The Future is (Almost) Here
In recent years, technology has been advancing at a startling rate. We are living in an age of infinite possibility…from phones that only need a swipe of the finger to make a phone call or play a hit song to televisions that exude quality so crisp that you actually feel like you are a part of the action. So where are we headed? Here we take a look at some upcoming technological masterpieces that could be changing our world in the years to come.
Ultimate Ears’ Super Fi 5’s:
We live in a generation where most of us enjoy listening to music on-the-go. What most of us don’t realize is that we use poor quality headphones to listen to that music. Cue Ultimate Ears’ Super Fi 5 bud headphones that will blow you away even if you are not an audiophile. From their fashion conscious styling to their insane noise cancelling technology, these babies pack an unrivaled punch. While on the expensive side, you will not be disappointed scrapping your standard iPod headphones. Trust us.On the Market? Yes, retail price 169.99.Website: http://www.ultimateears.com/_ultimateears/products/superfi/superfi5_description.php
Mercedes SCL 600:
Introduced at the Paris Motor Show way back in 1996 as a prototype defining new advancements in comfort and safety, Mercedes SCL 600’s futuristic technology might soon be on the verge of becoming a reality. This car appears normal, but the interior looks more like a game at an arcade. It features no pedals, no steering wheel, and no mirrors. What it has in place are a joystick for steering, accelerating, and breaking, and a video monitor in place of mirrors. Add in the swiveling doors and you have a car that may as well be from another planet. Look out for it.On the Market? No, retail price unknown.
Visa and Nokia’s Credit Card Cell Phone:
If you thought that cell phone technology didn’t have anything else up its sleeve, think again. Visa and Nokia have been working together to develop their form of NFC (Near-Field Communication) technology that flips the shopping world upside down. Your cell phone will work like a credit card, allowing users to pay or transfer money with just the swipe of your phone. Perfect for all you Costanza wallet-types out there. On the Market? No, retail price unknown.
Intel’s Wireless Energy Resonant Link:
Imagine not having to lug around a power cord for your laptop, or charging your cell phone without any wires while it sits on your desk. Yes, that’s right. No wires and no finding an outlet close by your utilities ever again. While it is in a primitive state thus far, Intel successfully transmitted electricity wirelessly, powering a 60 watt light bulb. That is more than enough power to operate a laptop. Imagine entire desks, tables, or counters wired like this and only having to place an object on to that surface to power it. Honestly, that is nothing short of amazing.On the Market? No, retail price unknown.