Overtime banned, cure for diabetes – all by the year 2050

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In a video presented by Sir Jonathon Porritt, of Forum for the Future, we get a glimpse of what life will be like in 2050. It’s only 36 years from now – but we just need to look into the past to see how things have changed radically.

Back then we barely had personal computers, always-on connected devices in our pockets, virtual currencies, or high-tech medical equipment. So Porritt’s predictions don’t seem that out of touch. In the 5 minutes video he covers business and the world economy, transport, technology, and health. For each of those he has predictions of how things will change, including the banning of overtime in the workplace as long with shorter work weeks being introduced, as well as how medical technology will find cures for ailments that affect an increasing number of people, today.

Christo van Gemert

Christo van Gemert

Eleven years ago Christo started writing about technology for one of South Africa's (then) leading computer magazines. His first review? A Samsung LCD monitor. Hey, it was hot news, back then. Nowadays he gets more excited about photography, cars, game consoles, and faster internet connections. He's sort of an Apple fan, but will take any opportunity to remind you about his Windows-powered home theatre PC and desire to own a vanilla Android tablet.   Currently uses: Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display, Apple iPhone 5, Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000, Audiofly AF78 Earphones, Xbox 360, Nikon D50.