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The Future is Now – and I have seen it.

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The Future is Now – and I have seen it.

Here are 17 pieces of evidence that prove we are already, at least partly, living in a futuristic world.

The Ratheon XOS 2 is a second generation exoskeleton designed for US army use. It allows the wearer to enhance his strength to carry heavy equipment much easier and for much longer.

The world’s first virtual shopping center opened in Korea.

All the products are just LCD screens that allow you to order the items by touching the screen. When you get to the counter, your items are already bagged and ready to go.

A cell phone you can bend as much as you like and

it will still do everything a smart phone does.


Your personal computer ring can play music, check your email,

give you alerts and even allows you to browse or chat with others.
This man is demonstrating the ability of his prosthetic

eye, which has a camera installed in it.

No longer using the camping stove just for cooking,

a new line of camping stoves use the heat energy

to power up lights and charge your phones or

anything else you can charge by USB cable.


This trash can follows you around and calculates

where to stand to catch your thrown garbage!

This motion tracking table morphs its surface to

mimic your movements, allowing you to control objects

from the other side of the planet if you so choose.
This windowed door turns opaque whenever you lock it.
This incredible app translates signs from video and in real time!

The new ‘Google Fiber’ has started deploying, and

will offer users an Internet connection that is about

100 times faster than what they are currently using.

When did car panels start looking like this advanced?
A stop sign using water to project the image
An example of the new E-Ink in action. An ink that stays flat on the page and can be printed but still moves on the printer page. Seriously Harry Potter stuff this one. ‘Daily Prophet’ in reality.

All of the functions these items that we used 20 years ago… Are now done by a single smartphone.

New casts can be printed with a 3D printer, are lighter, more comfortable and just as strong.


Bionic hands are now so advanced they can perform even delicate and complex movements.


About pfiddle

Fiddle teacher - mostly Irish trad. Fiddle, mandolin and concertina. Eco-warrior, won E.U. Green Flower Award for Eco Accommodation. Also Irish (Gold) GHA. Green Hospitality Award. Mad keen on self-build - especially straw-bale and cob. 55 with a full head of (slightly) graying hair. No tattoos or piercings. Fond of animals - but legally so. Fond of food - I eat nothing else. Vegetarian by choice, Irish by the grace of birth, Munster by force of (rugby) arms.

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