STEAM - science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics

World of the future

Can you imagine the world of the future you will live in 10 years? 20 years? 30 years?

What will it be like?

Better, worse, the same?

Can you find the words to describe it?

Do you agree with the ideas bellow?

Could you describe the world of your future life with the following words?

If NO, try to find the words of your own.

  • Unexpected, unusual, challenging. It will be not a similar world: it will change rapidly, offer unexpected opportunities and unusual gadgets. There will be under-water cities, flying cars, solar energy trains and many other unexpected things.
  • Technological, smart, interactive. We will deal with new technologies, such as smart house, new communication facilities, robots and bots, new energy sources and interactive applications.
  • Without language barriers and territorial borders. The world of the future will offer close communication between different nations’ representatives. You will easily leave for a business trip in the morning to come back home in the evening. You will use electronic interpreters while speaking to your business partner in China, Indonesia or Africa. But the English language will be a more natural and comfortable way of communication.
  • Distant learning, medicine, services. You will be able to pass medical examination and meet the doctor online, take on-line courses at different universities of the world, buy from the shops from different countries and get many other services via internet.
  • Virtual libraries, museums, schools, travels. Instead of printed books people will mostly use their electronic versions. They will be not only beautiful, but interactive: you will be able to touch and smell the objects described.
  • Cloning of body parts, biotechnologies. People will live longer because doctors and scientists will be able to restore peoples’ bodies with the help of organs developed from their own stem cells. People will be able to “repair” their legs, arms, hearts, kidneys, liver and other body parts without artificial prosthesis. Blind people will get new eyes, deaf ones – the ability to hear, paralyzed will be able to move. But we shouldn’t forget about the moral aspect of biotechnologies’ development! That’s why, the world of the future should be moral, humane and comfortable for living.
  • Intellectual, clever, altruistic, beautiful. Social and interpersonal relations are very important. Spiritual life, esthetic surroundings, arts, literature, history, cultural values preservation – are the core of the future society. Not only technologies should develop, but the soul and mind of the person. That is why a humane, intellectual and spiritual atmosphere is very important! That means that libraries, universities, schools, development centers will occupy a very important place in the world of the future

Now watch the film “Life in 2050” . Try to remember the technologies that were mentioned and demonstrated in the film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT9GpCJj6nw

Now please take the quiz to check your understanding of the lecture and the film

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Olga Georgievna Minina
Role : CEO of NEDlines
  • Website : https://vk.com/olminina
  • Experience : PhD, Associate Professor, Head of Linguistics and Cross-Cultural Communication Department at Syktyvkar State University President of the Komi Regional English Language Teachers’ Association KOMELTA http://komelta.ru Expert of National English Language Teachers’ Association NATE http://nate-russia.ru Alumnus of Russian-American exchange visitors programs: «International Visitors Leadership Program» (2007), «TESOL on-demand Program» (2017) Manager of Russian- American program for young entrepreneurs – ADVANCE https://vk.com/advancekomi Manager of Russian- American projects: BVI (Teaching English to blind and visually impaired people), Peer-to-Peer Dialogue (2014- 2016) Administrator of bachelor and master degree programs on linguists Head of Scientific Research Center “Linguistic and didactic innovations” Trainer in “Public speaking”, “Critical thinking”, “Modern educational techniques”, “Workshop technologies”
  • Specialist in : Teaching English to young adults, training teachers of English in new technologies, projects management
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