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Futurist David Houle
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Devin Lee Ostertag

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is a glimpse at Earth’s future through the lens of current human concepts such as ages, work, structures, communications, connectivity, health, education, media, travel, place, family, commerce, race, religion and consciousness.

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09.09

Occulus Rift/Netflix Hack

I have been speaking about the huge transformation that augmented reality will be for humanity in the next ten years. Occulus Rift is the first technology for the personal experience of submersive augmented reality. Here it is hacked together with a Netflix interface. Just a glimpse of your viewing future.  

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09.06

Medical Miracles are Here!

Both in my book on the future of health care and in speeches since 2010, I have said that 2010-2020 would be the most transformative decade in the history of health care and medicine. There are and will be “medical miracles’ rushing towards u. This is one of them. Surgery without cutting the body in […]

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09.02

The Perfect Bike

We like bike videos here at Future Wow! Because you do! Some of our most popular videos have been bike videos. Well, this is the perfect bike. Pure and simple. A perfect combination of technology and street wise common sense!  

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08.21

Spray Paint Solar Panels

For several years I have forecast that there would be solar “panels” that could be painted onto roofs – and any other surface that absorbs sunlight. This reality is now being born in laboratories of which this is one.. We are years away from efficient, affordable scale, but by 2020 the solar panels we use […]

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08.19

Robotic Finger Sensors

Another tech breakthrough to bring ever more human qualities to robots. These robotic “fingers” grab an egg and a lightbulb.

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08.17

World’s Largest Domed City Announced for Dubai

An amazingly large Domed City. In a hot and polluted world, this may be a vision of the city of the future.

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08.12

Amazing MIT Technology

The wow factor is high. Current practical usage is low. As this technology develops it could be quite transformative. Think competitive sports or fitness arenas, dynamically changing living environments or spaces. Amazing!

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08.10

Autonomous, Self-Contained Soft Robotic Fish

This is really amazing. Soft robots that can be self-contained. Certainly not a new food, but this is early stage development of more humanoid robots.

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08.05

Amazing New Bees!

Robotic, solar powered bees that pollinate where natural bees have disappeared. They even have insecticides in them to keep predators away. How these might affect the future of agriculture has great possibility for a biosphere under attack.

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08.02

Technological successor to Braille

This wearable finger reader combines several recent and new technologies to create an alternative to braille. Imagine how the development of this technology might help those that are blind or with very bad eyesight navigate the world.

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07.26

Arthur C. Clarke “forecasts” the PC and Internet in 1974

Arthur C. Clarke is one of the men who led me to become a futurist. 40 years ago he was loosely accurate about how we live today. By the way, his novel “Childhood’s End” was the only fiction book I reread before writing my first book “The Shift Age” One of the greatest futurists of all time.

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