When looking into the Future Wow! Future it sometimes means looking back. Anyone remember the swimming hole? This video shows how to cheaply create a swimming pool that is fully integrated with nature. We have no choice but to better integrate humanity with the earth in the decades ahead.
Though this is an older video, we publish it because for years I have spoken of this slowing growth and am always asked questions about it. This is a wonderful long-term trend. Earth will be much more crowded but population should level off by 2045 and then even perhaps decrease.
It is wonderful to see that young architects around the world are focusing on vertical urban farms. In the next 25 years there will be 2.6 billion more people living in cities than live in them today. Where will their food come from? Why not local and vertical?
Early stage development of a technology that will make almost anything a touch screen. In five years we will look back to 2014 and think how quaint it was that only hand held devices had touch screens. As we now look back 10 years and think how quaint it was to only be able to watch video on TV.
Yes a video from Microsoft, but it introduces a concept I have spoken about for years, the reality that our communication devices and software will eliminate the need to learn a foreign language. The combination of voice recognition combined with translation software will soon allow us to have conversations with millions of people whose language we don’t know.Hats off to Microsoft for bringing this to Skype. When can we have it to use?
Future Wow! Subscribers and visitors seem to really like videos about news kinds of bikes. Well, here is the Smart Bike which solves many problems of riding in urban environments. As I have been saying for 8 years, everything will become smart. This is a bike worth buying. Well done!
Over the past 100 years, the battery has lagged behind most technologies that are powered by them. Completely new types of batteries are needed for the transformation of energy use in this century. This battery breakthrough from Japan looks to be safer, cheaper and more powerful than lithium-ion batteries. It can extend driving range of electric cars, and can be made with carbon, the most plentiful element on the planet.
A powerful motor 500 times smaller than a grain of salt. The promise of such motors to revolutionize treatment of cancer and disease in the body is transformation. One of the medical miracles I have been speaking about for years.
Great news! The solar parking lot and roadway invention we featured on 5-13 passed its $1,000,000 funding goal. People helping people to change the world, one solar powered parking lot at a time. Glad we might have been of help. Way to go all that contributed.
Where smart phone technology is going. Blackberry to iPhone to unlimited and ever more powerful touch screen app phones to this? We still call these powerful hand held devices “phones” Old language dies hard.
A Twitter view of the developing global brain. Let it run for a while. It also points to where the world is dark due to lack of connectivity or censorship.