Wireless Battery Chargers Will Use Entangled Electrons or Other Particles Instead of Magnetic Induction

How to do this in reality will be left as an exercise for the reader 🙂

Mars Mission Planners Will Study Fridtjof Nansen’s Polar Exploration Methods to Relearn How to Triumph Over Isolation and Hardship

Read this National Geographic story (or single page text without photos) to learn how famous Norwegian arctic explorer Fridtjof Nansen had overcome many of the supposed hardships that would face a mission to Mars. Notice Nansen’s “can-do” spirit and brilliant leadership/people management skills. Contrast with the sad “laundry list”of real and imaginary problems that a Mars mission would face according to the Facing Mars Exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre.

Fortunately, the video summary of the exhibit is a little more upbeat.

(This post was edited to enhance the text and links video.)

In The Future, I will Stop Prefacing Each Blog Post Name with “In the Future” :-)

It was redundant to start each post’s title this way in a blog already named “In the Future”. So I’ll stop. Using the future tense in most of my writing here will suffice to show my futuristic intent.

In the Future, Laid-Off IBM Employees Relocated to China, Russia or Other “Developing Markets” Will Regret Not Knowing History

In the future, laid-off Canadian and U.S. IBM employees who agree to the company’s “Project Match” offer of a job in “developing markets” like China, Brazil, Mexico, the Czech Republic, Russia, South Africa, Nigeria, and the United Arab Emirates will wish they had read The Forsaken: an American Tragedy in Stalin’s Russia by Tim Tzouliadis. The chapter on “Fordizatsia” — Ford workers relocating to the USSR during “Great Depression I” — is especially interesting. In general, the book documents many U.S. citizens ending up in Gulags or dead, and the U.S. government doing nothing about it despite being fully aware.

As the saying goes, “History will repeat itself until we learn the lesson”.

In the future, some people will be annoyed, while others will be outright paranoid

Get in touch with your future inner grump:
MODERN AND AWKWARD: The seven most annoying things about the future – Valleywag


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In the future, electric robocab will arrive in 15 seconds, drive express to your station

Arriving soon at a major airport:

“Welcome to Heathrow, your robocab awaits” – The Times Online (via EVworld)

Concept art:

ULTra Personal Repid Transit - Heathrow Airport, UK

ULTra Personal Repid Transit - Concept Art

Image source and more photos: http://www.atsltd.co.uk/media/pictures/

Manufacturer’s home page: http://www.atsltd.co.uk/

Ironically, this amazing, very low carbon, system would be taking people from, ahem, cars to airplanes. Let’s hope that future installations provide consistent alternative transportation from door to door (or street corner to local farmers’ market).


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In the Future, Flying Cars Will Become Commonplace. High-Rise Condos Will Become Slums As Rich Move Underground for Safety.

Belaire Condominium [New York City], 12 October 2006, after being hit by a small aircraft

Belaire Condominium, [New York City] 12 October 2006, after being hit by a small aircraft. Image Source: Wikipedia. (Click Here for Main Article.)

Fortunately,

“An aircraft that can replace the automobile is still an object of fantasy and speculation. Such a flying car would have to be very easy to fly safely and be able to operate from driveways and parking lots with little or no special preparation.” (Source: Wikipedia, emphasis added.)

See also:

  • “Small, fixed-wing planes have been banned from flying along the East River in New York City unless the pilot is in contact with air traffic control, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday. The announcement comes two days after a plane carrying New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle above the East River slammed into a skyscraper.” Source: CBS/AP, October 13, 2006

This post is dedicated to the memory of New York Yankees baseball pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor Tyler Stanger. May we learn the lessons and remember.


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