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HoloLens is headed to the International Space Station (Tomorrow Daily 199)
On today's show, you can get your notifications from a soap bubble, you can step into a booth and find out the weather some where else in the world.>>And astronauts are getting HoloLens before even we get them.
So good for them.>>Jerks.>>That's Tomorrow Daily.
Greetings Citizens of the Internet.
Welcome to Tomorrow Daily.
I'm Ashley Esqueda this is Khail Anonymous, you're watching the best geek talk show in the known universe except for grammar because I can't speak.
They didn't say it was the best grammar show in the universe.
That's very true.
I will not claim that.
That ain't no truth.
At all none.
So, anyway, without that stupid intro, here are your headlines.
All right, so Hollow Ends isn't accessible to anyone really yet.
Except for astronauts, because NASA is working with Microsoft
To create an app and experience for astronauts.
Now, this is to help them kind of work out some problems if there's problems up in this space station.
So they'll be able to assist them, both of them wearing Hololens.
This is called Sidekick and it's going to provide virtual aide to astronauts working off of Earth.
What you're going to be watching right now is them testing out this HoloLens in a weightless environment.
This is the Weightless Wonder C9 Jet.
They're testing out the equipment to see if it works on this weight less place.
We have no idea exactly what their looking at, they look at maniacs.
Yeah, what are they looking at?
But again, they said it's
It's to help them, you know
It's an alien fighting simulation program.
Which you can play on the ground.
They're just playing Halo.
So, this is actually going up very very soon.
On June 28, SpaceX is going to take it as part of the resupply up to the space station.
Now, their goal is to reduce crew training requirements
And increase the efficiency at which astronauts can work in space.
So you can go up there and maybe if you don't have all the experience, they'll help you out.
There's two modes.
This is all we know as far as how it works and what's going on inside the headset.
For the astronauts Two modes remote, experiment mode which is Skype so they can share the experience so they can see what the astronauts are seeing, help them out that way.
There's also procedure mode we've seen kinda a look at inside of the demo, the first hollow link demo, in what they are looking at is a project a visual so the astronauts are looking at A piece of the ship, it will point an arrow to the ship and, like, highlight it, and show them how to unscrew it.
Oh, and how to pick something?
SO, it's basically holding their hand, for these astronauts who should probably already know how to do it.
But, you've got a lot more people on the ground.
But, I'm not saying astronauts aren't qualified.
Its a good safety precaution.
If you think about, if apallo 13 had that maybe there would have been some resolutions.
But year, many more minds on the ground helping the few people that get sent up to space is really good.
Now there's tons more plans with this hallow lens NASA sidekick sort of thing.
They plan on sending it on other missions.
You can check out their post about it.
There's a tweet about it.
But SpaceX is involved so it's pretty neat.
[CROSSTALK] Microsoft taste like.
HoloLens, SpaceX, I mean I have to say in the last month HoloLens has partnered up with some very unsuspecting companies.
I did not expect them to partner with Oculus.
That was like a big thing.
I think that we're all kind of surprised about it.
And then now it's like, oh hey and by the way we're sending them up to the astronauts in the space stations.
No big deal, whatever.
I love it, but it's crazy.
Yeah it's going to be interesting to see the practicality, because Logan and I tried it on, and we weren't blown away.
But maybe there's just enough there to get the job done for the astronauts.
Also they were using wireless headsets too.
So, that's also good.
Yeah, very good.
Well you mentioned the field of view being really small.
Like that small.
That is very, that's not great.
Look at it.
It's about that small.
So tight up Logan's Kale.
Let's hit up Kale's camera a little bit.
It's about that small.
that's very small.
You have to kind of like look through it.
But yeah, so there you go.
Hopefully that'll work out.
Yeah, they're gonna send two up very soon on June 28th and Space X and then a couple more.
Oh this weekend, sweet.
So there you go.
I'm gonna stow away and I'm gonna go up to space.
