What awaits humanity in the near future: forecasts and trends

What will our life be like in a few years? What will we eat, how will we communicate, be treated, what will become of our privacy, and how will technology affect humanity? About this — in the selection of RBC


What role will new technologies (artificial intelligence, machine learning, 5G, quantum computing) and developing technologies (Internet of things, mobile technologies, cloud computing) play in the frequency of cyber attacks? How will dipheyks affect our lives and will growing geopolitical tension grow into a global cyber war?

Threats and opportunities

The development of robotics will largely depend on related industries: materials science and computer technology. The annual market review from Sberbank lists 11 areas that will have the greatest impact on the development of robotics in Russia and the world: for example, machine learning, human-machine interaction and training robots to operate in extreme conditions.

Trust but verify

The Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor named the main trends of 2020. Applications that can not only monitor, but also intervene in the processes occurring in the human body; increased competition between video platforms (Netflix, AppleTV +, Disney +), green technologies — this year these trends will shape the way we live.

Printed Borsch

According to UN forecasts, by 2050 the world’s population will exceed 9 billion people. Demographers predict hunger, but Peter Diamandis, an engineer and entrepreneur, is confident that AI-based digital agriculture will increase food production by almost 70%. Food itself, the methods of its production and preparation — all this is transformed under the influence of changes that will occur in all spheres of human life. So what will we eat in ten years?

Peter Diamandis: “In the next decade, food will be completely different”

What will be the Internet and the digital environment in half a century? Will we solve the privacy issues we face today? And should we be afraid of the future? Pew Research experts asked 530 scientists, developers, politicians and futurologists these questions. Most experts agree that in a couple of decades the virtual world will be inseparable from the real one, video and voice messages will completely replace printed ones, and thanks to cryptocurrencies, a third of the population can become independent of states and form their own communities.