I love cyberpunk. Futuristic technology, dystopian grit, and a whole lot of black clothing. What's not to like? I had a conversation with a coworker the other day about how I wish men had more fashion options. Once the future is here, I'm going full on LED. LED jackets, LED pants, LED underwear. We're not there yet, but you can see the beginnings of it. In this issue, let's take a look at some really cyberpunky stuff.
Robotics and Surveillance
Scientists have created robots that can adapt and recover like an animal when damaged
I shot the robot and its leg crumpled inward like a thick tin can. It recoiled, looked at me, then at the floor. Then it started hobbling. It got faster. I turned, I ran.
the defense short video
Face-mapping technology + a bunch of faces = really cool and creepy.
all the best things
I find a lot of cool images online. I can't fit them into just one newsletter a week, so I started a Tumblr. If you like the imagery in this newsletter, you should follow new tumblog to get a daily dose of queued glitch, procedural, and cyberpunk goodness.
yep, it's creepy
I Ogled a Schoolgirl in Sony's Virtual Reality
New technology is always used for two things first: sex and war.
Breaking the IoT Connection
I once read an interesting article about how by acquiring Nest, Google annexed the homes of those who already had Nest. They bought information, data, a piece of our physical existence. Literally purchased something smart on our walls without our consent. As we bring more intelligence and data to mundane things, the more we have to be careful of making sure that those things aren't exposing us to those we don't want to be exposed to.