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Hi, I'm Ernie Anastos...

So many times when I'm outside people stop and surprise me with some funny and interesting comments. Many of you say that you watched me growing up and now have children of your own...and they're tuning in. I really think that's cool. Thanks guys!

You know, we've all seen a lot of changes over the years and it's exciting to be a part of what's new. There are fresh ideas, trends and technologies that can transform our lives.
So, I've created a series for you called, Tomorrow's World Today. These are quick reports about innovation, invention--about man's effort to improve.
In cooperation with The Futurist Magazine, "TWT" will take a look at how we'll live, work, play and think in tomorrow's world.

Here's something to think about...

I'm Ernie Anastos with Tomorrow's World Today. Your phone will tell you when you're in love. It's the way of the future...

Mobile devices are enabling new spontaneous connections in real world settings, including love connections. One day soon, your phone will play matchmaker, recommending that you introduce yourself to someone nearby whose online profile displays tastes or passions similar to yours.

Impossible? An iPhone application called Serendipity is currently being commercialized by MIT researchers. Text me and let's fall in love, who knows!

And that's Tomorrow's World Today.

I'm Ernie Anastos with Tomorrow's World Today. Seniors will challenge teens when it comes to video game power. It's the way of the future...

It may be hard to believe, but there's a trend developing that may be surprising. It shows young people will read more, and older people will play more video games.

According to a government survey, adults aged 75 and older already spend nearly twice as much time using video games than teenagers. So, what are young people doing? Believe it or not, they're reading more!

World Trends and Forecasts predicts the wave of the future could present some interesting marketing and retail challenges for young and old.

And that's Tomorrow's World Today.

I'm Ernie Anastos with Tomorrow's World Today. Coming soon, "Skinput." It's the way of the future...

Picture this... A new technology that can turn your body into a touch screen. A team of doctorate students at Carnegie Mellon developed this high-tech innovation called "Skinput."

It actually uses bio-acoustic sensors that can pick up the sounds of a finger tapping on certain spots of the body. An armband device then projects a keyboard visual on the user's palm or forearm. The technology's developers say this invention can be used in conjunction with simple devices such as MP3 players.

And that's Tomorrow's World Today.

I'm Ernie Anastos with Tomorrow's World Today. Coming soon, "3D Movie Posters." It's the way of the future...

Movies in 3D are all the rage these days but pretty soon movie posters will be popping out at you as well. The best part? You won't even need those special glasses.

Although 3D posters have been around for decades, researchers have updated the technology so the images will be clearer even from a distance. The new posters have the same basic principles of the old grooved 3D postcards; however, the new display consists of 250,000 individual lenses aligned on sheets with computer precision to avoid any distortion. The images can be up to five meters in size.

And that's Tomorrow's World Today.

I'm Ernie Anastos with Tomorrow's World Today. Coming soon, "Musical Clothing." It's the way of the future...

There is a new way to always stay fashionable and in tune... fabric with musical sensors. An outfit that produces sounds when the user touches it has been created by Swedish School of Textiles fashion student Jeannine Han and technician Dan Riley. The prototype garments play a harp-like sound. The goal is to improve the use of technology to produce future clothing, and also to create clothing with a larger and easily controlled musical palette.

Keep your eyes and ears open for this special technology as the inventors plan to form a band and "play themselves."

And that's Tomorrow's World Today.

I'm Ernie Anastos with Tomorrow's World Today. Coming soon, "Thought-Controlled Robots." It's the way of the future...

A team of Northeastern University undergraduates have created a way to move a small robot just by thinking about it.

The hands-free technology is based on a computer screen and the brain's electrical activity. The user in the June experiment watched a computer screen and selected commands using his retina, causing electrical activity in the brain's visual cortex. The signals were then transferred to the robot.

And that's Tomorrow's World Today.

I'm Ernie Anastos with Tomorrow's World Today. Coming soon, "Hopping Robots." It's the way of the future...

This ground-breaking technology will change the way countries go into war. The 'Precision Urban Hopper' is an unmanned ground vehicle that was designed by DARPA, Boston Dynamics, and Sandia National Laboratories.

The developers describe it as a lightweight, portable robot that is intended to assist in urban combat and decrease soldier casualties. The four-wheeled hopper-bots will be able to navigate around obstacles or jump over anything that may be in its way.

It will also be able to carry small items such as video cameras so it could be used as a surveillance machine as well. This could be useful in other situations besides war including in law enforcement offices and planetary exploration.

And that's Tomorrow's World Today.

I'm Ernie Anastos with Tomorrow's World Today. Coming soon, the "Smart Trash Can." It's the way of the future...

A team at Georgia Tech is working on trash cans that can sort recyclables, and even tell the owner how much their trash is worth!

The Smart Trash receptacles are being touted as an ecologically sound method of waste disposal that’s easy and rewarding to use.

It will be equipped with scanners that read bar codes to record much of what is thrown away, along with the items’ potential resale value. That information would then be sent to recycling centers through Wi-Fi. Anything of value would be auctioned off, with proceeds going to the consumer, who would have the option of receiving cash back or applying the earnings to next month's sanitation bill.

And that's Tomorrow's World Today.