progressing. The once seemingly impossible is now possible with the help of new technological advancements. There are more opportunities than ever before and the possibilities of new innovations are endless. The book The Inevitable outlines the 12 biggest ways Kevin Kelly thinks the world will change. Kelly gives us a look into the future and gives us his insights of what will come with the progress of our modern world.
Technology will continue to have endless upgrades and we will always have new things to keep up with. Rather than fixed products that are our go-tos, there will always be a new product that is better. There will constantly be innovations which may lead to discomfort from the constant changes.
Technology has created a place for artificial intelligence in our everyday lives. It began with Siri in our phones, but in the future we will be making everything smarter. Machines of any kind will become much smarter and interactive in the future.
All these advancements have led to the constant stream of information and media. In the future we will be much more dependable on streams and on demand services. This includes music, movies, and every other form of entertainment or media.
In the future, everything will have a screen that is interactive. Kelly predicts that there will even be a screen to play with on your cereal box. Screens will be everywhere and they will be able to interact with people in new found ways such as reading our emotions and reacting accordingly.
Rather than owning all our assets, in the future we will have access to services at all times. You won’t need to own things like people used to. If you need transportation there is Uber or if you need a place to stay there are Air BNB’s. There are new ways to access your needs without possession or ownership.
There will be collaboration at a larger scale than we’ve ever seen before. In the future, people will work on projects they are passionate about for free. There are new techniques that will allow for equity and for people in new businesses.
Everything will become personalized to our taste. Anything we desire will be filtered to what we want. There will be more and more options that cater to exactly what the costumer wants.
We will innovate old products to make them better in the ways we need them to be. For example, Kelly says that in the future we will be able to record all of our conversations and we’ll be able to play them back to remember things.
Most of our interaction will be through technology. It will be easy maximize our engagement with the help of our computers and machines.
In the future you will have access to everything at your fingertips. You’ll be able to constantly track your blood pressure, temperature, and heart rate. You’ll have total surveillance over everything .
Our questioning is growing exponentially. As we advance and progress we are becoming more educated and aware. We no longer accept things for just being the way they are, we question things and get the answer we need.
The beginning is when the inhabitants of this world connect together as one whole thing. The interconnectedness and closeness will be unlike the past has ever seen.