Computers that understand and react to subtle cues about human emotion are coming. And when they do, advertising and marketing might be some of the early adopters.
This train set isn't fun locomotives. Instead it has lots of cops, urban decay, and a destroyed McDonald's. Let's not let the world get like this.
With augmented reality contact lenses just a hop and a skip away, the era of having a digitally rendered face isn't too far off.
From the blurring of the line between the real life and online to the creation of "shadow worlds," developments that sound like they're from science fiction are changing how we work.
Just like a jellyfish contracts to push water downward, this new drone design uses a similar motion to propel itself through air and stay stable with minimal effort.
Will New York be car-free and renewably powered? Take a look at this strikingly optimistic vision for the future of the city--but rest assured, all of these ideas are possible--just maybe not politically feasible.
Six years isn't that long, but the rapid pace of innovation means everything--from education to health care to the Internet itself--could look a lot different by then.
The ultimate solution for the perpetually lazy: a plant-based plate coating that makes doing the dishes as easy as pie--and saves water, too.
New insight into how bacteria communicate could change how our robots talk, with applications from using nanotechnology to fight tumors to robots finding disaster victims under rubble.