Listen, if I had hollow lens on they could help me be in astronaut right away.
That would be great.
Okay, I want to tell you about this climate booth.
This is really weird but also one of those things that I would imagine In the Jetson's.
Like a thing you would see in The Jetson's.
If you've ever been, we're both from southern California.
There are times when I'm going somewhere and people say it's really cold and you say, " it's really cold, it must be like 60 degree" because that's really cold in southern California.
Then it's freezing and you don't really have an idea of what that feels like until you're in it and then you say, "Oh boy I packed really wrong".
Wear the right jacket off the plane.
This is called Climate Portal.
This is awesome.
It's at the Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, Sweden.
They have installed these weather pods for people to step into and they can feel the actual climate of the place they're about to go to.
So they'll know exactly what it feels like when they walk outside and when they get off the plane at their destination.
Isn't that a little late?
It works in this way which is, if you're not sure if maybe you should have a jacket or maybe if you need sunglasses or whatever, for when you get off the plane.
You take take all that out and just view that or you won't have to worry about figuring it all out once you get to the airport.
They don't just heat up and cool down, though.
Like here's the interesting thing.
They actually use heat, ac mist Fans and audio visual installations inside, to really give you a sense of what the weather is like.
So, I would imagine that it would be kind of, not an intense experience, but, I mean, if it's raining or to feel a little mist so you'll know, oh, it's gonna be a little bit damp.
Oh no, this is really cold in here.
I'm gonna need [INAUDIBLE] need a need a bigger jacket or whatever.
I just think this is awesome.
Like I think what a weird, cool, little bit of technology that sort of, not doing anything to change the world, but it certainly is like changing the way that we travel.
That's the thing that like everybody would wanna try if it was at their local airport.
They'd be like, oh I just want to go in there just to see.
Even if you're just going to like San Francisco.
Your cycle I just want to see what its like.
Need a walk in there.
I really like the technology, I still think its too late that your already at the airport and you've already packed and you already have your jacket.
They do however have like places you can test out your jacket
At, like, sports stores.
So you're like, is this gonna be, is this gonna keep me warm enough?
And so you go into this little basically a refrigerator, and try on your jacket and you're like, yeah I feel warm, I'll take one jacket please sir.
And then you leave.
That's pretty cool.
But, yeah, is this sponsored by somebody or is it just the airport?
I don't think so.
It'll be up till the end of August I think.
They were saying they're just doing it for like now, but I have a feeling like maybe if a lot of people respond to it and people were Really like it they will probably keep it up.
I totally see somebody dying in there.
That wouldn't be good.
Somebody's gonna be like Sahara.
Goes in there and doesn't realize it or can't open the door.
Gonna like heat him up.
He dies from heat stroke he's trying to find the door.
That's a horror movie waiting to happen right there.
Yeah so they'll be available until the end of August but you have to go to Sweden to try it out.
Is that our rtd?
I did that's our hashtag of the day it is tdclimate.
It is what feature would you add to the booth to make it more interactive?
Like whats the thing that this booth is missing?
Your watching Tomorrow Daily so my answer would be it would change it to different planets.
So the atmosphere on different planets.
Unfortunately, you'd die if tried it once.
Does that mean
Suck the oxygen out of the room.
I'd be like Mars and be like.
But that would be mine so don't try that out I would say, look, I would add augmented reality glasses to this.
I would drop in a holo-lens.
And then that way you can sorta see what it's gonna look like and you can feel what it's gonna look like at the same time.
That's just add a hollow lens.
Just add a hollow lens.
That's the trademark.
Just add a hollow lens.
Make it better, just add a hollow lens.
And get super disappointed.
okay and then lastly this is really fun.
And it's super dumb but it brought me joy.
And that's actually the point of it.
To bring joy.
This is called Notifly, and they don't have a full video of it, cuz it's pretty simple idea.
So, there's this calendar app called Pop Up, and it syncs with this thing called Notifly.
