Let's here what you think it will look like.
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first, humanity is going to try to build colonies (next couple hundred years).
during that time civilization on earth will collapse, at least partially if not completely. (cause unknown, too many to count, environmental, political, resource shortages, etc.).
so while civilization on earth rebuilds the colonies will become their own independent entities.
by the year 3000 technology will have changed a bit, bio engineering will be common, to the point that humans will directly control life both on and off earth and how it develops and adapts to the new climates and environments arising from a mixture of environmental change and artificially generated regions designed to help balance and restore stuff.
mammoths will return as hybrids with elephants, food will be a mixture of grown, cultured, and 3D printed, energy fields will be a thing, as will cheap bio-degradable batteries with insanely high energy densities allowing new technologies like cheap flying vehicles, electric aircraft etc to become common.
power will be generated via a mixture of wind, space solar, and tidal harnesses, to the point that the sun will be surrounded by helio-stationary satellites beaming power back to earth.
electromagnetic catapults and space elevators will be the main methods for sending stuff into orbit, with elevators and parachute capsules allowing transit back to the ground.
asteroid mining will be the main source of minerals due to the increasing difficulties mining on earth, this will also reduce pollution heavily because between the lack of need for fossil fuels and with orbital manufacturing what is made will likely be easily contained/removed from the planet.
I don't think we'll have FTL travel but there will likely be a few colonies in nearby systems like tau ceti, proxima centauri, and epsilon eridani which house potential earth like planet candidates.
beyond that though I can only guess, though common genetic engineering and cybernetics combined with computers utilizing a quantum sub-processor to speed up calculations are safe bets.
also the discovery of non intelligent life on other planets, moons, etc, both in the solar system and outside it is also a good probable guess.