Weird Weekend Reading – Unicorns, Cyberpunk, and Ghostbuster Prophecies

vintage spider womanFriday has arrived, confused and trembling and showing early signs of scurvy after eating nothing but chocolate rabbits for the last week.

Greetings, my friends! Today we return to our regularly scheduled Weird Weekend Reading. The offerings this week include cataclysms in space, history being rewritten, and the discovery of the thing that will probably turn us all into cyborgs.

  1. Jupiter was hit by something really big again.
  2. Unicorns really were real, but they went extinct about 30,000 years ago
  3. Scientists hope to learn long lost name of ancient Etruscan god/dess from a stone tablet just in time for the new Ghostbusters movie
  4. We may really, finally, seriously be about 5 years out from the glorious Cyberpunk dystopia we’ve all been waiting for – Wetware is here
  5. A lot of assumptions made about Bronze Age Europe is probably wrong – discovery of ancient massive battle has historians baffled
  6. Life is weird and nothing is safe – Genes jump species in nature all the time!

Cats, cyberpunk, and conspiracy theories: Your Friday reading list

Friday has arrived, like a snail fleeing a sunbeam. May you have a lovely weekend, and time to take in some reading. Here are my favorite articles from this week:

 

And finally, in honor of David Bowie, I offer you this delightful video.

Toby Froud, acclaimed puppeteer, son of artist Brian Froud, and also known as THE BABY FROM LABYRINTH, made this sweet video while goofing around with the puppets he’d created for a short film.

 

iSkin Tech Will Make Your Cyberpunk Fantasies Real

Thin, flexible, and highly customizable, iSkin is essentially a decorative sticker you can wear that will control your phone or other devices.  Imagine that your phone rings, and to accept the call you squeeze a specific point on your ear.  Snap your fingers to start dictating a text to someone.  The tech is still clunky and still in development, but well on its way to being refined. iskin will take tech wearables to an entirely new level.  Watch the video below, and behold the future.