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What will future technology look like and what will it do? Explore the possibilities.


The Singularity by 2045, Plus 6 Other Ray Kurzweil Predictions

Ray Kurzweil predicts that the singularity (artificial intelligence surpassing human intelligence) will happen by 2045. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Coming Soon: Hair Dye That Changes Color From Moment to Moment

FIRE is a new semipermanent hair dye that changes color in response to temperature. Learn more about the reactive dye at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

These 23 Guidelines Could Stave Off an AI Apocalypse

What principles should guide development of artificial intelligence? Learn more about proposed AI guidelines in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Brainwaves and 'Emotional ID' Could Replace Passwords and PINs

How can brainwaves and emotions be used as ID for access? Learn about new security and identification technology in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Lab-created Metallic Hydrogen, If Legit, Could Revolutionize Physics

What are the implications of Harvard's metallic hydrogen breakthrough? Learn more about metallic hydrogen in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Supermarkets of the Future Are Going to Be Weird in So Many Ways

What will supermarkets of the future be like? Learn more about the future of grocery shopping in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

World's First AI-generated Christmas Song Is the Stuff of Nightmares

An artificial intelligence wrote a Christmas carol. Learn more about this AI-generated Christmas song in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Are You Actually an Android?

The difference between humans and robots is getting thinner each day. HowStuffWorks Now talked to some AI experts who muddied the waters even further. See more »

Cybathlon 2016: Amazing Images from the World's First Bionic Olympics

What happened at the 2016 Cybathlon? Learn more about the Cybathlon bionics competition in Switzerland in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

This Killer Whale Submarine Can Be Yours

Forget regular submersibles. This "submarine" looks like an orca, can leap 16 feet into the air, and could be yours. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »