the not-so-distant future

the not-so-distant future

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-so-distant future. The story is set in the not-so-distant future, when artificial intelligence has just begun to take control of our daily lives.
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The Singularity is the point in the not-so-distant future when artificial and human intelligence will merge to create a type of superintelligence.
Bay predicts that fully automated unmanned aerial vehicles will be commonplace in the not-so-distant future, as human warfighters rely more and more on flying R2-D2s.
Ryan hopes to showcase his talents at the professional level in the not-so-distant future.
What we have seen to date is probably just the tip of the iceberg when we think of what may be possible, even probable, in the not-so-distant future.
Perhaps, in the not-so-distant future, the storyline would have them relocating to a penthouse--but staying in Harlem.
In the not-so-distant future, he says, records and information managers will be required to address the output of voice recognition systems as an integral part of their electronic records retention decisions.
Imagine a world in the not-so-distant future where biotechnologists and/or genetic engineers create human clones to perform menial labor.
In the not-so-distant future, leading-edge insurers will use mobile commerce to enhance the customer experience.
Maybe one day in the not-so-distant future, a vegan child will enjoy her birthday eating veggie burgers in the local McDonald's.
If Brazil's foreign tourism boom continues, a direct flight might not be out of the question in the not-so-distant future.
We are facing a severe shortage of principals in the not-so-distant future and it is time that we as a nation pursue a concerted effort to recruit, retain and support effective school leaders.
With the Commonwealth Games in the not-so-distant future, Richardson agreed to wear the back brace for the entire period, but she wasn't about to stay still.
So, if you are smart, you know that you should be prepared for some bad times in the not-so-distant future.
In addition, over 200 companies will present their newest technology for producing and accommodating green energy historically showcasing what has provided a glimpse of how America will spend and conserve its energy in the not-so-distant future.
As Bell lined up for his game-winning kick, USC quarterback Carson Palmer was already projecting Bell's image on some wall in the not-so-distant future.