Virtual reality GP appointments and internet-enabled trousers

The use of drones to deliver pizza to the embedding of communication devices into the human body were some of the predictions for future technology put forward by Imperial College London’s Tech Foresight research team . A poll conducted as part of London Technology Week revealed that Brits expect new technologies to massively change their daily lives in the next 20 years.

The results show that some predictions for 2036 are considered more likely than others; for instance 60% of those questioned think they will be wearing clothes that connect directly to the internet, but only 10% of people think that robots will outnumber humans.

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The poll also highlights the public’s expectation that healthcare within the UK will have changed considerably by 2036.

Most of those polled expect virtual reality GP appointments and around half think that donor cards will be a thing of the past with 3D printers making new organs for transplant.

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The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “Tech-savvy Londoners welcome new digital advances that are going to revolutionise the way that we live and it is crucial that we harness those ideas to help the capital work even better as a city.”

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