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Ep. 52: Big dreams, small clonesJordan's King Abdullah wants to build a 1.5 billion dollar haven for Trekkers and artist Chris Burden creates a 30-foot tall dream city filled with racing Matchbox cars. Also, Tokyo paves the way for creepily realistic clone dolls, Apple innovates on...
It is Tuesday August ninth and you are experiencing. Be returned. Of -- magnificent crave podcast and I'll -- and -- Franklin returning it went well well well as quick. They go. Yes welcome back. We just got back my backpack I got back practice -- -- -- adds that Sunday morning. And waited a data recuperate yes. Is it -- a long time lines and -- this right. And create new online for what. With outlook and others that will go back with a cradle for -- -- I suppose. Crazy as we do you think you're -- -- out of Africa. It would pretty fast when it was a long. Chorus line. It's crazy it's like for him. That -- -- -- that -- attack yesterday to. Great. Well. We both made it somehow all the trials and tribulations of the past few weeks -- -- two of which you guys do. Will must've been a terrifying and scary -- -- round of -- podcast that we are. Here now we're we're back now we -- in business -- likenesses really weird down for the relays so it's like. Rolling around -- don't take this as like eyes and our lack of commitment to the create podcast we are down a 100%. Before this podcast. They'll say it louder so the you'll be more convincing. Me that yeah. It made me -- -- the studio to shred it and apologize that the next level. An excellent is actually trying to do that which we think that I think this -- falling apart X. Now -- -- we are excited to be here I'm excited to be here I am very excited about this first story. This -- there's a one point five billion dollar proposed. Star Trek theme park and the nation -- So Madrid has only no no no no this is. Jordanian prints are -- sorry Jordanian king mean excuse me dirty -- team. Dual. Who is a very is a tractor he's a hard -- -- in fact He was an extra. On an episode of Star Trek next generation -- -- I'll. Is that him on the set. Yes like from like twenty years ago has them. First upgrade that is kind of grainy picture but He is great He is has committed to Star Trek as I am -- -- -- -- So where does all Star -- yes. The only like its booming. Voice. -- raises the volume makes -- weird. As well angry single -- acting -- he's he's been since I like your -- I would not ramps are -- around king Abdul silence really. Committed to talk -- about it king dual an -- I don't wanna -- on the -- -- -- look at the beautiful this is actually used kind of model this is a rendering of what did the the proposed park here. Which is gonna be it supposedly is gonna run on renewable energy. It it looks like you now just like. An amazing. Hotels like surrounded by the giant tools like a resort and looks at the reality of it like a killer and you know what sort it looks like sonic the future -- -- thing. It looks -- -- freely and easily debate the Golden Gate Bridge in the background but -- then great but. I like yeah I I think it's funny that using -- to more you to see lots and lots of desert and -- -- Here it's as a very flattering depiction of and -- countries so. This is good news I think that. It would definitely if you get all the tractors to the world. And bring them together. To this resort first of all. Don't do that -- -- to call. You could do what I routinely detect it now that they -- -- -- Star -- committed to this and you don't want that. -- but -- have likened the most luxurious senator convention ever by -- it also be like. It be like -- the role playing like -- actually haven't its contacts feature in right there's a problem that we start a conventions that you just inside of like some. Some culinary and convinced her house yeah exactly but then the illusion is broken you don't get to have -- there's no. They need Alec flying cars at the same -- -- have pretty good imaginations as it. So now you're saying trackers no longer need to have that I had to sanitation Disney's go to Jordan. That's all don't dump mean the position of insulting. -- -- and doing. I'm just saying his -- would be worthy. Of traveling to Jordan for if you could have that totally immerses. Holiday experience a few well yes of the -- that the actual reality Star Trek all around the alligator. Yes sure it'll be -- -- looking at this it looks cool. I don't know how much of that is Star Trek. I don't know what's gonna be inside that is very Star Trek is there gonna be a bridge in there is -- is you know will will will look like star fleet -- training. I'll veto classes going on how to your use of taser or -- quarter or something like that is going on there all I know that. I'd go in there may not leave. It I think that's best yet to sign up all IC. That's Bethesda and the other -- for why he's probably doing this is like this can be just like the breeding ground of feature nerds -- I. And once their once their -- in jordin they stay in Jordan. And to become engineers -- right yeah sure our future technology I feel like my -- in there there's gonna be some mock explosion. And I think people are dying is actually going to be training -- as I only know about. And that saves souls lively racing crusher and -- one episode when He like all Paper diet. Pulled out a that was a strange way as -- and -- it all and you've passed the tests that. -- -- Anyway. I hope that isn't true. You -- -- now. It he's -- and everything is an exciting that fifteen of silicon as it now they got it all wrong. You got it all wrong not he's