The Future of Travel

Horseless carriages. Mechanical flight. Digital mail: all once the stuff of imagination. T+L checks in with farsighted futurists to see what lies ahead.

Augmented Reality

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Imagine searching for flights in the corner of your eye or the back of your mind, thanks to Internet-connected contact lenses and intelligent software agents that will explain everything within your field of view. Guidebooks are already being replaced by instant recommendations from social networks, which will be followed by itineraries tailored to your psychological and genetic profile. You won’t need to speak the language, either, thanks to real-time translation. “You’ll never get lost, you’ll always know what you’re looking at, and you’ll always understand what everyone’s saying,” says Michio Kaku, author of the best-selling Physics of the Future.

The Future of Travel

Augmented Reality

Imagine searching for flights in the corner of your eye or the back of your mind, thanks to Internet-connected contact lenses and intelligent software agents that will explain everything within your field of view. Guidebooks are already being replaced by instant recommendations from social networks, which will be followed by itineraries tailored to your psychological and genetic profile. You won’t need to speak the language, either, thanks to real-time translation. “You’ll never get lost, you’ll always know what you’re looking at, and you’ll always understand what everyone’s saying,” says Michio Kaku, author of the best-selling Physics of the Future.

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