Pop-ups, The point of this app, this scheduling app, is to give you opportunities to appreciate joy in your schedule.
For example if you are seeing an old friend, or if you're saying goodbye to them Whatever.
Oh you're gonna see this person like, wow joyful detour!
Like your dinner, you know, here's your friend.
You can go in just a few footsteps you're going to dinner at this place there's this other place, this great view or whatever.
So that's a, it gives you ideas of like things to do within your schedule within the constraints to bring joy into your life.
So kind of awesome but notify pairs with this and Logan do we have that gif?
It's an animated gif.
They put it up on their site.
When you get a notification for your calendar for a meeting or whatever it blows a soap bubble.
You put it on your desk and then you just pop it and go to your meeting.
When you have a meeting, it buzz a bubble.
Yeah, when you get a little notification like bubble's here, it's like a pleasant notification.
Like I know that sometimes I get really stressed out when I hear the notification on my iPhone, on my iPad, and I'm just like oh, what now?
Why can't you group text?
Then you'd want to shut that off.
Maybe you shut that feature off, otherwise your whole room will be filled with soap.
This is really awesome.
It's so cool!
Like, I'm so jealous.
There's edible bubbles by the way.
So they should totally make it the edible bubbles.
I'm going to do like little bubblegum-flavored bubbles.
And you just pop up and you go arr!
That's really cool.
How much is it?
Okay so they're not selling them yet.
But this is part of a project.
Called redesigns and this series has a goal of turning these are not my words, Mondays into Monyays.
They're trying to like revolutionize your daily office experience.
I know you just got really mad, but they're trying to make people's days a little more joyful.
And that was one of the things they came up with.
Changing the word to MonYay doesn't make Monday anymore fun.
No, but I mean that's just the concept.
They're not changing the word but they're like that's Sort of the idea behind it.
But anyway, no to fly, I thought really cool, and I kind of want one if I'm being honest.
I kind of want one.
But on that note, we're gonna take a quick break.
Before we go though, we have to show you this video of all the fancy CNET Gamefly editors telling you what they're playing right now.
I'm sure a lot of them are playing Batman; Arkham Knight
No, they're not, not if they have a PC.
Hey, hey, huh, but that, that might be true, so so check out "Play This" and we'll be right back.
I have been playing Life is Strange.
I just finished the third episode and it is well worth the play because it's got an epic narrative that is just getting More complicated and exciting.
I've been playing a crap load of Splatoon.
And Splatoon is one of the greatest games I've ever played.
Hey what's up?
I'm playing Project Cars on the PC on this sweet Thrust Master steering wheel but I'm really playing at home is Tokyo Jungle on the Playstation 4 via Playstation Now, the weird Playstation 3 streaming service which costs 19.99 a month.
I'm playing a game called I Am Bread.
And it's actually a pretty amazing game.
It's a lot of fun.
It's the most fun I've ever had playing a bread video game.
It's based off the butterfly effect principle where the littlest actions can change a huge number of things.
And it's got Game mechanics, and it is a really cool play.
So, it's a shooter, except everything's colorful, and it's really uplifting to play.
And the best thing about it is [INAUDIBLE] three minutes so it's got that Moorish factor.
squid and kid.
It's quite a lot of money to basically be a Pomeranian in Tokyo, but personally I think it's worth it.
I'm really not to question that all of us For ourselves.
The object is you have to move the slice of bread to the level and get it to the toaster, so the bread can become toast.
That sounds crazy when I say it out loud but it's actually a lot of fun, go check it out.
Welcome back to the show!
I mean you're playing Batman Arkham Knight right now.
I'm playing Splatoon as well, so that's what we're playing.
It's Thursday which means we have to talk about what we like, stuff we like.
Which means it's time for Into It.
All right, so I'll You please, you go first.
I always like hearing what you are into because we have such different lives.
[LAUGH] I'm into gold mining this week, because there's gold in those hills!
