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Technology is all about the future: Today’s gadgets, technologies, and innovations are reshaping the way we live … so what does it all add up to? Getting a handle on the coming changes is harder than ever. We make it easy. In The Future Of, we examine innovations in important fields, from farming to transportation, and what they will mean in the years and decades to come. 

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The future of manufacturing: A look ahead to the next era of making things

The way we make things -- from cars to shoes to dental floss -- has changed dramatically over the past few generations. Here's what could change next.
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The future of sustainability: A look at the next evolution of environmental tech

Sustainable energy tech has come a long way in the past decade, but we've still got a long road ahead if we hope to slow climate change. Here's what's next
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The future of mobility: 5 transportation technologies to watch out for

From autonomous vehicles to flying taxis, the future of mobility and transportation is set to change dramatically in the next few decades. Here's a preview
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The future of automation: Robots are coming, but they won’t take your job

The emergence of automated robots will likely not be the job killer for humans that many people fear.
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The future of A.I.: 4 big things to watch for in the next few years

Artificial intelligence has progressed in leaps and bounds over the past decade. What's in store for the next one? Here are four things to keep an eye on.
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The future of transportation: Self-driving cars? Try self-driving everything

Self-driving cars are further away than you think, but autonomous planes and trains are more or less here … and will shape transportation in the near future.
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The future of surgery: AR, VR, and virtual learning will upend modern medicine

Hololens is like a smartphone for surgery, allowing doctors to collaborate, communicate, and plan procedures more efficiently. And it's only the beginning.
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The Future of Vision: Augmented reality contact lenses will make you bionic

Smart contact lenses are finally becoming a reality. And the future of this intriguing technology is nothing like what you might expect.  
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The Future of Sports: How biometric data and A.I. will revolutionize athletics

Through biometrics and artificial intelligence, tech is reshaping sports and the athlete of tomorrow. The goal: Solving the puzzle of human performance.
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The future of cooking: How a robotic chef is cooking up a crazy new kitchen

Today, our kitchens have things like ovens, fridges, stovetops, toasters, and microwaves. Tomorrow, they might just have built-in robotic sous chefs.
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The future of making stuff: Inside the evolution of 3D printing with Formlabs

Change is coming to 3D printing. After a big burst of innovation and creativity on the hardware side, many are now shifting focus to materials engineering.
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The future of cars: A new spin on an old idea could revolutionize autonomous vehicles

Most autonomous cars use lidar and other light-based sensors to see the world around them. But what if they could use radar, too?
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The future of work: CES 2021 offers a glimpse at the post-office world

Much of life will begin to return to normal in 2021. But work may never. At CES 2021, companies are preparing for the future of the work in a post-office world.
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The future of reality: Next-Gen AR smartglasses make Google Glass look quaint

Augmented reality glasses have been progressing slowly over the past few years. Now, at CES 2021, they're finally at a point where they don't look so weird.

The future of TV: New advances in display tech will transform your TV

Wondering what the future of TV display technology looks like? CES 2021 is our best glimpse at what companies will be bringing to market. Here's what to expect.