Posted by Ros Connors

A 20/20 vision for 2040

In sci-fi films, we are often shown a glimpse of what the future might look like. In the 1985 film Back to the Future, Doc Brown tells Marty “where we’re going, we don’t need roads” as they fly off in the DeLorean. While in the 1990 movie Total Recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger jumps into a robot-driven “Johnny Cab”.

Today, we are closer than ever to these predictions coming true, with autonomous public transport, robotic deliveries, air taxis and unmanned vehicles bringing us food, just some of the technologies the public has revealed they most want to see in the next 20 years. That’s according to new research.

The audit of Britain’s view on the future of tech was carried out by commercial motor insurer, Zego, to coincide with the launch of its vision of the future of mobility in 2040. It comes as three-quarters of Brits admitted they are still blown away by some of the tech that already exists today. From the modern mobility already on our roads and smart supermarkets on our streets, to smart doorbells on our homes and robot vacuums in them!

Ros spoke to futurist Tom Cheesewright.

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