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#Future Focus

# future-focus - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

From The42 'The three of them undoubtedly have the repertoire, the talent and the knowledge of the game' Future Focus

'The three of them undoubtedly have the repertoire, the talent and the knowledge of the game'

Louise Galvin on the importance of the country’s first-ever women’s U20 team and its star-studded coaching ticket.

# future-focus - Friday 23 August, 2019

Bye bye large Americano, hello alertness algorithms: The future of your morning coffee

Technology has the potential to replace your caffeine fix, writes Sarah Harford.

# future-focus - Friday 9 August, 2019

Smell-killing clothes and stains that clean themselves: The future of doing your laundry

Jack O’Higgins looks at the technological and other changes shaping the way we do the washing.

# future-focus - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

From Pokemon Go to augmented-reality Lego: How your kids' toys will change in the next few years

Amanda Connolly looks at the coming technological developments that will shape how children play.

# future-focus - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Would you like wallpaper that changes colour with your mood? Here's the future of home decor

Sarah Harford on how technological developments could change the way we think about our homes.

'Hey Google, let my housemates know I'm almost home': The future of personal safety

Sarah Harford on the upcoming tech that’ll give you more peace of mind.

# future-focus - Friday 14 June, 2019

Goodbye midnight texts, hello intercontinental kissing: The future of long-distance relationships

Sarah Harford on the technological innovations that are bringing long-distance loved ones closer together.

# future-focus - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Bye-bye guide books, hello virtual tours: The future of going on your holliers

Sarah Harford on the technological shifts that are changing our experience of going away.

No more scrambling for tickets... or listening to commentators? The future of watching sport

Sarah Harford on the technological changes that are set to upend our experience of the big game.

# future-focus - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Hello brain implants, goodbye forgetting people's names: The future of your memories

Sarah Harford on the technologies that could change the way we remember things (and mean we’ll never embarrass ourselves at parties again).

# future-focus - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Lock the door and activate the drone guard: The future of keeping your home safe

Sarah Harford looks at how technology could be set to upend our idea of a secure home.

# future-focus - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Never struggle for directions to 'la playa' again: The future of speaking other languages

From multilingual earbuds to neural machine learning, barriers between languages are being eroded, writes Sarah Harford.

# future-focus - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Goodbye sweat patches, no more 'what to wear' worries: The future of putting on clothes

What does wearable technology mean for the way we get dressed?

# future-focus - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Bye bye large Americano, hello alertness algorithms: The future of your morning coffee

Technology has the potential to replace your caffeine fix, writes Sarah Harford.

# future-focus - Sunday 24 February, 2019

‘I'll have the DNA-optimised salad please': What's the future of clean eating?

From genetic scans to personalised nutrition.

# future-focus - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Bye-bye bifocals, hello bionic eyes: the future of seeing and hearing

Plus how Amazon’s Alexa could be literally inside your ear.

# future-focus - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Goodbye Facebook, hello hologram phone calls? The future of staying in touch

The way we communicate is about to get a whole lot more virtual.

# future-focus - Sunday 13 January, 2019

'Did you see that billboard, or was it just me': The personalised future of advertising

Individual billboards and the $40 billion marketing potential of Alexa – the next stage in the advertising revolution.

# future-focus - Sunday 30 December, 2018

No to Tinder, yes to DNA matching: The future of romance

Dates are more accessible than ever thanks to apps. But it’s no easier to find a fulfilling relationship. How can tech help?

# future-focus - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Bye bye credit cards, hello paying by eyeball: The future of spending your money

Your eyes and fingerprints are about to become a crucial part of how you pay for things.

# future-focus - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Goodbye open-plan offices, hello couch calls: The future of being productive at work

We all waste time. Can tech help?

# future-focus - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Sci-fi wrinkle killers and no more orange necklines: The future of doing your makeup

How the beauty industry is evolving – and what you can expect in the continuing quest to make ourselves more attractive.

# future-focus - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Pass me an extra limb, I'll just plug it in: The future of hacking your body

From antennae implants to genetic upgrades: can we use technology to improve our bodies?

# future-focus - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Goodbye modh coinníollach, hello Minecraft? The future of education

From robots in the classroom to school tours in VR.

# future-focus - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Robot babysitters and poop-predicting nappies: Here's the future of being a good parent

Sadly you’ll still have to do the actual nappy-changing yourself.

# future-focus - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Goodbye cat burglar, hello drone burglar: Here's what crime will look like in future

From data theft to using remote-controlled flying machines.

# future-focus - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Robot referees and genetically engineered 'super athletes': Here's the future of sport

The Sunday Game could look very different ten or twenty years from now.

# future-focus - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Fancy sleeping underwater with a robot butler? Here's the future of staying in a hotel

Or just in your own private pod.

# future-focus - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Goodbye gym guilt, hello exercise pills? The future of staying in shape

No more boring hours on the exercise bike? Eh, sign us up.

# future-focus - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Snore-killing earbuds and cuddling robots: the future of getting a good night's sleep

If you thought it was just a matter of going to bed early… you were wrong.

# future-focus - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Floor-mopping robots and a kitchen that cleans itself: The future of your household chores

Hey Alexa, can you fold the laundry?

# future-focus - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Long-dead singers playing 'live' in concert: The future of the music you love

Holograms, mixed-reality shows and songs written by algorithms: here’s what’s coming to your headphones.

# future-focus - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Would you let your fridge do the Big Shop for you? The future of your personal data

Or would you sell your personal information to the highest bidder? (If you haven’t already.)

# future-focus - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Live to 120 years old and never forget your pills again: The future of not getting sick

From molecular implants to tissue regeneration, here’s how researchers are working on extending our lifespans.

# future-focus - Sunday 22 April, 2018

VR backpacks and real-life rainfall: Here's what the cinema of the future will look like

Plus the Dublin cinema already on board.

# future-focus - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Flying taxis and Ireland's own 'supersonic' train: The future of public transport

Hyperloop pods could cover the Dublin to Cork route in 15 minutes flat.

# future-focus - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Bye-bye pizza guy, no more spice bag shame: The future of getting a takeaway

Oh, and… hello flying robots.

# future-focus - Sunday 11 March, 2018

A nice insect casserole with 3D-printed dessert: The future of your weeknight dinner

The changes coming to the way we eat – and what we eat.

# future-focus - Sunday 25 February, 2018

No more queues, no more supermarket aisles: The future of the Big Shop

Supermarkets as we know them could become a thing of the past.

# future-focus - Sunday 11 February, 2018

'Student halls for grown-ups': How communal living spaces could change our idea of home

Node CEO Anil Khera says co-living is the antidote to Dublin’s ‘lazy’ developers.

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