Evolving Through Technology – Singapore in 2030
We live in a time where innovative and emerging tech is driving. Development is focused on convenience and helping the environment. Considering just how rapidly technology is evolving and how we adopt it, it is really fun to speculate what cities are going to look like in 10 years. Of course, less developed areas do not adopt or have access to the most cutting edge technology, so the path for them is pretty much charted out. City-state like Singapore however, might look drastically different, on the other hand.
As a community that is poised to transform and improve itself through technology, smart home applications are developed and adopted really fast here. So, let’s speculate on the topic and try to guess what will change over the course of the following decade in Singapore.
Silver age oriented designs
First of all, in 10 years people will age, and for Singapore, that means that the number of citizens older than 65 will double. That means a lot of people who are already tech adepts will have more time on their hands. So, they will likely aid the development by providing ideas and inputs on how to design future products so that they can be applied more universally. It’s likely that fonts will be bigger to accommodate poor eyesight. There will be a lot more monitoring tech that helps caregivers oversee the elderly and other products that help you age in place rather than go to the hospital all the time.
A more pleasant place to live
As mentioned the emerging tech is crafted with the intention to reduce greenhouse gas emission and pollution. Which means more renewable energy power sources, well-optimized public transport, waste management, etc. It is important for the city to set some benchmark goals in order to have an adequate route to tackle these issues. So, a lot of data analysis and data collecting tech is needed to be successful in this area.
Once the right measures are implemented, lower noise pollution will mean that the city is more peaceful. Reducing carbon emission will result in cooler temperatures, and with better public transport the streets will be less crowded, and with fewer car clusters. Such an environment will be far more pleasant, people won’t be tense, and once again senior citizens will have peace.
To facilitate these changes, the railroad system will double, as new rail lines will most likely extend to up to 360 km. There will also be driverless vehicles that belong to the city and these will be shared by the citizens, something like taxi service.
If this is the case, there will be a lot less need for large parking garages, so those will be repurposed for different businesses. As far as waste management goes, the underground waste collection technology will make the rubbish collecting jobs obsolete. Since there won’t be a need for this type of manual work, foreigners will likely take up much better and perspective jobs.
There will be a lot more free time for leisure and pursuing different hobbies, because of the high-speed and well-organized transport. So, people will have more opportunities to exercise and prepare healthy meals, which should increase the average life expectancy. Indeed, this might just be the most livable city by the year 2030.