The Future Life: NFC

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Image from Stark RFID

NFC stands for Near Field Communication and it’s a set of standards concerning close-range wireless communication. NFC-equipped devices like smartphones and tablets can exchange info with each other simply and easily.

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The Future Life: Drones, drones, drones!

They're watching you.

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It’s a bright, beautiful spring day. You find yourself walking down the sidewalk, probably talking on your cellphone or something (or enjoying nature if you’re one of those people). The sweet-smelling breeze, the sing-songy birds, and the other people outside with you make for a pretty nice day. If there was going to be one thing that ruins your day, it’s going to be the drone flying around 60,000 feet above that pretty little head of yours. Damn drone, screwing up your nice spring day.

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The Future Life: 3D Printers

3D Printing

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3D Printing is the process of making a three-dimensional object from a virtual model. It is done using an additive process, which involves putting down layers upon layers upon layers until the object is finished. 3D Printing can be used for a variety of applications including, but not limited to, architecture, military, dental and medical industries, biotech (human tissue replacement), fashion, education, and even food. Personal 3D printers have slowly been dipping in price over the past 5 years and although good printers still start at somewhere around a grand, they could see mainstream adoption in the next few years.

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