Philips ‘far-future' research department is exploring current trends that may have effects on culture, politics, environments, economies and technology in the future and what effects future technology could have on todays trends. Possibilities include morphing body art, functional, electronic sensing jewelry and even a sustainable habitat for urban megalopolis' in China.

Much of the technologies being dreamed up aren't for us geeks however. They're being developed in tandem with Philips' innovation model to garner a better handle on their return on investment.

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