Innovations That Will Change Our Tomorrow

June 21, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

Strawberries in yogurt? Soon it’ll be the other way around.

The New York Times noted that it took about a century for the light bulb to receive mainstream adoption. Inventions don’t work the way we think they do. They take time and refinements. With that in mind they listed the 32 innovations that will change our tomorrow. Some of the more interesting include:

  • Airplane cabins are dry and have thin air because of the materials they are made of. They are too weak for highly pressurized interiors and the dryness mitigates rust. Carbon fiber though is the future and shares none of these problems. In some designs humidity has tripled.
  • Every person moves their body in distinct and unique ways. Even the way you answer your phone is difficult to reproduce by others. In the future these will form the basis of your passwords rather than the relatively weak, easily guessable methods we use now.
  • A flavourless additive is being designed that can be added to any alcohol which then prevent hangovers the following day.
  • Stick-on teeth sensors will alert you when there’s plaque buildup, and automatically schedule appointments with dentists when necessary. They’ll be cheap enough to replace daily – which you’ll have to if you take good care of your teeth.
  • Our food will soon be packaged in other foods. Current packaging is wasteful. In the future your yogurt will come inside a strawberry – which you can either wash and eat, or throw away.

To read the entire list which is divided into six categories: Morning Routine, Commute, Work, Play, Health and Home, and get a glimpse of how our relationship with our clothes, our pets, and even our dreams will soon be transformed, check out the interactive page here.

Source: The New York Times

Via: Marginal Revolution