We’ll have more time and a longer life
Will the metaverse and chatbots take over, or will there still be a place for some romance in real life? According to The Sun, author and futurologist, Tom Cheesewright, the future of relationships and time will be handled with less restrictions.
Dating holidays for love seekers
After a divorce, life will be drastically different from how it is today. During purpose-built dating getaways, singles seeking a committed new relationship will have the opportunity to meet others who share their goals.
While we’ll spend a lot of time in virtual environments like the metaverse, we’ll probably look for new, committed relationships in the real world. Dating holidays for singles seeking marriage will grow popular.
Yet those who aren’t looking for a romantic relationship will be able to communicate with highly developed domestic robots without the need for a partner at all.
Robot sex will also become more popular, especially for individuals who have just divorced and don’t want to commit to another relationship. Therefore, more sophisticated and acceptable sex devices will be available, especially for individuals who aren’t ready for another loving relationship.
And the distinction between sex toys and sex robots will become less clear. Nonetheless, we will always be a little wary of robots that resemble people.
IRL replacing right swiping
Swiping right, as we do on date apps like Tinder will be replaced with traditional dinner parties for individuals who do desire a casual date. Online dating has changed over the past 12 years from being a niche option to the most common way of establishing connections.
Even cutting-edge technology, though, is a million miles from the human touch. Therefore, there may be a reaction against technology and a return of genuine human connections, which we might value more.
In 2123, the metaverse, with its many other reality planes, will rule. Using your smart glasses or contact lenses, you can experience virtual reality to some extent, but you can also see virtual objects in the real world.
We’ll spend the majority of each day interacting with AIs, robots, and people in the metaverse. The genuine thing will always be superior to the metaverse. We will value physical contact, human love, and empathy more the longer we stay there.
When smart glasses become the norm in 2123 and we all wear them all the time, it will be polite to take them off and concentrate solely on the person you are speaking to, much like how you would put your phone away in a public setting. We’ll treasure those times when we feel completely connected to another person more.
Divorce by scanning thumbs
There are now a lot of virtual assets in relationships, and that number will only rise over the course of the next century. These assets range from shared online music collections and mortgages to digital bank accounts, mortgages, and NFTs (non-fungible tokens, or digital assets).
People will then find it much simpler to enter into and leave relationships free of baggage as a result. It will be much simpler to divide assets like a home and furniture if a couple divorces in the next century.
All of our belongings will be fully inventoried, and their value will be constantly updated. Also, all marriage-related documents will be digital. The signature on a marriage license may be replaced with a fingerprint scan or even a reading of your individual heartbeat.
And if a couple is divorcing amicably, they could just leave their handprint in front of a reader in the metaverse to signal the end of the relationship. The only time the courts will get involved in separation is if it is very messy.
The emotions associated with divorce won’t go away, but with new therapies and a better understanding of the human mind, we will be able to better manage the processes.
Due to the fact that more people would desire several partners throughout their lifetimes, marriage will also look very different in 100 years. Traditional marriage won’t disappear, but since the average age of marriage is already rising, we’ll definitely date more before we settle down.
We won’t be averse to having a number of significant connections and communicating it with our partners.
Several marriages could be the norm, much like we can have more than one employment throughout our lifetime. Humans will live longer, and it won’t be unusual for them to have three or four children. Only time will tell if that is done with a robot or a genuine human.
People will delay having kids
People will delay getting married and having kids because a larger percentage of them will live longer healthier lives. The age at which couples decide to have children has already undergone a significant change.
A woman having a kid in her fifties, or even later, won’t be rare thanks to medical advancements. Choosing not to have children will also become more prevalent as more individuals lead satisfying lives in virtual environments.
More will vanish into the metaverse once the digital world is so alluring and can satisfy any fantasy, not just sexual ones. Very alluring to people who prefer to avoid interpersonal contact.
Bots will free up spare time
The ordinary tasks of daily living, like paying the bills, buying groceries, and maintaining a vehicle, will be long gone for humans. Couples in 100 years will have more time and energy for each other, as well as sex because there will be more free time and less stress on interpersonal connections. By that time, working from home will be typical, offering couples a lot more opportunities for spontaneity.
If we imagine a future made up of exclusively digital relationships, we are wrong. The search for real relationships will not lack although such relationships might be something more exclusive in a world where most people will be satisfied with virtual relationships. There will probably be more opportunities to find people who share our interests thanks to technology; something that in real life is likely to be more difficult to find, although there may be a lack of all those aspects that the randomness of exclusively real life could entail, both positively and negatively.
However, being condemned to solitude may be less likely because there will be surrogates, although they are completely digital.