Japanese scientists have developed 37 forecasts for the development of science and technology. In two decades we should be able to, for example, communicate with our dogs. However, this is the tip of the iceberg.
Japanese scientists and their visions
Experts from various fields worked on the forecasts. Among them was, among others Nobel laureate – Akira Yoshino. Everything was under the care of the Japanese Ministry of Science and Technology,
– Now we have a dramatically changing time around the world and the best time for children and young scientists to solve environmental problems and achieve a sustainable society – said Yoshino, quoted by Asahi Shimbun.
Firstly, VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) technologies will probably become more important. What does it mean? VR and AR devices will act as “live” translators or as a virtual information and help center. It will allow us to say in “Direct conversation” with pets. It will also become feasible to “send” the taste to a person with whom we have no physical contact.
It is not the end. The works are to replace us with hard work. Drones will help in transport. This will certainly make an economic revolution necessary. The ministry adds that “society will become more flexible by restoring and reconsidering humanity. “
If all this sounds like a science-fiction script, we remind you that in the past the ministry has accurately predicted a number of technological changes that have already occurred. The 1977 document states that in the future TV sets will be thin and light enough to hang on the walls. Five years later, Japanese scientists said that within 20 years, personal cell phones would become commonplace that would wash out stationary models.
There is also the other side of the coin. In 1992, it was considered real that the exploration of the world’s mineral resources of the oceans would proceed at a very rapid pace. Today we know that this is not true. We also failed to defeat cancer, which was hoped in the 70s.
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