There it is again: the feeling of boundlessness – the great freedom that simultaneously means total connectedness. The expansion of this state is incredibly fascinating.
In 2222, mobility generates energy through movement and gravity. Vehicles move bundled in high-speed magistrals and can be used individually via flexible modules in peripheral zones.
The highest of the worldwide human family in 2222 is the internationally accepted appreciation towards nature in its entirety. The dignity of nature in its equal unity of animate, inanimate nature in the entire universe and of man is inviolable. Every living being, whether human, animal or plant, has the right to clean water, clean air and healthy food.
Frugality has never been an end in itself: since the new energy sources have been tapped, technologies have emerged that seem to set hardly any limits to the scope for design. Digital-ambient living environments share people’s enthusiasm with partly primarily analogue ways of life as well as with phases of virtual existence.
I’m always digging: whether I’m rocking in the vegetable garden or ergonomically designing the handle of the spade to suit the new digging technique – both activities are part of my life. Some of it is a hassle, most of it I enjoy doing, even if it is a hassle.
In the future, information will be ubiquitous. The generation and dissemination of knowledge will become secondary. Artificial intelligence will support us in learning and make knowledge available to us.
Freedom and security are values enshrined in our current Basic Law. Each generation renegotiates the balance between the two poles, each on the basis of its own history, possibilities and framework conditions. Today, we view social norms and personal rights fundamentally differently than we did 70, 50 or 30 years ago.
Today, the translation of these values into actual actions is in many cases in the hands of mechanisms and bodies that are difficult to comprehend.
In the future, AI will promote our health and compensate for our physical and mental limitations. The body and mind will no longer limit us. In the future, we will live longer, but not indefinitely.