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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.
Future Skyscraper: Arup Presents Awesome Vision for 2050
This future-looking skyscraper fuses passive power generation, urban agricultural endeavors, modular climate-sensitive skins and mobile plug-and-play platforms.
Making It: 10 (More!) Futuristic Materials That Exist Today
These futuristic materials may sound like science fiction, but they are all real - from Terminator-like metal alloys to concrete that can heal its own cracks.
Abandoned App Leads You to Local Urban Exploration Sites
The 'Abandoned' app for iPhone locates abandoned places in your area and pinpoints them on a map, also sharing tips, reviews and photos from urban explorers.
Factory to Self-Fabrication: 14 3D-Printed Design Objects
Designers are creating everything from working guitars and records to puzzles and puppets with desktop 3D printers, bringing their digital concepts to life.
3D-Printing Pen: Draw Sculptures with this Magical Marker
2D or 3D? Drawing or sculpture? These dichotomies break down as you build up a physical model using a traditionally two-dimensional technique.
Retro Hover Cars: Editing Photos to Float Vintage Rides
Renaud Marion is well established in the realm of realistic photo editing, splicing everything from architecture to wild animals into ordinary city street scenes.
Printing Prospects: 10 Hi-Tech Printer Prototypes & Concepts
Printers are no longer just the bulky machines that sit on our desks. Current and future printers can create our homes, our toys and even our new body parts.
E-Ink Keyboard: Letter Keys Morph into Custom Symbols
Electronic ink is energy efficient and easy on the eyes, so why not adapt it to the keyboard? Think of it like the Apple version of a colorful but bulky Windows equivalent.
Intelligent Interstates: 5 High-Tech 'Smart Highway' Systems
Color-changing and glow-in-the-dark paint, mini windmill-powered lights, a lane that charges your car for you magnetically while you drive and more.
Rein-Vend: 7 Converted, New & Reverse Vending Machines
Some now-vintage models dispense art or books - other new machines can vend hot food, let you swap for new stuff, or work in reverse, giving you cash for goods.