What Will Technology Look Like in 2064?

By: | September 16th, 2014

Fifty-year time frames are interesting in that technology and living conditions change quite dramatically, but not too much. Looking back 50 years brings us to 1964 when a lot of groundwork was being laid for what we’re doing today.

Part of the chapter for 2064 is already being written, seemingly daily, and the foundation upon which that year will be built is being created. But much will be left up to the imagination and the incredible advances likely to take place in the intervening decades.

General Electric has started a Twitter campaign with hashtag #NextList in which it uses the inspiration of Isaac Asimov’s 1964 predictions to  motivate Twitter users to predict what technology will look like 50 years, hence, 2064.

Here are a few GE visions:

  • Extreme Machines capable of operating in any conditions on earth or in space
  • Super Materials lighter and stronger
  • Industrial Internet improving communication, feedback and decision-making
  • Mapped Minds allowing humans to better understand how we think and make decisions
  • Brilliant Factories that run in the cloud that help manufacturers print parts anytime and anywhere.
  • Energy Everywhere access to reliable power globally

General Electric, which was created in 1892 by a merger of Edison General Electric Company of Schenectady, New York and Thompson-Houston Electric Company of Lynn, Massachusetts, has been a leader in energy, software, manufacturing and healthcare industries and is well-placed to play a role in moving technology, forward in the coming decades.

Search #NextList for more 2064 ideas from Twitter users and to add your own.

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David Russell Schilling

David enjoys writing about high technology and its potential to make life better for all who inhabit planet earth.

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