Imagine the Future: Roads and Infrastructure

Ok, This isn't an actual Light Bridge, but it's a cool concept!

The future holds many things. If there's one thing that Science-Fiction has taught us it's that the future is always bright. How will the manipulation of Graphene and energy affect our future Roads?

Well, unfortunately Graphene is rather expensive to make and unlikely that we will be able to make roads from it any time soon. What if we could though? Well, let's stop and think about how using suspended roads and light bridges could improve our basic commutes and traveling.

Our impact on the planet we are inhabiting(doesn't have to be Earth) could be minimal. We have much more space to work with above ground than on the ground, and suspending our roads would create a more direct path to the place we want to go. It would take us less time to travel since we don't necessarily have to work around the terrain. 

At this point though, why don't we just invent flying machines? That's another possible solution, but one that could potentially consume more energy than vehicles on the ground.

Our infrastructure would be a tricky business still. Dealing with Sewer systems, power distribution, and data distribution is something we try to keep underground. Why? Well, it's mainly a cosmetic issue but it can also be a safety and health issue as well. But are there better ways to hide these issues?

Well, we know we can distribute data wirelessly very efficiently, so that's not as big of an issue. Power can potentially be transferred wirelessly, but not nearly as efficiently. Sewage and Refuse disposal would be a tricky business, unless we can find ways to break down and efficiently store it.

Could we ever develop systems that instantly incinerate all of our garbage and refuse, or deconstruct it into a smaller more compact way to transport? I don't know. I don't even know what kind of research has been done on the subject. But I don't think it's wise to count out the possibility there is a more efficient way to do it!

There are still a lot of things to cover here, but I will leave it up to your imagination to figure some of those solutions out. Feel free to post your thoughts or comments here. Remember "If at first the idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it!"

I will leave you with a question: How will these ideas affect how we work in future generations?