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Visions of the Future

Peter and Jack are making predictions about what they think will happen in the future…

Peter: Jack, have you ever thought about what life will be like in the future?

Jack: Well, it depends on how far in the future we go. I think humans will be able to fly to Mars soon and possibly have self-driving cars!

Peter: That sounds very interesting!

Jack: If we go further into the future, I think people will be able to choose how long they want to live too.

Peter: Really? Why do you think that? To me, that sounds totally unrealistic!

Jack: Well, medicine and technology are developing so fast, so I think that people will be able to replace their old body parts and maybe even live forever.

Peter: I really hope that won’t happen because there won’t be enough space on the earth for all of us!

Jack: Perhaps you’re right. But maybe people will start colonising Mars to solve that problem.

Peter: For now, it all just sounds like science fiction to me…

Jack: Well, none of us know what the future holds!

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Visions of the Future


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