Japan is building a futuristic farm in Fukushima

In 2011, Fukushima, Japan suffered from a nuclear fallout. Now, the nation has started the construction of a model for a futuristic village in the prefecture. The project, called Renewable Energy Village (REV), is a combination of a solar park and a farm. It has 120 photovoltaic panels that generate 30 kilowatts of power. There are also plans to put […]

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Danse Neurale cyberpunk performance by SPECTRE and Lukas Zpira

Danse Neurale cyberpunk performance by SPECTRE and Lukas Zpira

The Dance Neurale performance is all about body hacking — bringing flesh, plastic, and steel on stage together and making them express together as a single organism. It is a collaboration between SPECTRE (the computer programmer Enrico Viola + the musician Stefano Moscardini) and Lukas Zpira. Enrico handles the software and the visuals, Stefano works on the sound design, and […]

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These two Super Bowl robot ads make me sad

depressing GM robot ad in Super Bowl 2007

Ah, bittersweet Super Bowl ads. This Super Bowl 2010 commercial by Intel makes me sad. Poor Jeffrey! He looks dejected and that bespectacled guy looks like a jerk. Let me hug you, Jeffrey. Now this one by GM in 2007 is downright depressing and is one of my favorite advertisements of all time. Many people don’t seem to like it, […]

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Robocop (2014) trailer

In the remake or reboot to be released in 2014, Robocop has a new look: black not silver

Robocop was a worldwide cyborg phenomenon in the 80s and 90s. Some of us may not be thrilled with the idea of Hollywood remaking Robocop but at this point, well, resistance is futile. The new Robocop film is set to begin showing on February 7, 2014 and will star Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, […]

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UN report: urban population to exceed 6.25 billion by 2050

2050 urban population

According to the World Economic and Social Survey 2013 produced by the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs, cities will be populated by more than 6.25 billion people by 2050. To meet the impacts of the rapid urbanization growth, there is an urgent need to come up with strategies that will address the challenges of sustainable development. Failure […]

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Life Armor emergency pods look like giant billiard balls

Life Armor emergency pods

Japan is no stranger when it comes to tsunamis and earthquakes. As a solution to these natural calamities, Pond Co. in Japan has begun manufacturing and selling these big billiard ball-looking pods called Life Armor. The Life Armor’s spherical shape allows it to disperse external shocks and stress and to thus limit the damage and prevent the pod from rupturing. […]

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10 futuristic fashion for women

futuristic women's fashion Pam Hogg Spring/Summer S/S 2013

Here are 10 examples of futuristic fashion for women. 1. From The Cosmic Puppets editorial of S magazine, modeled by Sigrid Agren. [Source]   2. A cocktail dress, literally. When triggered, this dress by Dutch fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht dispenses cocktail from the wearer’s chest. [Source]   3. This ensemble, modeled by Gintare, is from the Ray of Light editorial […]

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5 futuristic men’s fashion

futuristic men's fashion Raun Larose Spring/Summer 2012

As modeled by Toby Leonard for SID Magazine’s New World Order story. Source From the Fall/Winter 2012 collection named ‘EGAL’ by Starstyling. Modeled by Buck Schlegel. Source Who says you can’t be fashionable in a military state? The Mugler 2013 Fall/Winter men’s collection combines futuristic fashion and military themes. Source From the Yuima Nakazato Fall 2012 men’s collection. Source From […]

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Cyberpunk 2020 is back in print

Cyberpunk 2013 and Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game

Due to the interest the upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077 has generated, R. Talsorian Games, publisher of Cyberpunk 2020, has reissued the Cyberpunk 2020 P&P RPG. In the year 2013. Fancy that! You can get your paws on the rule book for $22 at the R. Talsorian store.    

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Free cyberpunk name generators

Need a random name for your cyberpunk character? Have a go with this: http://donjon.bin.sh/scifi/name/#cyberpunk You can choose male and female names; Chinese, Japanese, Russian or Western names; as well as netrunner handles, corporation names, and location names. If you want a name that is based on your true name (somehow), you can check out: http://www.matazone.co.uk/animpages/cyberpunknames.html http://rumandmonkey.com/widgets/toys/namegen/8000/#.UYOR0zfiVkg The last two links […]

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