Back to the Future predicted a futuristic looking 2015 … and in 2015 we’re predicting what 2055 will look like in our "Future Series".
Future Hopes: Liveable Cities
Australian cities are undergoing rapid change. More of us are living in cities than ever before. Experts warn about the urgent necessity to make our cities more liveable and resilient for the future. So, what actions are needed to deal with population influx, new technologies, climate change and sustainability before we get too overwhelmed?
Future Fears: Robots
Already robots are taking our jobs and computers may soon be smarter than humans in every possible way. Could it get worse from here or will robots make our lives better?
Future Fears: Privacy
Smart phones, social media sites and the Internet are becoming inseparable aspects of our everyday lives. In Australia, at least 12 million people own a smart phone and nearly 14 million have a Facebook account. As more of us share personal information online, experts are warning that privacy may become a thing of the past.
Future Fears: Global Security
The U.S. and the former Soviet Union were engaged in an international power struggle, with both sides vying for world dominance. For millions of people, the Cold War meant living in the shadow of nuclear war. This threat has now eased, but new challenges have emerged. What risks to our security will the next 40 years bring?