From Lethbridge Living magazine, November/December 2014, edited and published by Jenn S. Rempel. That issue featured “City of the Future,” an article about what Lethbridge might be like in twenty years, including speculation on the part of young Lethbridgians. For more about the magazine, see lethbridgeliving.com.
Lethbridge should add a small zoo or petting zoo. It will be big enough. More tourists would come and Lethbridge would make more money. There will still be playgrounds that will be awesome. There will be more water parks, and an awesome outdoor pool. Lethbridge will be a nice natural place to live because we have the river bottom and natural parks. —Makaila Pocock, age 11 The libraries will probably have more computers and less books. More people use the computers than looking down the aisles for books. Most of the library material will be online. Most books and magazines will be available to be downloaded onto Android and iOS. The people of the future will be more into technology. Printed books will still be there for children and the elderly… The people of Lethbridge will read a little less than they do now since they will be distracted by video games. —Cedar Nesch, age 13 The people of Lethbridge will play Minecraft by wearing helmets that sync with your mind, and whatever you want to happen in Minecraft, it will happen instantly because the helmet can read your thoughts instantly. When you are playing multi-player, all the helmets will sync together so you can speak to your friends through microphones in the helmet. There will be no glitches in the computers of the future, and they will be unhackable. —Jaime Patenaude, age 10 Twenty years is a long time, so I hope Lethbridge gets a zoo with real and holographic animals. If kids interact with holographic animals, it is good for them, but it’s even better to see the real live thing. There would be bars for the real animals but none for the holographic animals. There might be new animals that we have not found or extinct animals like dinosaurs. They could have animals that we have now like cheetahs who might die off in 20 years. I just hope in 20 years that the world is healthy. —Paige Rosentreter, age 12