Arconic (NYSE: ARNC), a global technology, engineering and advanced manufacturing leader, today revealed findings from new research on Brits’ technology vision for the year 2062. The survey is one part of a global creative campaign about the next world-changing innovations in the sky, on the road and in our cities. A centerpiece of the campaign is a live-action re-imagination of the world of The Jetsons, a television series that began in 1962, and which was set then-100 years in the future, in 2062. The spot, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Justin Lin and enabled by Arconic technology, can be viewed at www.arconic.com/thefuture.
Almost half (46%) expect space travel for the average person will be possible in the next 50 years. The study also found that while the Moon is the top British interplanetary destination, 43% would like to inhabit an undiscovered planet if life in space was possible.
Revealing a belief in continued technological progress, many Brits surveyed said they thought completely self-driving cars (74%), hologram conference calls (72%) and buildings that ‘eat’ smog (47%) will be widely available by 2062; but less than one fifth (17%) believe that teleporting will be possible.
Key UK Findings
If they could live someplace other than Earth, Brits would most want to move to the Moon, 56% of respondents said
If money was no object 19% of Brits said they would buy a holiday home on Mars
When it comes to our existing home planet, 60% wanted technology to help improve the environment on Earth, over and above technological improvements to our homes (51%) or in the workplace (24%)
Our desire to help the environment extended further with Brits ranking a desire for vehicles that run on alternative fuels (22%), such as rubbish and hydrogen over and above flying cars (14%)
Brits are most looking forward to driverless cars (39%), recyclable buildings and vehicles (36%) and finding life on another planet (36%) by 2062
“Arconic has helped transform the way we fly, drive, build and power for nearly 130 years,” said Libby Archell, Arconic Chief Communications Officer. “The findings of this research show that people believe that Jetsons-era technology – much of which Arconic is developing today – is not only possible but probable. We are excited by the possibilities that opens for materials science and advance manufacturing as we help our customers shape the future on the road, in the sky, and where we live and work.”