Future Tech

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


Smartphones could become obsolete by 2020, replaced by a new generation of wearable communication devices that will change the way we interact with the world.

Will automated journalism replace human reporting? Software robots are already collecting data and creating 'news' stories with a fill-in-the-blank algorithm.

Kurzweil has a pretty good track record with predictions. What does he have slated for humanity besides the singularity and figuring out the entire human brain by 2099?

The new hair dye responds to temperature change, and it could have your hair going from scarlet red to pastel blond to raven black, and back again.

Expert tips to get techies ready for the rise of the robots.

"Brainprint" technology could replace fingerprint scans, and a Romanian scientist reportedly can judge whether you're in the right emotional state to be granted access.

Harvard researchers announce turning hydrogen into a metal, a breakthrough that could lead to room-temperature superconductors and a revolutionary rocket propellant.

From predictive couponing to groceries delivered by robots straight to the trunk of your self-driving car, 21st-century shopping could offer serious innovations.

Take a holiday trip to Uncanny Valley! A computer brain was trained to compose a carol inspired by a picture of a Christmas tree — with horrible results.

The cyborgs on 'Westworld' had us wondering, would you know if you were a robot?

Exoskeletons, prosthetic limbs and mind-controlled computers took center stage in the first-of-its-kind competition in Zurich, Switzerland.

Global Fishing Watch is a new online platform that allows anyone to track large fishing vessels via satellite technology. Would you use it?

And there already are some practical uses for this incredible technology.

South Korea's capital has seen smartphone-related traffic accidents triple since 2010, but city officials are fighting back against the smombies. Here's how.

A new robot draws inspiration from the motion of snakes to get around using a pure wave motion.

Engineers have created the acoustic equivalent of Lego blocks.

New company turns collagen into leather hides, right in the lab.

Wouldn't it be cool if a maglev elevator could move in any direction, instead of just up and down? A German company created a cable-free one called the MULTI that can.

Infant fingerprints are tough to detect, but new technology can fix that. Here's why it's needed.

A company called Syndaver seeks crowdfunding for its veterinary tool in hopes to eliminate the practice of training on live animals.

Startup Glowforge plans to market an affordable 3-D printer that, instead of spraying layers of material to build objects, uses a laser to cut or engrave shapes.

The Pilot, created by Waverly Labs, is a wearable device that's hoping to get us one step closer to the Babel Fish and Star Trek's universal translator.

Ex-CEO of McDonald’s USA Ed Rensi recently said it’s a bad idea to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, predicting an inevitable robot takeover. Is his argument sound?

If you'd bet $20 on the swarm intelligence platform's Superfecta picks, announced a day before the race, you'd have won more than $10,000. Yep, this just got interesting.