NHL and ice-hockey all around the world in 2050

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  1. alko

    alko Registered User

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    This isn't far away i think. The Japanesse, when they wanted to host 2022 FIFA World Cup, make such promise:

    Japan also pledged that if it had been granted the rights to host the 2022 World Cup games, it would develop technology enabling it to provide a live international telecast of the event in 3D, which would allow 400 stadiums in 208 countries to provide 360 million people with real-time 3D coverage of the games projected on giant screens, captured in 360 degrees by 200 HD cameras. Furthermore, Japan will broadcast the games in holographic format if the technology to do so is available by that time. Beyond allowing the world's spectators to view the games on flat screens projecting 3D imaging, holographic projection would project the games onto stadium fields, creating a greater illusion of actually being in the presence of the players. Microphones embedded below the playing surface would record all sounds, such as ball kicks, in order to add to the sense of realism.
     
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    This hasnt gotten enough love lol
     
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    By that year NHL is even more of a niche sport as it is now, don’t get me wrong, there will be more athletes and fans than ever but so does every other sport.

    In fact the current most popular sports (Soccer, Football etc. ) will take hockeys spot as the kinda well known but not so popular sport.

    The sporting world will be dominated by e-sports, infact the video game hockey players might make more money than the actual hockey players out there.

    In the future, maybe not yet by 2050 but few decades after it ”real” hockey is played by real players just like today, but they are actually not playing against each others physically but instead they are all inside their own individual hockey vr/ ar simulation spots where they do all the physical activities like skating, deling, hitting etc. They are standing still, in sone kind of a zero gravity and the pod’s technology scans and measures every bit of data it gathers.

    Then that data is calculated and transferred in real time to the main server, how fast the player moves is determined by how well the player is executing his motions, how big he is, in what kind of posture he is etc.

    Basically actual hockey will be played in VR, players still do all the activities but they are in no way physical contact with each others, this was done to avoid injuries but still making the game more ”physical” because no one is actually getting hit, dirtier plays are allowed. And no need to sell out an arena anymore, fans will be watching the streama from home.
     
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    ^^Yeah no, I doubt that.
     
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    No, there won't be.
     
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    No contracts will be longer than 3 years
     
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    In 2050 we will actually be living on Mars so we will have a whole bunch of new teams and cities with teams. I have no idea what the city names will be, I just know we will all be living on Mars.
     
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    DannyGallivan Your world frightens and confuses me

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    Everyone will be flying around on Hover Skates OBVIOUSLY.
     
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    kingsholygrail None of this matters. Sponsor

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    HFBoards posters will be talking about how easy the game was in the 2010s.
     
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    Daximus Wow, what a terrific audience. Sponsor

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    For a serious look at the NHL in 2050

    - Either on ice refs with ear pieces telling them how to call things in real time or if AI and robotics gets there, full on robot refs who call all plays exactly the same.

    - Hockey like all sports will either be a purity sport (only those who aren't androids can play, or certain rules apply or anything goes.)

    - Hockey will grow heavily into Asian Nations like China, Japan and Korea. There is natural growth there as long as we embrace and support it.

    - The KHL will grow into those markets but eventually be overtaken by a predominantly Asian run group.

    - The Numerous hockey nations and their groups will devise a plan to get hockey away from the Olympics but also make it a major best on best, while appeasing to players and fans.

    - NA may have to increase rink size as players and the game gets way to fast to compete on NA sized rinks without substantial injuries.

    - Someone will break at least one of Gretzky's major records and it will be a massive point of debate.
     

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