21 century. In the courtyard of 2017 and the incredible development of all technological areas made familiar what people did not even dream of in the nineteenth century. And then what? Of course, no one can predict the future with absolute accuracy, however, combining knowledge of the present with the expected developments in science, technology, medicine, we can make plausible assumptions about what life will be like by 2050.
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So, the year 2050: a person is freed from compulsory labor and earning his bread in the sweat of his face, since technology has so cheapened most production processes that social benefits allow almost everyone to live at the middle class level.
Housing built from recycled plastic, sawdust, molten metal is very cheap and is printed on a 3-D printer in place.
People move on affordable solar-powered unmanned vehicles. They independently choose a route depending on traffic density and weather conditions. On the road, fully automated cars are more like a school of fish synchronously swimming in one direction.
In every city, there are health terminals on every corner. A person comes in, enters a request, if necessary, a robotic machine will take blood and urine tests, the necessary part of the body is examined, and medications are immediately issued in accordance with the diagnosis. In complicated cases, a specialist of the appropriate level (doctor, associate professor or professor) appears on the screen, asks additional diagnostic questions, conducts a visual medical examination, immediately makes a diagnosis and gives recommendations.
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Home nanofactories provide the family with food, clothing, and other household items using very inexpensive components. These compact units themselves prepare the right dishes from the foods offered or even from the waste.
The most diverse robots have become almost family members. If necessary, they create for themselves similar machines with the necessary functions at our request. Choose from a variety of programs what is needed, and these robots, without days off and holidays, serve any needs around the clock.
Amazing entertainment is free and affordable. All walls and ceilings in each room are covered with a special coating that broadcasts television. People can choose anything from a simple TV program to a simulation with the effect of being from the fetus to an intergalactic space adventure.
Education is almost free, since distance learning is widespread everywhere, and for him, neither buildings nor a crowd of teachers are needed. Moreover, it is enough for a person to choose the type of activity and swallow a pill with the ordered knowledge, skills and abilities.
What will a person do in a world where, in fact, he has nothing to do? Will someone choose the opportunity to work, or will it just be enough to communicate with friends, drinking alcohol, the most pleasurable and completely safe for health? What would you like to do in an ideal world where work is not an obligation, but everyone’s personal choice? Was Chekhov AP right when stating that a person should work, work hard, no matter who he is, and this alone is the meaning and purpose of his life, his happiness, his