Archive for the ‘future’ Category

Star Trek Girl, Beam Me Up Tonight

January 27th, 2011 by frankie23

“Like tribbles we’ll cuddle day and night…”

Oh seriously, could she be any more adorable? The little hip-hop break in the middle is pretty hilarious too. Goddess, it’s good to be a geek.

Morning music videos: “Star Trek Girl” [I ♥ Chaos, via NerdBastards]

Chinese Space Babies Are Go!

October 27th, 2010 by frankie23

In the 80s, China looked upon the superpowers with a combination of fear and envy, desperately wishing to be as modern and successful as their space-faring rivals. Chinese Posters shows us the results of this, fanciful images showing small children and cute animals soaring the skies in improbably adorable spacecraft, carrying toys and gifts for all, being smiled upon by the gods on the Bridge of Haaven. Hit the jump for two more cutely bizarre images.

Taikonaut babies of China’s space age [io9, via Chinese Posters via Metafilter]

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Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Dalek Empire

June 23rd, 2010 by frankie23

A wonderfully clever mash-up of the H2G2 and Doctor Who. Don’t Panic, you say? Fuck that, I’m gonna do my best Looney Tunes imitation and run through a damn wall if I see a freakin’ Dalek.

Though, it you throw your towel over their eyestalk, you will have a significantly better chance of surviving. Just a little hint there for ya.


The Hitchhiker’s Guide Reminds You Not to Panic if You Meet a Dalek
[Topless Robot]

Cyber-Camoflage: Apparently The 80s Were Right

March 31st, 2010 by frankie23

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Well, apparently those 80s cyberpunk films were correct; in the future, abstract tribal facepaint will totally be in. A student at the Interactive Telecommunications Program of New York University, Adam Harvey, has been experimenting with methods of fooling facial detection software. He’s found that abstract, asymmetrical designs work best; he then posits that, as privacy concerns increase, people will then start adapting such patterns into their personal style as a matter of habit. I like where this is going, personally.

That facial tribal tattoo still makes you look like a fucking idiot though. Seriously, what were you thinking?

Abstract, Cyber Warrior Makeup May Hide Your Face From Surveillance [Switched.Com]

Weird Ads: Eyebrow Dance

January 28th, 2009 by frankie23

My favourite thing about Twitter is the random links that people toss onto it. Todays example, a very damn bizarre ad for Cadbury’s Milk Chocolate Bars. I mean, what the hell is this trying to say to us? I find the girl on the right particularly disturbing; she looks like a 60 year old librarian in the body of an extremely unimpressed 10 year old.

The young lad, on the other hand, looks far too much like me on school picture day for me to honestly comment.

Cadbury Dairy Milk – Eyebrow dance [YouTube, via stephenfry]

“Obama-wan Barackenobi, you’re our only hope!”

November 4th, 2008 by frankie23

Don’t get me wrong, I am so fucking pleased that Obama won, but frankly I think this was the coolest thing of the evening. Holographic projection communication! In full colour too, better than the tech they had in Star Wars!

Hologram reporter with Blitzer [CNN.com]

Prepare For The Future With Vault-Tec!

July 15th, 2008 by frankie23

Let’s be frank here, this is just an ad for a video game. With that out of the way, let’s talk about how awesome it is! The Fallout games have always had a wickedly black sense of humour, and it’s nice to see that Betheseda haven’t forgotten that spirit as they’ve taken over the franchise. From the wickedly retro stylings to the always-plucky Vault-Boy, this video just furthers my frothing desire for the post-apocalyptic future. Mutants ahoy!

Vault-Tec vid urges you to prepare for the future [Joystiq]

“Emma, Ready The Airship… We’re Going North!

July 11th, 2008 by frankie23

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Aerospace behemoth Boeing has announced that it will build a hybrid airship/helicopter combination aircraft, able to lift heavy loads across long distances. Boeing will work with Canadian firm SkyHook International.

Finally, the industrial-corporate hegemony has seen the value of lighter-than-air craft! Oh, how I’ve yearned for a world where giant zeppelins drift silently through the sky, like massive lofty whales of the aether. Thank you Boeing, for making this young man’s dreams a wonderful reality. Now, I just need to convince someone that these are needed in Vancouver…

Boeing to build combo airship-copter flying cranes [The Register]

Welcome To… The Future!

July 11th, 2008 by frankie23

Ah, the bright shiny future! come my friends, and view the glories of the time to come, 1960! This video clip is a visual document of The Futurama, a exhibit/ride at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Sponsosred by General Motors, The Futurama is a perfect example of the type of optimistic idea people had about the future back then. Admittedly we now know it’s all lies and cookies, but think what could have been! Automated highways, “gyro-coptors”, and suburbs that don’t suck you of the will to live. Oh, shiny future, where’s my fucking flying car?

Retro Futurism: The Great Metropolis of 1960 and What Criswell Found There [io9.com]