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# future focus series

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Bye bye large Americano, hello alertness algorithms: The future of your morning coffee
Smell-killing clothes and stains that clean themselves: The future of doing your laundry
From Pokemon Go to augmented-reality Lego: How your kids' toys will change in the next few years
Would you like wallpaper that changes colour with your mood? Here's the future of home decor
'Hey Google, let my housemates know I'm almost home': The future of personal safety
Goodbye midnight texts, hello intercontinental kissing: The future of long-distance relationships
Bye-bye guide books, hello virtual tours: The future of going on your holliers
No more scrambling for tickets... or listening to commentators? The future of watching sport
Hello brain implants, goodbye forgetting people's names: The future of your memories
Lock the door and activate the drone guard: The future of keeping your home safe
Never struggle for directions to 'la playa' again: The future of speaking other languages
Goodbye sweat patches, no more 'what to wear' worries: The future of putting on clothes
Bye bye large Americano, hello alertness algorithms: The future of your morning coffee
‘I'll have the DNA-optimised salad please': What's the future of clean eating?
Bye-bye bifocals, hello bionic eyes: the future of seeing and hearing
Goodbye Facebook, hello hologram phone calls? The future of staying in touch
'Did you see that billboard, or was it just me': The personalised future of advertising
No to Tinder, yes to DNA matching: The future of romance
Bye bye credit cards, hello paying by eyeball: The future of spending your money
Goodbye open-plan offices, hello couch calls: The future of being productive at work
Sci-fi wrinkle killers and no more orange necklines: The future of doing your makeup
Pass me an extra limb, I'll just plug it in: The future of hacking your body
Goodbye modh coinníollach, hello Minecraft? The future of education
Robot babysitters and poop-predicting nappies: Here's the future of being a good parent
Goodbye cat burglar, hello drone burglar: Here's what crime will look like in future
Fancy sleeping underwater with a robot butler? Here's the future of staying in a hotel
Goodbye gym guilt, hello exercise pills? The future of staying in shape
Snore-killing earbuds and cuddling robots: the future of getting a good night's sleep
Floor-mopping robots and a kitchen that cleans itself: The future of your household chores
Long-dead singers playing 'live' in concert: The future of the music you love
Would you let your fridge do the Big Shop for you? The future of your personal data
Live to 120 years old and never forget your pills again: The future of not getting sick
VR backpacks and real-life rainfall: Here's what the cinema of the future will look like
Flying taxis and Ireland's own 'supersonic' train: The future of public transport
Bye-bye pizza guy, no more spice bag shame: The future of getting a takeaway
A nice insect casserole with 3D-printed dessert: The future of your weeknight dinner
No more queues, no more supermarket aisles: The future of the Big Shop
'Student halls for grown-ups': How communal living spaces could change our idea of home