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.
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.
So, if you are smart, you know that you should be prepared for some bad times in the not-so-distant future.