A Glimpse Into the Future of Sports… 6 powerful predictions about sports innovation in 2031

The past decade (2021-2031) has been unprecedented, bringing countless advances in the sports-tech industry. Let’s take a look at some of the most mind-blowing Sports Innovations to appear on the scene in just the last decade

A Glimpse Into the Future of Sports… 

6 powerful predictions about sports innovation in 2031

The 6 Predictions:

1. New social metaverse emerges, dominated by blockchain DIGITAL ASSETS

2. The full stadium experience has arrived in our living rooms

3. Sports Stadiums now offer transformational experiences 

4.Esports gamers have become the new Olympic heroes

5. AI-driven models now outrank Coaches in decision making

6. Athlete performance optimized through biohacking and new lab tech

Plus: 2 Bonus Predictions!

Welcome to 2031… 

The past decade (2021-2031) has been unprecedented, bringing countless advances in the sports-tech industry. Let’s take a look at some of the most mind-blowing Sports Innovations to appear on the scene in just the last decade 

If only someone would have told me this 10 years ago!!

1. New social metaverse emerges, dominated by blockchain DIGITAL ASSETS

A new social METAVERSE has emerged, combining the ‘real world’ and the ‘digital world’. In 2031, we all own our personal digital avatars, digital wallets, digital currencies, and digital assets. Sports events and social activities are all taking part inside this new mixed reality

All of the sports highlights, tickets, and collectables have been digitized and issued as NFTs. Sports teams and athletes have unique digital tokens that fans are using for merchandise, purchasing, and fan engagement

Traditional sports betting has also shifted to the blockchain. A peer-to-peer betting system has developed, offering greater transparency with much lower costs. The blockchain has made sports betting faster, more secure, and more profitable

2. The full stadium experience has arrived in our living rooms

The younger demographic demands 24/7 entertainment. That is why the sports media landscape has shifted into personalized, customized, and interactive content

We can now choose to watch an NFL game from the perspective of our favorite quarterback. We can watch a penalty from the eyes of the goalkeeper, the player, or even from a VIP seat in the stadium

Viewers can now enjoy holographic experiences at home. In 2031, we all have holographic 3D glasses, enabling viewers to watch a full-3D hologram from anywhere in the house. In addition, we can interact and play with AR athletes holographically, without even stepping out of our own living room

VIP virtual rooms for fans have become a reality. Teams routinely host VIP virtual rooms and stream games live, giving us the opportunity to watch the game with our friends, family, and other fans in real-time. A fan sitting in Belgium can now share the full game experience with a relative in Canada, all in a Virtual VIP area

You might ask, “With all of these amazing sports media Innovations, why would I still want to go to the stadium in 2031?”

To answer that, let’s take a look at the next prediction…

3. Sports Stadiums now offer transformational experiences 

Back in 2021, I went to a Bundesliga football match with my son. It was an amazing experience and a great game, but it wasn’t really different from the stadium experience I had with my father 40 years ago. While the world has changed in so many aspects, the fan experience didn’t change much prior to 2021

Today, in 2031, everything has changed. Let’s take a peek at the complete stadium experience…

Gone are traffic and ticket queues — they have been replaced by autonomous shuttles, collecting us from our houses and driving us all the way into the stadiums. The resource-intensive “last mile” has been optimized. Once entering the shuttle you are recognized via facial recognition technology, completely replacing the ticketing process. Fan safety and security is addressed through integrated behavior analytics cameras onboard the shuttle

In the stadium, we no longer wait in long queues for hot dogs. Food and beverages are delivered under our stadium seats within a few seconds of ordering, using a network of robots and drones

Game time innovations include the ability to use smart glasses in the stadium, opening the door to immersive in-game experience. Our outmoded smartphones have transformed into smart glasses. All of the relevant info once stored on our phones is now displayed on smart glasses and AR-enabled contact lenses

Using only our glasses, we can now navigate through the stadium, display live stats, preview instant replays, and watch pre-game shows with added AR (augmented reality) features. We can also use smart glasses to focus on a player or receive up-to-the-minute stats on their performance

After trying this innovative stadium experience, will you be coming to the next game?

4. Esports gamers have become the new Olympic heroes 

Esports is the exclusive domain of Gen Alpha. The IOC has recognized the popularity of Esports, adding Esports to the list of official Olympic sports. Esports athletes now aspire to compete for the gold, after first obtaining Olympic status for the 2028 LA Olympic Games. Today, in 2031, 20% of Olympic sports are Esports related

Our new E-athletes have moved beyond a focus on physical skills to train and develop their mental skills. Sharp focus and quick coordination are the two key factors E-athletes need to win 

So, who is your country’s Esports hero?

5. AI-driven models now outrank Coaches in decision making

Today, AI technology plays a HUGE role in nearly every aspect of our lives

People tend to make mistakes. Well designed AI computers, however, make fewer mistakes, possessing the ability to aggregate and analyze vast data sets well beyond even the smartest of human beings 

In the role of head coach, an AI computer has the ability to leverage millions of data points and make key predictions during live games in mere seconds. The AI coach also has the ability to choose the best lineup for the game or situation. AI decisions are based on comprehensive analysis of all of the opponents’ previous matches taken as a set

AI Master Computers? HUGE

6. Athlete performance optimized through biohacking and new lab tech

Superhuman athletes are here!

Doctors have hacked the DNA of elite athletes and now utilize gene editing to boost peak performance. Researchers have identified several key genes that allow athletes to stay on top, extending players’ careers by 10 years on average

In addition, Scientists have developed a new technology called fracture putty. With fracture putty, doctors can fix broken bones in just one week, compared to an average four-month recovery without it

One big question arises from the unfair advantages between natural athletes and enhanced athletes in 2031. The answer to addressing that gap is the creation of two entirely separate sorts of leagues. Divisions have been founded for natural athletes, in addition to those open to enhanced athletes. The structure is similar to amateur and pro leagues

Comment below and let us know what you think about this controversial topic!

Bonus prediction: 

Chinese Superleague has become the LEADING football league in the world

Back in 2021, the Chinese government made a plan to make football the number one sport in the country. Back then the Superleague was the sixth most viewed league after the top 5 European leagues but enjoyed a +785% viewing growth rate compared to an average +150% viewing growth rate for the top 5 European leagues

Today, in 2031, all of the Chinese investors, elite football players, and coaches have joined the Chinese Super league – making it the leading football league in the world

Bonus prediction (x2): 

Global sports tournaments are now being held on the MOON

The Moon’s surface gravity is about 1/6th as powerful as gravity on earth. This means that space athletes are able to jump 6X longer, lift 6X more weight, and throw objects much farther 

A number of sports tournaments are currently contested on the moon. The most common moon sports are space golf, tennis, and athletics

Space athletes are breaking records left and right, thanks to the gravitational conditions… and the fans are out of this world!

This article was written by Amir Raveh HYPE S.I

Founder and President, and the HYPE Sports and Innovation team in addition to a dedicated NFT video on this topic.

This is the link to the NFT video your can purchase on OpenSea.

Stay tuned for more.

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