So i'll be 63 in the year 2040 but i'll still be a huge tech nerd . I might not be able to afford all the gadgets I want but i'll know all about them . I was sitting around wondering about what the technology in my life time would peak at ...i'll give my thoughts and you guys can share yours and include any images/video you would like to display for your ideas.
Home pc's : Home PC's will consist of nothing but flat touch screen monitors ..no more mouse , keyboard ...and hardware housing ...it will all be in monitors and this will probably come a lot sooner then 2040 more like maybe 2025 and on . This video shows a lot of what im talking about from iron man 2 . Except I don't believe we will have the holography from iron man ...maybe just the basic basic start to that technology will be emerging . I also believe everything in your home will be linked to mobile devices and have interfaces for setting preferences ...such as setting your oven to begin to preheat while your driving home from work..etc etc
Cars : will remain much the same as they are today with better gas mileage ( 100+ mpg as the price of gas will have rose to at least 15 dollars per gallon in the us ) and people still having the option of driving older cars for vanity or nostalgia . Of course new cars will have amazing interfaces and technology . Imagine when your kid pulls up in this
Personal robots : Now this is a very if'y technology . The most advanced and best robots are the ones on mars and well ....they are a very very far cry from r2d2 let alone sonny from Irobot . Follow the money in this case . It makes sense that the military will find ways to make better and better robots ...but then again the movie industry is by far and away ahead of them in robotic technology ...we have good voice and image recognition ...bots can navigate terrain pretty well ...but still lack suitable power , CPU speed , memory required to be anything more then a toaster. Needless to say I think in 2040 we won't have anything more then maybe the personal butler seen in rocky 4
Space travel : I believe that in 2040 we will have a small base on the moon for observation purposes ( on the dark side ) and a small martian base ( Unlike the international space station it will be unmanned most of the time . It will simply be a stepping stone into a new world ...much like the tiny villages the viking made when coming to Iceland , Greenland , North America ...small steps .