The Late Movies: Looking to the Future

Mark Arminio

The future holds such wonder and promise, such inspiration and hope at what we, as humans, can accomplish. Tonight for the Late Movies, we look at a few of these inventions. What are you most looking forward to?

Much like their chess playing computer, Deep Blue, IBM hopes to create a computer that can play everyone's favorite game, Jeopardy! The hope is that this will also help machines be able to respond to our needs faster and with more accurate results. Here is their prototype, Watson.

The future of medicine? This video from Vanderbilt University predicts that, in the future, medicine will switch from treatment wholly to prevention thanks to genetics.

Introducing the Transition, a plane that quickly converts into a drivable car. In A Brave New World, Huxley was convinced the future of transportation would be personal helicopters. Could this be a version of that vision?

Meet Oscar, the world's first Bionic Cat. Oscar has his two hind feet replaced with prosthetics which allowed him to walk again.

From China, here is the concept for a train that never stops. Passengers are simply deposited at the stations. The time saved by not slowing down and accelerating could be tremendous.

Finally, billionaire Richard Branson introduces his Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo, a vehicle to be used for commercial space flight. As he says, everyone deserves a chance to go into space. Would you take that flight?

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