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.In Future Trends \u2013 The City of Tomorrow\u00a0we look at the trends that we should be aware of today, December 2nd, 2016.\u00a0We\u00a0see discussions in the city of tomorrow, automated warehouses, bringing cryptocurrency into the light, bringing down drones, and the future of dentistry.Matthew Claudel: “The City of Tomorrow”Automating the Grocery WarehouseRobotics company Symbotic is trying to change the food distribution industry. The company has developed a system to automate warehouse jobs formerly done by humans. Video: Robert Libetti. Photo: Michael Rubenstein for The Wall Street JournalWhy the US government wants to bring cryptocurrency out of the shadowsA US government request to trawl through the personal data of millions of users of the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase signals the start of an effort to pull digital currencies like bitcoin into the mainstream, experts have said.The \u201cJohn Doe\u201d summons, a broad order for data on all Coinbase users in 2013, 2014 and 2015, was filed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in a federal court in California on 17 November.In the summons, the IRS said that all of Coinbase\u2019s users in that period \u201chave not been or may not be complying with US internal revenue laws\u201d.Coinbase has said it will fight the request in court.Cryptocurrencies \u2013 digital assets which exist entirely online but are exchangeable for goods or services \u2013 have grown in popularity in recent years, in part because they grant a degree of user anonymity. Coinbase is the largest bitcoin exchange and its best-known brand.But user confidentiality has also caused headaches for governments, who worry the currencies are being used for drug dealing, money laundering or tax evasion. Digital currencies are currently taxed as an asset like gold, with capital gains tax due when there is an appreciation in value.However, the extent to which bitcoin users with US tax liabilities have been declaring such assets is unclear.In documentation supporting its petition, the IRS referred to three anonymous cases of taxpayers who had used virtual currencies to evade tax, two of which were \u201ccorporate entities with annual revenues of several million dollars\u201d which used Coinbase wallets and concealed bitcoin transactions as \u201ctechnology expenses\u201d on their tax returns.Read more at The GuardianAnti-drone gun takes down targets from 1.2 miles awayThere are numerous systems built to take down wayward or dangerous drones, but they tend to have one big catch: you need to be relatively closeto the drone, which could be scary if the robotic aircraft is packing explosives. DroneShield thinks it can help. It’s introducing the DroneGun, a jammer that disables drone signals (including GPS and GLONASS positioning) from as far as 1.2 miles away. Like most rivals, it doesn’t destroy the target drone — it just forces the vehicle to land or return to its starting point. Anti-drone teams can not only disable threats from a safe distance, but potentially locate their pilots.Read more at EngadgetThe Amazing Future of Dentistry and Oral HealthLet\u2019s take a look at the 8 greatest innovations for dental health!Smart toothbrushAugmented RealityVirtual RealityTeledentistryComputer-assisted design and\u00a03D-printingIntra-oral cameraDental regenerationCRISPRRead more at The Medical FuturistAdditional note:\u00a0Nikolas Badminton worked with Inliant Dental Technologies to brand and position their amazing AR system: ***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.