I wish I was born in 2057
Over the weekend I watched the TV series 2057 on the Discovery Channel. As the title might imply, the show discusses what technology we can expect in the future based on current technology. Tomorrow’s world is elegantly narrated and dramatized. There are 3 main 45 minute long shows called: the body, the city, and the world.
The information in this series is supported by the world’s leading scientists and research institutes. They answer some of the most fundamental questions asked this past half-century, including when we can expect flying cars! State-of-the-art computer graphics normally seen in feature films help the viewer imagine what may be soon possible. This documentary is not science fiction but our future based on fact.
About the respected Michio Kaku
The host of 2057, Michio Kaku is a Japanese American theoretical physicist, tenured professor, and co-creator of string field theory. Kaku received a B.S. from Harvard University in 1968 where he came first in his physics class. He went on to the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley and received a Ph.D. in 1972.
This episode documents how we will live in the future. Medical plays a big role in the future, and its cost is estimated at 25% of a regular salary. While expensive, future medical will work miracles.
Flying cars exist today, and will be in production next decade. The first to utilize this technology will be emergency services such as ambulances. That means they can arrive on scene within 4 minutes!
Intelligent clothing will monitor you vital signs and will alert 911 automatically if something goes wrong.
Hospitals will be able to custom build organs from scratch using a printer! Surgery will remain human operated, but assisted with robotics for fine precision. The robots will even detect a human error, and stop the doctor from making a life-altering mistake.
The future city will be much safer than today’s. Cars in both the sky and on the ground will drive themselves. This eliminates motor vehicle accidents.
Humanoid robots will be in every household.
Efficient cities will be run through the Internet, forcing the police to become cyber cops. Intelligent camera surveillance systems currently under progression in England will track criminals down at anytime anywhere.
New camera technology can create and invisible soldier. Cameras are placed on backside of an object with displays in the front. This sounds Simple and effective, but is actually complicated.
Nasa is currently developing a new material that is over 100 times stronger than carbon fiber. This material will be used as the shaft on a space elevator to the stars.
Lasers and zeppelins in the sky will send information in the future world. Scientist have already achieved this but remains unperfected. This method is so fast; you can transmit the entire Library of Congress’s library in seconds.
The fuel source of the future is efficient and never ending. Solar energy today is hard to harness but current studies hold promise to increase effectiveness. Prevention
My personal opinion of 2057 is of high standing. I really enjoy these scientific documentaries. Kaku has many other interesting programs on TV and is featured on Nova quite often. I recommend watching this series if you haven’t already.