Posts tagged with ‘the future

Nike shoe designer says we’ll see Back to the Future 2 style power laces next year

How convenient… according to Nike shoe designer Tinker Hatfield, we will see automatic power laces on Nike shoes in 2015, just in time to converge with the events of Back to the Future II. Whether or not this feature will be on an updated version of the Nike Air Mag, Nike’s real life version of Marty McFly’s shoe from BTTF 2 or just regular Nikes is yet to be seen. All we need now is for Black and Decker to get to work on a rehydrating machine.

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NYC finally gets the first of those interactive touchscreen subway maps

The New York City subway system isn’t the most confusing thing in the world, but trains don’t stop if you’re confused, and if you’re new to the city or visiting, standing in front if those worn out and faded paper maps to figure out which lines you should take can be frustrating. Promised a year ago, the future of subway navigation is finally in NYC. First installed at Grand Central station with rollouts to other stops based on passenger volume, the new giant touchscreens will tell you exactly how to get where you’re going and if there are any delays etc.

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Skynet has arrived? EU unveils an internet for robots.

Scientists have created a network which various smart devices and artificial intelligences will use autonomously to share information and learn from each other – increasing their capabilities. Should we just surrender now? 

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What does the future hold? Find out with this comprehensive timeline of the far future
There are millions of things no one can really predict, but there are also plenty of events that are predictable, or at least pretty certain. Things like the death of the sun, the galaxies crashing into each other and constellations pulling apart. If you want to know when you should or shouldn’t set your time machine for, the BBC has put together an impressive timeline of the far future.
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What does the future hold? Find out with this comprehensive timeline of the far future

There are millions of things no one can really predict, but there are also plenty of events that are predictable, or at least pretty certain. Things like the death of the sun, the galaxies crashing into each other and constellations pulling apart. If you want to know when you should or shouldn’t set your time machine for, the BBC has put together an impressive timeline of the far future.

See the full chart here

US Department of Transportation will require car-to-car communication to prevent crashes

Smart communication between cars isn’t just a novel concept that may or may not happen sometimes in the next decade— if the US Department of Transportation gets their way, requiring cars to talk to each other will be law by 2017. The idea is that by requiring all cars to be able to communicate with each other, it will prevent accidents and save lives by having your car be an extra set of eyes to see hazards you might miss.

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iOS 8 will likely focus on health monitoring and compatibility with iWatch

According to a meeting Apple execs had with people at the FDA, the plans for iOS 8 include health monitoring, such as using tools in the phone’s hardware to monitor how much exercise you’re getting, as well as compatibility with the forthcoming iWatch and third party wearable devices to monitor things like heart rate, blood pressure, etc. iOS 8 will supposedly come bundled with an app called Healthbook to keep track of what lazy fuck you are. Yes, your iPhone is on its way to being a tricorder.

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Russia is busy building a massive ground and amphibious robot army. Nothing to worry about.

The US already has a pretty dominant position in robotic aerial warfare, and we’re working on our own fleet of ground and naval drones, and we’re not the only ones. Russia has been very busy the past few years putting together its own rolling robot legion of death. At this point, it might be hard not to imagine that any full scale water breaking out in the next 10 to 15 years could be fought almost totally through robots.

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Oh hooray, there’s an app for Google Glass that lets you watch yourself having sex

You ever wanted to see what you look like having sex in real time? Me neither. But if you have Google Glass now or in the future, there’s apparently an app called Glance that lets you watch yourself doing the nasty. Because that’s what everyone wants. The app lets you watch yourself have sex during the act, from a variety of angles, while wearing Google Glass. You direct the app verbally to let you watch the deed from multiple angles by saying, “Okay Glass, it’s time” and when you’re done, just say “Okay Glass, pull out.”

NASA announces initiative to help commercial spacecraft land on the moon
Humanity now lives in a new space age after the retirement of the Space Shuttle where it is no longer only government entities sending vehicles into space. In an effort to help NASA continue to do what it has always done best, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in spaceflight, commercial space companies have begun sending their own spacecraft into orbit and docking them with the International Space Station, taking up the slack for NASA and other governments in the job of cargo resupply, and in the next few years, crew transfer as well. The plan has always been that commercial companies can take over where NASA has been so they can move on to bigger things, such as larger operations beyond Earth orbit, including a potential manned Mars mission.
Many people, however, have voiced opinions that NASA is ignoring the Moon simply because they have been there before, and that there is still a lot of value in going there. Now NASA is revealing they have not forgotten about the Moon, but that they are ready to let commercial space companies tackle that in their stead. Right now the idea is limited to proposals for commercial partners to develop robotic landers to help deliver payloads to the lunar surface, but NASA recognizes the benefits of not just expanded scientific potential, but even commercial benefit due to the rich amount of natural resources on the Moon including minerals, water, and even the potentially important isotope of helium-3.

