Posts Tagged ‘2001’

Robots Attack! My new Singularity video on

I have a new video up on about the Singularity.  If you don’t know what it is…  find out here.  I wrote it.  Craig Duff shot and produced it.  Jim Fields edited.

The video complements Lev Grossman’s new Time Magazine feature story on Ray Kurzweil.

When Robots Attack! Should We Fear a Singularity?

Toilet of the Future!

If it were biologically necessary for movie characters to go to the bathroom, this would be the toilet in Blade Runner and 2001.  I half-expected the designer to be Syd Mead.

For futurists and conservationists (and other people who use toilets)!  Sleek, integrated design – compact enough for an apartment in Manhattan or Tokyo.  Plus, it re-uses water from the sink to flush the toilet!  It’s the all-in-one loo:

The Home Core concept integrates the toilet bowl, sink, mirror and a vanity table into one. However, this is not the central theme for this all-in-one-loo. There is a water storage tank right below the sink, where you can choose to store the currently used water or allow it to drain off. (The stored water is meant for flushing the pot) Also, the water pressure from the tap can be moderated to four different levels, giving you the satisfaction of conserving some resource.

Designer: Dang Jingwei

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Ray Bradbury Commercial for Prunes

Found this great old commercial for prunes featuring Ray Bradbury: