Sharp is 100 years old this month so Humans Invent decided to challenge five of its brightest minds to foretell what the world will look like a century from now. We conducted a series of six workshops on topics ranging from health to robotics to assess how these fields will have changed by the year 2112. In this series we discover the possibility of nanorobots swimming through your veins, driverless cars and space hotels, multi-sensory entertainment and virtual reality in the classroom. Though the five scientists disagree at times on what the future may hold, they certainly agree on one thing: the world will be a very different place in 100 years’ time. Yesterday we looked at entertainment and communications; today we imagine the transport of the future.

4. Transport

The space hotel of 2112 where we will go to experience zero gravity.

The group believes that in 100 years we will have driverless cars, trains and planes all connected up in a congestion-free network that will be so efficient it won’t be necessary to own a vehicle. They also believe travel is going to speed up significantly, with flights from London to New York in just one hour. And, if you’re bored of travelling on earth, you could always pop up to a space hotel for a mini break!

Research Supervisor, Tom Ford says, “One change I think we will see in plane travel is the addition of a new segment, in terms of ultrafast sub-orbital planes which go sufficiently far out of the atmosphere they can go much faster. People are projecting travel from the UK to Australia in as little as two hours.”

Every day for the next week we will be releasing the next Sharp workshop in the series. Stay tuned on Monday for Energy…

Illustrations exclusively drawn for Humans Invent by Neil Jones.


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  • Mark Ifi

    let’s hope that happens.

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