Technology is advancing at a breathtaking pace.
From the advent of the first printing press in 1450 - the Gutenberg - to the first mobile phone by Motorola back in 1973, technology has been redefining and displacing norms, for better or for worse.
Here are 10 pictures that give a glimpse of what the future will be like:
1. A mobile robotic printer:
2. A transparent door that turns opaque when locked:
3. Chemically-treated fabric that is resistant to stains
4. Advertisements that move like a scene out of Harry Potter
5. Creating wave patterns of sand and fire