The future looks bright, except when it doesn't. Here are 10 exceptionally regrettable developments we can expect in the coming decades.
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At this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), auto and startup executives shrewdly changed lanes on the topic of autonomous vehicles entering the mainstream. Surprise, surprise - our driverless robot car future isn't going to happen in two or three years as previous predicted. In other words, it's time to tamp down your expectations.
Artificial intelligence has been big news over the last year or so. While the idea of the technology is not new - Arthur C Clarke's HAL 9000 brought it to the fore back in 1968 when 2001: A Space Odyssey was released - we have reached a tipping point as the amount of data we have access to has exploded and the cloud has made vast amounts of computing power accessible. But we are only now starting to think about the real impacts of AI on business and society.
Infographic: It's 2017. It's supposed to be the future. Flying cars, hoverboards (not that kind) and robot maids should be the norm by now.
Does it feel like the future for you already? I mean, our own Amanda Yeo predicted a bunch of stuff that exists today. Or are you still waiting for that elusive advancement in technology?
When do you think we will get the technology that makes it feel like we are truly living in the future?
In two weeks from now we will likely have official confirmation of brand new smartphones from Google, the first to be designed by the company itself.
The web giant has teased an unveiling set for 2am AEST October 5, and unless it's planning to reveal a completely unexpected product that just happens to have the rounded oblong dimensions of a smartphone, it seems like the long-held rumours of a Google phone will come to pass. Here's everything we know so far.
First it was autonomous pizza-dispensing robots. Now, Domino's is bringing a fleet of pizza delivery drones to the masses. If the headline-hungry company can be believed, New Zealand customers will soon be receiving pizzas from the skies via a technology partnership with drone delivery service Flirtey.
Domino's has proudly proclaimed its new initiative as the first commercial drone delivery service in the world. However, there's no timeframe for when the service will be available and the service is still seeking approval from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Hmmm.
Balancing your budget seems like a simple task. Just spend less than you earn, right? If you've ever wondered why such a simple task can become so complicated, it's because optimising your financial life involves a fair bit of time travel.
Last week, more than 3600 technology vendors converged on the Las Vegas Convention Center to show off their latest wares for CES 2016. There was an enormous amount of product on the labyrinthine showroom floor covering every category imaginable. Some of these gadgets were incredibly impressive. Others were laughably terrible. Here are our Best & Worst picks from the show.