Activists use human holograms to protest, and you can get involved (Tomorrow Daily 162)
On today's show, activists in Spain are using holograms to protest.
If you're as big a fan of animation as me, you're mind is going to be blown when you see this animated short that's only made from 3D printed objects.
And also Boeing patented a very interested backpack that they think will help you sleep better on a flight.
It also looks ridiculous.
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Joining me as always.
I do like that you kept it real.
You at least admitted that it looks ridiculous.
Oh, it looks.
But, you know, the first story, we might get a little, we might, I don't want.
Are we going toe to toe, are we going to fight on this.
No, I don't think so.
But let's just, let's get into it.
So, we're not going to politicize this because it would be easy to, but i want to explain what's going on in Spain right now because I, I think this is crazy and it opens up some doors and capabilities that I never thought were possible whi-.
With activism and protesting.
So, late last year, Spain passed a law that, set up really heavy fines for anybody who protested in front of a government building.
Which is kind of a big deal.
That's a little bit of, like government censorship that we're getting into here.
Yeah, you shouldn't be able to do that.
Freedom of assembly type stuff.
So, people were very angry about that, and activists set up a, a way to protest with kind of a futuristic bent.
And, there was actually a demonstration that happened this past weekend in front of Madrid's Spanish parliament.
Those are hologram people protesting in front of Spanish Parliament.
Look like ghosts.
They do look like ghosts, look like protesting ghosts.
So, they're saying that these holograms, it's symbolic that holograms have more freedom to protest than people do.
Than actual physical people so really strong message there.
And it's called, the movement is called the [FOREIGN] movement, which means we are not crime.
And, it had over a hundred participating organizations all come together for put this, a hologram rally, into action.
And, they're hoping more people around the world will join in by, get this, uploading a picture of their face to their website.
And then they're gonna add you in to the reality.
I'd do that.
Yeah, me too.
Oh yeah, I wanna be there.
Wait, wait, wait.
That's a little scary because they may just put you in a protest you don't wanna be a part of.
Yeah, yeah, exactly.
So we're gonna, we're gonna get to that cuz this is.
I think this is a really interesting conversation.
So, I think it's interesting that maybe, for example, if you see, we're in California.
It's tough to get to, let's say, the, Grantic, the Rally for Sanity that Jon Stewart did a couple of years ago.
in Washington, DC.
I would have loved to have been there.
Unfortunately, little bit cost prohibitive to fly all the way across the country, get a hotel room in Washington, DC, like, it's expensive.
Is this now.
Like, maybe a viable way to appear at a rally that you feel very strongly about, but maybe you don't have the funds?
So, you're gonna be like the Million Hologram March?
Million Hologram March.
Maybe it's coming.
And you might have even more people than that show up, because holograms, people could upload their, you know, upload their pictures.
I, I don't.
There's, there's two sides to this.
First of all, I don't think it's going to be as effective to not have bodies individually.
Of course, bodies.
Like, that's what protest is about.
We're here and we're, like, we're present.
And there is something to be said for.
And we don't any more bears.
[LAUGH] Yeah, no more bears.
And the sacrifice of.
Paying that money to fly across country.
And be there because you have to be there in person because it's so important.
Whatever issue it is.
You look out.
and so forth.
You look out your government building, you know, stroking your cat.
And you see.
Your nude cat.
You see all these human beings that are like me.
All right, that's me.
But on the flip side of the coin, maybe.
The visualization of the hologram on just how many people.
Like, you can sign a petition and get a million signatures but it just looks like a bunch of papers.
But maybe you can project all those millions of faces outside, and be like okay, real human beings.
Khail Anonymous and Ashley Esqueda are out there.
They've got horse bodies, but still there's a million of them out there.
Like a centaur, but I am out there.
But I, I think that's really interesting.
So maybe someday we might be able to sort of take a picture with a cell phone, upload it to, you know, some website that we feel strong about.
They're gonna like, have an event or whatever.
And then you would be seen there.
But I do-
That is interesting.
I do, I do find it very important that you mentioned.
You know, there are some, like, image use rights.
Like, can that, can that organization then use your image for other rallies?
You know, in the future because you've uploaded your image you're giving a right.
Like if there's a save the, the save the whales one.
I don't wanna save the whales.
You're like, those whales are terrible.
Just get 'em outta here.
Put 'em, put 'em somewhere else.
No, but I mean, you could, it could be something like something political that you don't wanna be involved in.
But yet, no, it's, it's very interesting.
It's a very interesting little thing.
I thought it was pretty cool.
Obviously, we all want world peace.
I'm not gonna politicize this by making the hashtag of the day where, what rally do you wanna go visit right now [CROSSTALK].
Yeah, what do you stand for?
But there's a lot of stuff, there's a lot of terrible things going on in the world that you could obviously protest against.
So, I figured we would give this a Tomorrow Daily twist.
So the hashtag of the day today-
So, it's gonna be really funny.
The hashtag of the day today is #tdprotest, and I want you to tell me the pettiest.
Most trivial thing.
