This Week in the Future, February 22-26, 2010

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This Texan junkie is both sad and happy. Happy because he’s on the way to kicking his destructive addiction using non-habit-forming synthetic opiates newly derived from scorpion venom. And he has a prototype of Darpa’s dream Terminator arm, which is a good thing to have. But he’s also sad because he may now never own a Hummer to match his aspirational tattoo, and because his home state’s government stole his child’s blood for military research. Only in the future!

Here are some of our favorite stories this week:

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Until next time. Enjoy our past weekly illustrated roundups here.