This Week in the Future, July 11-15, 2011

Direct from Baarbarian himself: “Couldn’t resist the ‘Soylent’ Green reference.” And neither could any of you, judging by the overwhelming cry of “IT’S PEOPLE!!!” on Twitter in response to our gelatin-made-of-humans story. Speaking of Twitter, you should use Twitter! If nothing else, it’s the only way to win a free t-shirt with this week’s This Week in the Future illustration on it.

Want to win this Soylent-Green-referencing Baarbarian illustration on a t-shirt? It’s easy! The rules: Follow us on Twitter (we’re @PopSci) and retweet our This Week in the Future tweet. One of those lucky retweeters will be chosen to receive a custom T-shirt with this week’s Baarbarian illustration on it, thus making the winner the envy of their friends, coworkers and everyone else with eyes. (Those who would rather not leave things to chance and just pony up some cash for the t-shirt can do that here.) The stories pictured herein:

And don’t forget to check out our other favorite stories of the week!