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Hacking 2070 . Spring 2020

How do we design for us in 50 years? Technology is increasingly in sync with our human needs. At the same time, it is pushing the evolution of human beings to a new speed by redefining social relationships, food systems, mobility and culture. However, loneliness, mental health, and basic item shortages are some of the early effects this cultural shift has created. Hacking 2070 reimagines current technologies and adapts them for the elderly people of the future...us. By creating informed speculative concept scenarios, we unpack the complexities of the relationship between technology and basic human needs to understand what the role of a designer will be in the future.

Teammates: Xinru Liu and Minzi Long

For more information, visit: https://sites.google.com/view/hacking2070

FOOD

Paper menus can't keep up with diets! Access the tablet menu with your fingerprint, and look at a genome customized menu.

Have a spare balcony, fa├žade, or agriculture-proof fire escape? Become an Urban Gardener today so we can all eat organic!


ENTERTAINMENT

Make your smart home a game home! Switch over your appliances to "game-mode" to permanently live in a social fantasy.

Ride the subway and get fit! With sensors installed all throughout the cab, you'll get immediate feedback from your virtual trainer!


COMMUNICATION

A novel type of restaurant emerged which allows you to address the fear of dining alone when your beloved ones are afar.

When privacy issues drove social media to its doom, AI took over social networks, blurring the line between real and virtual life.


TRANSPORTATION

Taking a plane is now like taking a bus, with a casual terminal in the middle of the city, allowing for increased mobility.

Buses running millions of calculations per second draw efficient daily routes for individuals based on their needs for the day.Ride sharing is not a collective experience of no less than 70 people.

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