Today, some Irchester children were interviewed by Brona from the Medical Research Council. We are working with her on a very cool project about imagining the world in 100 years. We are making some futuristic projects for her but today our interviews were filmed to become part of an interactive display.
First she asked a question that was “If you could fall asleep and wake up within now and 100 years when would you wake up and what would the world be like?” Most people imagined hover cars and teleporting being in the world and that people would get fatter and meaner.
The other question was “What’s your biggest hope for the future and what’s your biggest fear for the future?” One of the most common answers for what’s your biggest hope for the future was we hope there will be a lot more cures and preventions for diseases like cancer. But this means that there will be a huge population because people will be able to live for longer and there will be fewer places to grow crops for people to eat. Tommy suggested a giant greenhouse on the moon!
One of the funny answers was for “What’s your biggest fear?”Sam and Lewis said there would be radioactive killer-babies and sharks would evolve to walk on land and there would be a war between the killer-babies and sharks.
Paige and Oni said they were frightened of going grey and losing their hair! Brona said she had a fantastic time hearing all the amazing (and silly) ideas from Y6 pupils talking about the Future.