We ARE Living in the Future

Wow – take a look at this list! BuzzFeed proves with these

22 Pictures That 2014 Is The Future

You know, at least with regard to technology.

1. There’s an app that translates in real time:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future
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2. And a spoon meant to help those with Parkinson’s eat:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

3. There are holograms…on ICE CREAM apps:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

4. And Harry Potter-esque ads in subways:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

5. There are digital libraries where one scans a QR code to get the book they want:

There are digital libraries where one scans a QR code to get the book they want:

6. Astronauts are taking dang selfies in SPACE:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

7. All this being done with a green screen:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

…for better or worse.

8. Bathrooms with smart glass that obscures the bathroom when you lock it exist:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

9. You know, this happened:

You know, this happened:

10. There are doors straight out of any science fiction movie:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

11. Scientists are making videos out of human memories:

12. Robots are getting more realistic (and creepy) each year:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

13. We get together like this now:

14. Transparent cars are in development:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

15. These are all the planets we discovered this year, compared to the previous two decades:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

16. I mean, check out this man’s bionic arm at work:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

17. And this bionic hand at work:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

18. There’s a trash can that knows where your trash is headed:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

19. And cities are growing at an alarming rate. Check out Shanghai between 1987 and now:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

20. An Oculus Rift is being used for 3D imaging:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

21. Chemicals like this exist to reject liquid:

22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

22. And, just a reminder, all this fits in your pocket now:

And, just a reminder, all this fits in your pocket now:

How to get from Point A to B – Rome2rio

This is a cool app and website. It tells you the options of getting from one place to another. From Wayfayer:

Rome2rio Shows All Your Transportation Options Between Two Locations

Rome2rio Shows All Your Transportation Options Between Two Locations

Web/iOS: If you aren’t sure how to get between your home and your next travel spot, Rome2rio can help. It’ll show you different transportation options, travel times, and price estimates.

Simply input your departure and destination info, and Rome2rio displays all of your travel options. It also lists attractions nearby your destination and suggests hotels, too. Rome2rio offers both a web site and an iOS app. Give it a try yourself via the link below.

Rome2rio

20 Cool Uses for Old Plastic Bottles

This is cool! Take a look at all the creative ways to reuse old plastic bottles. Details from Architecture and Design:

20 Creative Ways To Reuse Old Plastic Bottles

DIY recycling projects are always cool, especially when you can turn your trash into something new and useful. We’ve not written any posts about ways to recycle before, but it turns out there’s so much that you can do with recycle plastic bottles that they deserved their own post.

The PET plastic that most plastic beverage bottles are made of is a fairly useful material – it’s resilient, flexible, transparent and food safe. As such, there are probably countless applications for these bottles that will give them second lives. These 20 are a great place to start, but can you think of your own as well?

1 | Vertical Garden

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2 | Chandelier

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 3 | Broom

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4 | Beautiful Mosaic From Caps Left By Hurricane Sandy

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5 | Spoon Lamp

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6 | Jewelry Stand

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7 | Parking Canopy

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8 | Bouquet Lamp

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9 | Christmas Tree

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10 | Cute Planters

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11 | Intricate Bottle Vase

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12 | Durable Purse

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13 | Sci-Fi Rocket Jet Pack

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14 | Hanging Chandelier

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15 | Lake Boat

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16 | Solar Light Bulb

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17 | Ottoman Seat

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18 | Curtain

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19 | Bottle Cap Decoration

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20 | Napkin Ring

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Photos by: Architecture & Design (via Google & Bore Panda)

Paper Classic Sculptures

These are spectacular! Thanks for this great find Mary! Details from FastCo:

These Classic Statues Stretch Like A Slinky

CHINESE ARTIST LI HONGBO MIMICS CARVED PORCELAIN USING THOUSANDS OF LAYERS OF PAPER. THE RESULT NEEDS TO BE SEEN IN MOTION.

Still photographs really just don’t do Chinese artist Li Hongbo‘s paper sculptures justice. His flexible structures mimic carved porcelain using thousands of layers of paper, a feat that only becomes apparent when the busts are stretched and pulled. They’re the Slinkys of classical statuary.

Li Hongbo: Statues in Motion from Todd Martin on Vimeo.

Hongbo’s collection “Tools of Study” is currently on display at New York’s Klein Sun Gallery, his first solo show in the United States. Hongbo and the gallery worked with production company Kid Guy Collective to bring the pieces to life in “Statues in Motion,” a slow-motion short film. The busts, which look so solid upon first glance, slowly transform into layered, bending masses of paper. The result is sort of like taking a crazy acid trip right before heading to see the statue of David.