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Amazing Future Tech You Can Actually Own Today

Amazing Future Tech You Can Actually Own Today


Roombas and wheeled hoverboards are a long
way from the robot maids and flying hoverboards of sci-fi hits such as The Jetsons and Back
To The Future, but while some technologies seem like very cheap versions of what science
fiction has promised us, there are other technologies available today that are pretty close to the
real deal and are absolutely incredible. Welcome to this episode of The Infographics
Show, Amazing technologies you didn’t know already exist! First up is something every smartphone user
is sure to be ecstatic about. Back when Apple released its Iphone 6, consumers
quickly discovered that the phone was very prone to bending. Most new owners who couldn’t figure out if
it was a feature meant to reduce the risk of damage quickly discovered it was a design
flaw. When their Iphone bent too far, they were
left with a very expensive paper weight. But researchers around the world have been
developing flexible screens for the last decade, and it seems like everything from flexible
computers, TV screens, and phones to tablets you can roll up, fold, and bend like a newspaper
are about to hit the market. A company called Lenovo is already working
on the first flexible phone, which they envision will be worn like a bracelet and can be flattened
out straight. Display manufacturer Visionox recently unveiled
a foldable television/computer display at the Society for Information Displays conference
this year in Los Angeles. In fact, flexible displays have been around
for a while – so why aren’t they in your pocket yet? Currently, the problem with flexible displays
is that they still require non-flexible hardware such as batteries, antennas, and cases. Basically all the “guts” of your device
can’t be made to bend and fold without breaking yet. But if we got this far, it’s just a matter
of time before advances in materials science will allow us to move to the next step, and
pretty soon you might be able to fold your 60-inch (152.4 cm) TV screen into your backpack! Back To The Future showed a lot of promising
technology when it came out in the 80s, but the one everyone thinks of the moment they
hear the name Marty McFly is the hoverboard. While we’ve recently gotten wheeled self-balancing
hoverboards, they’re a far cry from the fast, frictionless levitating hoverboard of Back
To The Future. But fret not because hover technology is finally
here. The Hendo Hover uses electromagnetic energy
in a way similar to Japan’s famed bullet trains – opposing magnetic fields push the hoverboard
“up” and let a user hover above the ground. Unfortunately, that means you can’t use this
hoverboard anywhere but on special surfaces built specifically for the device, as it requires
a strong magnetic field to repel against. Omni Hoverboards meanwhile use technology
similar to the one used for the hoverboard of Spider-Man’s Green Goblin. Their hoverboards consist of a system of four
propellers that rotate at incredible speed and thus generate lift that is similar to
a miniature helicopter. While these propeller-driven boards can achieve
speeds up to 25 mph (40.2 km/h) , brand new jet-powered hoverboards can reach speeds up
to 93 mph (150 km/h) and heights of up to 10,000 feet (3048 meters)! With computer-aided stability assist similar
to some fighter planes, jet hoverboards promise to take the burgeoning sport of hoverboarding
to incredible new heights and speeds. Most people are familiar with Siri and Alexa,
but did you know that physical robots are poised to become a big part of our everyday
lives? Robots have already invaded hotels around
the world. For example, the Aloft Cupertino in (where
else) Silicon Valley is the first hotel in the US to feature a robot housekeeper of sorts. Nicknamed Botlr, the three-foot (0.9 m) tall
robot makes deliveries for guests across the hotel, bringing them toiletry items, bottled
water, microwave popcorn, and even coloring books for kids. Other hotels have been quick to follow suit,
with robotic assistants being tasked with everything from mail delivery to room service
requests, luggage handling, and more. And while most people know someone with a
Roomba already, have you heard of its big brother, the Robomow? Basically an oversized Roomba, the Robomow
keeps yards trimmed up neatly and can even collect the trimmings for easy disposal. For inside the home, there’s the Litter Robot,
a self-cleaning cat porta-potty that keeps the litter box clean, and if your clothing
stinks because of pet smells, there’s the Swash, a miniaturized dry cleaner that can
wash and keep your delicate clothing items clean and wrinkle-free. Robots aren’t just limited to the home, however. Construction sites around the world are adopting
automatic brick layers that can lay 3,000 bricks in one eight-hour shift without taking
a single break. And in the realm of security, robots are already
making a big appearance, most notably with the Knightscape series of robotic security
guards being deployed around the country. While not meant to actually arrest any offenders,
the 300-pound (136.1 kg) robots are meant to act as a deterrent to crime by monitoring
and recording would-be trespassers. By most accounts, they seem to be a success,
even if prone to the occasional bug such as one robot that accidentally drowned itself
in a Washington, D.C., fountain. Google Glass promised a lot – an augmented
reality experience that would let users superimpose the internet over real life. But in the end it delivered on very little. Yet the world of wearable technology has pressed
on, with smart contact lenses soon coming to market. While many manufacturers dream of a Google
Glass-like experience in contact lens form, that technology is likely still years away. Instead, scientists are developing contact
lenses that can monitor a patient’s vital signs without invasive probes or needles and
can even relay that information wirelessly over the internet. At the moment, Google, Novartis, and a handful
of independent researchers are all working on lenses that could monitor a diabetes patient’s
glucose levels by measuring the sugar content in their tears. Initial results are very promising and some
animal trials have already been successfully completed, but the lenses are for the moment
still in the trial phase. If manufacturers can make a wearable device
that fits in your eye, it won’t be long before we might see Google Glass’s promises come
to life in a much more compact form. Ever wonder what your dog is thinking? New brain-monitoring technology might be able
to not only tell you its thoughts but also actually let your dog speak for itself! Nomorewoof, an independent manufacturer, is
busy developing a brain-scanning wearable device that detects your dog’s unique brain
activity and translates what it is thinking. While the device can’t decipher specific thoughts,
it can translate general ideas by closely monitoring electronic activity in the brain
and then voicing them electronically, making it possible for your dog to communicate things
such as “I’m tired” or “I’m hungry.” A $1200 version of the wearable device even
promises to “learn” your dog’s unique thought patterns over time and eventually
develop the ability to translate short sentences such as “I’m hungry,” or “I don’t like
this.” Still in development, the company behind the
wearable device hopes to push the technology even further to enable more complex communication,
even allowing your dog to understand your thoughts! Cooking can be a tedious and time-consuming
task, especially in today’s high-speed lifestyle. However, while most people are familiar with
3D printers by now, did you know that food printers exist as well? Surprisingly, very few manufacturers thought
to export their 3D printing technology into the realm of food, giving a very big business
opportunity to the Spanish company Natural Machines. While mostly for high-end restaurants such
as Michelin star winners, its food printers have repeatedly sold out, and the company
is promising new, more home-centered models in the near future. Maybe robot chefs will replace the need for
food printers altogether. In 2014, Moley Robotics unveiled a robotic
chef made up of two robotic arms attached to a specialized stove top. By carefully monitoring and mapping the movement
of world-class chefs with 3D cameras, the robotic arms can perfectly reproduce a top
chef’s technique and make delicious meals from scratch. Made up of 20 motors, two dozen joints, and
129 sensors, the robotic arms and hands can power through cooking tasks very quickly,
but they are designed to move very slowly so as not to alarm any humans who may be watching
it at work. However, with prices around $15,000, this
robotic chef will remain out of most people’s homes for the time being. So, which of these technologies do you wish
you had right now? Do you know of any other incredible technologies
most people don’t know about? Let us know in the comments. Also, be sure to check out our other video
called Worst Days In The History of Mankind! Thanks for watching, and, as always, if you
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25 comments

