Archived Articles from Conceptual & Futuristic
The future is now, but beyond that are some incredible concept technologies and designs that are much closer than most people realize. Here you will find some of the most exciting soon-to-be-innovations ready to make the leap from virtual to actual reality.
Find the Perfect Parking Spot Before You Even Leave Home
ParkMe is an app that lets you browse available parking structures, lots, and street spaces from the comfort of your home computer or smartphone.
Future Present: 7 Soon-to-Be Wonders of Technology
Chatting with holograms, controlling computers with our minds and harvesting energy from power lines are among the innovations predicted for the next five years.
Creepy Portraits Made Using DNA from Gum & Smokes
DNA samples collected from discarded cigarette butts and chewed gum are processed into life-sized, three-dimensional masks of the people who left them behind.
In The Fold: 10 Futuristic Folding + Flexible Computer Ideas
The shapes of computers have changed drastically in the past decade, but the evolution isn't done yet - keep an eye out for these radical folding designs.
Dialed In: 15 Cool & Quirky Radio Design Concepts
DO touch that dial! These 12 cool & quirky radio design concepts provide a glimpse of this classic medium's future while giving a nod to its historic past.
Future Architecture: 7 Surreal Award-Winning Skyscrapers
On land, by sea, in the air (and in one case: outer space), these winning entries are daring and visionary, defying convention, technology and at times even gravity.
Stealth Wear: Counter-Surveillance Fashion Protects Privacy
Want to elude surveillance? Wear a metallic hoodie, slip your phone into a signal-blocking sleeve, paint your face and give yourself a weird punk haircut.
Drive & Live Off off Grid: Convertible Mobile Caravan Concept
Forget the trailer and start trailblazing - this emission-free and fully-electric vehicle can use solar power, recharging on or off the grid.
Stop Shops: Virtual Store Shelves in Subway & Bus Stations
If you are going to have to wait for a ride anyway, stop and do some shopping right there on the wall, via virtual aisles on a life-scaled billboard full of products.
Algaculture: Symbiosis Suit Produces Food from Breath
The Agaculture Symbiosis Suit proposes a mutually beneficial relationship between the human wearing the suit, and the algae-turned-food in the tubes.