Official Stuff From the Future Podcast
From religion in space to digital immortality, the future is full of profound challenges and astonishing opportunities. Join the staff of HowStuffWorks.com as we explore some of the most promising -- and perplexing -- questions of the modern world.
No doubt about it -- today's cars are highly advanced pieces of machinery. Believe it or not, even more sophisticated technology is on the way. So what can we expect to see in the upcoming years?
Sustainable urbanism is no longer a futuristic dream. Welcome to five cities around the world that will be turning a radical shade of green in the coming decades.
The key to any good apocalypse plan is a stash of foods that are loaded down with additives and preservatives. These five products probably won't survive an atomic blast, true, but you'll be much better off with them than with a crate of broccoli.
5 Upcoming Car Technologies
5 Green Cities of the Future
5 Foods That Will Survive the Apocalypse
Hey future, hurry up. We've been daydreaming about invisibility suits and hoverboards for decades. Here are some more inventions that we really hope materialize.
With movie titles like "Attack of the Clones" and "The Clone Wars," it's no wonder human cloning makes us anxious. As scientists make startling discoveries cloning animals, are humans next?
Iron Man has his arc reactor, the humans in "Avatar" have their unobtanium and what would "Star Trek" be without dilithium crystals? Sadly, we have none of these. So what energy source will power our future?
If life is a highway, get ready to take a long subterranean trip. Underground automated highways will allow drivers to relax while self-driving vehicles steer, and tunnels could help conserve land.
Some people believe that the world will end in the very near future -- Dec. 21, 2012, to be exact. It's a date that the Mayans predicted long ago would mark a period of great change, but should we be worried?
A space shuttle launch is expensive -- about $10,000 per pound. The LiftPort Group is developing a new system that could cut the cost down to about $400 per pound. Find out how a space elevator might be your ticket into orbit.
In a few short years, the Internet has changed the way we communicate, entertain ourselves and do business with one another. Could it eventually destroy human intellect as well?
The world's most basic computers used to fill entire rooms. But today, computers are so compact you can carry them wherever you go. So how will our computing devices change in the next century?
The Earth's resources are not infinite -- a fact that finally seems to be sinking in around the world. There are all kinds of options out there for cleaner alternative energy, from the tried and true to the very experimental.