Taylor Wimpey has launched a new curriculum based history program called Changing Lives, Changing Communities’ for schools in England, Scotland and Wales. To kick start the campaign, Taylor Wimpey commissioned a junior panel of over 1,000 students comprising a broad range from seven to eleven year olds to give their predictions on how life will be after 100 years. The panel has envisaged that by 2110 Britain will feature flying cars, customized robots and homes built out of recycled materials.
From the responses it was deduced that more than 56% homes would utilize solar energy for heating and 35% of wind turbines would be involved in supplying energy for heating homes. 61% of children forecasted that by 2110, they all would be using electric cars and other modes of conveyance including hover boards, solar-driven cars, moving pavements and teleporting, thereby protecting the environment.
The panel also believed that their standard of living would be continuously shaped by various technological developments. More than 30% of students anticipated that most of their household tasks would be performed by robots and they also mentioned that 2011 would feature self-cleaning toilets, Automatic Dinner Machines (ADM) etc. 64% of pupils expressed that their homes would be built on those novel materials that are not yet discovered and 54% believed that their homes would be made out of recycled materials. 33% of children felt that population growth will demand man-made islands across the ocean. 31% of students forecasted that earth would be orbited by various space stations. Most distinctly, 69% of children stated that they still need their future generations to have a large area of open green space like woods and parks.
Karen Cullis, head of marketing for Taylor Wimpey, Head of the project expressed her happiness over seeing the innovative thoughts and imagination of the panel and their apparent awareness of the contribution of innovative technology in shaping their lives. She added that this campaign had encouraged the children to look at how homes and communities have changed in the past 100 years and to predict the scenario in the next century.