I think so almost every day. Every day, when I wake up in the morning. Yes, what a miracle, we are still alive although the negative news is pouring down on us like the unexpected hailstorm somewhere in the desert.
Hurray, we are still alive! In the ears of many, those struggling with illness, death, business failure, natural disasters, and personal financial ruin have to fight, a not a very encouraging exclamation. Yes, I can feel it.
How strong are we? How much anxiety, how much pressure can you and I bear? What did we not have to overcome? After low tight comes high tide.
What the future might bring us? Human-powered wearables? Airports for drones and flying taxis? Smart sutures that detect infections? Self-healing ‘living concrete’? Crowd-sourced antibiotics? Self-driving trucks? Floating farms?
Every day, people around the world come up with new ways to make the future brighter. A list of some of the most exciting advances in future technology that will change our world. Somehow it scares me. And you my dear reader?
Also this: The world population is expected to reach 8.5 billion people by 2030. India will overtake China as the most populated country on Earth. Nigeria will overtake the US as the third most populous country in the world. The fastest-growing demographic will be the elderly: 65+ people will hit one billion by 2030.
Bernard Marr is a world-renowned futurist, influencer and thought leader in the fields of business and technology, with a passion for using technology for the good of humanity. Among other things, he provides that as the ripple of COVID-19 careens around the globe, it’s forcing humankind to innovate and change the way we work and live. The upside of where we find ourselves right now is that individuals and corporations will be more resilient in a post-COVID-19 world.
We have to deal with more contactless interfaces and interactions, strengthened digital infrastructure, telemedicine, more digital events – just to mention some.
Yes, we are still alive now. Let’s see what the future will bring.