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First, responsive design will become more responsive than this poor excuse for a responsive webpage you're looking at right now. Today, responsive design responds to screen size; by 2040, it will also take the user’s emotional state into consideration.
Today, few things rank higher on the list of a web designer’s priorities than “responsive design” — layouts that adjust themselves depending on the size and shape of the screen the viewer is using, whether it be a desktop, tablet, mobile phone, etc.
Well guess what. We are not devices. We are human beings, with flesh and blood and feelings. By 2040, developers will have grasped this and will take “responsive” to the next level, creating sites that adjust not only based on screen size but on the viewer’s personality and mood. Is the user agitated? Deploy the cool blue background to calm him down.
SOMETHING ELSE TO KNOW
Typography might well exhaust itself. Soon there will be so many typefaces, typographers will have to distinguish themselves by creating increasingly outlandish products.
With easy-to-afford and easy-to-use typesetting software, the rate of new typefaces being produced nowadays is simply staggering. We don’t know the exact numbers, but to make a semi-educated guess, we’d place it at a good handful every day.
The fact is, it’s already tough to distinguish between some typefaces, which are differentiated by the slightest of inlets, serif lengths and l-heights. By 2040, typographers are going to be stepping on each other’s toes like awkward high school prom dates. Some will turn to focus on outlandish winding-style typefaces. The rest will enter a frenzy of cannibalistic litigation, eventually running the country of Switzerland into bankruptcy. In an unexpected shift of Europe’s geopolitical scales, the small country of Liechtenstein will then purchase its bordering neighbor for a small sum.