This is pretty much a technological question aimed at new fad ideas that might work, and possible futuristique directions that science will head. For years man has had such distractions as the "Ideal Home exhibition" where they show you "The house of tomorrow". This started in the 40's and 50's and spawned such innovative designs and materials like Pyrex and the Microwave oven, Not to forget the entire mentioning of Video phones... which.. well... haven't really caught on yet. (Of course if they did, then those Double glazing salesmen are going to be out of a job) Of course this has probably been surpassed by interactive TV. But what does the future truly hold for us? What our inventors (crankpots that some are called) cooking up for the world in a new millenium. well I suspect people here will have their own idea for innovations or inventions or will probably hunt around the internet for some pieces to add to this post (don't forget to quote the addresses so we can all reap the benefits of what you've found) Personally I was interesting in an innovation that someone mentioned to me some time ago of using blacks of bacteria instead of memory and processors in computers, Of course the type of bacteria would be something not too hazardous, but then again would have to be contained within certain safety features. Of course if running one of these computers you would be more concerned with your system catching a vaccine rather than a virus. That's just my starting piece, I will try to add more but I hope you out there reading this post has other possible futuristique creations that they can share or want to share.