SolidWorks World 2013 General Session Day 2 had two great examples of technology that will be eventually be used to take over the world.
Professor Vijay Kumar of the University of Pennsylvania was a great speaker that talked extensively about synchronized quadcopters that could also be used in search and rescue operations (or proletariat suppression missions). I was rather hoping that he’d order an armada of quadcopters to fly over the crowd…but no, he just showed Youtube videos.
Festo stole the show. They talked about bio mimicry. And then did this.