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Elon Musk Isn’t Against Flying Cars, He’s Just Worried About Them Falling on Your Head

Elon Musk Isn’t Against Flying Cars, He’s Just Worried About Them Falling on Your Head

By Josh Wolford March 25, 2015

The everyday futurology musings of Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk continue to entertain. See: thoughts on self-driving cars and artificial intelligence. This time he’s talking flying cars. Speaking with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on his StarTalk show, Musk outlined …

Kinect Shopping Cart Takes Whole Foods Shoppers To Aisles Of The Future Kinect Shopping Cart Takes Whole Foods Shoppers To Aisles Of The Future

Checking your phone, pushing a shopping cart, reading the nutritional info on that new Cheerios variant, reining in your hyper-curious children – going to the grocery store can be an exhausting exercise in multitasking. If you choose to do your …

Space Elevators: The Only Way To Travel To Space In 2050 Space Elevators: The Only Way To Travel To Space In 2050

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Recall when Charlie and Willy Wonka traveled around Earth in a glass elevator in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator? Remember how fun that sounded? Your childhood dreams (or adulthood dreams, depend on when you read the book) …

Google HUD Glasses Will Be On Your Face By The End Of 2012 Google HUD Glasses Will Be On Your Face By The End Of 2012
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Those rumors about some Google HUD glasses on the horizon were more than a mirage: turns out these things are really happening. In case holding a phone in your hand and occasionally looking up to scan your surroundings is simply …

BrailleTouch Aids Visually Impaired With Keyboard Of The Future BrailleTouch Aids Visually Impaired With Keyboard Of The Future
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When you think about it, it really doesn’t make any sense that we still use QWERTY keyboards on handheld devices. There are so many characters that it actually requires two or three (or more?) screens in order to display all …

SHMEAT: The Lab-Grown Meat We May Get To Eat This Year SHMEAT: The Lab-Grown Meat We May Get To Eat This Year
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Finally, we will likely have the chance to eat test-tube meat. Soon! Wait, what? That grosses you out? Hah, really? C’mon! It’s only shmeat: lab-grown in vitro meat, and it’s not fake meat. It’s meatsie meat. Food Safety News describes: …

Samsung’s LCD Window Going Into Production Samsung’s LCD Window Going Into Production

Remember that awesome transparent LCD window that Samsung showed off at CES last week? It’s going into production at the end of January. Samsung announced on their flickr page that the 46-inch transparent display will be used in refrigerator doors …

Is The Internet Officially A Basic Utility Now? Is The Internet Officially A Basic Utility Now?
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Winter seems to have finally remembered that it has somewhere to be this year – here – so it’s time to dig the space heater out of the closet and get your warm on. Or, at least, that’s what you’d …

PowerTrekk: A Battery Charger That Runs On Water PowerTrekk: A Battery Charger That Runs On Water
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It’s my favorite time of day right now: that time when we learn about sock-knocking-off technology that sounds like it was born on the bright side of the future. To quote one of my favorite animators, “When the aliens come …

Nest Learning Thermostat Brings The Cool At CES 2012 Nest Learning Thermostat Brings The Cool At CES 2012
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Amid the barrage of technological wonders sure to stream out of CES this week, one device that deserves your attention (especially if winter ever belatedly arrives) is the Nest Learning Thermostat, the thermostat that learns from your dwelling habits. In …

AfterShokz Headphones Rock Your Bones AfterShokz Headphones Rock Your Bones

I frequently talk about events or products that seem to herald this long-awaited concept appropriately called The Future. In The Future, exceptional yet everyday people may colonize space or we may all be trained to fortify our minds against the …

Bruce Sterling and the Transition Web

Best I can gather, Bruce Sterling just spun everybody’s head around from a New Zealand pulpit with a fantastic blizzard of words about the silly vagueness of Web 2.0, and offered up as its replacement a monumentally vaguer futuristic apparition he calls the Transition Web. And nobody’s really sure if they like that or not.

When They Turn On The Grid, Neutrality Matters
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The future, probably without the flying cars, the one you see in the movies with holograms, with instant and ubiquitous informational access and unbelievable computer processing capabilities, isn’t too far off. It won’t be built on the current Internet, though. The Internet is totally 20th Century. The red button on the Grid will be pushed this summer, and will change everything—again.

Search Is Changing, But We Knew That Already

We hate to say "I told you so." Wait. No, we really don’t. Analysts at Piper Jaffray & Co. took a good, hard at look at things and decided we are in the midst of a media – well, everything – revolution and it’s all the Internet’s fault. E-Life as you know it is about to change.