This is Part 4 of a 15 part Series on how I think life will look like in 100 year assuming Global Warming is in effect. Some Parts refer back to earlier Posts in this Series.
Water is the essence of Life. Without it all known organisms cannot exist. Yet water is so much taken for granted today. Though much of the western half of the country is in a state of drought there is still much water being wasted. However 100 years from now when Global Warming is in full swing fresh water in the western half of continents where most of the population will be concentrated will be in perpetual short supply with desert like conditions of less than 5 inches of rain per year. So water will be a very cherished commodity. Cities of the future will be located in coastal areas next to the ocean so desalination plants of the future using Fusion Power as described in Part 3 – Energy can produce much of the needed fresh water. However great emphasis will be placed on conserving and recycling water for these large populations. Due to severe Global Warming there will be no reliable fresh water from rivers, lakes, or aquifers in the desert landscapes of the future Western part of our continent where most people live.
Lush gardens and lawns will be things of the past. Trees will have been replaced by mechanical shades. Plants will still exist inside buildings but water restrictions will limit their numbers. Toilets will be waterless and use technology which extracts every drop of water from fecal matter for recycled and use the solid for other purposes. Water from urine will also be extracted and the other byproducts broken down and used for other things. Taking showers may also use future technology to minimize the use of water which then gets recycled. Only fluids will flow through waste water pipes which will be the size of water pipes today, far smaller than the sewers of today. Nothing goes to waste. Bacteria will be killed by ultraviolet light and the water filtered and chemically treated before enter these waste water plumbing systems so that they will not cause buildup in the much smaller pipes. Small water treatment plants will be distributed throughout various neighborhoods and the water recycled using power and heat from nearby Fusion Power Plants to be used again.
Bath tubs and perhaps swimming pools will become history or become strictly regulated at various locations. Washing oneself will be done by chemicals or very efficient water devices. Brushing ones teeth might be simply part of your breakfast where one chews food that cleans the teeth. Or perhaps many foods will simply contain teeth cleaning agents or a chewing gum can be used for this purpose.
Water usage will be monitored and greatly restricted automatically if an offender does not correct their behavior of usage and conservaton. Clothing will be cleaned by chemicals or some new technology instead of water or perhaps clothing of the future will be made of fabrics which doesn’t get dirty. Even our perspiration and moisture in the air will be captured by air coolers and sent for recycled.
List of the Parts of this series “100 Years from Now“:
- Jobs and Economics
- Recreation & Entertainment
- Population Control
- Crime and Security
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