Archived Articles: 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.

Soylent 3.0: 100K Sq Ft Warehouse Could Feed 4 Million People

The first generation of Soylent is a powdered food substitute for all your nutritional needs, the second will be a premixed beverage boasting the addition of ...

Road Blocks: LEGO-Like Modular Roads & Paths Snap Into Place

New roads could be quickly and easily slotted into place, piece by piece, with a new Lego-like modular plastic system that makes the building process feel more ...

Mole Delivery: Automated Pipelines to Ship Goods Underground

In a world obsessed with aerial drones, this new system could fly in under the radar and revolutionize shipping, delivering goods automatically via unmanned ...

Future of Wayfinding: Augmented Reality for Urban Bicyclists

Using augmented reality highlights, hints and cues to guide bikers through complex city paths and streets, this conceptual system addresses issues of ...

Blind Ambitions: 11 Assistive Ideas for the Visually Impaired

Technology to assist visually impaired people is progressing far beyond the dog and cane. These technology concepts  – all of which are still in the ...

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Black Gold: Turning Oil Tankers into Giant Land Architecture

For an inevitable future when oil gives out in the Middle East (or nautical supply chains are replaced by pipes), a series of designers have envisioned ...

Rotating Condo Tower: Units Take Turns as the Penthouse Suite

Spinning structures is not new territory, but shifting units around vertically as well as in horizontal circles is a fresh dimension of novelty with a likewise ...

Fractal Formations: The Fascinating Future of Urban Growth

What might the patterns of urban sprawl look like if humanity were to survive another thousand years or so? Artist Tom Beddard envisions fractal formations ...

VRchitecture: Interactive Virtual Reality House Feels 90% Real

No matter how many drawings and models a client is shown, there is still a leap of imagination needed for someone to understand how a building design will ...

Designer Sci-Fi: Ferrari Spaceship Takes Luxury Sky-High

Given how far away we still are from personal spacecraft, perhaps it’s not surprising that most design concepts for extra-terrestrial ships haven’t evolved ...

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