Traveling has always been an ever-changing phenomenon. Historically, the advent of Airplanes first brought the universe closer and now days, newer and newer technologies have made travelling a luxurious and enjoyable experience. However, the travel industry is expected to boom equally well on the technological front in the coming few years. By 2020, the world is expected to witness huge changes in the way we travel. Let us profile some of these changes.
- The travel to Mars
Expeditions to Mars have been well documented. Though a manned mission to Mars has not seen light till date, it is expected to see the light of the day hopefully by 2020.
- Solar expedition
Now this seems a tough task. Owing to the huge amount of risk and calculation needed to propel a vehicle, employment of solar energy has remained a distant dream. However, if implemented, it can considerably cure the world from the hazard of economic and ecological impact of non-renewable sources.
- More convenient rail transport
Rail transport has been increasingly used to cover flatter distances. By 2020, we can expect rail transport to travel faster than flights and in turn cover distances more easily resulting in better connection amongst major cities across the world.
- Flying cars
While this may seem improbable to many, this may seem possible by 2020. Cars may be turned to aviation mode by installing technological features. The airport facilities will be used to convert the car from land to aviation mode and after landing on the destination terminal, car will be converted back to the land transportation mode.
- Space travel
While space travel has been touted as a possible option by 2020; space travel does seem to be possible owing to the huge amount of research being conducted in this direction. Major airplane manufacturer Boeing, has announced plans to commence space travel by 2015.
- Biometric identification
Biometric identification can significantly help to reduce the time pent by passengers in transit. Identification of passengers based on a passengers’ DNA can significantly help to reduce the immigration issues as well.
- Driver-Less cars
The idea of self driven cars and vehicles seem so risky but it can be made possible owing to the rate at which technology is going today. If automated transmission can be installed in trains and airplanes; why not in cars?
- Accident proof vehicles
Accidents have risen substantially as the time has gone. The main challenge is to reduce the amount of crashes and accidents happening today. Car manufacturing companies are trying to work out methods to try and eliminate crashes by employing navigation and transmission systems.
- Paralyzed locomotion
Paralyzed will be able to walk owing to the ability of technology to sense the brain of the paralyzed people and help them in moving their mechanical limbs.
- Virtual classrooms
Education today has reached a virtual level via distance learning at the upper level. However, this is expected to percolate down at the school level wherein children won’t have to travel and attend school. They can learn directly from their home thanks to the power of internet.