Well another year has passed and even though I am sure that the vision of the future included hover boards and flying cars, Santa isn’t bringing me any of these this year.
So what has changed in the last 12 months?
Often it hard to pick out those advances in technology that impact your day to day life because the don’t arrive with a big bang. The arrive bit by bit so that you think you have always done things in a certain way.
I mean 6 years ago, none of us were using Facebook or Twitter and now look.
But as I get to the end of 2012 I can’t help noticing that my life and my home is a lot more connected.
Take my living room as an example. Continue reading More connected but I still haven’t got my flying car
I posted a similar video entitled A Day Made Of Glass made by Corning last year where the glass manufacturer showed off some of the future technologies that could be made possible.
They have now posted a nice follow up video again showing off what could be done.
Corning have also made a companion video that takes you behind the scenes of the main video explaining what is reality, what is fiction and how some of what you see is made possible.
A Day Made Of Glass 2 : Unpacked
Some of the things here are certainly closer than we think whilst others are clearly science fiction but even so, the future certainly looks exciting.
A rather funny view into the future none of us want to live in.
via Your guide to the future
Every now and then, some IT company releases a video showing their view of the future. Quite often these involve displays embedded in mirrors or work surfaces.
So this video is a little different at it is made my Corning who make glass and ceramics. In other words, the very material that underpins all the display technologies.
Now when these videos first started being churned out a few years ago, we marvelled at how cool the future looked. Today however many of these technologies exist and whilst still too expensive for mainstream use like the video shows, it can only be a matter of time before prices fall and we are all speaking to granny via our kitchen worktop.