This initiative is currently known as Lunar CATALYST (for Lunar Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown) and could be the beginning of some very important commercial space endeavors if things go as well as they have in low-Earth orbit (LEO) so far. To learn more about Lunar CATALYST, head here: http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/space-flight-news/nasa-announces-commercial-lunar-lander-inititative/

While NASA is hoping to get commercial companies involved in important things like that, it is still the group that enables such initiatives to be possible thanks to past experience, and will be the ones to open up newer areas from here, including Mars and beyond. Tell Congress this entitles them to the budget they deserve. If you agree, take action here: http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action

NASA announces initiative to help commercial spacecraft land on the moon

Humanity now lives in a new space age after the retirement of the Space Shuttle where it is no longer only government entities sending vehicles into space. In an effort to help NASA continue to do what it has always done best, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in spaceflight, commercial space companies have begun sending their own spacecraft into orbit and docking them with the International Space Station, taking up the slack for NASA and other governments in the job of cargo resupply, and in the next few years, crew transfer as well. The plan has always been that commercial companies can take over where NASA has been so they can move on to bigger things, such as larger operations beyond Earth orbit, including a potential manned Mars mission.

Many people, however, have voiced opinions that NASA is ignoring the Moon simply because they have been there before, and that there is still a lot of value in going there. Now NASA is revealing they have not forgotten about the Moon, but that they are ready to let commercial space companies tackle that in their stead. Right now the idea is limited to proposals for commercial partners to develop robotic landers to help deliver payloads to the lunar surface, but NASA recognizes the benefits of not just expanded scientific potential, but even commercial benefit due to the rich amount of natural resources on the Moon including minerals, water, and even the potentially important isotope of helium-3.

This initiative is currently known as Lunar CATALYST (for Lunar Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown) and could be the beginning of some very important commercial space endeavors if things go as well as they have in low-Earth orbit (LEO) so far. To learn more about Lunar CATALYST, head here: http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/space-flight-news/nasa-announces-commercial-lunar-lander-inititative/

While NASA is hoping to get commercial companies involved in important things like that, it is still the group that enables such initiatives to be possible thanks to past experience, and will be the ones to open up newer areas from here, including Mars and beyond. Tell Congress this entitles them to the budget they deserve. If you agree, take action here: http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action

South Korea to have 1000x-faster-than-LTE 5G in place by 2020

LTE isn’t that bad, and there’s more of it every day across the US. South Korea is already thinking towards even faster mobile speeds— way faster. By 2020, the country plans on having a 5G network in place that’s 1000 times faster than today’s LTE. You’ll be able to download an 8000Mb movie in about a second. Bam.

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Remember that guy from the future that chose IHC to impart his future wisdom? This is his napkin drawing of the structure of our universe. Though I’d pass it along.

Remember that guy from the future that chose IHC to impart his future wisdom? This is his napkin drawing of the structure of our universe. Though I’d pass it along.

I’m from the future, believe what you want. Read anyway

Hello 

If you disbelieve me, that is acceptable. Keep reading though and you will become better and more enlightened. First let me explain time travel exists, It exists in a form of energy. Bodies are not capable of time travel. But the sentient energy that encapsulates the body  is,  but enough of that topic it’s required to be discussed at another time point. To continue.  A point has come in humanity where the betterment of the species has overtaken the multitude of hidden agendas perpetually  enforced upon the masses. This came in the form of an outside influence to mankind that was all in one package amazing and devastating. Many attempts have been made to alter history, with alot of attempt resulting in a beneficial manner as to facilitate our arrival at this point, though it isn’t until now that we have the solution. Ironically enough it consists of you, Twitter, and open source media. 

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Firefighters developing Google Glass apps for search and rescue

If you thought that Google Glass would be all about pretentious hipsters live-blogging their brunches, not so. Firefighter Patrick Jackson has been working to develop Google Glass apps that would give firefighters a HUD to see floor plans, estimated number of people inside, external conditions and any other relevant data that could make their jobs easier and more awesome and save lives. And it’s not just firefighters— think how something like this could greatly benefit surgeons, police officers, nurses, and other professions where the speed at which you get your information can save lives.

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Amazon’s next big trick is shipping you things before you even buy them

As if using flying robot drones to deliver your packages wasn’t crazy enough, Amazon’s next amazing, mind blowing trick of online retail will use fancy algorithms to predict items you’re going to buy in the near future before you know you’re going to buy them, having your future items already packaged and stocked at your closest Amazon warehouse, so that when you do inevitably click “buy”, your book or dildo or toilet paper or whatever ready to ship instantly. Magic.

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