In The Future This Week, Serious Wonder steps into the space elevator in search of this week’s headlines of the future, from near-perfect CGI skin rendering to music albums being recorded on the International Space Station. Whether we’re exploring cyberspace or outer space, at least the future will consist of some musical jams to listen to. And to the designers of the space elevator: please don’t install that cheesy elevator music. Replace it for Chris Hadfield’s newest space album instead! Welcome to the future!
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has just recently announced his first ever music album, “Space Sessions: Songs From a Tin Can,” in which he primarily recorded while aboard the International Space Station. SOURCE
Perfect CGI Skin
Under the joint partnership of USC Institute for Creative Technologies and Imperial College London, researchers have unveiled their graphics breakthrough in CGI skin that’s indistinguishable from real human skin. SOURCE
Mind-Controlled Robot Armies
At the People’s Liberation Army Information Engineering University in Zhengzhou, China demonstrated how they’re training students to control robot armies using brain-wave technologies for future warfare scenarios. SOURCE