It is not so hard to predict the future, but it is sometimes hard to connect the dots. 2044 is only 27 years from now, meaning it is close enough that we can imagine it from happening.

Being a 47-year old woman by the name of Nosithembo, you would find it hard to look into the future. Knowing the history of your background, it is not something that could spark joy within you. Assuming that the majority of the population would be looking forward to the discoveries of the future, but with Nosithembo it is the opposite.

She grew up in a disadvantaged home, her mother worked tirelessly to provide for her and her two younger siblings. At a very young age, she had to take the role of being an adult due to her mother not being home and offer her support, emotionally and academically. At school she struggled and some days she would be absent. It is hard to know that one has the determination to strive for greatness but the circumstances are not working in their favour.

Throughout her schooling years, she was deeply headed for a steep slope, until she decided to quit school at Grade 22 when she was 18 years old. Her mother did not agree with it and she sent her packing. Being alone is devastating, for Nosithembo it was a new start.

She moved to the city where she met an older citizen, named Helen. Helen did not have children; she lived alone in her exquisite, advanced and technological innovation home. She took Nosithembo under her wing. Nosithembo then was given a second chance at being somebody in life. But . . . That is where the problem started.

Because the environment she used to live in with her mother was unfriendly and had poor technological gadgets, being in a new and promising environment opened her eyes. But as time went, she found it hard to fit in as the people that lived there were talking the “internet” language. Nosithembo felt a huge void of not being in the know. The surroundings she now lived in were constantly developing; the machines they used were being updated each day. Still their political system kept on declining and that took a toll on the development.

Nosithembo tried to befriend the language that was spoken, but she failed. It was then that she decided to take charge in her world that seemed to be crumbling over the technological developments. She went as far as being given the chance to speak to futurologists that predicted so much.

That got Nosithembo thinking. Will we ever have transportation on land in the future? Will we even be using aeroplanes to go from one region to another? Never mind the communication, the schooling system and political system, it would all be advanced to a point where different political parties, which are opponents, will agree on a mutual proposal.

During her research, she found out that humans will live in buildings stocked with facilities so they will never need to leave their homes. That is when all the developments she saw and observed made sense. The “internet” talk, the constant constructions and machines being updated seemed like a walk in the park when she understood her discoveries.

She and her adopted parent, Helen, then wrote a book about the developments that they witnessed in the future life. The communication, infrastructure, technological developments, political system and poverty was then improved. Nosithembo then realised that the future looked so bright and promising.

Having the determination to know about the future developments, drives you to have a clear vision of the experiences you will witness.