People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you. You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity. Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head. You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs.
A very cyberpunk attitude.
Check it out:
Taken from terminator salvation, which looks like a blog dealing with the creation Terminator 4. Damn, it looks dystopian.
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Picture taken from Keith Thompsons (Link) wonderful art page. It has 2 40mm and one 60mm gun.
Hello and welcome to this month’s edition of streetstyle – the attitude guide that yo can’t afford to miss. We here at global style watch the trends. And ask the street: What’s hot? What’s not?
Digittoos – Artificial-looking body alterations are out. Leave those to the sad sods who still rant on about the glorious days when they were “Cyberpunks” in the 2020ies. Today’s look is all about self-evolution. About making a statement of progress right in Darwin’s wrinkled face. At first, I was a little surprised when I discovered that even “old” technologies like Philips’ Electronic Tattoos are now all the rage in the clubs. But like it is often the case with “revamped” tech, it’s not the tech that counts, it’s the style. Continue reading “Cyb3rpunk | Style Trends 2035+”
Einige spannende Links zum Thema Cyberware aus der letzten Zeit:
- Wie man Organe schafft, die ohne Auslösen der Immunabwehr vom Körper akzeptiert werden, beschreibt Heise hier.
- Kontaktlinsen mit eingebautem Display (wir haben berichtet) wurde erfolgreich an Kaninchen getestet.
- Warum sollte man Cyberware nicht hacken können? Es geht doch schon heute. Ein Cyberarm ohne Bluetooth? Wie lädt man denn dann das Firmwareupdate runter?
Neurosky: Computerspiele direkt durch das Gehirn steuern. Bald auch für den produktiven Einsatz im Büro?
io9 is a just wonderful resource for pictures and links. I found MORAV that way. They have some great “Giant Robot” Art:
Ain’t they cool? Check out the MORAV site for more great art.
Nils sandte mir aber dieses Video zu:
@Nils: Wäre nett, wenn du und ich bald mal wieder zusammen zocken könnten. Und: Sag mal, hast du noch die buildnotes zu unserem Hovercraft? Und das Bild? Bald ist ja Nordcon…
DARPA (who accidently invented the internet) has spend millions to create autonomous vehicles. Their newest toy is the crusher:
Carnegie Mellon University/National Robotics Engineering Center
Itf weighs nearly 7 tons, has a top speed of about 25 mph (its engine is a diesel from a VW Jetta!) and is designed to be totally autonomous, but can be operated remotely if necessary, foxnews.com writes.
It can go from one point to another useing its GPS sensors and internal maps to plot out a route. Only obstacles over six feet tall or deep force it to detour. With a camera it can spot troops 4 kilometers away.
[Otherwise, its a nerds dream. You] “drive” it with controllers for racing video games. A hacked Apple iPhone gives remote updates of the Crusher’s internal diagnostics. And a standard Xbox 360 controller raises the mast antenna, rotates the cameras and, given the situation, fires the weapons.
Good job news for xbox gamers, I would say.
Have a look at the vids.
I found another video report about a “current-day” Cyberarm. It’s amazing what “we” can do today. Now process this thing on to a designer to give it adecent style, add some of the hydraulics of the exoskeleton mentioned elsewhere here on cyberpunk2020.de, and we’re good to go :)
Here’s the Link to the Video
io9 has the details. io9 is a very good sci-fi blog. Well worth watching!