Society and people – what can we expect?

Society and people – what can we expect?

The future trends are shaping our society in many different ways, and people are expecting the great things from the future. But, in some ways, the things aren’t looking so bright. We have nearly exhausted our natural resource, and if we continue with this rate, scientists predict that human race will need to start looking for the next habitat. But, let’s explore the ratio between society, people and culture that surround us and what future holds for us.

Population growth

This is one of the pressing issues, the leading countries that which are contributing this growth are China and India, with the most significant number of residents. In the last hundred years, the Earth has become overpopulated, and we have cases of immigrant leaving their native countries because they can’t find a job and earn money for basic needs. On the other hand, there are countries like England and Japan where a population is aging, and the life expectancy is increasing. The baby boomers who are now starting their lives, finishing colleges and looking for employment are in a difficult position.

There is more diversity

The human race has become more liberal than ever.  We are not afraid to express our religion, race, disability and sexual orientation. For example, being a single parent isn’t a shame anymore, or expressing your belief over food. The people have become more emancipated, and they have learned to accept differences, which is a huge step forward. Maybe in the last couple of years, people have become cautious regarding Islam considering the recent events that have been shaking the world. Even though we accepted the differences, people don’t feel safe, and this will be the primary issue in the following years. Learning to accept the changes, but also to be safe will be the goal for the future generations.

Increasing inequalities

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The gap between wealthy and poor people have become more increased in the recent years. The middle class doesn’t exist anymore. People are working more and earning less. There aren’t enough job positions for everyone, and many developing countries are struggling to produce good economy for their citizens. Also, poverty is a significant issue that is pressing many nations which are struggling with their population. They are trying to produce a right economic climate, but poverty is increasing as we speak and the biggest problem is that many children are staring all over the world.

Globalization and identity

As the technology grows people are losing their status, now everything has become public, and people have lost their way regarding privacy. The use of technology has enabled us many things, but in this process, we have lost our identity. People tend to represent the fake reality, by using different social networks, which allow them to be what they are not. Even though we are free to express our beliefs, we have become slaves to technology. In this case, we are required to find a balance, if we want to stay sane.

How is Technology Shaping our Society

How is Technology Shaping our Society

We live in an era of digital revolution, people have become too dependent on technology, and the further progress is inevitable. We could say that before the invention of the Internet things went slowly, but now the technology is shaping our lives in more ways than ever. When we think back the first cellphones and computers, we need to admit that technology follows the society in every step and moves it toward the future. When you look at the recent news, Dubai introduced a first humanoid robot, who even got their citizenship. So, let’s look at what future holds for us.

Artificial Intelligence

In the future, we can expect the implementation of artificial intelligence in all spheres of our society. Even now many major companies are trying to develop and perfect this field, and they believe that AI will help them increase the use of technology even more. In the following years, the goal of big corporations would be to develop the machines which have the ability to think and make decisions. On the other hand, many people are afraid that machine will replace their place in the world and that number of work palaces will decrease because the human labor will not be needed.

Technology in Education and Work

Nowadays, students aren’t required to attend schools because they can take online classes and get a degree. This is a significant progress, and it saves a lot of time and effort. Not, you just choose a university course you want to attend and enroll in it. The same situation is in business, companies don’t require the physical presence of their workers, and they allow them the work from home. In this way, people can work from the convenience of their home, and companies can save money on space. That’s why freelancing has become so popular. In the future, we can expect a lot of workplaces like this, where physical presence won’t be needed.

Technology for Fun

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In this area, the technology has made the most significant progress. You can’t imagine any man without having a smartphone or computer. They have become parts of our family. The use of internet has enabled many possibilities to humans. We now can communicate with people all over the word for free, share media content and meet new people, who are continents away. In this way, we need to admit that technology plays a critical role in our society. But, one the other hand, it also carries additional risks. People have lost the sense of privacy, and everything has become public. This type of situation gave hackers a lot of freedom and technology taught people how to be corrupt and abuse it.

We can often hear the cases of identity theft or fraud, which is a serious issue nowadays. People need to be aware of all risks and learn how to protect themselves.

They need to find a balance, and even though the technology can be a convenient thing, it can also be a great danger.