Proposal talk:Life in the Year 2105 Wiki
Some proposals will have massive impact on end-users, including non-editors. Some will have minimal impact. What will be the impact of this proposal on our end-users? -- Philippe 01:11, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
I believe we should be looking ahead 100 years in the future to see a world touched by the Singularity and robot laborers as opposed to admiring silverware from the 1930s like most people are content to do. We are always living forward and thinking backwards. As people of the 21st century and the 3rd millennium, we need to break 1000 years of patriarchal gender roles and embrace a world where women dominate the intelligenstia. GVnayR 17:37, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
I think we should look ahead 90 years not 100. I argue this below.
Science Fiction seems to have given up on this since the demise of the 1950's monthly story magazines. This is a way to fill the void.
Robot servants for those over 70 years old, seems likely by 2100. Domestic robots seem to be 33 years behind Desktop Home computers. We have already had Robot Dog, Calculator - Robot Vacuum cleaner/Lawnmower. They are working on a CP/M-Robot Operating System. Java is making a play to be the MBasic of Robotics. There is unlikely to be an Apple of Robotics. USB2/3 is good enough to be communication mechanism between head and body/limbs of robot. Mobile Phone tech gives :- eyes/ears/processor/sense of balance/location. Laptop tech gives memory/RAM & Hard Disk. Practical Voice recognition is the Practical GUI (Windows 3.1) of Robotics. 1992+33 = 2025. So 2025-2035 will be the 'Robot decade', as 1992-2002 was the 'Microsoft Decade'. Robots will be retrofitted with a new head, as DOS machines got more memory and Windows in 1992. And jobs programming/selling Domestic Robots will open up in 2015, so you should start your degree studying robotics in 2012. 'Personal Robot' Magazine 2013 headline "Robot Cars?". RobotWorld supermarket expected in Croydon 2025. Unemployment/luddites due to robotics also peak in 2025-2035. Manual Car Sales peak worldwide 2040, Driving Test obsolete. Bus driver obsolete 2050 except for tourists.
Sea Level 100-200cm higher than 2005.
No-one alive today is going to be active in 2105. 90 is the upper limit just now, David Attenborough/Sinatra/Bob Hope/Chaplin/Winston Churchill/Bruce Forsyth are long lived but not active beyond 90. So I vote for 'Life in the year 2100'. So someone born in 2010 will be able to comment on how good the 2010 predictions were, when they are 90 in 2100. Cardinals over 90 can't vote for the Pope. We can switch to 'Life in 2105' in 2015. dbg