#Welcome To the Future

Weekend Open Bar: Welcome Fellow Travellers!

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Welcome, fellow travellers! Welcome here to the Open Bar, upon the Space-Ship Omega! I #cantstop and I #wontstop the cheesy, but ultimately enjoyable (for me) conceit! You know, the one about this website being a Space-Ship. You know, the one about us being denizens of a shuddering, weathered, but comforting hunk of self-propelling space-junk amid the abyss of the internet cosmos.

As I said, it’s comforting.

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Netflix Offline Viewing Is Now Available For Our Consumption Needs

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You can now finally download Netflix movies for offline viewing. Finally! So download all them movies and get media-corpulent while disconnected from bandwidth-pipes.

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MIT Builds Synthetic Muscles Out Of Nylon Cord

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This is good. Good. If our Robot Overlords are (hopefully) coming soon (to save us from Trump), then I would prefer they at least *look* human.

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Maybe: This Is A Fossilized Dinosaur Brain

Fossilized Dinosaur Brain

In 2004, a fossil collector may have found a fossilized dinosaur brain some fifty miles outside of London. That’s some fucking luck. All I find wandering the streets are sexy boys with cheshire grins, and half-chewed quarters.

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North Korea launches Netflix-like streaming service, ‘Manbang’

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So, North Korea is launching their own streaming service. Cool, cool? It’s called Manbang. Oh. Cool, cool? Like — I’m certainly curious enough about the sort of streaming service that the name evokes, but I don’t think…I don’t think what populates my mind is what they’re going for. Manbang!

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Domino’s in New Zealand is ready for Drone Deliveries; the future is here

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Anyone who says that America is unquestioningly the greatest country in the world has to at least pause, at least fucking *pause* when they make that statement, given this new development. Fucking Hobbits are going to be loading up DroneMonsters that shall fly through the sky, flinging goddamn pizzas into everyone’s gullets from on-high. I’m ashamed, ashamed we are not doing that yet here.

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Watch: Game Boy Classic used to pilot a Drone; the future is already old news

Fucking dope.

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Chernobyl Wasteland could be turned into Solar Energy Farm

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Ain’t this some mash-up of atom-punk optimism and dystopian-rot wastelanding. The Ukrainian government is hoping to secure the funding to turn Chernobyl’s exclusion zone into a giant solar farm. So dope.

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Watch: Mr. Wizard explaining how to draw on a computer in 1985. Retro interface swoon++

Some real retro-interface failed-state futurist porn, right here. Fucking Mr. Wizard, man.

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Watch: ‘Akira’ Tribute recreates classic scenes in Beautiful CGI