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.
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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.
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But even as this programme promises to wade through the conflicting health evidence we're bombarded with daily, you might be inclined to take all their research findings with a pinch of salt, because we know from bitter experience there's ossibility that they'll be telling us something completely different in the not-too-distant future.
Yet even as this programme promises to wade through the conflicting health evidence we are bombarded with daily, you might be inclined to take all their research findings with a pinch of salt, because we know from bitter experience there is every possibility they will be telling us something completely different in the not-too-distant future.
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."
Imagine in the not-too-distant future, intelligent life is discovered on another planet--life that looks like humans, acts like humans, and makes moral decisions like humans.
CEO Andrew Tse said the new destinations are part of an expansion strategy that will see it gain access to "top tier cities such as Beijing and Shanghai in the not-too-distant future." HKE flew 13,899 passengers in July aboard 377 flights.
These efforts have garnered payoffs over the years, but the reality of diminishing return is looming in the not-too-distant future. The insurance industry has to decide if steadfast adherence to the optimization path will indeed produce optimal results, or if it will ultimately need to invest and explore new models.
It makes a compelling case, for example, that some of the current major global outsourcing trends will become equally significant insourcing trends in the not-too-distant future. This book reminds us of numerous books that came out in the mid- to late-1980s predicting the total economic dominance of Japan.
The archbishop concluded by expressing the hope that the first Review Conference of the Antipersonnel Landmine Convention, which will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, in December, will serve to "renew our efforts to promote the universalization and the implementation of the convention in order to realize, in the not-too-distant future, the dream of a world free of antipersonnel mines." (Zenit, Oct.
My goal is to have a national bottle bill of 25 cents per bottle in the not-too-distant future. I clean up beaches, some even uninhabited, and notice how many water bottles, most half full, we wealthy Americans toss out.
It is sale to assume that these will be enforced in the not-too-distant future.
"We look forward to a time in the not-too-distant future when, once again, crowds of beachgoers will stroll along this historic pathway."
With Saudi Arabia approaching a state of crisis that could easily see it slip into near-anarchy in the not-too-distant future, direct US access to Iraqi oil will provide a stable, uninterrupted flow of crude.
Much confusion exists in the marketplace, fueled by promises in the not-too-distant future of virtually unlimited bandwidth.
What I would like to see, and what I believe we will see in the not-too-distant future, are variations on www.ronsangels.com, which will make available to the general public far less expensive eggs marketed by women with entirely different attributes.
In the not-too-distant future, teletraining may be a routine component of the instruction provided by law enforcement trainers.