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A schizofrenic braindump, a stream of cyberpunk, post-cyberpunk, neopunk, futurism and sci-fi items, inspiration for my writing and game design. Usually managed by my trusty auto-posting AI residing in a possum-brain in my kitchen sink.

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1526 | 26.1.2014 | 8 months ago |


misamakesphotos:

Ukrainian Revolution

photos by RedMisa

(via postapocalypticfashion)

691 | 28.10.2013 | 11 months ago |


Kind of out there, but IBM is thinking to feed CPUs in server rooms with artificial blood for energy and heat exchange.

futurescope:

IBM unveils new concept for a future brain-like computer fed by electronic blood

KurzweilAI reports:

IBM has unveiled a prototype of a new brain-inspired computer powered by what it calls “electronic blood,” BBC News reports. The firm says it is learning from nature by building computers fueled and cooled by a liquid, like our minds. The human brain packs phenomenal computing power into a tiny space and uses only 20 watts of energy – an efficiency IBM is keen to match. Its new “redox flow” system pumps an electrolyte “blood” through a computer, carrying power in and taking heat out. A very basic model was demonstrated this week at IBM’s Zurich lab by Dr. Patrick Ruch and Dr. Bruno Michel.

[read more] [BBC Story] [picture credits: IBM Zurich]

(via abgrunde)

7053 | 15.8.2013 | 1 year ago |


gunrunnerhell:

Black Mask

Taiwanese soldiers with an interesting, if not intimidating piece of equipment. A ballistic face mask designed to protect the user from headshots. Meant for close range encounters, the masks are rated up to .44 Magnum but keep in mind that the energy from the bullet will still be felt impacting the mask.

Ballistic face masks - awesome for dystopias!

(via postapocalypticfashion)

0 | 20.7.2013 | 1 year ago |


5 | 15.7.2013 | 1 year ago |


485 | 3.5.2013 | 1 year ago |


You wouldn’t think “Campaign to Stop Killer Robots” is an actual thing, rather than a lazy near-future scifi concept with the purpose to highlight the dangers of robots… (if this isn’t a hoax, that is)
new-aesthetic:

“The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is a new international campaign by non-governmental organizations calling for a pre-emptive ban on fully autonomous weapons. These are future weapons with full autonomy that would be able to choose and fire on targets without any human intervention.”
Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

You wouldn’t think “Campaign to Stop Killer Robots” is an actual thing, rather than a lazy near-future scifi concept with the purpose to highlight the dangers of robots… (if this isn’t a hoax, that is)

new-aesthetic:

“The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is a new international campaign by non-governmental organizations calling for a pre-emptive ban on fully autonomous weapons. These are future weapons with full autonomy that would be able to choose and fire on targets without any human intervention.”

Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

(via klaatu)

46 | 25.4.2013 | 1 year ago |


35 | 17.4.2013 | 1 year ago |


Eighteen percent of respondents indicated that they believed sexbots will be available by 2030. Nine percent indicated that they would have sex with a robot if they could (though perhaps they wouldn’t have been keen on admitting that if they could).
Nearly 1 in 10 Americans would have sex with a robot (via PLANET://DAMAGE)
2 | 16.4.2013 | 1 year ago |


1 | 4.4.2013 | 1 year ago |


25 | 3.4.2013 | 1 year ago |


Sentry Guns being sold in Dubai warfare trade show? No big deal! (more at Tears of Envy, hat tip to Solid State Society)

Sentry Guns being sold in Dubai warfare trade show? No big deal! (more at Tears of Envy, hat tip to Solid State Society)

7 | 31.3.2013 | 1 year ago |


Los Angeles in 2013, according to LA Times 1988. Not exactly there yet, but also not too far off.

Los Angeles in 2013, according to LA Times 1988. Not exactly there yet, but also not too far off.

48 | 18.3.2013 | 1 year ago |


Sometimes you forget how much has changed… (compare photos of announcement of pope 2005 and 2013) (via Vatican Square: 2005 And 2013 - Business Insider)

Sometimes you forget how much has changed… (compare photos of announcement of pope 2005 and 2013) (via Vatican Square: 2005 And 2013 - Business Insider)

15 | 18.3.2013 | 1 year ago |


RATters - guys who install malware to spy on people in their webcams and remote control their computer. Hollywood-stuff, except it’s real. Fascinating read. Ars Technica

RATters - guys who install malware to spy on people in their webcams and remote control their computer. Hollywood-stuff, except it’s real. Fascinating read. Ars Technica

3 | 13.3.2013 | 1 year ago |


Jakarta, one of the megacities of Asia, is getting into future trouble. Rising water levels is just one of them.
More at Inventory of Conflict and Environment (ICE), Template

Jakarta, one of the megacities of Asia, is getting into future trouble. Rising water levels is just one of them.

More at Inventory of Conflict and Environment (ICE), Template