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


Is it possible to digitize human consciousness?

 Is it possible to digitize human consciousness?

Digitizing human consciousness might be one way to cheat death. Find out if it is possible to digitize human consciousness at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How can electronics be stretchable?

 How can electronics be stretchable?

Scientific and engineering advancements mean you soon might have electronics that move with you. Find out more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Does science fiction predict tech innovations?

 Does science fiction predict tech innovations?

Present tech, like talking computers, was mentioned in sci-fi books and movies of the past. How often does science fiction predict tech innovations? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Could you put a camera in a contact lens?

 Could you put a camera in a contact lens?

How viable is the idea of an image-capturing contact lens? Find out how close we might be to embedded cameras in contact lenses. See more »

10 Weird Patents That Google Owns

 10 Weird Patents That Google Owns

If you thought Google Glass was 'out there,' you'll be more surprised reading about these 10 weird patents that Google Owns at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Our 10 Favorite Replacements for 'Where's My Flying Car?'

 Our 10 Favorite Replacements for 'Where's My Flying Car?'

HowStuffWorks is ready to put the flying car future to rest and think about one filled with moon bases, undersea cities and more crazy stuff. See more »

Could a wristband replace air conditioning?

 Could a wristband replace air conditioning?

Could a wristband replace air conditioning? That's the premise behind the invention Wristify. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can information travel faster than light?

 Can information travel faster than light?

Can information travel faster than light? While light speed is usually the universal speed limit, could information end up traveling faster that that? See more »

5 Therapeutic Ways to Use Virtual Reality

 5 Therapeutic Ways to Use Virtual Reality

Discover 5 Therapeutic Ways to Use Virtual Reality! Keep reading to learn about Therapeutic Ways to Use Virtual Reality. See more »

5 Future Home Technologies You'll Love

 5 Future Home Technologies You'll Love

Future home technologies could make our lives easier -- or at least more fun. Learn about five future home technologies you'll love. See more »