IFTF’s Tech Futures Lab combines a deep understanding of technology and societal forces to identify and evaluate discontinuities and innovations in the next three to ten years. LG/be – Phone Concept Concept for the Design the Future” contest put on by LG. LG asked people to design something that could be done in the next 2 or 3 years with today’s or near future technology. Concept future phone: The PCOD (Personal Communications and Organization Device).
Recent Chinese and Russian hypersonic weapon tests have added urgency to DARPA and U.S. Air Force plans to fly the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept demonstrator by 2020. They need to understand and be comfortable using the technology that is out there to engage young learners.
The future is bright, but some of us might have to experience some pain to get there. Most of the technology that allows the car running without a driver at this time was already there. It is evolving to become human relationship, and slowly your technology will know you and it will understand you.
This marriage of future possibilities with relatable contemporary design logic helps to make the franchise feel more relevant and comprehensible, even if it is currently impossible to replicate. The Jellyfish and the Narada are excellent examples of hypothetical future ship designs.
History has shown that while new technology does indeed eliminate jobs, it also creates new and better jobs to replace them. The above scenario is an idealistic view of the future created from the mind of a 23-year old science-fiction fan (yours truly). The video game world has shown that the future gadgets are replicas of the past, except they are faster and cooler.