What will happen in the far, far away future? Watch "The Future of Our World, a small glimpse into a timeline of epic scale." It is a classic slideshow but, since I know I will never see any of it, I just like to play it again from time to time.
This brawny futuristic mini tank on two wheels is supposedly the world's most powerful electric motorcycle. The battery-powered beast can re-charge its 12.8kWh juice pack in 30 minutes and has the power of a 1000cc motorcycle. Called the Voxan Wattman, the bike can hit 0-60mph in less than 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of over 100mph. Vroom freaking vroom.
Nowadays, junk mail is pretty run-of-the-mill. You get a credit card application here, a request for a donation there—pretty mundane stuff, really. But what happens in a few years when the world's a little bit different? What's the future of junk mail?
Though most of us probably think time travel only works inside a DeLorean, much smarter folks out there can explain it slightly better than Doc Brown. Like this TED-Ed animation narrated by Colin Stuart. It reveals how time travel is possible, who has time traveled the longest, the history of time travel and the hopeful future. Learn something and then maybe we'll be ready for the future. [TED-Ed]
Conveyor belt sushi restaurants are usually only worth going to once in your life. The sushi is hardly ever amazing since it spins on the belt over and over again while the dishes you actually want might be snatched ahead of you so you never get to eat it. Not to mention plates stacking on your table, plastic covers getting in your way and the lack of personalized orders. It’s a gimmick! It’s okay though, Japan has figured out those problems with this next generation conveyor belt sushi restaurant.
Science fiction is crammed full of some excellent—and awful—computer interfaces. But, as Chris Noessel explains in this talk, we can learn an awful lot from what we see on screen.
Samsung’s put together a sci-fi vision of the mobile phones of the future, showing us fold-out models, bendy tech, weird orange things and wearable sensors that scan our bodies to see if we’re unwell. We’d settle for a battery that could last more than a day.