We’re living in a world that already looks a bit like a sci-fi movie with robotic priests, drones flying everywhere, cyberwars, and Internet that is getting faster and faster as we speak, connecting the whole world. Not to mention all the space tech advancements, the mission to bring humans to Mars, and the bizarre discoveries in quantum physics. But even living in this world filled with unbelievable discoveries, there are still some that are exceptionally mind-bending and seem like something you could only see in a book or a movie tagged as ‘magic’. Here are 8 new technologies that look like total witchcraft.
It seems that machines are getting smarter and smarter as we speak, moving towards the future when they will be able to fully replicate themselves, leading to numerous dystopian scenarios. Well, until that happens, we have the amazing Terzo Millenio, a spectacular car created by Lamborghini that can already detect cracks in its body, feel them with nanotubes, and heal itself in no time. The goal is to create cars that will be able to detect minor and major problems and fix them right on the go, while driving – from puffing your tires an replacing the battery to deeper changes in the car’s build.
Meat from labs
Despite the increased interest in veganism and other non-meat-eating lifestyles, the majority of humanity enjoys consuming meat and will probably will be needing 70% more of it by the time we reach 2050, according to research. Growing animals for eating has proven to be an environmental hazard, so scientists are coming up with new ways to synthesize meat that will look and taste just the same. Real – life meat grown in a bioreactors and millions of innocent lives saved every year – how cool is that?
The name of the company Holosonics sounds menacing enough and for a reason! It has developed the frightening Audio Spotlight System – a special tech that can produce sound in narrow beams, which are later sent right into your ear using tiny speakers and ultrasonic frequencies. Soon you’ll be passing a shop and voice ‘in your head’ will start whispering some ad-related stuff you won’t be able to turn off. It will be a world with no privacy whatsoever.