Teleportation. I wish that was possible… Like… NOW!

What about you? What is your dream come true feature of the future?

I’m from the future in 3020 Madden has been stopped, fortnite was banned, Donald trump was re-elected a lot and he’s really old but the new invention where u can’t die kept him alive and he changed the 2 terms thing. But then tomorrow we are good no to get nuked by Epic Games

Have we not seen Rick and Morty? The dog is does not want lasagna, his name is snowball like his fur and im telling you thats it they’ll take over the world

tbh I'm kinda worried about the rate of advancement in technology, and I think something real bad will happen in the future because there is too much innovation.

Health monitoring contact lenses? Man, here in the U.S., if those things come to market, they will eventually be required if you wish to have medical insurance or life insurance. And it will go down like this "We will have to increase your coverage premium and copay." then followed by "Unless you purchase and always wear these special contact lenses, then we will give you a small discount." "If you take them off for more than a week we will increase your premium and copay."

My sister has this monitor in her car that keep track of her driving data. She says her insurance company gives her a discount for having it mounted in her car. I know it is complete bullshit, but she is thoroughly convinced. That is all it takes, is just a few people to buy into it, to allow them to do it to them, and the insurance companies will ape shit getting everyone on these things.

I am sure they are great, but they will definitely be used for evil. If large corporations were not evil by their very nature I would have nothing but good things to say about medical monitor contact lenses. But large corporations are evil by nature.

Weapons aren't dangerous, I love weapons, they're my favorite weapons, they don't know anything about weapons for the past years, stop blaming my weapons!!!!! LET IT GO!!!!!

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