Super skyscrapers, underwater cities and 3D-printed homes will all be a reality in 100 years’ time, claims a new report.
Humans will be able to live in ‘Earth-scrapers’, which will go up to 25 storeys underground, says the SmartThings Future Living Report.
Researchers also suggest that 'bubble cities’ will be created underwater making the depths habitable for humans.
Super-skyscrapers could dramatically change city skylines (PA)
They also believe personal drones will become a staple mode of transport, as well as being used as futuristic “mules” to carry entire homes around the world for holidays.
The report also suggested that not only will furniture within homes become 3D-printed, but replicas of entire houses and structures could be printed. In the workplace, holograms will enable virtual meetings to take place.
Colonies will exist on both the moon and Mars (PA)
3D-printing food - something already possible today - will also become smarter, with the ability to download dishes from our favourite chefs and print them, ready to eat, in minutes.
The colonisation of the Moon and then Mars will also have taken place, with commercial flights into space now a regular occurrence, alongside smarter homes that will be able to house LED screen walls that can be changed to suit the mood, removing the need to redecorate.
Drones could be use to transport ‘holiday’ homes (PA)
The report was put together by a group of academics, including future architects and urbanists as well as lecturers from the University of Westminster.
Space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, who co-authored the report, said: “Our lives today are almost unrecognisable from those a century ago. The internet has revolutionised the way we communicate, learn and control our lives”.
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