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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Technology in 2050

Technology for the 10 Billion: How Tech Will Change the World by 2050

Can tech breakthroughs help humanity prosper when global population hits 10 billion?

Jamie Carter | October 18, 2015

The population of humans will rise from 7.3 billion today to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to the United Nations. That means extra pressure on the planet, with global warming becoming super-serious, resources fast depleted and energy in short supply.

Some Future-Signficant Technologies by 2050. (The Millennium Project) Source: http://www.slideshare.net/JeromeGlenn/future-tech-kt-2050-ec-oct-2014

Swelling population also means more poverty, more crime and more demand for food. The challenges for technology just keep growing, and here are just a handful of the solutions that breakthrough tech will help create.

<more at http://www.techradar.com/us/news/world-of-tech/future-tech/technology-for-the-10-billion-how-tech-will-change-the-world-by-2050-1306424; related links: http://www.slideshare.net/JeromeGlenn/future-tech-kt-2050-ec-oct-2014 (Some Increasingly Significant Technology by 2050 for the European Commisssion's KT 2050 scenarios group. November 4, 2014) and http://www.newsweek.com/forget-2015-2050-year-predictions-296481 (Forget 2015 — 2050 Is The Year For Predictions. January 4, 2015)>

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