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4 Ways Technology Has Already Changed Your Children’s Futures

Considering the rapid pace in which technology is changing our world, it is fascinating to think about how future generations will live their lives twenty or thirty years from now. One could assume that our children will live in a very different environment in their adult lives than we live in now, and many of the technological advancements discussed below will hopefully make everyday life easier and more efficient for our children.

No More Textbooks

Instead of reading about what life was like during the turn of the century or notable events such as World War II, scientists estimate that most students attending college will be able to experience those events through online classrooms, and virtual reality. In fact, some apps already allow students to take virtual reality adventures around in world in places like the Great Barrier Reef.

Houses Constructed by 3D-Printing

How amazing would it be to have an entire home designed and printed by a 3D printer? Strong advancements have been made in this area over the past few years, and it is inevitable that many of our children will have the opportunity to live in a precision-constructed, cost-effective 3D-printed home. This could also assist those who are in a wheelchair or have specific healthcare needs when it comes to the design of the home.

Robots Takeover Housework

Some speculate that as early as 2030, robots could completely handle general housework and offer other assistance around the house. This could be a major asset to future generations in taking much of the responsibility and work in cleaning and maintaining a home off their shoulders. Robots could also provide invaluable assistance to those who become ill or require specialized care.

Healthcare Overhaul

Researchers predict that in 15 more years, going to the hospital might become more of a thing of the past. Mobile care units that will treat patients at home to cut down on emergency room visits will be more commonplace, and they will provide significantly more cost-effective healthcare than a hospital stay. Sensors and early warning systems will be used at home to warn family members and other healthcare providers if a patient has not taken their daily medicine, and they can even trigger alerts when the patient is gaining too much weight. Nurses and other medical staff will have the ability to remotely monitor their patients to check for things such as glucose levels in diabetics or heart irregularities in cardiac patients. Healthcare data reached 150 exabytes, and will only continue to grow.

While some of these technological advancements seem light-years away, some could come to fruition within five-to-fifteen years. For those who have a fear of technology, it might be time to get on the bandwagon so as not to be left in the dark ages. If you’re interested in technology and what it will do for our future, you may consider getting an mba in information technology management.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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