It’s impossible to envision the future without taking technology into consideration. With each passing year, technology only grows more and more innovative. With each new invention or improvement upon what’s already available, the planet is headed for even greater sustainability. This is because of all the benefits technology offers us and how it can help us work toward a sustainable future.
More Credit Opportunities
Some adults are late to the area of credit. There may be a number of reasons for this that don’t involve debt. In the coming years, technology will evolve to the point where those who have been turned away for credit from traditional financial institutions can get opportunities through other means. For example, Apple already offers its own credit card to iPhone users. Undoubtedly, other technological services will follow suit so that everyone can get access to credit in the future.
Focus Shift on the Human Experience
With everything digital these days, many interactions take place on social media or through text messages and other digital means. Sadly, this has eliminated the truly human aspect of contact people have with each other. However, all things come back around and shift, including technology. In a few years, technology will shift humankind back to the human experience. It will be so advanced that people will be able to reach out and touch a loved one from miles away.
Grid Flexibility Will Boost Clean Energy
Technology will advance in the future to improve grid flexibility. This will lead to a phasing out of harmful fossil fuels and give a much-needed boost to clean energy sources that can nurture humanity and benefit the environment. Smart energy technologies like heat pumps, EV chargers and solar panels on rooftops will help grid flexibility and give way to a future that’s cleaner and far more sustainable.
Continue to Change the Workforce
When the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe in early 2020, it changed the way many industries did business. Many industries shifted to the remote workplace, leading to the knowledge that thanks to technological advancements, it’s possible to work from home or anywhere else without having to commute every day. Obviously, this wasn’t possible with every industry, but those able to work remotely discovered they were more productive for it. This makes it possible for future employers to find the best talent to fill positions with their companies. No longer will employees have to be local; thanks to technology, more opportunities will open to talent all around the world.
Even More Educational Opportunities
Online learning is nothing new, but as technology skyrockets with advancements, it opens the door for even more students to take online courses in the future. Many adults lead busy lives with full-time jobs and families and don’t have the time to attend in-person classes to further their education. Technology can provide these students with the education they need on their own time without having to leave their homes. The Economist even reports that 90% of educators state that technology has made students even more productive, creative and imaginative.
Technology is here to stay and is only getting better. It will only open the door to many more opportunities and a sustainable future for all.