Good morning. This week, automation came for the man cave, from robots beating people at poker to robot umpires you can't argue balls and strikes with.
Next up? A robot that can chug beer in .0001 seconds.*
Here are some of my predictions for the future:
- Living to age 100 will become the norm, not the exception.
- A school bus will pick up your kids with no bus driver.
- Think we have a lot of Alexa and Siri right now? There will be more virtual search assistants in the future.
- Perhaps your lifetime medical record from any and all doctors will be located in one place!
- Colleges will be for the minority of people. Most people will get continued education online if at all.
- It will be just a matter of time before you won't need an ID. You'll be able to finger print scan or use voice or eye ID at airports, banks, and more.
- Thanks in part to the United States Women's soccer team, we might see women in professional sports treated and compensated equally with men.
- In the next US presidential election, more people will vote than ever before across the country's history. We may not be able to even handle the volume of voters in one day. More money will be spent on ads than ever before, and TV ratings the night of the election will reach all-time highs as everyone awaits the results.
- Fans of esports will soon fill arenas to watch players compete against each other on computers.
- Sporting events will have gambling on-site. Gambling may be the best next step for sports, because now fans will have the opportunity to bet on each play, each quarter, etc. The big game will be the game within the game, with constant betting taking place throughout each competition.
- We will soon have football year round! The XFL will begin the expansion next year playing in February, March, April, etc. Summer league football is right around the corner, similar to what we see now with the NBA.
- The NBA and NFL will have teams in Europe within the next 5 years. We'll also see the NBA return to Seattle in that time.
- MLB will expand to Las Vegas and possibly cities like Austin or Charlotte.
- While we're on the topic of baseball, I don't think the home plate umpire will exist much longer. Maybe we'll even see the game get down to two hours rather than 3!
What do you expect to see in the future, and do you like what you see?
* - from July 12th's $NERD Morning Brew
Song of the Day: "Changes" by 2Pac
Quote of the Day: "Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." - Malcolm X