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Thursday, July 11, 2019


It sounds insane but every single day we are making advancements in science that were basically science fiction 5 to 10 years ago. Scientists have invented a new quantum material that could transfer information from the human brain to a computer. This is exactly the kind of tech I use in my graphic novel. Below is a mock ad in the back of my book for exactly this.


The research is in its early stages, but who knows what will be possible in the future. 

It's not a large article, but here is more on Futurism.

Can everyone say "Cyberpunk"


Thursday, June 27, 2019


I have to say, I am super excited about this. Apparently this is a prequel to the original film, but we will have to wait and see. Below are some of the covers and variations and an art preview. This is also the latest comic book trailer for this series. Check it out!

UPDATE! Barnes and Noble just released a readable preview of the first issue of the comic. Check it out here.


Blade Runner 2019 is the first comic to tell new stories set in the Blade Runner universe!


In the neo-noir Los Angeles, 2019, veteran Blade Runner Detective Ash pursues a kidnapped child and a Replicant conspiracy... A new story from Michael Green, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter for BLADE RUNNER 2049, co-written by Mike Johnson (Supergirl, Star Trek) and illustrated by Andres Guinaldo (Captain America, Justice League Dark).

Blade Runner 2019 #1 is in stores July 17th:


Various covers and a preview below.










Thursday, May 30, 2019


In an article on Smithsonian Magazine, scientists have completed mapping the largest genome ever fully sequenced of a rare Mexican salamander called Axolotl. Salamanders have a unique ability to regenerate almost anything you cut off them, even spinal cords, eyes and parts of their brains. 

This means that if we can figure this part out, we may learn the secrets to regenerating tissue and possible organs and limbs. I guarantee that the first human tests will be on a super soldier or military application. Can you imagine a soldier that losing a limb in battle and then growing it back months later.

Full Article here.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Purdue University researchers have developed a robotic hummingbird that can pull off 
the real thing's characteristic aerial stunts(Credit: Purdue University/Jared Pike)

This new hummingbird drone was designed and built by researchers at Purdue University. The coolest part of it is that it actually flies like a hummingbird. The 3D-printed body has wings made of carbon fiber membranes. 

It has an electrical sense of touch and AI algorithms that can analyze those touches, basically creating a map to see in the dark. Bio-inspired robots and drones have been around for a long time, but this one seems closer than ever. Check out the video below.


Thursday, April 18, 2019


If you think it's hard to see stars at night now, wait until Pepsi starts advertising in space. That would just be the beginning of the end as more and more advertisers would jump on the bandwagon. I really do like the idea of seeing some of the future stuff that I have written and drawn start to turn into reality. I am after all a huge sci-fi fan, but if this happens It will start to look an awful lot like this.



A Russian startup wants to launch tiny satellites into low-Earth orbit that’ll illuminate advertisements in the night sky.


StartRocket says it will launch what it calls the Orbital Display by 2020, and start displaying ads in the night sky by 2021. Its cubesats will orbit at an altitude between 400 and 500 kilometers (about 250 to 310 miles) and will only be visible from the ground for about six minutes at a time, a company representative told Futurism.

See video below.



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Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Boston Dynamics research and development firm has brought us all kinds of interesting robots over the years. One of their newest creations is Spot, and Spot Mini; a four legged robot that can do many things. Up to this point, Boston Dynamics really hasn't offered any of their technology to the general public or corporate use, but apparently that will soon change.

Check out the video below.



Here is a statement from their site: 

SpotMini

Good Things Come in Small Packages


A nimble robot that handles objects, climbs stairs, and will operate in offices, homes and outdoors. SpotMini is a small four-legged robot that comfortably fits in an office or home.  It weighs 25 kg (30 kg if you include the arm). SpotMini is all-electric and can go for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what it is doing. SpotMini is the quietest robot we have built. 

SpotMini inherits all of the mobility of its bigger brother, Spot, while adding the ability to pick up and handle objects using its 5 degree-of-freedom arm and beefed up perception sensors. The sensor suite includes stereo cameras, depth cameras, an IMU, and position/force sensors in the limbs. These sensors help with navigation and mobile manipulation.


Wednesday, March 27, 2019


I'm sure you've heard about the infamous pole dancing robots at a strip club in Vegas by now. If not, well you're in luck. Obviously this is a gimmick to get people into the strip club. Guess what, it worked! 

The Sapphire Club in Vegas employed two pole dancing robots to attract some new customers and get their name in the headlines. I think they are mildly interesting to say the least, but my guess is they are here to stay and version 2.0 will do a little more than shake their asses. One of the disturbing things about them though is their 80's style surveillance camera heads. It says to me, "You are watching us but we're watching you." 

Check out the video below to see them in action for yourself.