allowed is this podcast now. Am I speaking of dreams come true this is a hot wheels placed set that set a piece of art is actually -- it's performance artist Chris Burden who spent over the four years. Making this metropolis is called metropolis two metropolis of of hot -- cars that race around this the city. And -- does He see the -- for this to its its pretty outstanding part of it is like. A comment on. Age of the car and like how the cars -- zooming in zooming around and how. They were coming to the end of the age of the -- because of all the traffic congestion that we can't just. -- around its previously predicted He would throw the freeway Aaron -- -- the -- of the Carter now the -- of trying to aren't -- Now I think this is action by the -- to me on this sit at home and yeah over the Internet that anyone -- The age of the B Wally. World role like. 500 pounds and actually now and going back zephyr service kind of but that look like it's a little bit of like though the Wally XP shipped it didn't look -- -- -- those -- -- like that minus the you know large people floating around only hover. The mark -- Yahoo!. Which the big gulps and intently -- one -- let's let's study it -- as our bones became excited yeah and others see you know at that point it'll. And I know why we had -- public of with the weird form fitting spandex suits you know you -- this is to remind you. This is and this is what or maybe you know you candy you can't get any loose clothing the year that claims against but that prefer I prefer the hot wheels metropolis -- -- Except with more -- and Apple's. The pimples and or or that looks cool as political that is. Costs of the holding -- actually with checking every show notes helps. -- and lets them I think they calculated how fast these cars will be traveling if it was. You know in in real scale right and there are going to 300 miles -- partner something -- -- to -- -- -- around the city. It's really cool right I -- as part of the -- they do here is that. You know this is the dream almost of what the cities of be like that cars would be traveling around this fast right but that's not really -- -- -- at like five years -- There -- -- -- cars and -- kept having sex and it's producing more people than they got cars. And is what you have. Now we're all on the Bay Bridge. For hours trying to get home -- I believe -- leave work. Well it's 8 o'clock you could have like a Logan's run scenario where we just keep the exact same amount of people at all times. I wanted to realistically killing -- only eight. -- herald. -- today -- can drive as fast as you want and under the surface -- what -- done to here now has yet to be -- -- second run it here first it's. -- -- other things that you could spend your money on. A super realistic. -- Of yourself and -- might -- super realistic I mean your faces a laser scanned in three dimensions and rendered. Both in shape and color by artists in Tokyo. At the -- factory. This sounds cool and -- -- factory get a clone of yourself a miniature clone yourself is that in communal. Now now now this is this one actually is just -- dollars -- can actually be part of the robot uprising. That -- this -- will set you back about a thousand. And 1770. Dollars. But you get the most super realistic -- the you know accurate. -- yourself you could you could -- find I'm still waiting I'm so gonna hold out and wait to I'm actually in a movie. Where this like would there ever they're required to make a doll is actually offer -- out of me and ask -- cheating via the should be that you die -- starring in the next now know that man -- exactly but Hobbits or something or did Harry Potter or like. The Greenland -- -- -- -- -- It's -- now every which way but -- part nine. -- And they know there was I originally -- -- -- -- action figure out that some -- It if it at whatever dumb -- -- is actually -- do -- than pizza it's just freak out. Then -- this week that both comic relief which threatened comic and notice is this is pretty great a I do you think that. With the proliferation of 3-D printing technology that we are we are quickly. And -- at a place where you can descent into like a photo Booth and get one of these like head scan and like a -- printed out retro like yeah totally lost. -- -- this to be pretty crude but. I do see that happening -- like -- like a cheap version of this. Where you can be at the mall or whatever and like you know you and your little honey you know the Mattel people are talking to Alia of course -- we want to take this. Make it a -- -- like a third is cool. Or if that -- By -- and equality but region where people can imagine. Like getting like but it can dollars and diamond pattern may be something more masculine could GI -- whenever the time and time and then -- -- Manhattan being headless rate right and then there's like some kind of DIY. Head laser scanning kit. Audio and out and install ran in these gain antennae send that information -- on the should be additional ahead and it's like over his means Canon. Cynical and that we didn't -- way that's not gonna. A lot better about like the home laser scanning -- art but. -- -- and probably more to Build-A-Bear workshop type thing you know we go to the mall and it kind Mattel had scanning kiosk. -- you put your credit card then let alone -- levels thanks for the information we have the coordinates and all the information. How will see you you're. Your head and 46 week that -- extremely creepy part they'll be like an anthropologist. In a hundred years from now. Dig up this layer of super realistic creepy adults ourselves yeah I doubt it but at that those -- out.