Monday: November 14, 2011
- Everything you never knew about Google's top secret lab where they pursue future ideas.
According to the article, this magical place (dubbed 'Google X') is where Google may or may not be working on the following futuristic concepts: 1) an internet fridge that orders food when it's low, 2) driver-less cars, 3) space elevators, 4) personal assistant robots for your home, 5) networked coffee pots and gardening tools and finally 6) training monkeys to fly airplanes for special covert operations.
- Five future technologies for passenger air travel presented by National Geographic.
What does the future hold for passenger air travel? National Geographic takes a look at some future technologies being developed right now. You just might be commuting at twice the speed of sound in a dart-like airplane and then arriving at the airport of the future. Do all airplanes of the future all have free in-flight wi-fi? That would be totally cool.
Wednesday: November 9, 2011
- Bret Victor's not-so-brief rant on the future of interaction design.
If you haven't seen Microsoft's video entailing what they think the future of technology holds, you should watch it (readily available on source URL as an embedded clip). So watch that video and then read Victor's thoughts on the matter. That being said, I do have a minor point of contention. I did get some hands-on time with a Kinect-enabled Xbox 360 this past weekend and it was a fun, dare I say, semi-magical experience. I highly reccomend Double Fine's Once Upon a Monster (even the demo is fun).
Wednesday: March 10, 2010
- World's first jetpack for consumers officially on sale over in New Zealand.
Welcome to the future, here is your jetpack. Oh, we'll need to make sure that your check in the amou nt of $86,000 clears before we can let you just fly away. Buy now and get a free a ballistic parachute with purchase.
Thursday: February 25, 2010
- Six fantastical theme park rides that have unfortunately been lost to history.
If you absolutely must ride this, it's still open at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. Doc Brown will likely be screaming at you in Japanese, but it's the pilgrimage that counts.
Thursday: January 14, 2010
- IMAX wants to make sure they have a plan for life after 'Avatar'.
Worried about the future of IMAX? Don't worry, they've got a plan. More theaters, more partnerships and more access to your living room (thanks in part to the 3D channel coming soon from Sony, Discovery and yes, IMAX).
Wednesday: December 23, 2009
- Six predictions regarding the future of the Internet.
A great writeup with some interesting thoughts on what the future might hold for the glorious place that is the Interwebs. Your Minority Report interface just may be hiding around the corner.
Wednesday: October 14, 2009
- The future of human spaceflight as discussed by a panel of eight experts.
It's about preparing way for where people are going to be in future. Science is a tertiary benefit. People weren't excited about landing on the Moon because learned about the early geology of Earth. They were excited because we landed on the damn moon.
Wednesday: September 30, 2009
- Zipcar pulls the curtain back on their very own iPhone app.
You can unlock a reserved Zipcar's car doors and even honk the horn remotely - all with your iPhone.
Thursday: August 27, 2009
- Seventeen terrible jobs we'll probably need in the future.
Ah Cracked, what would I do without you?
Friday: August 21, 2009
- Apple to offer up a branded television set by 2011?
Not sure if I can see this happening as an updated AppleTV seems to be more sensible.
Wednesday: August 12, 2009
- Thirteen mainstream products originally invented for space travel.
Software that was created to handle multiple onboard systems -- that is, being able to recognize data coming from different sources and identifying those sources -- is the basis for the strip technology that can be found on most credit and debit cards.
Wednesday: July 22, 2009
- Five Epcot rides that predicted the future and how they hold up today.
I totally forgot all about Horizons and The World of Motion rides. You can probably revisit most of these rides via YouTube (see page 2 of the article for an example).
Wednesday: July 1, 2009
- Future farms may be shaped like pyramids and high-rises.
Some interesting concepts depict where you may be getting your local groceries from in the distant future.
Friday: June 19, 2009
- Say hello to the power outlet of tomorrow.
Plug is as many things as your circuit can amp up, and power them all on or off with two taps of your toe. I can think of one good reason this would be much safer as a power strip than a wall outlet, however.