The technology of the future

The technology of the future

Technology develops fast. We asked the LearnEnglish team what technology of the future they are most looking forward to. Here's what they said.

I heard that 3D printing technology is improving a lot. Potentially, it would allow you to print almost any kind of object instantly. Products could simply be printed when they are needed, instead of needing to be manufactured, sent and delivered. Also, my phone battery drains really fast and I would really love to have a battery that lasts a week or even more.

I'd like to have a smart fridge one day. They exist already, but they'll probably be more affordable in the future. I like the idea of your fridge planning your shopping and meals for you based on what it has inside. I think it could save time, money and effort. I hate always having to think about what meals to make, and it would be great to have someone, or something, to do it for you! 

As a teacher, I can't wait for more automatic marking. I'm talking about the boring kind of marking, like grading exams or correcting a language exercise in class. As we do more of these things online, technology can instantly tell a student what's right and wrong, and store the marks in the teacher's record. I don't think artificial intelligence can replace human teachers – and I really hope it never tries! – but it would be great to forget the boring bits of my job and concentrate on the social and creative parts of learning.
Jo G

I look forward to batteries that store electricity for a long time. We have solar panels that most days generate enough electricity for our needs, but we aren't able to use the excess energy because we don't have a battery to store it in. They're just too expensive right now. And, like Jonathan, if my phone battery lasted two weeks instead of two days, I'd be delighted!

I would love to have a car that parks for me. I know there's a lot of talk about self-driving or totally driverless cars, but I don't really want one of those. I quite enjoy driving. The only part of driving that I hate is parking in small spaces, so I'd like to be able to stop the car nearby and for it to park itself into the space!
Jo B

As a mum, I'd like to have something that picks up the children's clothes from the floor and decides if they are dirty and need to be washed. It would then sort them into washing piles, like, whites, colours, short washes, long washes, etc. And if they didn't need washing, it would then fold the clothes and put them back in the right place. I guess I'm looking for some sort of robot! ツ

What about you?

  • What technology of the future are you most looking forward to?
  • How do you think technology will improve our lives in the future?


Average: 5 (2 votes)

Submitted by nafiu musa on Sun, 28/05/2023 - 16:42


The advent and progress in technology development have brought about ease in all areas of life. My vision for future technology is paramount in the area of transportation. I would appreciate if technology can develop a transportation means with a speed of light. To cover ten thousand kilo meters before the blink of an eye.

Submitted by trantuan2007 on Wed, 17/05/2023 - 08:26


Robots which is the techonology of the future, owing to having many advantages such as mop the floor, cooking, conversation with people,....
In my point of view, If robots exist, people will be supported a lot.

Submitted by mrghazy on Tue, 09/05/2023 - 08:49


What I really need in the future is some sort of technology like a watch or whatever which I can wear so that it keeps my body cool and fresh all the day.
Compared to our life twenty years ago, technology has changed our lives completely in different fields of life.

Submitted by Nadbuc on Sat, 29/04/2023 - 21:38


The technology item of the future I’m most looking forward to view is something that can speak with you when you stay alone! As “Alexa”, but I’d like something most really for true! People could fell less alone!

Hi Nadbuc,

This made me think of a film I enjoyed called Robot & Frank that came out about 10 years ago. It's about the relationship between a man and a robot his children buy for him to keep him company.

It's been a long time since I saw it and so I don't remember it well, but I do remember thinking that it dealt with the topic in an interesting way.

Did you see it or any other similar film?

LearnEnglish team

Yes I'd seen a movie name of that movie is 'She', It's based on the Artificial intelligence in this movie actor love the sound of machine and loves her and treat as a real human voice.

Submitted by JaniKe on Fri, 28/04/2023 - 17:29


I'd like to have a smart fridge too. I don't like buying. I have problem what I will cook. I don't have idea every day. I like going to work because I don't have to cook :)

Submitted by AmmarAlraimi on Fri, 28/04/2023 - 15:10


One technology that I find particularly exciting is the development of autonomous vehicles. Self-driving cars have the potential to revolutionize transportation, making it safer and more efficient. They could reduce traffic accidents caused by human error, decrease traffic congestion, and improve access to transportation for people who are unable to drive, such as the elderly and disabled.

Another technology with great potential is advanced medical diagnostics and treatments. With the advancements in AI and machine learning, medical professionals can analyze large amounts of patient data to diagnose diseases and develop personalized treatment plans. This could lead to earlier and more accurate diagnoses, resulting in better patient outcomes and potentially saving lives.

In the future, technology is expected to continue to improve our lives in various ways. We can expect to see advancements in areas such as renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, and smart cities. With the help of technology, we can address many of the challenges we face as a society, such as climate change, food insecurity, and urbanization.

However, it is essential to consider the potential negative impacts of technology, such as job displacement, privacy concerns, and the ethical implications of AI. It is crucial to ensure that technology is developed and used in a responsible and ethical manner to maximize its benefits while minimizing its risks.

Hi AmmarAlraimi,

I know what you mean. The place where I live has a lot of traffic congestion and autonomous vehicles might be able to lessen this by automatically selecting the fastest routes and avoiding traffic jams. They can also make parking easier!

Do you drive? Would you miss driving if you had a self-driving car?


LearnEnglish team

Submitted by Ali Sabry on Fri, 28/04/2023 - 15:02


I want to see improvements in AI. I like the smart way of living. I like things to be done by other robots. I want to see my native language, Arabic, supported in all devices and games. I want to be able to give orders to AI in my native language.

Submitted by suzzyowie on Thu, 27/04/2023 - 07:51


I n future I would like to have a robot who will do all my domestic work