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  • It feels as if the world is moving at a faster rate than ever.

    世界感覺正以前所未見的速度推進。

  • Every day, smartphones are getting smarter,

    每一天,智慧型手機變得越來越厲害、

  • A.I. is becoming more intelligent,

    人工智慧變得越來越聰明,

  • and our environment seems to be getting worse every year.

    而我們的環境似乎每年都在惡化。

  • If you were to travel 50 years into the future, what would the world look like?

    如你能旅行至 50 年後的未來,世界會是什麼樣子?

  • Would robots have taken over everything?

    機器人已經掌管一切了嗎?

  • Would we still be living on Earth?

    我們還會住在地球上嗎?

  • Would alien life finally be discovered?

    外星生命終於被發現了嗎?

  • This is WHAT IF, and here's what would happen if you lived 50 years in the future.

    我們是大膽科學,而接下來是如果你活在未來的五十年後時,會發生什麼事。

  • Look down at your phone and think how far technology has come in the last 10 years.

    低頭看看你的手機,然後思考近 10 年來技術的蓬勃發展。

  • Have you ever imagined what tech might look like in 50 years?

    你是否想像過 50 年後的科技會發展到什麼程度?

  • What about your family and friends? What will happen to them?

    那你的家人和朋友呢?他們會發生什麼事?

  • In 50 years' time, we might actually look back and laugh at how we had to hold our phones. How primitive!

    50 年後,我們可能會回顧過去,並取笑過去還得用手拿手機。多不現代化的行為啊!

  • Instead, our smartphones will either be worn or implanted in us through contact lenses.

    取而代之,我們的智慧型手機會變成穿戴式或透過隱形眼鏡植入我們體內。

  • Imagine being able to have your GPS embedded in your vision, instead of having to look down at your phone.

    想像可以將全球定位系統嵌入視野中,而不必低頭看手機的情境。

  • But, although this all sounds nice, there will be problems, too.

    但儘管這一切聽起來都不錯,問題還是會存在。

  • If you don't want to fast-forward yourself into the future because you're worried that your family might not be around,

    如果你因為擔心家人可能不在身邊而不想快速進入未來,

  • well, you can rest easy, knowing that in 50 years, the average life expectancy will be about 80 to 90 years.

    你也可以放輕鬆,並知道五十年後,人的平均壽命將會是大約 80 到 90 歲。

  • That's over 10 years longer than it is today.

    比今日的平均壽命多了 10 歲以上。

  • Since the 1960s, our population percentages have always looked like a pyramid.

    自 1960 年代以來,我們的人口分布圖型總是像座金字塔。

  • But 50 years into the future, that pyramid will look more like a rectangle.

    但在未來 50 年後,那座金字塔會變得更像長方形。

  • This means that there will be an equal percentage of senior citizens to toddlers.

    這表示年長者和嬰孩的比例會是相等的。

  • This will have a huge effect on the economy.

    這件事會對經濟造成巨大衝擊。

  • Grandma and Grandpa will be retiring much later, and when they do, those seniors' homes are going to be packed.

    爺爺和奶奶退休時間會變得更晚,而當他們退休時,養老院便會爆滿。

  • With more people in the work force, jobs will be harder to find.

    隨著勞動力的增加,工作會變得更難找。

  • Just graduated school?

    剛從學校畢業?

  • Expect to live at home with mom and dad a bit longer.

    規劃和爸媽一起多住幾年時間吧。

  • Especially since A.I. is expected to be working over 800 million of our former jobs by 2030.

    尤其是因為到了 2030 年,人工智慧估計將能取代人類約 8 億個職務。

  • The world's population will be at an all-time high.

    世界人口量也將創下新高。

  • By this time, the population of Earth will have reached a staggering 9 billion people.

    到了這個時候,地球人口將達到驚人的 90 億。

  • More people means more problems.

    更多的人意味著會有更多的問題。

  • There will be a much higher probability of food shortages as we try to grow crops to feed everyone.

    當我們試圖種植作物來養活所有人時,糧食短缺的可能性將大幅增加。

  • Due to increasing temperatures, crops will be harder to grow as well.

    由於氣溫不斷升高,農作物也將變得更難以生長。

  • And with 70% of the world's population living in cities, crowding will lead to more diseases being spread, and being spread faster.

    而當全世界 70% 的人口都居住在城市中,擁擠將導致更多疾病傳播,並加快傳播速度。

  • As for the environment, well, that doesn't look too good, either.

    而在環境面,前景也不太樂觀。

  • The Amazon rainforest will continue to be deforested, and in 50 years' time, half of it will be gone.

