Space planes, artificially intelligent workers, e-bikes on water, watches that monitor our brains - this is our future.

With the rise of the ethical consumer, the collapse of the traditional 9-5 career and online dictating most things we do, Kiwis crave new and improved technology.

And hundreds of New Zealand companies are at the forefront of innovation. A host of events around the country for Techweek this week will showcase some it.

The Herald on Sunday looks at 13 things that will shape the future.

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The digital employee

Vai was a chatbot used by Auckland International Airport. Photo / FaceMe
Vai was a chatbot used by Auckland International Airport. Photo / FaceMe

She greets visitors at the airport arrival gate. She answers questions about

Biking on water

Space planes

Pushed to the limit

Automated haircuts

Have your coffee and eat it too

My watch, my brain doctor

3D-printed breasts

Bike-powered movies

Video games at school

Co-working

No more bosses

It's a man's world