There's a lot to be thankful for in the future. Gather 'round the table, all you Navy Sea Lions, Jazz Bots, Star Wars enthusiasts and ethical scientists. Today is a day for futuristic feasting.
(Get the details, and win the t-shirt, after the jump).
What a wonderful Thanksgiving week it's been here on PopSci.com, and what a fascinating future lies before us:
- Appetizer: Sea lions help the U.S. Navy sweep mines and cuff enemy divers.
- Side dishes (with a healthy portion of lively table conversation/political debate): Scientists denounce IBM's cat-brain computer as an unethical hoax.
- Everybody loves the turkey: Improvising jazz-bot jams with its human counterparts (yep, we've got video!).
- Dessert: An engineer takes his cue from Star Wars in solving a little violent elephant problem.
Wasn't that just delicious?
Love our graphic? Win this t-shirt!
Leave a comment (any comment) to put your name in the pile; we'll randomly choose and announce our winner right here next Friday, December 4. And, if you just can't wait that long, you can buy the shirt for yourself here. Good Luck!
Congratulations to last week's winner, PopSci user "Dane619."
Until next time. Enjoy our past weekly illustrated roundups here.
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PLEASE PICK ME!
It would be an awesome story to tell if I win this!
This t-shirt design and its stories are just a little ammusing
This is a story all about how my life got flip turned upside down and I'd like to take a minute just to sit right here and tell you how I became the winner of a pop sci T shirt.
I went on their site and when it came near, I clicked on "this week in the future" with an image of a Tshirt right there. If anything, I'd say that this was rigged, but whatever, yo homes to Bel-Air!
I logged into my account about 7 or 8 and I yelled to the other posters, yo homes smell ya later. Looked at my Tshirt, I knew I'd be there. To sit on my booty with a brand new Tshirt.
I'd like to thank Satan, my future lover, and most of all, PopSci.
*comments* Nice t-shirt!
this is....all very interesting...and.....i wants shirt nows!
I want a t-shirt
Thanks for making a cool shirt like that popular science!
Have a great Thanksgiving weekend!!!!!
Very creative graphic, love the T-shirt. Send me one, please!
Looks like the future of the U.S. military is going to be unmanned robots and sea lions.
this is a comment. this comment may be good for one free t shirt. or it could just be a waste of my time. oh well, we'll see.
I need that turkey on my shirt!!! gobble gobble
I WANT A T-SHIRT!
happy thanksgiving. Thanks for a shirt
Okay, try number three to comment. I commented twice before, and they are in my profile page, but not posted here. So trying one last time before giving up. Maybe I am not turkey shirt worthy.
Finally, success in commenting.
Knowledge is not information, it is transformation.
~ Osho ~
I feel kinda lame leaving just for a chance to get a shirt but that wont stop me.
Well our dreams and our scifi shows are behind the inspiration people have for many techie ideas and advances.
We need a country music bot...
Happy Thanks-give me that t-shirt :)
GIVE ME T-SHIRT!!!! GAAAAAAAAH!!! :) :D
Is it bad that my family talked about most of these topics whilst passing the stuffing?
All it took was a T-shirt! I've joined the comment club. Actually I'm impressed by some very well thought out comments where I learn more from them than the original article - so to all of you, thanks.