Future

Frankfurt Motor Show: Cars that show us how future looks like

One of the world’s most significant international exhibitions in the automobile industry, the Frankfurt Motor Show is an annual event held in Frankfurt, Germany, under the formal name of “Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA)”. For its latest iteration, the IAA has played host to almost all major automobile manufacturers around the world. Since everybody has jumped about the electric vehicle bandwagon, a ... Read More »

How flight ticket pricing could change in the future

Heading off on a business trip used to be simple. Book a ticket, pack your bag and be on your way. In the future? Not so much. Business travellers could have to navigate a variety of fare types and add-ons —in some cases inspired by low-cost airlines and their thirst for what the industry terms “ancillary revenue.” This is revenue ... Read More »

Hope talks with Taliban resume in future: Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (Photo: IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said he hopes the United States and the Taliban can resume talks in the future. Mike Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News that talks are dead “for the time being” after one US soldier was killed in Afghanistan on Thursday. “I hope we ... Read More »

Chandrayaan-2 landing attempt will help India’s future missions: Former NASA astronaut

“India was trying to do something very, very difficult,” said former Nasa astronaut Jerry Linenger about the Chandrayaan-2 soft landing. The lessons learned from India’s “bold attempt” to soft land Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram module on the lunar surface will help the country during its future missions, former NASA astronaut Jerry Linenger said on Saturday. Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) plan to ... Read More »

Embedded SIMs can usher in technologies of the future

New Delhi: When your Apple Watch takes a call without being connected to your iPhone, it uses a tiny SIM embedded inside it. This embedded SIM, or eSIM, in Apple’s case, works as an extension of the SIM you already have inside your iPhone, allowing the watch to stay connected to a cellular network and, hence, the internet—even without the phone. Unlike regular ... Read More »

Siemens: The future is smart

Nestled on the edge of the Western Ghats in the eastern suburb of Kalwa near Mumbai is a sprawling manufacturing campus that belongs to German engineering conglomerate Siemens’ Indian arm, Siemens Ltd. A wide spectrum of industrial products ranging from motors to switchgear is made in this factory, which came up way back in the 1960s. On a wet July ... Read More »

Ashis Nandy: ‘Our future is nothing but present of today’s West’

Political thinker Ashis Nandy at the Express Adda in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Express photo by Renuka Puri) “THERE ARE many reasons for the rise of nationalism in India, but I think the primary reason is this: we have lost the right to our future. Only from robust scepticism, mutual criticism and cross criticism can we have a variety of ... Read More »

Pullela Gopichand worried about Indian badminton’s future; says ‘we haven’t invested in coaches’

Hyderabad: India might be celebrating a world champion in PV Sindhu right now but national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand feels there are reasons to be worried about the future as the country has not “invested enough in coaches”. Sindhu, who is also an Olympic silver-medallist, became India’s first world champion in the sport with a straight-game triumph over Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara ... Read More »

The robots in our future

One of the central figures in American writer Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot (1950) was a robot called Robbie—a metallic nursemaid with a positronic brain, which imparted to it a consciousness and ability to interact with humans. One of the first robots science writer and journalist David Ewing Duncan introduces the readers to in his newest release, Talking To Robots, is ... Read More »

Spider-Man’s Marvel Cinematic Future in Jeopardy As Disney and Sony Butt Heads Over Producing Deal

Spider-Man is under threat of eviction from the Marvel Cinematic Universe if the two companies controlling the character’s future can’t come to an agreement over producing and revenue sharing. In 2015, Marvel and Sony brokered a deal to share Spider-Man that involved Disney co-financing Spidey movies in exchange for a share of profits and for use of the web-slinger in its sprawling network of interconnected films. That ... Read More »