Samsung KX50: What the world looks like in 50 years
Samsung KX is a park in London that focuses on giving its visitors the experience of living in the future. Samsung based the design of the park on a research project commissioned by the company.
The studies focus on transportation, healthcare, and nutrition, and entertainment.
The experts predict there would be aquatic superhighways constructed connecting the UK, mainland Europe, and Scandinavia. Travelers sit in individual pods in a sealed tube system. It would take less than an hour to commute from the UK to the Scandinavia.
Air Taxis and buses would be more common, and most international city-to-city travel would involve reusable rockets that could go from London to New York in less than 30 minutes.
For the healthcare industry, we already see some of the homecare robots making their debuts at tradeshows like the CES. The research team believes virtual companions and carers would become the new norm.
Sensors would track human health status, and a virtual carer would remind human when he or she makes a bad health choice.
We would be able to fix our bodies like used cars, replacing failing organs with 3D printed ones. Mainstreet restaurants would sell insect burgers.
As for entertainment, live sports event would be four-dimensional, with players flying over the audience. (Quidditch)
People would watch movies in haptic suits and vacation in space.
The research team consists of a group of leading academics. including resident of techUK, Jacqueline de Rojas; Director of Engineering and Education at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Dr Rhys Morgan; award-winning food futurologist, Dr Morgaine Gale; digital health futurist, Maneesh Juneja; Specialist Advisor to Innovation Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art, Professor Dale Russel; and leading futurist, Matthew Griffin.
While some of the ideas seem far fetched, we are already seeing scientist 3D printing rabbit hearts and developing companion robots.
Rojas, one of the co-authors of the report said “The next 50 years will bring the largest technological changes and innovations we have ever seen in our work and leisure. The Digital Revolution, just as the Industrial Revolution did 250 years ago, is challenging all our assumptions about how we shall lead our future lives.
You can visit the park in Coal Drops Yard, London.