I'm out panning for gold!
No, I'm into Batman: Arkham Knight.
Well, I guess I should be over it, because I just finished it.
Oh you finished it?
I finished it before i came in, well I finished it an hour or so before I came in.
Except for I haven't done, there's like a, like a, like a second ending.
And I haven't done that which I'm going to do.
It's called like, oh, we have to initiate Project Something.
And we can't make sell.
Oh the 100% ending, is that it?
No, no, no, no!
It's not even that it's just like a second ending.
It's like once you beat the mission, there's still kind of like a finish everything off type thing.
Without being the 100%.
By the way, if you can't play it on PC, just wait, cuz it is worth the wait.
It's one of the best games of the year.
Again, fun gameplay from beginning to end.
The tank battles suck.
I wish they had stopped shoving the Batmobile down your throat.
It's like really fun to drive, but they make you fight these tanks.
They're showing it right now.
Too many times.
The voice acting is great.
The characters are fun.
Again, it's a new and old story from Batman.
They put him through the ringer.
I love it.
It's definitely worth all the praise it's been getting online aside from the PC complaints.
I was able to go in and mod something so I got 60 frames per seconds, so it's all good there, but it's great.
I know that anybody that's on fence about whether or not to get it, just get it.
It's just as fun, if not more fun, than the previous Batman iterations.
Oh, [UNKNOWN] I like that.
I love it.
It's so good.
I'm not gonna 100% it cuz I'm not that guy.
I'm not gonna collect all the Riddler trophies.
That's gonna be me.
I have too many things to do but I am gonna get to whatever the 2nd part is.
The second ending.
Man it was so good.
I'm excited because I'm gonna pick it up at some point in the next couple of weeks at some point.
Now after hearing you Ridiculous enthusiasm for it.
I'm really excited.
I couldn't figure out when I wanted to stop playing.
It was always like, oh, there's always something left to do, Khail.
I'm like, yeah, okay, Batman.
I'll do it.
All right, so that's what I'm into/over.
I'll probably finish it Tonight.
So there you go.
I like it.
So I'm into a show that is not for children.
I'm into VEEP.
I got really into VEEP this last week.
So I have to explain because I love good comedy.
Like I love good comedy and I had heard really good things about this show.
And finally a friend of mine pushed me over the edge and was like literally put this at the top of your queue.
Do not wait like watch VEEP and and I was like okay.
They just watch like two episodes.
And sure enough, I watched the first two episodes and I was just hooked.
There is never an episode in which I have not laughed out loud at at least on of the jokes.
Like there, I think I read something somewhere where it was, it's either the, like the top #1 series with the most jokes per minute.
Something like that.
And the writing is insanely good and there's so many just asides.
And it's so fast and funny and just hilarious.
And the guy, oh god!
Tony Hale he plays her servant Gary, her like bag man, Gary he played Buster Bluth in Arrested Development.
He is just as funny if not way funnier as this character as he was as Buster Bluth.
The guy who plays Jonah is great.
This is Sue her receptionist.
It is a hilarious show.
I highly recommend it if you are an adult, because it is an adult series with adult jokes.
But it's fantastic.
I absolutely love it.
It's so, so funny.
They made kind of like this really big government jobs seem like there is just full of all these little weird, petty, like arguments and stuff between people.
And I'm sure a lot of it is like that.
but it's really entertaining so so funny and Julia Louis Dreyfus is just she's brilliant.
She's absolutely brilliant.
Love her in Seinfeld, love her in everything she does and she just continues [UNKNOWN] she's fantastic.
That's on HBO right?
Yeah that's on HBO and now you can get HBO now for 15 bucks a month if you don't have cable you can just get it and stream it.
It's so so funny.
We're in the middle of season two and Gary Cole is in it now And like he is intense and hilarious and like the storylines are insane and their so great.
Its really good, anyways I have very similar enthusiasm for Veep.
Except for you dont get to punch super villans in the face.
