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The Future is Now!

The Future Is Now! – 10/21/15 – A Special Message From Doc Brown

Doc Brown from the movie franchise “Back to the Future” where he and Marty McFly travel to the year 2015 on this very day in the second instalment of the series. Many fans have noted, the future looks a little different now than it did in the 1989 film, as highlighted by The Doc in this clip.

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The International Flag of Planet Earth

Current expeditions in outer space use different national flags depending on which country is funding the voyage. The space travellers, however, are more than just representatives of their own countries.
They are all representatives of planet Earth. Could we as the human race, finally unite under one international flag of Planet Earth?

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Protocell Trainers

Protocell Trainers – Future footwear

London designer and researcher Shamees Aden is developing a concept for running shoes. dubbed “Protocell Trainers” that would be 3D-printed from synthetic biological material and could repair themselves overnight.

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Electronic Fashion

Electronic fabric fashion

Will our future wardrobes consist of ‘smart materials’ which adapt to the weather or the occasion or mood of the wearer? Many innovations in the field of textile design and fashion as starting to emerge. The line between technology, interactivity and functional fashion may indeed becoming blurred a little more each day.

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Eidos Augmented reality

Enhancing our Senses

Augmented reality has been a round for a while. What is new is considering how we might be able to look at enhancing our basic senses through technology to improve our reality. Eidos have developed two main prototypes which look at approaching the nature of how we see and how we hear in a very different way indeed.

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The Water Theatre

Fresh Water from the Sea

The Water Theatre Dubbed The Teatro del Agua, or Water Theatre, this invention by Charlie Paton and the development seems to be taken on by the Grimshaw Architect firm. Essentially this development will make fresh water from the oceans salt water. A whole other application for extracting water utilising evaporation,[…]

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Solar Paint

Solar Paint

A team from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA has developed a a “solar paint” that could mark a significant step towards the implementation of accessible renewable energy tech

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Airdrop Irrigation

AirDrop Irrigation

Brilliant low tech invention by Edward Linacre who won the 2011 James Dyson Award. Essentially the Airdrop Irrigation device draws moisture from the air and through a coil mechanism, maximises condensation. This condensation is then channeled through to a reservoir, which is buried underground, and then pumped to the roots of[…]

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Vertical Farming

Vertical Farming

An evolution of farming and sustainable living for the future and now. Vertical farming as a component of urban agriculture is the practice of producing food in vertically stacked layers, vertically inclined surfaces and/or integrated in other structures. See the following clip with an overview of vertical farming from Dickson Despommier and[…]

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