News 2050: Towers, Hypersonic Jets, Digital Eyes

BrightFuture Came across these in a recent research stint. It’s from BBC Future’s “What if?” section and is segment that deals with the coming decades, entitled News 2050. In a series of mock newscasts, they address likely scenarios from the future, looking at everything from emerging technology to environmental, social and political issues.

Here’s a sampling of what they’ve covered so far:

The world’s first 10,000 meter tower:

Hypersonic flights take-off:

Digital Eye Unveiled:


Pretty cool huh? And fun and educational. I’ll be looking for more of these segments from now on…

2 thoughts on “News 2050: Towers, Hypersonic Jets, Digital Eyes

    1. Ah, well that’s where arcologies would come in. If we can build better in 3 dimensions, we’d have less urban sprawl. Down into the earth, up in the air, along cliff-faces, in gorges. And it’s getting way more plausible.

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