Twenty years ago, we asked ourselves what life will be like in the next century. The year 2000 was already the most sci-fi sounding year we’d ever been through. It was the dawn of a new age of information.
The internet was finally gaining its solid footing. Computer technology was getting smaller and more powerful, and more common for the everyday household.
In just two decades, we’ve already come a surprisingly long way. And yet, for some, we’re still not even close to what’s to come.
Time travelers have been in our cultural consciousness even since before the acclaimed 1895 novella The Time Machine by H. G. Wells.
Since then, time travel has been a topic of discussion for science fiction, but it also comes up with real-life examples.
Dubious black and white photos of people holding what seem to be iPhones or using modern technology point to conspiracies that crop up from time to time. And, occasionally, there are self-proclaimed time travelers who have their own stories to share.
Here are ten claims made by a supposed “time traveler” that our ancestors can look forward to in the year 2300.
10 The New Metropolis
In the far future, cities have entirely covered the world to meet the rising population demands.
The United Nations Population Division estimated that the Earth would have 8.97 Billion people by the year 2300, down from a peak of nearly 10 billion some 200 years prior.
To meet this demand, cities have grown bigger and taller with massive metal skyscrapers in uneven but stable shapes.
9 Independence For All
In this brave new world, there are no countries or wide-scale governments. Each city and settlement governs itself with a shared set of internal rules built on common sense and understandings.
People, likewise, are set to self-govern, following the guidelines of life. The guidelines, looser than laws but with much stricter punishments, allow people to live freely without deferring them to crime or obscene lifestyles that are unfit to meet the societal standards.