And finally… Underwater cities and 3D-printed houses ‘just a century away’

SmartThings Future Living Report 2A world full of underwater cities, super-tall skyscrapers and homes simply printed out on-demand thanks to 3D printing technology are just some of the ways we can look forward to in 100 years time, according to a new report.

The SmartThings Future Living Report, which was commissioned by Samsung-owned internet of things firm SmartThings, was created by a group of academics and futurologists who suggest that in a century’s time humans will be able to live in ‘Earth-scrapers’, which will go up to 25 storeys underground.

SmartThings Future Living ReportThe academics suggest that ‘bubble cities’ will be created underwater making the depths habitable for humans. They also believe personal drones will become a staple mode of transport, as well as being used as futuristic “mules” to carry entire homes around the world for holidays.

SmartThings Future Living Report 3Such will be the demand for space, that homes will become flexible with adjustable smart walls which can turn into temporary seating when you have more guests and other furniture. Those pictures and objects which make a house a home will be augmented reality projections - even wallpaper could be changed at the touch of a button.

There’ll also be colonies on the moon and eventually Mars and beyond.

SmartThings Future Living Report 4“We are likely to see the emergence of towering megastructures as well as sub-aquatic cities and transportation via advanced flying drones – some of which could be strong enough to transport entire houses on holiday,” said Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

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