Tag Archives: the future
I just signed up for this new Mars One reality show newsletter. All of the astronauts’ activities will be captured by the Living Unit cameras, so that those back on Earth can experience them as well, and are kept up to date with how they are doing. The astronauts themselves will also report back and get to share about everything ever wondered. What is it like going outside? What is involved in day-to-day living? What is it like living with Mars’ gravity, which is just 40% of Earth’s? YAY.
Mr and Mrs West aka People of Kmart. (via Planet Hiltron; t/y Gay)
Fabulous ’60s-era short featuring space age hair stylists (in groovy lamé uniforms) giving women far-out new ‘dos. (via Sissy Dude)
Almost 20 years ago, AT&T had a series of commercials that told us to get ready for iPads, e-books, Netflix, Skype, GPS, supermarket self-checkout lanes, online college courses, online ticket sales, and Suri (among many, many other things). It seemed like a bunch of science fiction at the time, but almost EVERYTHING in those commercials has come to pass. So maybe we shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss those nutty Project Glass ads by Google.
Mugler’s Nicola Formichetti partnered with gaming company CCP to create a fashion avatar for his hot zombie muse Rick Genest, then went on to design a virtual wardrobe for it. The resulting video is fascinating, and not quite as trifling as it sounds. “It’s not outrageous to think,” he explains, “that in the not-so-near future, many of us will have digital avatars of ourselves (for whatever reason) and THAT’S how we’ll interact with people. And once you have that, of course you’ll want to individualize and personalize your avatar because that is how you’ll represent yourself to the community.” Watch the “making of” video above and then see the Rico avatar stomping through a stylishly dystopian space station in his digital black leather jumpsuit below. And while I find much of Nicola’s public persona to be mean-spirited and annoying, he seems to be one of the few truly forward-thinking people in fashion and that’s pretty refreshing. Props to him.
On last night’s Terra Nova premiere, a Redditor noticed that in the year 2149 Obama’s face is on the $1000 bill. Pretty good for a one-term Muslim Socialist who brought down the economy, but then again, $1000 doesn’t get you a bagel and a pack of smokes in the year 2149, so maybe this was a FOX inside joke.