29 January 2013

A glimpse of the future

Does anyone remember the 1993 movie Demolition Man, with Sandra Bullock and Sylvester Stallone?  It's about a policeman who is brought back from a cryostorage prison to defeat another another prisoner who has escaped. 

It is set in 2032 and features technology that was only a distant vision back when the movie was made; like cars that can direct you (GPS), and communicating with others while seeing them on what looked like a hand held picture frame (video conferencing on a tablet). 

Driverless cars were also featured, and now I hear that Google has been developing this technology for a few years, but unfortunately they aren't permitted to test their vehicle on the streets for fear of public safety!

Another technology featured in this movie is the ability to project images/text onto just about any surface.  It looks like that’s another movie creation coming to life.  Today I saw an amazing video from Corning, of what the near future may look like.  As a techie-lover, this video got me excited about what we will be able to do in the future.  

 Take a look a let me know what you think.

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