As culture evolves, as science progresses, as technology innovates, new questions are raised that force the past and present to decide how they will restrict or give way to the future.
The year is 2027. It’s an unseasonably warm winter afternoon, and you walk into the last retail store on your shopping list.
Not all jobs will disappear during the coming robopocalypse. Many will survive for decades to come, all while thumbing their noses at the future robot overlords.
Deep into World War II, Nazi forces were steamrolling through much of Europe.
2046 - Beijing, China
Most people are going to hate this third installment of our future of food series. And the worst part is the reasons behind this hatorade will be emotional more so than informed.
Smart malls. Monster fitting rooms. And luxury brands still not giving a fuck. In part one of the future of retail series, you saw the beginnings of a new, more integrated system of shopping.
Since 2003, social media has grown to consume the web. In fact, social media is the Internet for many web users.
The next three decades will be the first time in history where senior citizens make up a significant percentage of the human population.
Some say the world population is set to explode, leading to unprecedented levels of starvation and widespread instability.
You’ve made it.
Self-driving cars aren’t the only way we’ll be getting around in the future. There will also be revolutions in public mass transportation on land, over the seas, and above the clouds.
Between waves of crushing climate-induced recessions and a DIY culture entering the mainstream, the retail industry will fight and claw just to stay relevant between the decades of 2030 to 2060.
At its best, it gives your life purpose. At its worst, it keeps you fed and alive. Work. It takes up a third of your life and its future is set to change drastically in our lifetime.
We’ve built pyramids. We learned to harness electricity. We understand how our universe formed after the Big Bang (mostly). And of course, the cliché example, we’ve put a man on the moon.
Human evolution takes a giant leap forward every time we gain control of a profoundly new source of elemental power. And believe it or not, we’re close to our next great leap.
Whether in the real world or online, planning and executing crimes successfully by the late 2030s will demand so much time, expense, and brainpower that future criminal masterminds may ultimately r