This Week in the Future, January 9-13, 2012

The PopSci staff has been darting all over the country this week–Las Vegas, Detroit…I guess that’s it, but still, those are two places more than we usually go. And at those conventions, surrounded by tens of thousands of people, we often get to wishing we were undetectable, able to drift through the crowds silently and unseen, snapping our photos and then getting the hell out of there. This week’s roundup illustration speaks to us.

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And don’t forget to check out our other favorite stories of the week:

CES 2012