A lot can change in 50 years.

Some of us are old enough to remember Michigan in the 1970s. Compare those memories to the way things are now. Hardly anything's the same.

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Now do the math. Can you imagine what kinds of changes are possible in Michigan by the 2070s?

Time Travel: What Will Michigan Look Like in Another 50 Years?

Thanks to the advances being made by Artificial Intelligence (known better as AI), it's easier than ever to create imagery to go along with our imaginations.

Photo via Canva
Photo via Canva

Let's take Detroit, for example. At its height in 1950, Michigan's largest city boasted a population of more than 1.8 million people. Today, roughly a third of that highwater-mark number call the city home.

Detroit's population has been in decline since 1950. What's to come in the next 50 years? More of the same, or will the city see revitalization and growth once again? And what can be expected in Michigan's other big cities such as Grand Rapids, Flint, Lansing, or Kalamazoo?

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Moreover, what kinds of changes can be expected in the coming decades to Michigan's more rural locations? What's going to happen to places like Marquette, Mackinac Island, and Traverse City? Are changes headed their way, or will things remain relatively the same?

If you're curious how AI imagines Michigan will look in another 50 years, here are some AI-generated images that show how some of the state's biggest cities and tourist destinations may appear in 2074.

What Will Michigan Look Like in 50 Years?

Time changes everything. What do you think Michigan will look like in another 50 years? Here's what AI imagines.

Gallery Credit: JR

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