5 sci-fi travel innovations that could become reality

While it is true that a present day company named after a delicious fruit has been able to capture the public’s interest in slick technology, let us not forget Sir Isaac Newton was the original apple innovator with his theory of gravity. 

Gravity was a big idea. Big ideas drive the world forward, predictions of big ideas have come true, and there are currently a few very real big ideas currently under development in some form or another.

Each one of these five technologies are inspired by big ideas, and when they come to fruition (pun intended), they will change the way we travel, or think about travel.

1. Holographic tabletop map

Touchable holography is possible. Soon enough we’ll be able to reach out and touch memories from our last vacation on interactive maps like Google Earth.

The tech: Nokia and Intel are pouring some very real money into 3D and holographic research with the founding of their joint research lab.

Throw in Google’s continued mapping of the world with Google Maps and Google Earth, Microsoft’s surface technology, and the advancement of 3D and holographic displays and projectors (seen above), and the future is bright indeed.

Tech-to-travel: People have always found new ways to show images dear to them. First there were cave drawings, then sophisticated canvas paintings, then motion pictures, onto television, then The Carosel slide show projectors, and now there’s online photo galleries.

Futurist Mike Walsh, author of “Futuretainment” and CEO of innovation research agency Tomorrow says table top holographic maps will be a way for people to view and share their travels.

Walsh says, “There will be a holographic map sitting on their coffee table where they can pull up different photos and bits of where they’ve been.”

He continues, “The journey will be mapped up because of GPS location capabilities, and most of their photos will have been taken automatically by cameras around their neck based on algorithms working out what was actually interesting. So you can follow the route right on the Google Earth holographic tabletop map.”

Timeline: Flatscreen display — two years. Holographic display — five years.

Check out for the other 4 innovations 😉

GirlParkour: Indonesia National Jam Event Review: Military transport, mountains, Mbois (??)

Transported from in military convoys, climbing mountains and what does “mbois” mean? Is training with Parkour Generations ever the same if you don’t have to train in the rain and be covered in mud? Puji and Rifna are two female practitioners among over 150 others who came from all over Indonesia to meet in Bandung for the National Jam 2010. Read their words here!

LOL! Thank you Shi from Parkour Sydney! You’re just so mbois! :))

Hello world from!

So, finally I decided to get myself a domain name. Bought it from Go Daddy with promo codes that cut almost $10 from the original price. Since I don’t know what should I do next, I guess it would be better to use my Posterous for the first kick. I’m absolutely need a tons of guidance and tips in managing all these stuffs.

Mohon bimbingannya! 🙂

Nona (@tieshadiona) – Dia (Reza Cover) #skypeunite


Hari Kamis dini hari, #skypeunite kedatangan bintang tamu. Doi sempat dikenal dengan tembang hitsnya di masa kanak-kanak dulu. Dan kemarin malam, doi melantunkan beberapa tembang disela-sela Skype conference call. Tanpa basa basi, setampilnya kita lanjutkan … Nona!!! (FYI, nama panggung twitternya: @tieshadiona)

*mohon maaf untuk kualitas rekaman yang pas2an, direkamnya cuma pake voice memo iPhone :/