Each week Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker, summarizes the top-5 future looking developments and news\u00a0items that I find to be inspiring, interesting, concerning, or downright strange. Each day he reads through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of.Note: ‘Future Trends’ replaces the ‘Top-5 Futures’ features that have run previously.In Future Trends: Muscles, H-Bombs, and Drinking Robots we feature\u00a0some amazing future technologies we should be aware of on today, January 8th, 2016.Synthetic MusclesVia Science@NASANorth Korea’s Hydrogen Bomb TestNorth Korea said it tested its first hydrogen bomb, risking reigniting tensions with China and the U.S. after months of calm even as some experts cast doubt on the full extent of Pyongyang\u2019s claim.The reclusive regime tested the device at 10 a.m. local time, the official\u00a0Korean Central News Agency said, and the blast triggered a magnitude 5.1 earthquake. But its claims to have detonated a hydrogen bomb — rather than a less powerful atomic bomb — immediately drew skepticism.North Korea carried out the test \u201csafely\u201d and \u201cperfectly\u201d in an act of \u201cself-defense\u201d against its enemies, KCNA said. It \u201chas confidently risen to the ranks of nuclear powers with hydrogen bombs by perfectly succeeding in the historic test of a hydrogen bomb,\u201d Korean Central Television anchorwoman Ri Chun Hui said.\ufeff\ufeff\ufeffVia BloombergPolicing for Profit Visualized: How Big Is Civil Forfeiture?Civil forfeiture laws pose some of the greatest threats to property rights in the nation today, too often making it easy and lucrative for law enforcement to take and keep property\u2014regardless of the owner\u2019s guilt or innocence. This updated and expanded second edition of Policing for Profit: The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture makes the case for reform, grading the civil forfeiture laws of each state and the federal government, documenting remarkable growth in forfeiture activity across the country, and highlighting a worrisome lack of transparency surrounding forfeiture activity and expenditures from forfeiture funds.Via Institute for JusticeHyundai’s wild augmented reality owner’s manualHyundai has developed a digital owner’s manual that shows you how to fix your car. All you need to do is hold up your phone and the digital guide will tell you what to do. The Verge’s Jordan Golson takes his first hands-on look.Via The VergeROBOT DRINKY: The Alcohol drinking RobotNever drink alone again. An interesting development in personal robotics. I personally don;’t trust a robot that doesn’t get drunk.See the last 4 week\u2019s Our Amazing Future (Top-5 Futures)\u00a0articles here:Top-5 Futures for December 25th: Step Aside Santa, We\u2019ve Got Elon MuskTop-5 Futures for December 18th: Laser weapons on planes by 2020Top-5 Futures for December 11th: Bacteria Unlocks ImmortalityTop-5 Futures for December 4th: Biology and Big Data ConvergeTop-5 Futures for November 27th: The Cyberspace Revolution***Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe.\u00a0Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.