A tour of the possibilities wireless electricity inside of a kitchen can offer happened at CES 2011, the worlds largest technological trade show, and it’s like taking a step towards George Jetson’s home front. Their “groundbreaking intelligent inductive coupling technology” from Fulton Innovation is called eCoupled, and it allows for the wireless (and almost invisible) use of blenders and stove-tops, a cabinet-front display of your pantry inventory, as well as a screen for issuing instructions and reading temperature.
Japan is progressing with its ambitious idea of creating a space elevator, which extends an extremely strong cable from a spaceport on the ground up to a space station in geosynchronous orbit, 22,000 miles above the earth.
The 30-passenger elevator car will travel from ground to space station at 125mph, delivering its human cargo to the space station eight days later. The elevator car will contain living quarters and other tourist attractions on board.
The Japanese say they’ll be able to build this technological marvel by 2050, according to DVICE.
The long-running joke of the future has almost always included a flying car reference — and now it’s really happening. Terrafugia developed the concept, which will be available for pre-sale at the 2012 New York auto show.
Over the next five years, IBM hopes to develop a computer that responds via our thoughts. A person wears a headset, which can detect signals from the brain, and sends them to a computer which tells the machine what to do.
The computer then maps signals to diggerent actions, which teaches the machine to adapt specifically your thoughts.
Everyone jokes about the flying cars and robot maids we’ve seen in movies and television, but it turns out the “future” we’ve dreamed of is well on its way.
The majority of these are just concepts, but all are definitely in effect, one way or another. In fact, you can technically purchase a flying car for the low, low price of $200,000. However, it will be a bit longer until we can purchase them as easily as a Honda Civic.
Every day we advance in technology, space exploration, medicine and more. From mind reading to in vitro meat, here are ten crazy peeks at what is coming for the future.
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