Traveling via teleportation. Umbrellas, trash cans, wallets, and cars that communicate with us. Pill bottles that pester us until we take our medication, and credit cards that monitor our exercise and reward us monetarily.
In this broadcast of Up to Date, we look at the impact of technology on things we use everyday. Steve Kraske explores the power and connectivity of these "enchanted objects" with entrepreneur and MIT instructor David Rose.
By Andrea Silenzi, Jabulani Leffall & Charlie Upchurch
Borders Books. Blockbuster Home Movies. These companies share the same mistake; they missed a moment when they were challenged to adapt to a new business landscape. In their places stepped the Amazon Kindle, and Netflix respectively.
X-ray vision, doubled life spans, lots of robots, and zoos filled with animals that are now extinct.
It may sound like a science fiction novel from your childhood, but this is the not-too-distant future envisioned by quantum physicist Michio Kaku in his book Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100.