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Which futuristic prediction do you hope comes true?

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6th September 2019

TECH company Samsung has released a report written by top academics and futurists, that predicts what Britain might look like in 50 years’ time.

No matter what happens in the next few months and years, one thing is for certain – the world of 2069 will look VERY different to our planet today.

Travel will definitely change. The report suggests that there could be underwater superhighways that go from one side of the UK over to the northeast of Europe.

We might also use high-powered drones to fly us around instead of buses or taxis. Planes may be replaced by reusable rockets that could go from London to New York in 30 minutes.

Changes to travel might mean that aerial sports, a bit like Quidditch, could become a reality – after drone-powered hoverboards are invented, of course.

Movies and games could change too, and become enhanced by ‘haptic suits’ that create sensations of touch, allowing us to physically feel what we’re watching or playing.

Of the many predictions made,  a survey of 2,000 Britons found that the futuristic advancement people were most excited about was homes that used robotic technology to clean themselves!

Which futuristic prediction do you most hope comes true?

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kinsparke9 · 2 weeks ago

None of the above.
0 carbon emissions by 2030!!!
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i.q.t.pup · 2 weeks ago

The future is exciting BUT EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!!!!!!

latte06 · 2 weeks ago

i hope air taxis and buses are in the future because it would help with traffic jams in early mornings so kids like me don't get to school late sometimes. However, i think it's really important that the air taxis/buses are powered by solar energy or other types of renewable energy so that it won't affect air pollution or release harmful gases into our atmosphere.

catonclan · 2 weeks ago

I would love it if homes cleaned them selves so that we don't have to spend valuable time cleaning them or waste money hiring a cleaner

book_girl · 2 weeks ago

It will hopefully reduce our carbon footprint.

ijm · 2 weeks ago

These are all really cool ideas for the future, and it would improve our lives a LOT. I wonder how Samsung is going to design it.

gwenrat · 2 weeks ago

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doggydiva · 2 weeks ago

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doggieluvv · 2 weeks ago

It would be very useful to have robots cleaning our homes, personally I can't wait till that comes to every household! Socks don't clean themselves.

oceangirl · 2 weeks ago

I want interactive movies cause it would be cool!

oceangirl · 2 weeks ago

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budgerigar · 2 weeks ago

Sport in the air would be so cool because you would be flying.

ajain123 · 2 weeks ago

I think the underwater superhighways sounds cool.

ameliau · 2 weeks ago

I voted dark blue because that is the closest to what it is now and what I want it to be like when am older.

lovemarvel · 2 weeks ago

I can't believe that playing games like Quidditch could actually become possible!!!
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emeve · 2 weeks ago

I chose self-cleaning homes because then I wouldn't have to do chores and then I'd have a lot more free time and be able to spend more time with my friends.

emeve · 2 weeks ago

I chose self-cleaning homes because then I wouldn't have to do chores and then I'd have a lot more free time.

rainlover · 2 weeks ago

I like the idea of underwater superhighways

catheaven · 1 week ago

Of course I would want a robot to do my cleaning 🧼 🧽! I mean, everyone hates cleaning 🧹

catheaven · 1 week ago

I would like Quidditch!

catheaven · 1 week ago

I agree partly with lovemarvel

lotussk8er · 1 week ago

I agree with @lovemarvel about the Quidditch! 😁

yusra2006 · 1 week ago

I think underwater highways and flying sports :) Mainly because underwater highways would be so cool like legit and so would be flying sports, cos then I could show off to Harry Potter :))

unicorn196 · 1 week ago

The robotic technology would be super cool!!!

catnat · 1 week ago

Self cleaning robots will make life way easier!!! XD

naturewalk · 1 week ago

I would love a rocket travel in space because you get to see lots of new fascinating planets and the views would be incredible.

5honypony · 3 days ago

None! I want to stop climate change. And soon. Tomorrow we are going to do a climate change movement in school

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