12 Mar THE FUTURE OF CITY PLANNING, URBAN, AND SENIOR LIVING
Innovation keynote speakers and futurists are often asked: What will the future of senior living, urban, and city planning look like? Clients also frequently pose a follow-up question: How will human beings live 20 to 50 years from now – and what will these living conditions be like? As you might imagine, the answers aren’t always clear – but as innovation keynote speakers and futurists also frequently point out, you can bet that tomorrow’s living setups and situations will look very different than today. Doubly so given the world’s growing population and the increasing need to think about how we house and feed the growing number of human beings now populating this earth.
Recently, our team of innovation keynote speakers was asked to put together a plan for the the following presentation on these topics and surrounding challenges and opportunities:
Society 3.0 – Exploring New Geographic Frontiers and Ways of Living – From smart, self-managing/-repairing cities powered by artificial intelligence and technology (you can see a piece we did for E.ON here – https://tinyurl.com/mry4w78z) to underwater colonies (https://tinyurl.com/2727pd9d), desert encampments fueled by renewable energy and high speed rails which have no cars or roads (https://tinyurl.com/4mhnf4tv), and outer space settlements on Mars (https://tinyurl.com/54phvx9c), the race to reinvent the future of how we live and work is on. With new methods of transport already rolling out and letting you hop a flight to new cities and distant locales on-demand right from your front yard (literally – https://tinyurl.com/2j63st4b), and organizations increasingly working to reimagine how/where societies thrive (https://www.seasteading.org/), tomorrow’s cities and settlements will look vastly different than today’s.
Needless to say, even as futurists and innovation keynote speakers, it was a fascinating subject to explore, especially as we started to take a closer look at what tomorrow will hold – and how technology and innovative ways of living are fueling a new age of exploration and discovery.