Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company and a fully reusable rocket.
Nature laughs at us. But while we're mostly complaining about how cold and uncomfortable we are, some of us feel the brunt of the season. Hard. These people might just deserve a vacation before the rest of us.
Psst. Hey you, come a little closer. I want to tell you something about the future. It will either be: A mind-bendingly awesome; utopian landscape where all of Earth's problems have been resolved and technology and humanity have evolved to create harmony.
Or it might be a fucked-up dystopian nightmare. Where artificial intelligence has surpassed that of it's creators. Or perhaps humans have ravaged the Earth to such a degree that it has gone into full revolt. Or A scarcity of resources has humans warring over water. It depends on which film you watch or what time of day you might have asked Stanley Kubrick's opinion.
Eclectic Method has supercut some of our favorite scenes from movies that turn a predictive eye to the future. Blade Runner's Megacities alongside A.I.'s flooded New York and Idiocracy's run down shanty towns. Some technology predictions in these films have already proven to be accurate and some are still a ways off - or not! ... cameras on every corner, oil shortages, massive cultural uprisings in the middle east, retinal scans, X-Rays, flying cars and hoverboards, hybrid humans, robots, A.I., teleportation and so on. Who really watches Sci-Fi for the plot anyway, you wanna see the goodness condensed.
Court métrage mettant en vedette des petits véhicules dessinés au crayon de cire. Tout a commencé sur la table de la cuisine, quand Pierre-Nicolas m'a appris à dessiner une voiture en deux étapes faciles… — Animated short starring small machines drawn with crayons. Everything started on the kitchen's table, when Pierre-Nicolas showed me how to draw a car in two easy steps... — Direction — Animation — Sound design : Nicolas Ménard Music : Je Theme (je-theme.ca) Université du Québec à Montréal - Hiver 2012
The official video about Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg, the largest model railway in the world, and one of the most successful tourist attractions in Germany. On the 1.300 m² large layout, far more than a thousand trains, aircrafts, cars and ships move about. A wonder of the world in miniature. You can find more information at: