The Guinness World Records says that Catalina Alexandru Duru just pulled off the farthest flight ever traveled on a real life hoverboard: 905 feet and 2 inches. You can see him rise up 16 feet in the air on the hoverboard and then start cruising through the air over a lake with nothing but invisible underneath him in… »
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. »
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. »
Well hello there, and welcome to our very first episode of a brand new podcast called Meanwhile in the Future! I’m Rose, and I’ll be your host for this set of forays into the future. »
As robots in the workforce proliferate, will our automated future lead to a glorious age of leisure or a new class of unemployed humans? Is your job safe? »
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.
The day is coming when designer babies are the norm, space travel is available to everyone, and robots have personhood and even pay taxes. It may not be coming soon, but a number of futurist political parties have emerged in the last few years to make sure we’re ready when it does.
More than any other room in your house, the kitchen has changed radically in the past 100 years. And according to Ikea, it’s going to change even more over the next decade. »
La Fin du Monde (The End of the World), is a 19th century science fiction novel about a comet colliding with the Earth, followed by several million years leading up to the gradual death of the planet. The book was written by French astronomer and author Camille Flammarion, first published in 1893, and adapted to movie »
Some of the best science fiction isn't set in space — it's set in an almost-recognizable future, but the near future—the liminal space between present day and a world we can barely imagine. That's the future we see in New City, a series of 5K animations and short stories by the writer and designer Liam Young. »
It's probably true that every generation thinks it'll be the last—I mean, the Doomsday Clock has been ticking since 1947. And though I accused us millennials earlier today of being the "generation that cried apocalypse," I fully admit there are some damn legit reasons for that cry currently brewing. »
Come in and enjoy every single angle of the Alpine Vision, a stunning car made to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the legendary French sport roadster. I love each and every one of its three versions. »
Magic Leap is one of the most intriguing secrets in augmented reality tech right now. You can piece it together from the rumors and hearsay, but questions still remain. If these recently-published patents are any indication, the Magic Leap future involves a lot of insane wearables. »
Out of all the cities in the world, Shanghai might look the most futuristic. The rapid transformation that took it from a vertically challenged, agrarian looking town into a bustling metropolis with an arms race for a skyline actually might have actually advanced it decades beyond the present. »
Bill Gates loves the Janicki Omniprocessor, an amazing machine that turns human waste into electricity and drinkable water. He saw it and he is extremely impressed. So impressed in fact that he drank from a glass of water that was human poop only five minutes earlier. "It's water," he said, obviously relieved. »