Tomorrow is built today. Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence. 10 Futuristic Materials. Lifeboat Foundation Safeguarding Humanity Skip to content Switch to White Special Report 10 Futuristic Materials by Lifeboat Foundation Scientific Advisory Board member Michael Anissimov. 1.
Aerogel protecting crayons from a blowtorch. This tiny block of transparent aerogel is supporting a brick weighing 2.5 kg. Aerogel holds 15 entries in the Guinness Book of Records, more than any other material. Carbon nanotubes are long chains of carbon held together by the strongest bond in all chemistry, the sacred sp2 bond, even stronger than the sp3 bonds that hold together diamond. “Metamaterial” refers to any material that gains its properties from structure rather than composition.
We’re starting to lay down thick layers of diamond in CVD machines, hinting towards a future of bulk diamond machinery. Diamonds may be strong, but aggregated diamond nanorods (what I call amorphous fullerene) are stronger. Transparent alumina is three times stronger than steel and transparent. InShare11 Materials. Smart glass future. Two things: First, considering the touchscreen maps at my local shopping centres ae almost always down or only half work, and smeared with public finger goop, the maintenance factor would be huge in this kind of world.
They'd always need constant repairs, cleaning, and upgrading. And the other thing is, though the touchscreen concept works okay at a small handheld level, if every single button you push has no tactile response, that satisfaction of a physical reaction to pressing a button, it can get quite exhausting for the fingers. Typing, which would be slowed down on a vertical or flat horizontal surface anyway, would be very painful to tap away at, with your fingertips repeatedly hitting solid glass with no give. I can see the small scale, and informative aspect, like temperature gauges on mirrors and windows, or dashboard info on car windscreens, but this kind of epic interactivity just wouldn't work. YTMND - The Future of our World.
The Future of Travel: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - Luggage Online. While many still fantasize about conceptual flying cars and supersonic vehicles, there is also a strong focus on making the average traveler’s journey a more pleasing adventure from start to finish, no matter if their journey takes them to the office or half-way around the world. Therefore, if you’re a die-hard technology enthusiast, or even someone who loves to learn about the latest awesome electronic gadgets or scientific inventions, you’ll enjoy this list of futuristic vehicles that have been designed to be both innovative in design and function; vehicles that make the future of travel promising. For the commute… TREV (Two-Seater Renewable Energy Vehicle) The University of Southern Australia (UniSA) is thinking beyond our current Peak Oil problem, and into a time when fossil fuels simply won't be enough to sustain our travel needs.
Skycar Moller International has developed the first and only practical, individually affordable, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle in the world. The year 2000 as envisioned in the year 1910. In 1910, French artist Villemard produced a series of illustrations depicting what life might be like in the year 2000.
Yeah, he pretty much nailed it. See more here on Flickr Via.