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Galaxy Trucker on Android, Geometry Wars 3 on iOS and more.
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Today’s just-aired-in-the-US Simpsons-Futurama crossover episode brought us many good things. Some fun gags, some much-needed self-deprecation, evil Bart-gremlin hybrids that taste delicious, lots of Bender (or not enough), and the best of all: The Futurama intro made with Simpsons characters and sung by Homer.
Video: If you were wowed by the stunning version of the Futurama intro in photorealistic 3D, you will be equally amazed by the incredible amount of work that artist Alexy Sakharov put into it using 3ds Max, Nuke, Photoshop and After Effects. The amount of detail that you can barely see in the final product is stunning.
Whoa. Artist Alexy Zakharov re-imagined the world of Futurama in 3D and transformed a flat cartoon into a completely stunning vista. It makes me want to watch a movie version of Futurama, set in this world, right now. Hell, it makes me want to cryogenically freeze myself so I can live in this world when I wake up.
You might just watch Futurama and chuckle deeply to yourself — as you should! — but if you study it a little more closely, you’ll find that it’s stuffed full of numbers and maths.
You might remember that a couple of weeks ago, Elon Musk made otherwise random guy John Gardi Twitter-famous by proclaiming that Gardi had a pretty good guess at how Musk’s crazy-sounding Hyperloop transit concept was going to work. Now, Gardi has come up with so, so much more information. Or at least, speculation.
I’ve always thought as a hardcore technology addict that I was born in the wrong era. I was born in 1988, and based on the average life expectancy (assuming nothing goes awry before then), I’ll live until the year 2067. Not a bad innings, but there’s still so much awesome stuff I’ll miss after I die, and that got me thinking. What if I didn’t die? What if I could preserve myself and return when technology truly is amazing? Turns out I can. It’s called cryonics, and it’s here now.