The use of renewable energy will increase tremendously. This will increase the self-contained buildings, living spaces. The transition to the global economy and blockchain will become widespread and will accelerate.
Massive business areas, habitats, and buildings will evolve while tiny, capsule, satellite, and minimal ones will evolve. The concept of living in the underground, in underwater, as well as in space will progress rapidly.
Buildings and cities will become smarter. Goods, people, places, other living / non-living beings will interact with each other thanks to artificial intelligence and robots. Thanks to 3D printing on-site, instant and hyper-efficient production will increase.
The need for the vehicle use will increase and diversify especially for unmanned vehicles but sharing and renting will become more popular instead of purchasing. Air, sea, land, space, ground / underwater transport methods will develop. Flying people with personalized vehicles, as well as a variety of super-speed vehicles will be available.
Old cities will be allocated to vertical, soil-less agriculture. Food production in laboratories will increase in vertical farms.
Artificial green areas, nature-like environments, artificial islands, water basins etc. will arise.
Micro-nations will arise, declaring their independence by claiming they are self-sufficient and they will reveal different forms of politics, government, democracy etc. These countries will be hired periodically for specific purposes by major countries.
Micro-chip implantation for humans, living with robots, virtual / augmented reality will become familiar.
Virtual and real tourism will explode because people will work less.
Any kind of hierarchy will be replaced with holacracy (holistic, social, responsive organization).
I do hope and believe that the future will bring a good life.
To be able to think and talk about the design of living spaces, we need to look at the changes in living conditions and the needs that are going to be created.
There is no doubt that the world is on the eve of a new leap. Growing and aging, long-living but deteriorating population and developing technologies; the living forms that become easier on one hand, harder on the other hand, as well as the complexity of work and life forms, economic, political problems will oppress people that will cause increasing urbanization and immigration.
Access to some basic services and safety requirements for inhabitants, living away from the city, in suburbs or villages means more difficult and more expensive conditions, and often this will not be possible at all. Since urbanization is the bridge of hope for low-incomers dealing with limited opportunities, the population will increase in the metropolis, so these people will immigrate there. The experts claim that a new city with over one million population will emerge every 90 days in the world in coming decades.
On the other hand, in contrast to the trend towards over-population in the cities; the high-incomers with the abundance of opportunities have the desire of getting away from crowd, over-communication, traffic, over-interaction, air / sound pollution, and stress. They want to live a higher quality of life in satellite / cocoon / site / tribal settlement to be independent.
For the first time in history, people will age up to 100-year-old and this age group will boom. Great developments will arise for the vital areas, activities, products, and services suitable for elderly people. On the other hand, young people will be integrated into work and life much earlier, they will have power and dominance. Eventually, there will be many innovations for them in the fields of education, health, and entertainment.
On one side, there are cities that keep developing vertically and becoming more and more crowded, on the other side, there are isolated houses and workspaces. On one hand, old people, aging, immortality; on the other hand, younger generations will soon begin to work earlier to benefit from the blessings of the world. Since the needs of these two generations are diametrically opposed, inventions and forms will be developed for both. Of course, technology will extremely affect that.