Insights March 28th, 2018
Futurist Speaker Nikolas Badminton
Futurist Speaker Nikolas Badminton

Nikolas often gets interviewed by publications on various subjects and most recently I was asked about what life will be like in 100 and 200 Years.
In two articles, ‘This Is What Life Could Look Like 100 Years from Now‘ and ‘This Is What Life Could Look Like 200 Years from Now‘, I fed into the discussion.
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Nikolas’ original comments to the journalist were as follows.

What will the world look like in 100 years?

In 2018 we are at a stage of exponential change. More has changed in the past 20 years than the previous 250. By, 2118 we will have leveled-up as a race of people. I personally believe that we will hit a crunch in the next 100 years in terms of the health of the planet and the exploding population in mega-cities (cities over 10 million people in size).
It’s very hard to predict 20 years into the future but we can see signals of change today that inevitably come to pass and define the world in 100 years time.
Key predictions

      • We will stabilize at around 11 billion global population
        90% of the global population will live in cities and will result in completely new ways of living and working and we will be in a 100% renewable energy situation. Mega-tall buildings – 100+ stories – will be the norm in major cities to accommodate the needs for accommodation. No-one will drive vehicles – it will all be autonomous.
      • The world will run on systems, sensors, cameras, artificial intelligence, and autonomous infrastructure.
      • Globally we will see a level of collaboration between governments that we do not see today. And, it will be about planning for greater population movement and wealth distribution. We will be headed towards a world of equality and abundance. Ideas like ‘The Venus Project’ will start to come into being.
      • We will also see the 1% moving to out-of-jurisdiction at-sea communities – they call this seasteading. Mobilization on this has already started.
      • We will also see research bases on The Moon and Mars. Elon Musk’s grave will be on Mars at the peak of the Olympus Mons
        What will the world look like in 200 years?

By 2118 we will have a lot more stability.

What will the world look like in 200 years?

By 2218 we will have ascended into being a whole new kind of society.
Key predictions

      • No more disease. No more cancer. Medicine will be so advanced that we will see people living to 150+ years old. People will also forego having children but there will be some that choose to do this selectively.
      • Wealth and earnings have no meaning – we will have a world striving to be completely equal. Leaders will be defined the goodness they do in the world and the entire society will have an active role in building culture and sustaining communities.
      • Technology will be invisible. Things will just work seamlessly.
        There will be pop up communities that choose to live ‘the old way’ off of the land and with a lack of technology. They will be seen as important parts of historical society and many people in the world will crave to visit those experiences as a reminder of how we lived, and how close we came to really screwing everything up.

You can see some of Nikolas’ other views into the future at the following posts:

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Nikolas Badminton

Nikolas Badminton is the Chief Futurist of the Futurist Think Tank. He is world-renowned futurist speaker, a Fellow of The RSA (FRSA), a media personality, and has worked with over 400 of the world’s most impactful companies to establish strategic foresight capabilities, identify trends shaping our world, help anticipate unforeseen risks, and design equitable futures for all. In his new book – ‘Facing Our Futures’ – he challenges short-term thinking and provides executives and organizations with the foundations for futures design and the tools to ignite curiosity, create a framework for futures exploration, and shift their mindset from what is to WHAT IF…

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