Misc. Av Contest: The Future is Now

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  1. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored BRexiting the Briefing Room Moderator

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    I'm sure we've done ones about the future before, so this week's contest is about finding things that exist today that represent the future or look like they're from the future to you. Whether it's a futuristic building, flying car, jetpack, scientific development, etc. it's all good, as long as it already exists or is in development today.

    The usual rules apply: 150 x 150 pixel, 140kb size limit, follow the board content rules, and no film/TV/game/etc. images allowed.

    The voting thread will go up on Wednesday, May 22nd. Good luck, everyone.
     
  2. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

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    Graphene!
     
  3. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    ^^ I once dated a girl named Graphene. She was a little square.

    Here we go:

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    This is the incredible Kepler Spacecraft, which suffered a debilitating mechanical setback this week that will likely end its useful lifetime. :( However, it has already identified hundreds of new planets, some of which are located in the habitable zones of their stars and may host life (or life-bearing moons). There are also still a couple of thousand KOI-- "Kepler Objects of Interest"-- which wait to be confirmed, so even though our little friend will now likely be living in quiet retirement, his contributions will continue to make news-- perhaps even giving us the first truly Earth-like planet in the galaxy.

    How's that for the future is now? :mallory:
     
  4. auntiehill

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  5. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Skybridges between buildings have been around for millennia, but they still look like something right out of a scifi movie. I blame "Metropolis".
    This one's located in London:
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  6. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I just go ahead and bump this.
     
  7. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored BRexiting the Briefing Room Moderator

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    Well, I was hoping for more entries to come in, so I was leaving it open until tomorrow instead.

    Anyway, here's my entry: an exoskeleton to assist the disabled with mobility.

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  8. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    ^Cool.

    Yeah, I'm surprised there aren't more entries. No Google Glass? Tablets? Drones?
     
  9. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Apparently, in the future, Avatar Contests decline in popularity. :(
     
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    Gecko of Gorn Commodore Commodore

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  12. Kai "the spy"

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    ^ That's actually real?! Damn, do I want one!
     
  13. Locutus of Bored

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