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 you that we'd be using phones as powerful as computers 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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At a meeting in Bangkok last week, World Health Organization officials predicted that a bird flu pandemic could kill about seven million people in the not-too-distant future and infect billions of people around the globe.
That's when James Finke, Commodore's president, made an oft-quoted comment, envisioning "a time in the not-too-distant future when you could go down to the used computer lot and find a computer you could fix up and use.
Another milestone would be, in the not-too-distant future beyond that, having an enterprise value of greater than $1 billion.
The company expects to start receiving orders from ADI in the not-too-distant future.
The Home of the Future is a private residence where, for one day on June 2, 2000, today's most imaginative technology players come together to demonstrate their vision of how people will live in the not-too-distant future.