The Next Century

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The Next Century

The year 2013. As a race, we've come a long way and developed our technology significantly in the last century; and it is possible that in the next hundred years, we'll achieve things we previously thought to be impossible. Who knows what technological advances we could make or how our lives will be shaped? Maybe we won't live to see 2113; maybe the end of the human race is coming; it could be a solar flare, an astroid or even a zombie apocalypse.

Climate change will also be a huge factor in the future of our race. In the recent past, people have started to realise that if we don't start to look after the environment, the situation of the earth will get to a critical stage where we will have exhausted our natural fuel sources, logged and burnt all of our forests and polluted our seas and freshwater bodies; many animal species will have become extinct and we wil have devoured the earth... Frankly, I don't think this is very likely to happen. What is more likely to happen is this: People will realise this threat and they will start to protect their environment, and we will succed in preserving the earth.

Over ther next hundred years, I don't think that there will be any major advances in technology like teleportation or starships and such; however, I do think that the invention of a new type of vehicle or a new type of transportation and cures for major diseases and cancer is possible. I would also expect nanotechnology to develop; it is said that nanotechnology will increase the efficiency of energy consumption, help to clean up the environment and make massive advances in healthcare possible.

Fossil fuels, which provide about 85% of our energy demands, have been predicted to run out in the next century. This confirms my view on how we should provide for our energy demands; we need to turn to sustainable and renewable sources for our energy. Because...
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