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Fast Forward into Technology’s Future

by Matt B on September 17th, 2008

I am often amazed at how advanced our technology is. I remember when I bought my first portable cassette player. Now, I have a 3.5-inch (88.9-mm) device that holds thousands of songs. Fold-out maps and compasses have been replaced by GPS. And I can easily carry dozens of books with me wherever I go all in one gadget.

fast forward museum science industryAnd the marvels don't end there. We are constantly learning and adapting, and our gadgets are getting more and more advanced. If you want a glimpse into the future today, the Museum of Science and Industry has a new exhibit, Fast Forward.

The exhibit explores what the future may bring us, from text-message hugs you can feel to using fog as advertising space. Fast Forward invites visitors to think creatively and ask 'What if- The innovative concepts cover serious issues like alternative fuels and urban farming, but they're also fun, including the table-top computerized music maker. Change the position of the blocks, and you change the sound.

Creativity and technology come together here in awesome, groundbreaking ways. The exhibit, located on the main floor of the museum, is open to visitors of all ages. The incredible inventions may even inspire your own ideas for the future.

Photo credit: (c/o Flickr) polomex


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