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Like the sound of a bossy fork that tells you to slow down when you’re eating too fast? Neither did we, but it promises to make you fitter, healthier and happier, so it might be worth the annoyance. Turn to p.90. In the world of movies, the future was supposed to be way more advanced than this. Take ‘Back to the Future Part II’ for example. Marty travels forward to 2015 and there he discovers that we have a smorgasbord of fantastic inventions at our disposal. There are self-drying clothes, self-lacing shoes and everyone has a flying car. In ‘Blade Runner’ (the loose adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel), we discover that by 2019, pollution Self playing pianos have been bringing the joy of live music into homes and businesses for a while now. But they’ve never been able to give concert pianists a run for their money. Until now. Discover the Spirio on p.91. and overpopulation have transformed cities, and replicants – androids with extraordinary strength who are visually indistinguishable from humans – live amongst us. The world has become darker and more sinister but off-world colonies promise a better life. Plus, once again, we have flying cars. To correct the record and have a little fun with our Future Calling issue, we decided to scoure the Earth for the In much the same way that it’s redefining the mapping of public space, Google is creating a massive digital archive of human creative expression that’s redefining the public sphere of art spectatorship. See more on p.93. finest and most futuristic products that are on sale today, or if not, then coming to market very soon. What we ended up with was an array of cool stuff from self-driving buses and flying boats to virtual museums and ‘smart’ almost everything. We might be falling off the cliff in terms of hotel rooms (see page 95) but at least humanity isn’t doing as badly as many had feared. Welcome to our Brave New World.