This Week in the Future, January 16-20, 2012

Good thing all that noise about SOPA and PIPA worked, at least a little. Otherwise you might not get to see this week’s great Baarbarian illustration–we might’ve had to replace all of our images with big black censored bars.

Want to win this Mexican/Martian fusion 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: