future

Follow Me Ghost Car Navigation Is The Definitive Road Guide

Jaguar Land Rover says they are developing a 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen that “will allow drivers to get a complete, unhindered view of the road.” I can’t wait for this to be real and standard in every car, although it’s probably still a long time away. The best feature: Follow Me Ghost Car navigation.


This Is How Sex Robots Would Look Inside One Day [NSFW]

I initially thought this was a photo of a real art installation reflecting on the the objectification of women. It is not. It’s a computer generated cutaway of a futuristic sex robot made by French 3D artist Cesar Vonc. After seeing this, I don’t think I would be able to get aroused by a sex robot ever become available


Inside The Lab That Makes The Instant Blood-Stopping Gel Of The Future

Something that seems ripped from the future is being developed right now inside a lab in Brooklyn. It’s the VetiGel which is also known as the borderline magical band-aid of the future. It’s a gel that when applied on a wound, almost immediately stops the bleeding. Here’s the lab where they make the future.


Designing A SkyMall Catalogue For The Near Future

The future will be — get ready for it — normal. That’s the striking and entirely non-boring vision presented in TBD Catalogue, which you might describe as a fictional SkyMall catalogue from 2024. There are no dramatic utopian or dystopian predictions in this slim, blue volume, but it does contain a bizarre and fascinating reflection of the technology of today.


Questions For The '90s: Should Robots Pay Taxes? Can Africa Be Saved?

The March-April 1986 issue of The Futurist magazine looked at the far off, futuristic decade of the 1990s. In an article titled “Issues for the 1990s”, Edith Weiner and Arnold Brown examined what they saw as the emerging concerns of the world. Well, the world as seen from 1980s America.


This Short Film Would Be Fun If It Weren't So Close To Real Life

Video: The creators of this Shelved – director James Cunningham and eleven visual effects students at the Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand — say their short film a homage to movies like Clerks, Mallrats, Slacker, and Dazed and Confused. After watching these two robotic losers in action, I can see why.


A Brief History Of Scientists Hunting For Time Travellers

Time travel is possible — or at least a lot of serious physicists say so. It’s probably not possible to pull it off in a souped-up Delorean, but there are wormholes, Tipler cylinders, and other Einstein-inspired theories for how it could work. Which raises the question: Why haven’t we met any visitors from another time?


Short Film: Machines Keep On Fighting A War Even Though Everyone Is Dead

Here’s an uncomfortable vision of the future that will make your soul tremble a little bit: what if we built automated machines to fight our wars for us? What if those machines killed everyone on the planet? And what happens when the war is over and everyone is dead but those machines are still programmed to fight?


Music Video: A Futuristic Dystopian World That Is Not Too Far From Ours

This music video for the song Function/Void by British musician The Bug (aka producer Kevin Martin) features a dystopian futuristic world that is literally falling apart — like the life of the sad and lonely humans that inhabit it.


This Animation Short Is More Creative Than Most Sci-Fi Movies

It starts ominously. A robot spacecraft flies into a planet’s atmosphere and embeds itself into the ground. Scouts are sent off to test the planet’s resources and presumably suck the planet dry. I’ve seen this movie about robot uprisings and the hijacking of Earth too many times. Luckily, this short isn’t one of them.