February 16, 2016 3:41pm
Samsung predicts humans will eventually colonize the moon.
The company’s recent SmartThings Future Living Report, authored by a team of leading academics, has an interesting view of what the future of our world will look like and gives us a subtle glimpse at Samsung’s forward-thinking tech plans for the future.
Just to highlight a few sci-fi esque elements from the report, Samsung envisions a world filled with super skyscrapers constructed of carbon nanotubes and diamond nanothreads, though it’s unclear how these materials will actually become reality. Earth-scrapers, tall buildings that burrow 25 or more stories into the earth, are also mentioned in the report. Not stopping there, the Future Living Report also discusses underwater cities and details how personal flying drones will replace standard vehicles.
In terms of other far-reaching predictions, Samsung’s report says that future houses will be 3D printed and that walls will be flexible and be constructed of giant LED panels designed to shift at the homeowners will.
More grounded predictions include virtual meetings, of course conducted via hologram, and pods that automatically diagnose user’s illnesses.
And finally, the report says humans will colonize the moon, Mars, and then the rest of the galaxy.
Space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock, who co-authored the document said, “Our lives today are almost unrecognizable from those a century ago. The internet has revolutionised the way we communicate, learn and control our lives. Just 25 years ago, technology like SmartThings would have been inconceivable, yet today, developments like this let us monitor, control and secure our living spaces with the touch of a smartphone.”
While Jetson sounding and the type of technology you’d typically find in a sci-fi film, Samsung’s SmartThings report is a fascinating look at the future of technology, though many of the company’s predictions seem like they are hundreds of years from coming to fruition.