in the not-too-distant future

in the not-too-distant future

At a time not very far in the future. When I was growing up, we never would have believed that we'd be using phones as powerful as supercomputers in the not-too-distant future. The story is set in the not-too-distant future, when artificial intelligence has just begun to take control of our daily lives.
See also: future

in the not too ˌdistant ˈfuture

not a long time in the future; fairly soon: We’re thinking of having a baby in the not too distant future.
See also: distant, future, not
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Deputy Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt said: "I am cautiously optimistic that in the not-too-distant future we are going to start to see activity.
It is sale to assume that these will be enforced in the not-too-distant future.
Much confusion exists in the marketplace, fueled by promises in the not-too-distant future of virtually unlimited bandwidth.
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