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GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – APRIL 2020

COVID-19:

We are living through a major inflection point in history. 

This means that when “normal life” resumes, the future won’t look or feel much like “the normal” we have been used to.

Social and economic life will eventually recover … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – MARCH 2020

AI Discovers New Antibiotic

 Artificial intelligence has been used to discover new antibiotics effective against untreatable diseases, marking the advent of a major new tool in the global fight against drug resistance.

In a paper published last month in the … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – FEBRUARY 2020

Is This The End of Privacy?

 A small U.S. start-up, Clearview AI, has devised a ground-breaking facial recognition app. You take a picture of a person, upload it and get to see public photos of that person, along with links … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – JANUARY 2020

Brilliant New “Cats’ Eyes” Collect Vehicle Emissions

 Vehicle pollution will be sucked out of the road under plans to install cat’s eye-style filters at the most toxic junctions.

Technology has been developed that uses low-energy fans between lanes to pull … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – DECEMBER 2019

Promising New Alzheimer’s Drug Fast-Tracked In China!

 In a surprise to many researchers around the world, Chinese authorities recently approved a novel drug claimed to improve cognitive function in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

The drug, derived from a marine algae, … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – NOVEMBER 2019

Artificial Meat Will Soon Taste More Like Real Meat

Although lab-grown meat could be a more ethical, eco-friendly alternative to the “real” thing, its texture still leaves something to be desired. That may be about to change, though, thanks to … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – OCTOBER 2019

Scientists Reverse Human Ageing

 Scientists might be able to reverse process of ageing, a new study suggests.

Volunteers who were given a cocktail of drugs for a year actually “aged backwards”, losing an average of 2.5 years from their biological … Read the rest

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