"Brothers and sisters, in parliament today we launched the UAE Centennial 2071 plan. The project will provide us with vision spanning over five decades, one that will enable us to better equip the UAE for future generations."
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid seems to always be the man with the plan.
The UAE's prime minister, who also serves as the ruler of Dubai and the country's vice president, announced on Wednesday that the government has launched a UAE Centennial 2071 plan, aiming to mark the nation's 100th anniversary.
Crediting a lecture by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said the plan will lay the "foundation for the future of the UAE."
"Our objective is for future generations in the UAE to live happier lives in a thriving environment with abundant opportunity, more connectivity and global influence," he said, according to The National.
The plan will strengthen the UAE's soft power, build its international reputation and develop values and ethics for future generations. Of course, thinking about the future is nothing new for the UAE, which has always had a visionary outlook to inspire the rest of the world.
With robots, flying cars and all kinds of other futuristic inventions already being implemented in the country, imagining the UAE's future is something like envisioning an epic sci-fi fantasy.
So, what will the UAE look like in 2071? Here's what we think.
Robots will probably live alongside humans
With robotic cops, teaching assistants, vehicles and even lifeguards already becoming a thing in the UAE, we imagine residents of the country will be hanging out with C-3PO's and R2-D2's cousins by 2071.
Forget Hyperloop ... Try teleportation!
At the rate the UAE is going, why not dream of teleportation? Sure, Hyperloop promises to take you from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 15 minutes ... but what if you could just do it in a matter of seconds?
100 percent renewable energy!
The UAE is already promoting all kinds of green initiatives. It is also exceeding its own renewable energy targets.
In January, a top official said that the nation is on track to surpass its target of producing 24 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2021.
And in five more decades after that? The UAE will probably be exporting renewable energy to other countries.
Could people live forever in the UAE?
Google's chief futurist would suggest it's definitely more than possible for people in the UAE – and around the world – to live forever by 2071.
In an interview last year, Ray Kurzweil said he believes humans will find a way to live forever by 2045. And he thinks medicine will start adding years to our lives even sooner than that.
"I believe we will reach a point around 2029 when medical technologies will add one additional year every year to your life expectancy," Kurzweil said.
Since the UAE is already at the cutting edge of new developments and technology, it's only safe to assume that if Kurzweil's predictions prove true, they'll definitely be happening in the UAE.
But where will all the people go? Other planets!
So, if nobody dies ... the UAE will have to find other places for people to live. Why not outer space or other planets?
The UAE has already announced an ambitious plan to build the first city on Mars by 2117. That's a few decades past 2071, but maybe the UAE can experiment with a city on the moon or one simply floating in space near earth ... or who knows?
The possibilities are endless! As Dubai's ruler has said in the past: "The race for excellence has no finish line."