back to top

13 Signs We're Living In The Future

The future is now. Seriously! It's right now! These are some crazy innovations, right here. Speaking of which, have you seen the new Mazda3?

Posted on

1. There are robots that can adapt to their environments.

Via youtube.com

This is the "big dog" - he's an all-terrain robot that can travel through some tough environments and keep its balance - all by itself.

2. 3D pens exist.

Via youtube.com

Using a special pen that heats and then quickly cools malleable plastic, your doodles can now jump off the page.

3. This is what skylines look like now.

This is Shanghai. Not Futuretown. Don't get confused.
Via commons.wikimedia.org

This is Shanghai. Not Futuretown. Don't get confused.

4. Bitcoins are a thing.

In addition to the fact that we've got a worldwide information superhighway - which is pretty impressive all by itself - there's now an online currency, and it's working.
Zach Copley / Via Flickr: zcopley

In addition to the fact that we've got a worldwide information superhighway - which is pretty impressive all by itself - there's now an online currency, and it's working.

5. Moving sidewalks are commonplace.

Via winblog.org

Remember in old movies, how the future was depicted? Flying cars, meals in a tube, and moving sidewalks. Well, one out of three ain't bad.

6. Because cloning!

Scientists in Japan have recently cloned a rat using only a single drop of blood from a donor.
Via commons.wikimedia.org

Scientists in Japan have recently cloned a rat using only a single drop of blood from a donor.

7. We're honing in on how to selectively erase memories.

Via youtube.com

Agent J and Agent K had this nifty little neuralizer in Men in Black - they were able to erase certain memories with just a flash of light. While it's not that simple yet, it's getting close.

8. Smartphones are pretty remarkable, when you think about it.

It's said that computer power doubles every eighteen months. Today, your smartphone has more computer power than all of NASA in 1969 when it sent two men to the moon. That's insane.
Phil Campbell / Via Flickr: clanlife

It's said that computer power doubles every eighteen months. Today, your smartphone has more computer power than all of NASA in 1969 when it sent two men to the moon. That's insane.

9. The first commercial space flight should be happening next year.

Via youtube.com

If you're obscenely wealthy next year, consider booking a ticket on the Virgin Galactic.

10. Because this thing.

Via tumblr.4gifs.com

It can drive, it can fly, it can probably cook you breakfast, if you ask it nicely.

11. Intelligent prosthetic limbs are available.

Via youtube.com

Controlled by just two muscles in his amputated arm, this prosthetic is able to perform a huge variety of "finger" positions.

12. Video chatting is easy as pie.

It seemed like such an advanced concept fifteen years ago, didn't it? Now you can just lounge and talk to China if you feel like it.
Via commons.wikimedia.org

It seemed like such an advanced concept fifteen years ago, didn't it? Now you can just lounge and talk to China if you feel like it.

13. Fashion...of the future.

Via blog.giphy.com

Possibly the most significant technological development of this generation.

Need more proof that we're living in the future? Here you go.

View this video on YouTube

Via youtube.com