Talk:Envisioning Our Future/The World We Want in 2075

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Please add your comment here. Thanks!--Lbeaumont (discusscontribs) 13:58, 2 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Below are lightly edited comments from an interested reader[edit source]


  • the transformation to a grid that is both national and smart will compliment better batteries to move power where it is needed even when the wind doesn't blow or sun shine locally.
  • big user of energy is transportation
    • the move to electric self driving and shared vehicles will be accelerated; charging network will be drastically expanded;
      • -> less traffic;
      • -> reuse of urban land from parking and multi-land streets to park area and more pedestrian space in the streets -> better Quality of life;
      • -> existing road infrastructure reused rather than more needing to be built -> quieter -> better QOL
      • -> fewer accidents -> better QOL
    • - shipping network also revamped to be electric - more efficient - (slower speed to maximize "fuel" efficiency, run 24 hours a day,..)
      • -> no drivers -> see employment section


  • With AI, automation of many more skill areas (e.g. no truck drivers,) (e.g. tasks that thinking robots can take over - engineering, construction, retail, call centers, agriculture (I think I'll have a section on AGRICULTURE), recycling)
  • With a citizen's dividend (could this be worldwide - see section on WORLD GOVERNMENT)) -> jobs will be in areas that:
  1. people like to do (e.g. satisfaction, intellectual challenge, feelnig of accomplishment)
  2. entrepreneurship
  3. volunteer areas like we see today (maybe this is a subset of 1))
  4. learning (again, maybe a subset of 1)
  5. exploration / discovery
  6. community
  7. tourism more expanded, but a lot of it might be also put into virtual reality
  8. adventure
  • with citizen dividend - make govt simpler - no welfare, no tax deductions, ?charitable deductions? - will everything be accounted for another way?, not taxes levied on the citizen dividend...
  • need to think about class structure with the hollowing out of the middle class. Will this continue? Will classes make sense with the citizen dividend? Probably more of a employed vs not employed structure?


  • virtual reality and augmented reality will also play large roles in education
  • drawback to MOOCs is that collaboration is not as rich as face-face - I think virtual reality will address this
  • less employment-> will be more demand for education for areas listed under EMPLOYMENT


  • With citizen dividend (world wide) and easily available education (+ volunteer type jobs) think terrorism should disappear
    • more interaction among cultures (see above)
  • probably a universal ID (embedded?) (if nothing else, to track the citizen dividend). But this could raise privacy and abuse concerns. Privacy seems to be less of an issue, esp with universal health, universal dividend advantages. May have to have a new concept of onbudsmanship to address abuse.
  • be interesting to think about how areas governed geographically will change. Did you see the recent article about how in the US it would make more sense to have maybe six areas - west coast, NE corridor, midwest..... Wit cultures intermingling more an more, countries based on culture may not make sense? some other criteria?

with globalization continuing, and enterprise and financial systems global in nature, I think there will be a subset of (common) laws could be made to be global; perhaps a menu of other standard jobs to encourage standardization - a country could adopt a subset from the global standards - anyway - more uniform treatment.

  • more interaction among cultures thru VR, AR, collaboration on projects of like minded, instantaneous translation,.... so better understanding among people
  • science based government promoted thru simulations of impact of decisions, transparency (there are already open source government platforms), automatic reassessment of policies and laws based on these simulations and measured impact against stated goals
  • universal (global) health care - catch problems before they are serious - more economic


  • Embedded sensors to monitor health to catch problems as they occur
  • Preventive health universal -> better economics - fix problems wile they are small with an individual or with populations (e.g. less transmission of disease)
  • People will be cured of everything, either through using the body to cure itself (using the immune system, gene technology, Stem cell technology, 3D-printers to create replacement parts, augmented technology (e.g. exoskeletons, prosthetics))


  • With climate change land use patterns will change:
    • crop growing moved to urban areas in building. This along with rural->urban population movement will move rural areas back to natural areas (though with climate change, this might be desert)
    • less transportation - co-located with urban market.- meat will be "labraroty grown" more efficient, humane, less pollution and problems with land use; closing to consuming market.


  • We will be better at this. Have you seen the robots that de construct used iPhones? I think we will see more of this to recover ever more harder to get materials
  • I suspect asteroid mining might be feasible by 2075 - alleviate ever dwindling resources on earth


  • with new desalination methods (more efficient) as well as more energy due to renewable, there should be plenty of fresh water. Problem may be getting it to the right place. But with the rural->urban migration, maybe this is solvable.


  • Have this theme across an umber of areas in these notes. With increased urbanization, I think high-speed public mass transit will become a reality (Musk's hyperloop??)


  • augmented bodies/brain in addition to augmented reality


  • There will be unstoppable climate change consequences, in spite of Paris.
  • will be more desertification, severe weather
    • -> will accelerate population migrations - rural->urban, away from equator
    • -> population decrease (also due to better QOL in areas outlined above)
    • -> building code changes due to severe weather, perhaps more building down rather than up
    • -> sea level rise - contradict myself here - coastal cities my start looking like Venice, with elevated transportation ways and empty stories below water level. I don't see someplace like NYC emptying out - I think rather they will adapt.

Entered by --Lbeaumont (discusscontribs) 14:24, 2 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]