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Dark Future Ahead 29 – News from the ‘Net of a Cyberpunk bent

9 June, 2021

How will the world change as we move into the new corporate dystopia?  Join me in looking at some inspiration for cyberpunk gaming culled from my many trips into the matrix.  Enjoy the news:

It is a ridiculous vehicle but cost effective, even if it does look like a toy, meet the Ami.  For absurdity, a chase involving several of these could be hilarious.

Let there be warFor those cyberpunk setting that feature Neo-Soviets or aggressive Russians, here is their Cathedral of War.  It seems like a rather over-engineered justification for any future military actions taken by the Russian state, not disturbing at all.

How Red Bull uses football (and other sports) to build their brand, the success of RB Leipzig in German Soccer. An excellent example of how corporations use various means to advertises themselves which sometimes  becoming money making enterprises in their own right.

The celebrity impersonators making money on Cameo, it seems there is at least the chance to have some confusion on an extraction mission here.  Or possible a way to help pay for that body sculpt into an obscure 20th C actor.

Need something valuable and interesting to people to steal (or need to protect)?  What about Bob Ross paintings which are surprisingly rare given the number he painted . . .

Who says technology and superstition do not meet?  There is a superstition, maybe humorously played into, that a certain type of snack will keep your technology functioning properly . . .

Robots and cows, living together in harmony, at the Oldenkamp Diary.  Would be an interesting place for a chase or fight.

Notes:It has been a bit since I did one of these, hope you find it interesting.

Photo of the Cathedral of War found on Wikimedia Commons, comes from the websites (mil.ru, минобороны.рф) of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation and is copyrighted.  This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence.

 

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Today is Inventors’ Day!

9 November, 2011

A day to celebrate those who invent, especially those who do not do so professionally.  This date (9th Nov) was chosen as it is the birthday of the actress Hedy Lamarr, who also was an amateur inventor and whose idea for frequency hoppinglater formed part of the foundation for modern

Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr

cell phone technology.

So, if you have a favorite amateur inventor or invention, share it!  Or a favorite invention in general!  Let us get inspiration and ideas out there for people to build off of.  More inventions are better!

For me, there is so much wonderful modern technology, I have trouble narrowing it down.  But computers have certainly made my life better.

There is an  official website for Inventors’ Day if you wish to learn more.

Photo from Wikimedia Commons and is in the public domain.

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