Television Newspaper: Rather than: ‘Can it be done?’ we might ask: ‘When will it be done?’ Can it be Done? syndicated comic, Scoops magazine UK (1934/1935). Toon via Atomic Flash.
Exterior, day: Destitute desert town in the year 2040. Audio: Spanish newsradio tells the story — unemployment is 86%, gangs are everywhere and food and water are getting scarce.
There’s only one thing a father can do — smuggle his family across the border to the prosperous country on The Other Side.
Special guest star SIRI gets name-checked as Chuy and Smiley consider what the future will bring in this latest episode of Hey Vato! [NSFW F-bomb.]
And don’t forget to check out Smiley and Chuy’s website where you can buy Hey Vato! t-shirts.
“Machines could take 50% of jobs in the next 30 years,” according to Rice University comp sci professor Moshe Vardi. What will that mean for Alice, holder of the last job on Earth?
Do not fear this dystopian future, pochos. The Last Job on Earth is a good thing, at least according to The Guardian.
On the other hand, if your job involves putting chairs back in place after a meeting in the conference room, you are out of luck. Check this video from Nissan:
Out with the old paradigms, in with the new. Argentina’s EmprendedoresNews.com (EntrepreneursNews) explains:
Un nuevo paradigma es el comienzo de un nuevo camino, una nueva forma de hacer las cosas. Generalmente un nuevo paradigma no va a hacer inmediatamente más eficientes todos los procesos al 100%, pero si mejor el modelo que está remplazando.
It is not our responsibility to finish the work of perfecting the world, but we are not free to desist from it either. [Click on the image to enlarge.]
East Los homies Las Cafeteras re-imagined Woody Guthrie’s This Land is Your Land in collaboration with The California Endowment. They all hope for “a brighter future, one which includes #HealthAndJustice4All.”
Mira los new lyrics:
The students at Mexico City’s Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Moda de Casa de Francia designed and produced 20 “intelligent” pieces of clothing for your fashion-forward future. Twenty years from now, we’ll all be wearing black and white poofy mexi-burkas with built-in virtual reality. SPOILER: All the extra-cool kids will have gray hair, 3D printers and electric shoes.
Coincidence? Copyright violation? The blockbuster film Gravity – with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney – may not be as original as we’ve been led to believe. Check out the 1966 trailer for the Mexican movie Gravedad.
It’s new, and awesome, and Raza-filled. Check it out.
Marina is exhausted but exhilarated. Her entrails are convulsing violently as she pumps hundreds of rounds into the hordes of CSA Minutemen coming at her from all sides. After two sleepless nights of hard battle, she can barely hold onto the trigger, which is a throttle gyrating wildly in her hands.
She is emptying magazines from eight different machine guns placed strategically on the exoskeleton of her BattleBot or “Bot.” Bots are oversized suits of armor, equipped with lasers, machine guns, rocket launchers, grenades, poison gas canisters and other weapons systems.
Bots are operated by specialized Bot Pilots working deep inside the steel behemoths, which weigh thousands of pounds and stand five stories high. BattleBots were secretly developed by the U.S. Army and were now widely used by armies around the world.
“Incoming,” squawks Marina’s radar. “Shit! Some pinche vendido traitor ratted us out,” Marina hisses into her headset as fighter jets roar overhead and the forest explodes all around her.
You may not even need the English subtitles to understand this short Esperanto-language animation from England, but here’s a cheat sheet: Mother Earth AKA Gaia seems to be doing fine until Humanity comes along. Is her decline inevitable, or is there Espero?
An 8½” 20RPM disc containing this 11-minute recording was found on the elevator at 205 W. 57th St. in New York City on Feb. 11, 1969 by the composer Clark Gesner.