Will we be working in self-driving cars? Meeting in virtual offices? At the Friendly Buildings 2019 conference, developers, architects, and technology experts outlined bold visions for how work environments and the operations of “smart buildings” are going to change.
Values, visions, plans. Every company tries to present them, but not everybody is able to project them in such a magnificent way as Nexen Tire. The stormy waves, giant projections of Prince of Persia or the dancer's musculature on a 30-meter LCD display in the public lobby give you a surrealistic impression.
Door that opens right in front of you. Elevator that arrives before you press the button. Coffee that's being prepared as soon as you enter the café. This is not sci-fi. This is a reality, developed by California company Proxy.
Have you ever wondered about where the cabins you use to avoid running the stairs to your office up and down came from? And that in just a few years the cities might look quite different because of the elevators?
The Sphere is a five-metre diameter globe suspended over two storeys in QUT’s (Queensland University of Technology) newly unveiled $94.4 million Education Precinct. Recognised as the world’s largest LED 4K resolution globe, it is remarkable not only in size and technology, but in its capacity for educational impact.
We carry electronics in our pockets and on our body, so why not right under our skin? A chip embedded in your hand makes life easier. Critics however warn that firms can control and watch their employees with an implanted chip like dogs. Is this so hot that it should burn us?