Thursday, August 30, 2018


So you want to have a more intense VR game playing experience? How about pain. 

That was what the Azana Band had in mind when you connect it with your virtual reality game. Basically it causes a real electric shock in a virtual setting. 



This sensory gaming device was most likely a real life gimmick to promote the upcoming Netflix Virtual Reality Series "Kiss Me First". 


Check out the videos below and you decide.


Testing the Azana Band below.


Even if it isn't real, it is one hell of a promotion.


We are truly living in fantastic times when it comes to technology and things that we could only dream of or read about in comic books. New research published this week in Advanced Materials describes the process of the 3D-printing an array of interconnected semiconducting photodiode (light receptor) devices on a glass hemisphere. 

I think you can see that the implications for something like this are pretty endless.

See the video below for more.



If you have been following my journey on this site, i am a little bit obsessed with flying cars and overall I try to touch base on all subjects I can find related to our inevitable sci-fi (cyberpunk) future coming true as it relates to the neo-noir graphic novel I've been working on. 

So far, we're moving a long, not little by little, but noticeably advancing new technologies all the time. The latest from UberAir is their search for a host city to market test their flying taxis.

From their site:

To bring uberAIR to market, we plan to partner with three ‘launch cities’. This will allow for a balance between focus and city diversity that will set the service up for long-term success.

Dallas and Los Angeles were previously announced as the first two launch cities, and we are now seeking an international city as the third partner. These three cities will be the first to offer uberAIR flights, with the goals of operating demonstrator flights starting in 2020 and beginning commercial operations in 2023.



Considerations for a Good Launch City

To help understand what would make for a good urban air mobility pilot, we have provided the following considerations:

Cities with a greater metropolitan area population in excess of 2 million people and a density of over 2,000 people per square mile will be able to support pooled ridesharing services and thus benefit the most from an uberAIR network.

Ideal cities are polycentric, with multiple dense nodes of development in an urban area, and face significant traffic congestion. A large and dispersed city layout means that uberAIR will be able to offer significant time saving benefits at speeds of 150-200 miles per hour.

Monday, August 27, 2018


If you haven't been following Cyberpunk 2077, now is the time to get caught up. Up to this point we have had a lot of teasers and trailers and artwork surfacing to show us the incredible scope of this futuristic cyberpunk game. This is the first time we actually get to see game play. The depth and detail of this game is up there.




Check out the Game Play video below and see the action for yourself.






This is an entertaining Blade Runner inspired short film. Check it out.

A group of Android slave workers steal a space shuttle Off - World and journey back to Earth to find answers to the question why do they exist? Its a dangerous journey which they have to take in a bid for freedom. Written, Directed and Animated by Steve Simmons. Movie poster below and the video at the bottom.






Thursday, August 16, 2018

Enhance 224 to 176.


Enhance 224 to 176. Enhance, stop. Move in, stop. Pull out, track right, stop. If you are a serious Blade Runner fan this should be fun for you. A brilliant programmer, artist created a cool browser based game Enhance.Computer. The game is audio controlled similarly to the Blade Runner Esper Machine in the video below. This game can only be played on a Chrome Browser but it is so cool.



Above is a screen shot of the game. Nicole He, a programmer and artist based in Brooklyn, New York, designed the game which focuses on voice technology challenging the way we use it. She's created some pretty trippy stuff like the True Love Tinder Robot. Anyway, check out her site to see more. Nicole.Pizza



The Esper Machine Scene from Blade Runner. In case you haven't seen it :(




Tuesday, August 14, 2018


You may have already seen it, but it is worth a look to remind you of what is coming. J Concept is Kawasaki's new 3 wheel hybrid electric motorcycle which has been in the works for about 5 years, supposedly it is launching in 2018.


It was first unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, and has been teased in several videos leading up to this year. Check out the Kawasaki Evolution video below to see more details.

Friday, August 10, 2018


You've probably seen Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro's robot double of himself in the past, well his latest creation is a 10 year old child named Ibuki. Interesting enough Ibuki translates from Japanese as "breath." Anyway take a look at the two videos below to watch this little guy move and twitch. It's an interesting concept. After that, try and unsee it if you can. 








Tuesday, August 7, 2018


You can obviously use your imagination to think about where this technology can lead. The applications are almost endless. But here is Rolls-Royce official statement below.

Rolls-Royce today demonstrated an exciting vision of how robotics could be used to revolutionise the future of engine maintenance. Bringing another element of its IntelligentEngine vision to life, Rolls-Royce teamed up with academics from the University of Nottingham and Harvard University to discuss and demonstrate a wide range of potential future technologies at the Farnborough Airshow, from ‘snake’ robots that work their way through the engine like an endoscope, to miniature, collaborative ‘swarm’ robots that crawl through the insides of an engine.

Rolls-Royce | SWARM robots from Rolls-Royce on Vimeo.

The IntelligentEngine vision, first introduced by Rolls-Royce at the Singapore Airshow earlier this year, describes a world where product and service have become so closely connected that they are inseparable. This vision drives activity across a range of fields, including robotics, with a particular focus on digital technologies.

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