Self-cleaning dishes make washing dishes a thing of the past

Self-cleaning dishes.

You would think that living in the 21st century would mean that we would no longer have to deal with mundane tasks like washing dishes. Even the best dishwashers have trouble getting the dirt off sometimes. But, the Swedish design studio, Tomorrow Machine, has a brilliant solution: dishes that clean themselves.

 

 

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Top 8 futuristic office technologies that will change how we work

“There’s a lot of potential to build off existing technologies if you can recognize the right business use.”

The Kiplinger Letter has forecast future trends set to change the way we work for 90 years. According to a statement released by the letter, In 1959, they forecast copiers and printers, and in 1963, it mentioned “pocket gadgets” that would allow workers to call anyone from anywhere.

 

 

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Canada’s new high-tech plastic currency

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Canada’s plastic currency.

Many of us rely on plastic credit and debit cards to make the majority of our daily purchases but still the idea of saying goodbye to paper money seems ludicrous. The Bank of Canada is planning to do just that, and the first in an all-new line of plastic money will begin rolling out to consumers this month. The bills — made of a single piece of polymer — boast a longer life than paper notes, as well as some advanced security features to keep counterfeiters scratching their heads.

 

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DeLorean Motor Company goes back to the future with all-electric DeLorean

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Electric DeLorean DMC-12 in the works

It comes as no surprise that the DeLorean DMC-12 is a popular car for DIY electric car conversions given the car’s iconic classic/futuristic status.  And it’s official that DeLorean EV is coming from Humble, Texas’ reborn DeLorean Motor Company itself.  Who else would build a time machine electric car and do it with some style?

 

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Marchi Mobile’s futuristic RV is available in the present

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The eleMMent

If you are in the market for a futuristic and slightly bizarre motor home it’s check out the eleMMent.  You’ll be the envy of the trailer park when you pull up in this 500 horsepower, 40-foot long monstrosity, which features a fireplace, a pop-up sky lounge with fog machine, and paint that glows in the dark. (Pics)

 

 

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1940’s whiskey ads predicted the future

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“Perfected television and radio telephone combined!”

Seagram’s advertised its VO Canadian whiskey back in the mid-1940’s with a series of extremely manly magazine ads about “Men Who Plan Beyond Tomorrow”. They were unspecified futuristic thinkers who liked the fact that Seagram’s was patient enough to age VO for six years. Each of the ads depicted a different miracle that would transform postwar America and they were glorious.  (Pics)

 

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Futuristic Monorails From the Past

The Bennie Railplane, 1929 Glasgow

The Bennie Railplane, 1929 Glasgow

The monorail perfectly exemplifies that nothing dates like the future, it is a piece of anachronistic technology that is today largely relegated to theme parks and inter terminal airport transit. Although the archetypal image of a monorail is the 1959 Disneyland version, as this list shows, its design history traces back to the middle of the 19th century, with steam driven versions that share none of the futuristic aesthetic of the streamlined post war versions. In this case, although the pioneering system from a technical point of view was the 1952 German Alweg, the 1911 Boyes monorail prototype shows the origins of the futuristic look. (Pics)

 

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The Dymaxion is Back! British Architect Brings Back the 1930’s Car That Was Meant to Change American’s Lives

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Dymaxion Car

Richard Buckminster Fuller had a lot of nerve. In the 1930s, the great US inventor secured the first $1,000 he needed to build a giant futuristic car, called the Dymaxion. The socialite who gave him the cash was told: “If I want to use it all to buy ice cream cones, that will be that – and there will be no questions asked.” (Pics and Videos)

 

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Hotels of the Future? The Qbic Hotel Offers a Cool and Futuristic Design for the Budget Conscious Traveler

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The Cubi is a cube-shaped state-of-the-art living space

What’s a Cubi? It is the alternative name for the accommodations provided by the line of Qbic hotels appearing in the Netherlands. The Cubi is a cube-shaped living space that is the epitome of efficiency and practicality. Not only are they totally unique in their design, but they also incorporate radical décor and furnishings too. (pics)

 

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Nubrella: Ultimate Personal Weather Protector

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Nubrella

The nubrella is designed for the 21st century. Nubrella exploits the fundamental limitations of today’s traditional umbrella while introducing a long awaited feature of hands free usage. Nubrella turned to the award winning design firm, Continuum. The result is an eye catching new aerodynamic design that many are saying is simply a better “mousetrap”.

 

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Awesome Futuristic Vision Of Military Robots With Guns

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Military robots with guns

Robotex Inc is one of the plethora of companies out there that are working to bring intelligent weapon wielding robots to reality.  From the limited information on their website we can’t say much about whether Robotex’s robots are ever going to come to much, but perhaps these guys have a future in robotic video editing.

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