22 Pictures That Prove the Future Is Already Here in 2014


We have come a long way in just a few years and here are 22 pictures that prove it. Forget 2015, we are already in the future.

1. There is an app that translates signs in real time.


via Word Lens

2. Astronauts are taking selfies like this in space.

astronauts taking selfies in space

via howto.funcloud.com

3. This guys bionic arm.

bionic arm

via spectrum.ieee.org

4. And this robotic hand doing up a shoelace.

bionic hand

via gizmodo.co.uk

5. Water resistant protection like this exists.

chemicals rejecting liquid

via youtube.com

6. Cities are growing quicker than ever. This is Shanghai between 1987 and now:

cities growing quick

via theatlantic.com

7. There are entire libraries where you just scan the QR code to get the book you want.

digital library qr code

via pinterest.com

8. Adverts that interact with their surroundings.

harry potter style adverts in subway

9. Ice Cream holograms are a real thing.

hologram ice cream

via skunkandburningtires.com

10. Oculus rift being used for 3D sculpting.

oculus rift sculpting

via bleachlifeandyoutube.tumblr.com

11. All of this now fits in your pocket.

old music technology

via avdawn.com

12. The amount of new planets discovered this year compared to all previous years.

planets discovered

via universetoday.com

13. There is a bin that knows where your rubbish is going to land.

robotic trash can

via wirefresh.com

14. Robots are getting more realistic.

robots getting more realistic

via sixpenceee.com

15. This door:

science fiction

via youtube.com

16. Scientists can turn memories into videos.

scientists making videos from memories 1

scientists making videos from memories 2

via tumblr.com

17. This has happened.

sd cards

via yantragyan.com

18. Bathrooms with smart glass that comes on when you lock the door. Would you trust it?

smart glass

via 9gag.com

19. This is what can be done with a green screen.

special effects

via buzzhand.com

20. This automatically stabilising spoon for people with parkinson's.

spoon to help with parkinsons

via sadmoment.com

21. Transparent cars are being developed.

transparent cars

via landrover.com

22. How gatherings have changed:

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via instagram.com

If you were getting a little too excited about the future though, here's a reminder that we still have some problems to overcome...

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h/t Buzzfeed