Eindhoven – VPRO speculates on how our lives might radically change in 2039.
At this year's Dutch Design Week, broadcaster VPRO created a living room experience to showcase some of the speculative future artefacts they commissioned for their original television series, ‘The Future Is Fantastic’. Inspired by the research of visionary scientists, the aim was to make people think about the ethical implications of oncoming technological innovations.
The Robojudge for example, is introduced in an episode about AI, ‘to question if we would accept a judiciary verdict given by a robot instead of a human’. They also showcased a brain headset which allows at least two people to communicate purely through their thoughts and emotions. The stimulator aims to keep deviant behaviour limited by reinforcing feelings of empathy. The future of reproduction was also addressed with an exowomb installation that prompted attendees to consider a future where humans were born from an artificial uterus.
For more on how neuro-experiences will become more accessible read our Experience 2020 macrotrend.