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Here's More Awesome Footage Of The Lexus Hoverboard

That Lexus hoverboard that we all got collectively giddy about — until we realised we could probably never afford one (if they were ever going to actually build more than one) — is going to be shown off in full on August 5th. Lexus is saying that it will be revealing everything about the project then, which cool, we’ll see it float around in a skate park and our minds will explode and we’ll thank Back to the Future for the advancement of humanity.


Meanwhile In The Future: What Happens When All Planes Are Grounded

Need to get from New York to Paris? Or San Diego? Chances are, you’re hopping on a plane. But commercial flights aren’t just annoying and expensive they also input a ton of carbon into the environment, contributing to climate change. So what if we stopped flights to save the planet? What would happen next?


Meanwhile In The Future: Death By Supernova

We often think of stars as twinkling, harmless little points of light that fill our night sky with majesty. But stars can be dangerous too. When they come to the end of their lifespan, some stars explode fantastically as supernovae. So what would happen if one of those giant explosions happened nearby?


NASA Is Launching The HoloLens Into Space This Weekend 

If you’d told my 10-year-old self that a private space company would blast some holographic virtual reality googles to the International Space Station one day, my young head would have exploded. Well, that day has come. The hologram-powered, VR-enabled future of space exploration has arrived.


Meanwhile In The Future: We Banned The Internet, And Here's Why

If you’re reading this, you have access to the Internet. But what would happen if the Internet suddenly went away? And what would it take to make that happen? This week’s episode peers into the dark fantasy of many of us who work for the Internet: a world without it.


These Futuristic Nike Shoes Are Inspired By The Back To The Future Shoes

Because 2015 in real life hasn’t caught up to 2015 in Back to the Future, we don’t quite have dreamy auto-lacing Nike shoes. But! What we do have are these slick new Nike Hyperdunk 2015 that totally look ripped from the future and were actually inspired by the Nike MAG from BTTF 2.


Meanwhile In The Future: When Antiobiotics Stop Working

This week’s episode of Meanwhile in the Future gets very scary, very quickly. And we’re not going all that far into the future, either. We’re already starting to see the beginnings of an age without antibiotics. So what does a world without these drugs look like? Listen to find out.


Meanwhile In The Future: A Second Moon For Earth

This week on Meanwhile in the Future, we ask what would happen if Earth had a second moon. How exactly that happens I won’t reveal — you’ll have to listen! But once it does, there are some really interesting things that we might notice on Earth, from tides and the night sky, to the potential destruction of Earth.


Robot Dogs Will Replace Pets In Super-Dense Cities

Keeping a pet healthy requires resources and open space, and in the cities of the future both may be at such a premium that live pets will become a thing of the past. Australian researcher Jean-Loup Rault suggests robotic and virtual-reality pets may replace the real thing.


The Rise Of Automated Cars Will Kill Thousands Of Jobs Beyond Driving

Perhaps the most important thing to understand about a future in which your car is fully autonomous is that it probably won’t be your car. Most people who have given serious thought to the optimal role of self-driving cars seem to agree that, at least in densely populated areas, they are likely to be a shared resource.


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