That is true and that's why Ill be buying Batman because I would like to also punch super villans in the face.
Okay guys we gotta talk about you, its time for user feedback.
Okay I asked you guys to use the hashtag tdhover to tell us what alternate modes of futuristic transportation you would prefer over you know everything that we talked about yesterday.
So Landslug wrote in and said, I'm too old for a hoverboard anyway.
Hover Segway would be nice though.
Hover Segway for the old.
Wait, hover Segway for Paul Blart, Mall Cop 3.
On the moon.
Whoah, no, no, no, no.
We got to just go for it, listen.
[LAUGH] Radisson and just act like, just pretend like there's nothing special about it.
Innovation Required wrote in and said, "Jetpacks for small distance and wormholes for long distance because no killing and rebuilding involved."
That's a good work around.
Smart man, that's a hack.
I think that's a wormhole hack.
Thanks for fixing that.
wormholes scar me though.
I would be so scared.
Tiago wrote in, said, "Hyperspace transportation of course!" I don't disagree with that, I gotta be honest.
Louis wrote in and said time travel for definite!
Dude, where's my tardis?
I like that.
That's time travel, nice time travel.
And then James wrote in an e-mail and said how about a personal hover system using four bands to orient the field.
One on each wrist and each ankle Using the energy produced by your body to power it the four bands would hyper accelerate the air molecules around you.
Thus lifting you off the ground.
Using various sensors such as gyroscopes and accelerometers you'd be able to navigate your direction of travel.
It would only have to elevate your body a few inches off the ground depending on the terrain.
For paved or relatively smooth surfaces one to two inches.
For more uneven surfaces dirt gravel or fairly rocky three to six.
Using nanotechnology, these bands would be relatively small.
They would fit comfortable under your clothes, being no larger than most wearable tech used today.
That was a lot of thought and I have to say I'm impressed because I would love a system like that.
If I could just boot up some wrist bands and ankle bands and just float around, that would be awesome.
No, I wanna be
Destroyed every single time I wanna go someplace.
We're gonna go to Chipotle.
[LAUGH] [UNKNOWN] And then gets build back up in Chipotle.
I'm like Barbara come up please.
And then we back get home.
You're like thank you, yeah.
But yeah so that's what you guys brought in for TV hover.
And now it is time for our very last piece of user feedback, which is always our phonetographer of the day.
[LAUGH] Our phonetographer of the day today is Mike.
Sent this in and said, hey TD not part of your typical demographic but I love you guys and your show, watch it daily.
This is from, on my way home from downtown DC.
Caught this image just before a kick **** storm hit the area.
I thought it was amazing considering I took this with an iPhone 5S.
Hope you like it as much as my Facebook friends, keep up the great work, Mike.
P.S. I'm 56, geekdom knows no age.
Is that why you said not part of our normal demographic?
Yeah, because I would imagine most people, most adults would have guessed that our normal demographic is six year old children.
People in their 60's are the only people that watch this show.
That's because they can't get away from their screens fast enough.
My grandma's in her 70's so she can't watch this show.
It's too much Too young for her.
We have a very narrow demographic.
60-69 years old.
I'm not even old enough to watch this show.
I like that it looks kind of like dystopian.
It's like all that height like super hyper colored but also like the yellows are, Are kind of sickly, so it looks like it was trying to be like a futuristic thing, but.
Like the Madd Maxx l train.
And the back, like the sky is all red so it looks like it's been soiled, like the planet's been soiled.
It's cool, I like it.
No, I did it.
Nice work Mike.
If you guys want to send in your phonetography, you can email us firstname.lastname@example.org and you can find us on social media at tomorrowdaily.
I just wanted to let that hang.
Or, you can follow us at our Twitter at [INAUDIBLE] and [INAUDIBLE]
And, that's it for the show today.
We'll back on Monday with our 200th episode.
Until then, be good humans.
We'll see you guys next time.
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