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GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – SEPTEMBER 2019

Check-Outs Will Soon Be A Thing Of The Past

 U.S. retailers large and small are pressing ahead with testing the use of artificial intelligence to track what products shoppers pick up and to automatically bill their accounts when they walk … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – AUGUST 2019

China Giving Away Location Trackers To Its Children

 Over 17,000 students at 60 elementary schools in Guangzhou received free fancy new gadgets for their wrists last month.

Called “Safe Campus Smartwatches,” the wearables send the children’s locations in real time … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – JULY 2019

The Puncture-Free Tyre Has Arrived

Michelin has teamed with General Motors to announce a 2024 production goal for airless tyres. The tyres, called Uptis, will have several benefits over radial tubeless tyres and will debut for testing on the Chevrolet … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – JUNE 2019

AI Starts To Manage Traffic On UK Roads

UK councils are using artificial intelligence to detect traffic accidents by monitoring CCTV camera footage. The aim is for the AI to alert traffic operators about incidents in real time, allowing them … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – MAY 2019

The Race To Produce “Meat” From Plant Protein

Five years after the first plant-based “hamburger”r was shown in Belgium, start-ups around the world are racing to produce lab-grown meatthat tastes as good as the traditional kind and costs about as … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – APRIL 2019

Glass Battery Breakthrough? If Proven, This Is A Game-Changer

A 94-year-old professor who pioneered the world-standard lithium ion battery technology has now announced a new glass battery which, he and his team claim, has triple the storage capacity of a … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – MARCH 2019

China’s Gene-Edited Babies May Become Super Smart

 New research indicates that the controversial use of CRISPR gene-editing on twin girls in China last year might have inadvertently improved their cognitive capacities, including their ability to learn and form memories, leading … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – FEBRUARY 2019

Basketball Sneakers You Can Tighten With Your Smartphone

Nike is preparing to launch a new self-lacing basketball shoefor the masses (that’s us) that can also accommodate prescribed tightness settings.

Just before Christmas Nike revealed its redesigned self-lacing shoes would arrive … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – DECEMBER 2018

Mad Scientists Consider Alerting Aliens To Our Presence

Although it’s a great idea for science fiction, I consider the idea of deliberately trying to tell aliens that we exist to be extreme folly.

But a new MIT studyoutlines a way … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE NOVEMBER 2018

London Cab Company Addison Lee Developing Self-Drive Taxis

After undertaking a year-long investigation with Ford and four other mobility specialists on how to build self-driving systems that integrate with London’s existing transport infrastructure, Addison Lee has announced the next step … Read the rest