Ok in the 26th century lets see... can I build up to it? I'll build up to it, and yo can just take it
Here we see the developement of FIVR, VR and AR taking full swing allowing humanity to immerse itself in a world of its creation, albeit simulated.
Places like Sweden where socialist reforms have taken place lead the planet in research, development and eventully give up currency altogether by achieving some form of food and energy post scarcity. It also survives the rising sea levels of the era mostly unscathed and seems perpetually immune to any and all economic problems. Eventually, their example is noticed and the world finally gets sense knocked into the creatures that live on the crust of earth.
Wireless energy transfer is also coming along and 3D printing continues to take the world by storm and promote self sufficiency.
Coal power has eventually been decreased due to increased environmental activism
The first man to walk on mars undergoes the mars-one selection trials as we speak and will eventually live on the surface for the rest of his or her life, father children and die far away from the troubles of earth.
Solar roads are employed in america and rapidly adopted by the rest of the globe. 80 % of households in developed countries have solar panels and if possible, rain water tanks.
human lifespan increases by 50%
the first fusion reactors come online, powering countless industries and since it isnt generally needed in developed nations for households, are invested into by places like east timor, giving power to people in poverty and allowing them to see at night. This enables many people to connect to the internet for the first time as by now it has been made available to everyone. Soon post poverty is within sight.
AI and automation plays critical roles in the jobs we wont do anymore, though androids dont do the work, robots more suited to the tasks are developed, decreasing the need for creepy walking hunks of metal to be walking around. However, there are places for androids in the 22nd century, particulary for perverts who always wonder what its like to have sex with a robot. But most importantly, humanity is now able to focus its attention on research and development, art and culture. Soon every place on earth is more beautiful than the last.
Mind uploading comes into play in the 22nd century, but not as most people hope. The neurons of millions of people are mapped in order to custom fit bioorganic chips designed to allow AR, but seen through the mind and giving humanity access to information on any topic imaginable. This allows telepathy, controll of swarms of robots to create all kinds of tools seemingly out of thin air thanks to advances in nanotechnology and swarm robotics. This eliminates the need for education but many are wary of it as it causes issues with privacy.
With improvements to space travel, the colony on mars is growing and now has ready access to the internet with no lag thanks to quantum communication arrays. Power is also distributed in this way.
Post scarcity is acieved in some form with everyone getting what they need to live successful and happy lives
Technology is now modular with components being removable and replacable, allowing for countless upgrades and variations. Our individual personalities flourish.
Human cloning and gene modification is achieved early on, however, due to humanitarian concerns it doesnt go into ready use. Not yet anyway.
Fusion power is wide spread
A miracle discvery is made into warp technology thus removing travel times between the cosmos. Scientific expeditions to other solar systems are underway with manned missions soon following.
Humanity has now mastered the transfer of humans into other bodies, thus allowing people to choose exactly how they look and their physiccal characteristics before discarding their old body now 200 - 300 years old in favour of a new one. Upgrades are also available to sight, strength and speed allowing everyone to achieve their full potential in all physical areas. The need to workout to maintain their physial condition is rendered unneeded as well thanks to nanotechnology working to continuously cure disease and always updae and improve the persons body as long as they have it. Mind uploading soon becomes available but not many take to it because they can already do everything someone who lives in a computer can do from the comfort of their custom designed bodies retrofitted with all the latest upgrades
The moons of various planets in the solar system are colonised and the asteroid belt is mined for all the resources we need
Why have one body when you can have 2? Mind uploading an custom body design comes to a new level as scientists learn to allow someone to control two bodies at once thanks to advancements in the field of quantum mechanics. now someone can be in two places at once and if they so choose, have sex with themselves on a regular basis. this also opens the door for people to use the resources of two transhuman bodies to achieve greater and heightened intelligence as te resources are shared via their own personal 'mindcloud'
robots as we know them are now obsolete as nanotechnology and swarm mechanics take over. Everything useful is simply 'eaten' and neatly deposited where it is needed by our good friend, the mining fog or whatever we call it.
Improvements to biology and implants allow people to generate a comfortable and breathable atmosphere around themselves indefinitely, allowing people to float unharmed in space, or fly through a gas giant. Flight is also achievable. Shapeshifting is common among society as we mold ourselves to the task at hand but always being able to return to our former 'form'. The need to eat or drink is eliminated as long as some form of matter is readily availablefor the body to absorb and then convert into the needed nutrient
the need for strong AI is never realised as humanity becomes the AI or more commonly prased, RI's or real intelligences. We lose the name human eventually for we have surpassed that without the need for sticking ourselves into machines and become master manipulators of the world around us
Several solar systems have now been colonised with spaceships no longer necessary as the human body can now utilise its own internal alcubierre drive to go anywhere in the universe. We become nomadic wanderers of the cosmos where our every need is adressed already and our only concerns are personal pleasure and knowledge. However, this free spiritedness is used by some of us to oppress other species while others help alien species. We are essentially gods who share all knowledge, abilities and seemingly limitless power with no other human or group of humans ever being able to control the other without there being a will to be controlled first.
Humanity surpasses all limitations it previously had, able to do whatever it pleases in however way it pleases. The universe becomes our playground and the objects within it our toys. And as we all do when we have power, revel in it and always seek to expand it. Knowledge is passively accrued.
The boundaries between worlds can no longer hold us and our influence grows to encompass multiple worlds with all humans able to find any other. We amuse ourselves with everything we find and mold it to our wills with sheer all encompasing power. We truly become gods in all ways, masters of all things.
We gain the ability to create new worlds, not fakeries or simulations, but real actual worlds. though what we would do with our power at this point I couldn't say.
Sure I may be drastically not following any timeline of sorts here and not be showing any references, but one thing we must never forget is that technology is exponential.
And common, we all know we'll eventually end up like gods anyway. I just brought that notion to the forefront.
Now yo unerstand why I built up to this rather than just saying what I think will happen in the 26th cantury.
Let me know what you think