Does technology excite you? Do you sometimes hear about a new device or idea and think, "That's awesome!"? If so, this section of S21 is for you. Here we're donning our virtual reality glasses and taking a look at technology that makes you stop dead in your tracks. Some of it is already here, some of it is coming soon. All of it is mind-bogglingly cool.
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|The rise of wearable tech|
Access your socks via your smartphone; talk to your watch; see the world afresh through smart glasses; and tattoo your password on your skin. Whether you're a geek, an athlete, or a fashionista, wearable tech is coming your way!
Imagine a machine that can make anything you want. Almost instantly.
Project Glass is a project by Google to create a working design for augmented reality glasses. The idea is that the glasses would include a head-mounted display showing information about the real world.
How quantum computers are set to transform our world utterly.
If your computer has ever crashed, you may be more than a little nervous about the idea of a computer-driven car. Yet self-driving cars are already a reality, and as of September 2012, they are legal on roads in California, although a human driver must still be present in the car just in case things go wrong.
|Lockheed Blackbird SR-71|
The Blackbird was designed to be the ultimate reconnaissance aircraft.
The delta-wing Vulcan was the most iconic of the UK's three V-class nuclear bombers, developed after World War II and capable of dropping a nuclear bomb.
Watson is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) capable of understanding natural language and answering questions on any topic.
Skylon is an aircraft that will be able to fly at 5 times the speed of sound and fly directly into space, like a rocket.
SpaceX is a privately-owned commercial space company that manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft.