Our prolific future-reviewer Baarbarian has been illustrating our fevered future dreams into reality for several months now--creating a closet-full of fine T-shirts in his wake. This week he's taking a well-deserved breather, so we figured it was a good time to take things a few notches up the meta-chain and round up his excellent work thus far into a review-of-the-week-in-review gallery. Enjoy!
It's that time again--our illustrated roundup of the future this week. Robots were in the news quite a bit (meaning it was a good week): robots made of shapeless goo, robots that eat biomaterials for energy and robots that could have saved soldiers' lives in Iraq.
The Future--what a place. A time more than a place, perhaps, but here at PopSci, a tangible thing. To wit: our future world where we'll sniff stem cells, control cyborg beetles and film HD video--all in space. Here, a glimpse of said future, as illustrated by some of the best stories of the week.