We’ve become so accustomed to technology seeping into our lives, that the tech in existence today can appear, at first glance, quite mundane. Because of their frequency, stories about blockchain, robots and virtual reality are often dismissed as rehashes, but we’ve only just begun to realise the power of these tools, and there are still so many more ways that seemingly familiar technologies can impact our future.

In this section, we find out how blockchain and cryptocurrencies could revolutionise the music industry, and look at Oculus’ plans to make VR a movie medium. Plus, we ask if the internet is matching up to its original, aspirational goals with one of its early innovators, and much more.

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