Life in 2131

In the year 2131 the world will be a very different place, but not completely unrecognizable. One-hundred thirty years from now there will be a little community in space. People will be sent to space to do specific experiments regarding gravity and how to make earth and space travel more convenient. Life will be centered around what is happening in space. The space station will house many families chosen to conduct the research. There will be a small school and college, of course, but it will not be like anything anyone has ever seen before.

The teachers will be here on earth because there will not be enough room for all of the teachers on the space station. A teacher will appear to the students as some sort of hologram and will be able to monitor all of their activities, he just will not be tangible. The students on the space station will be more knowledgeable of things such as: science, history, and mathematics, but they will not know about earthly things such as: a common sneeze, solar-powered cars, buses, and planes. All the people in space will have a type of mini laptop, which will act as a computer, a telephone with a screen, and a hover board.

Instead of going to the movies on a Saturday night, the teenagers will drive their space pods around the universe. In the space station everything will be sanitary. There will be no germs, which means no one will ever be sick. Researchers will discover cures for earthly diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and others yet to be discovered. The earth will be pushed slightly out of its orbit because of the experiments being conducted on the space station. It would not be so far out of orbit that it would completely fall apart, but the earth’s core temperature would drop approximately 10 K causing everyone to wear many layers of clothing.

No one will ever be able to swim because we will not have a summer. There will only be three seasons spring, fall, and winter. Everyone who works will have all their salary put into a universal bank. If you do not work and if you cannot put money into the bank then you will not be able to take any money out. Because of this system no one will ever have to pay taxes. Of course, there will be a limit of how much money you will have access to and that limit will have to be approved before getting the money. In order to get any money out of the universal bank, a machine will scan your eyes.

This will tell the machine your limit and will also determine if you are allowed to have any of the money. Even though this commonwealth system failed before, it will succeed in the future because we will be far more technologically advanced. If space travel is a part of the future, life as we know it now will change drastically. Education will take on a new vision and medical advances will wipe out many incurable diseases. Opportunities for jobs and careers will also increase. These are just my predictions for what may or may not happen over the next 130 years. Too bad I won’t be here to see if any of them come true.


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