    亞馬遜雨林將繼續被砍伐,在 50 年後,將有一半完全消失。

  • Don't expect it to come back, either.

    也別指望它能恢復。

  • Increasing climate change will render it a parched shrubland.

    加劇的氣候變遷將使其變成一片乾旱的灌木叢。

  • Higher temperatures will cause the polar ice caps to melt to less than 50% of what they are today.

    更高的溫度將導致極地冰蓋融化到今日的 50% 以下。

  • And the Dead Sea may actually live up to its name, as its water will continue to evaporate.

    死海或許終究會名副其實,因為其水分將繼續蒸發。

  • Thinking about visiting American cities like New Orleans, Miami, and Houston?

    想造訪美國像是紐奧良、邁阿密和休士頓之類的城市嗎?

  • Well, sorry, but you're out of luck.

    很抱歉,你不能如願以償了。

  • Hurricanes will get a lot worse in the next 50 years, and higher water levels will lead us to abandon the Gulf Coast.

    颶風將在未來的 50 年更為加劇,而較高的水位會讓我們不得不撤離墨西哥灣區。

  • But don't worry, it's not all bad.

    但是別擔心,不全都是壞消息。

  • Although the world may be dying, it's not the only place humans will have to live.

    儘管世界面臨死亡,但地球不再是人類必須居住的唯一地方。

  • In the next 50 years, humans will have begun colonizing Mars.

    在接下來的 50 年,人類將開始殖民火星上。

  • Private companies will even be attempting to travel to the Alpha Centauri system, the closest star system to our Solar System.

    私人公司甚至將嘗試探索半人馬座星系,距太陽系最近的恆星系。

  • While we're there, we'll visit the Proxima-centauri B planet, which has a good chance of housing alien life.

    我們在那裡時,還將造訪比鄰星 b,它肯可能孕育著外星生命。

  • If we don't find any little green men, we might decide to colonize it ourselves.

    如果我們沒發現任何外星人,我們可能會決定自己殖民它。

  • So, we've talked about the human race and the environment, but what about you?

    好了,我們已經談了人類和環境,但是你的自身狀況呢?

  • What's going to happen with you 50 years into the future?

    未來 50 年後的你會發生什麼事?

  • Well, first off, you won't have to go to the doctor for your annual checkup.

    首先,你不必再去醫院做年度健康檢查了。

  • You'll have a device where you can scan yourself for any diseases.

    你將擁有一部可以掃描自己是否患有疾病的設備。

  • Watch for body modifications to rise in popularity.

    等待人體改造變得更流行。

  • And, no, we're not talking about tattoos or piercings.

    不,我們不是在說刺青或穿洞。

  • You'll be able to get things like cybernetic eyes that will allow you to see better and to see things that are invisible to us today, like radiation.

    你可以獲得機械眼之類的東西,讓你可以看得更清楚,並看到我們現今看不見的東西,如輻射。

  • If you're rich from your Bitcoin investment blowing up, then you can even get yourself a designer baby.

    如果你因為比特幣投資而成為暴發戶,你甚至可以給自己買一個訂製嬰兒。

  • These babies can be completely customized from simply what they look like to things like their behavior and intelligence.

    這些嬰兒可以完全客製化,從簡單的外貌到他們的行為和智力都可以。

  • A.I. will be as smart as humans.

    人工智慧將會和人類一樣聰明。

  • They won't have taken over the world just yet, but they'll be well on their way.

    他們還不會佔領世界,但他們很已經朝那個方向發展了。

  • A.I. will constantly be progressing in intelligence, soon being smarter than humans could ever imagine ourselves.

    人工智慧在智力上會不斷進步,很快就會達到人類無法想像的程度。

  • Expect them to be working with us, while humans have more advanced roles in our jobs.

    你可以預期他們會與我們共事,而人類則在職場擔任更高階的角色。

  • So, are you ready for all the good and bad that comes with the future?

    那麼,你準備好迎接未來所有的好與壞了嗎?

  • If not, that's okay!

    如果還沒,也沒關係!

  • Just live in the present, and slowly grow into it over the next 50 years.

    只要活在當下,並在未來 50 年中慢慢成長適應。

  • Who knows? In the future, we may not even talk about hypothetical scenarios anymore.

    誰知道呢?未來我們甚至可能不再談論假設性情景。

  • Will there be any "What ifs"?

    未來還會有所謂的「如果」嗎?

  • Or will every idea in the universe have already gone through a computer simulation?

    還是說,宇宙中每個想法都會已經由電腦模擬過了?

  • That sounds like a question for another What IF.

    這聽起來又是另一集大膽科學的主題了。

It feels as if the world is moving at a faster rate than ever.

世界感覺正以前所未見的速度推進。

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