Predictions into what our society will look like in the future are always interesting to look at, like this video from Virgin which presents what they believe life in Britain will be like in the year 2025.
It’s certainly an interesting take on things, our homes, streets and countryside appear much the same, however everyone seems to be using Iron Man’s interactive supercomputer Jarvis. Even the elderly gentleman collecting eggs from the chickens in his garden to make his high-flying, executive daughter a fresh brunch is at it. Jarvis, (or a very similar device) tells him how well his meds are working and when to take a break on his stroll through town so as not to over-exert himself. Meanwhile, the exec daughter draws on inspiration from traditional looking British buildings and the countryside to perfect her virtual presentation, which she can show to her bosses from her father’s dinner table using this impressive technology.
Although technology like this would be great, I think there is something inherently disturbing about a talking saucepan and I wonder if the stuff would ever shut the hell up, constantly telling you to drink some water because “you are a little dehydrated” or to leave your teabag in the cup a little bit longer for optimum brewing. I am pretty sure that that level of nagging would get on my nerves before too long!
It is nice though that Virgin envisages a future where at least some of the countryside remains beautiful and unspoilt! No one wants to live in those bustling, overcrowded metropolis’ and have to go on the internet to look up a picture of tree because we haven’t seen a real one in the last decade!!