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Volkswagen Hover Car

Volkswagen Hover Car

Volkswagen recently gathered ideas from the people of China for new vehicles, and through the wonder of technology, brought one girl’s “hover car” dream to fruition, digitally. (Thanks Daryl!)

E-volo Multicopter

E-volo Multicopter

Move over, Orville and Wilbur: Thomas Senkel of E-volo recently made the world’s first manned multicopter flight with their AR.Drone-like flyer. The gently hovering flight lasted 1:30. (Thanks Stro!)

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Peugeot HX1 Hybrid Concept

Peugeot HX1 Hybrid Concept

With its unusually low profile, the HX1 looks like something out of a science fiction movie. Peugeot’s first diesel hybrid, this 4WD is powered by a 2.2L, 204hp HDi engine, plus a 95hp electric motor.

Flake Concept Car

Flake Concept Car

We’re not expecting Da Feng’s Flake conceptual vehicle to hit showrooms any time soon. The idea of a shape-shifting car with 250 moving body panels is purely the stuff of science fiction.

The World of the Future

The World of the Future

The distant future… The year 2-thou-sand… Now pay careful attention and learn the wonders of the magnificent, astounding and awesome future. Will technological wonders never cease?

BMW Vision ConnectedDrive

BMW Vision ConnectedDrive

The latest BMW concept car, the ConnectedDrive melds sweeping, organic form with TRON-like tech. We love the open-air design, although you could never drive it when it rains. More pics here.

Incidental Media

Incidental Media

Dentsu London and Berg envision a future where everyday objects and surfaces exploit the Internet in their “spare time” to provide constant, relevant information and feedback. Cool stuff indeed.

The Wonderful Future…

The Wonderful Future…

Gregory Benford and the editors of Popular Mechanics take on flying cars, aluminum clothes, glass cities, and other amazing visions from the future that never quite was in this fascinating read.

Ostoure Superbike Concept

Ostoure Superbike Concept

If ever were produced, designer Mohammad Shojaie’s futuristic concept bike would run on an unusual 2WD drive train, and a helmet with heads-up displays, and even an A/C system.

Sony 360-Degree Display

Sony 360-Degree Display

3D displays are everywhere these days. But Sony is showing off the next generation of 3-dimensional screens, providing 360-degree volumetric images that you can walk around and gesture control.

ARC Rescue Chopper

ARC Rescue Chopper

Designer Leong Huang Zi envisions a future in which his duo-fan propeller aircraft is saving lives. While this concept military chopper will probably never see the light of day, we still think it’s cool.

LittleDog Robot

LittleDog Robot

Developed by the University of Southern California, the LittleDog is just like its big brother, capable of walking over difficult terrain and obstacles both by design and by learning and adapting.

BTTF II: Hoverboard Realized

BTTF II: Hoverboard Realized

Marty McFly had the coolest mode of transportation in Back to the Future II, but the hoverboard was never actually made. Artist Nils Guadagnin decided to make his own version for a recent exhibition.

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Audi EXO Concept

Audi EXO Concept

We’re not sure about the shoe-like footprint of the Audi EXO car when viewed from above. Andrea Mocellin’s “human-powered exoskeleton” vehicle might help Fred Flintstone’s aching feet.

GM EN-V Concept Car

GM EN-V Concept Car

This concept car design provides a glimpse into the future of auto manufacturing. The zero-emission GM EN-V could drive autonomously, and turn its two-passenger compartment on a dime.

Trends & Tech 2010-2050

Trends & Tech 2010-2050

From fusion reactors to genetically engineered pets, What’s Next’s Trends & Tech Timeline is a mind-blowing look into the future; it starts in present day with predictions up to 2050.

Season 1: Life After People

Season 1: Life After People

History Channel’s Life After People: The Series begins where the original film left off, with in-depth looks at the decay of cities like L.A. and London; it includes 10 episodes on 3 discs.

Trailer #2: Section 8

Trailer #2: Section 8

Much more gameplay in this latest trailer for Section 8, which is starting to look a bit like Halo but with jumping and big armored suits; still, we’ll reserve judgment until it ships 8/25.

Futuristic Movie Timeline

Futuristic Movie Timeline

Just one look at this Futuristic Movie Timeline and we realize that real-world 2009 is seriously lagging: we should have gone back to the future (twice) with robot cops and electric sheep.

Launch Trailer: Terminator

Launch Trailer: Terminator

It’s amazing what a little voice work, a sweet soundtrack and anti-aliasing can do, but this launch trailer for Terminator: Salvation has our hopes way up for the game; it’s out today.

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2016 Trailer: Terminator

2016 Trailer: Terminator

In contrast to the intro, this Terminator: Salvation’s 2016 trailer is pure gameplay but is surprisingly effective at getting the heart rate up with combat scenes in a shattered Los Angeles.

Short Film Trailer: Turbo

Short Film Trailer: Turbo

Debuting 4/30 in L.A., Turbo is a 20 minute short for a USC graduate thesis about a futuristic video game tournament; it was shot on a RED camera and produced by a four man team.

Launch Trailer: Stormrise

Launch Trailer: Stormrise

Stormrise is now available, and with it this launch trailer gives a proper introduction; it’s a mix of cinematic world-ending voiceovers and a breakdown of the game’s various features.

T2 Complete Collector’s Set

T2 Complete Collector’s Set

Empty out your bank account like it’s Judgment Day: the Terminator 2 Complete Collector’s Set (available 5/19) nets you six discs including Blu-ray and a 14″ T-800 Endoskull bust.

Video: World Builder

Video: World Builder

Created by legendary 405 director Bruce Branit, World Builder is like a next-gen version of Second Life; it was shot in a single day but required two years of post production.

Trailer #3: Terminator 4

Trailer #3: Terminator 4

Easily the best trailer yet for Terminator: Salvation, enough juicy details are revealed that it borders on spoiler territory; appropriately, it emphasizes the human side of the story.

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