A protest that you would send your face to as a hologram.
Like, first world problems.
Like, just, like, I am gonna go protest the fact that we don't have pumpkin spice lattes all year around at Starbucks.
Oh, I got one.
Like, just petty and dumb and funny, or it can be totally imaginary.
You can make up a protest.
Okay, I got a couple.
My first one is, I'd like to, protest that there's no hoverboards.
That's very upsetting.
That's very upsetting.
So, I wanna go to the government and be like, no, Mattel, and just protest outside there.
Project that there.
I think that's viable.
It'd be even cool, because it's 2015, and they have.
And the second part is I want to protest at my house because my girlfriend, every time she makes coffee, she leaves a little Splenda like wrapper on the counter.
And I keep telling her to clean it up.
And it's timed that it needs to stop!
It's time to make a stand!
We need to stand up for this.
> Make a stand.
No more Splenda on the counter.
No more empty Splenda packets.
I'm tired of moving.
The trash can's right here.
Just go like this.
It's in the trash.
I just love the idea.
Every morning your girlfriend comes out to make coffee and there's a hologram.
Kayle it's like, no.
Just with the, like with the.
Just with their sign like, stop oppressing me.
With your Splenda packet.
I assume yours is better.
Oh, well, that was, one of the big ones was a pumpkin-spice latte thing.
So I was like just buy it all day.
Just put me off at Starbucks.
It's so basic.
I'm very upsetting.>> You have a projection of a bunch of basic ladies out there.>> A bunch of basic ladies.
A bunch of basic, basic Bs out there.>> Basic Bs>> Basic Bs.
And then, I think the other thing though I would protest.
My little dog Jenkins, as you well know, likes to bring snails in the house.>> You're going to protest, yeah?
I'm going to protest.
My dog, no more snails in the house cuz it's gross, and you're leaving their bodies.
You should, the bodies just strewn all over our floor and it's disgusting.
I'll say this.
Your dog would love that because you would be at home all the time.
That's, that's so true.
He'd be so excited.
You just made your dog happy.
And put my foot down.
My hologram foot down.
Onto snail guts.
That is so gross.
I am a huge fan of animation.
This, no transition.
I'm a huge fan of animation.
Stop-motion is always so charming and so amazing.
And the time that goes into it, and the fact that it's such a unique art form.
Well, if you wanted, if you thought that that was difficult, this guy made a, like established an animation with 3D printed like, characters and whatnot.
But what I mean by that is that he printed out a character and then moved it frame by frame.
No, each frame is a different 3D printed character.
A three, different 3D printed motions.
It took him two years to make this.
So let's get a little bit, little.
And this is a short, this is short film right?
It is a short film.
It took him two years.
Gosh, look at that.
That's so pretty.
So, alright, so the guy that did this is Frenchier [UNKNOWN].
Named Alexander Desquade is how I'm assuming it's gonna be pronounce.
It's called Chase Me.
It is about a a little girl that's walking through a magical forest and her shadow keeps changing into things.
She, what you're seeing is every single.
Little thing that, like if she takes one step.
It's a new.
That's another 3D printed.
Oh my god.
It took over 80 liters of resin, so he had like, he had went through a lot of resin, two thousand five hundred prints, and over 6,000 hours of nonstop printing time.
Bigger and smaller depending on if she gets closer to the screen.
Oh my god, I didn't even think about that.
Yeah, when she gets closer to the screen.
You got to make a big- oh, gee.
They had to 3-D print the environment.
Every time, every time there was a movement or anything.
And it looks beautiful.
It's gorg, this is gorgeous.
Like its, it's unbelievable.
So right now, he's not, he hasn't uploaded it so you can't like watch the thing yet.
There's only like trailers and looks at it.
Because he wants to ent, enter it into, competitions.
Oh, festival season yeah, okay.
I, I would love to see this.
Look, even the hair is moving.
Her hair like.
Sways in the wind.
Yeah, swaying around.
This is unbelievable.
Took two years.
Again, the guy's name is Alexander Descaute.
I would recommend, if you get a chance, to go look at this.
That's what it's called.
And, just be blown away that this is a three.
Yeah, it's Chase Me.
Just be blown away by the fact that somebody put so much time into this.
It's incredible, and, and it looks, it's charming.
That is incredible.
So, as an animation fan I always go to animation festivals and I'm always looking for someone to try something new and this is just
So, you probably.
You won't get an argument from me.
You probably won't see anything like this again for a while.
I'll say this is a lot of work.
So, I can't imagine, I mean.
I'm a really big stop-motion animation.
I have two Nightmare Before Christmas cashews, so.
You definitely do.
So, and I know the process that goes into making that, and so I can't even imagine adding, adding time to that process, cuz it's already so painstaking, and so.
Intense and, and specific, to add the, the fact that, like you were saying, like 3D printing these little tiny characters that get bigger and smaller as you go.
It's like, man.
I can't even, I can't even begin to imagine the hard work.
It's, it's incredible, Alexander.
Two years, well do-, I hope he wins some awards for this.
I'm looking forward to seeing it.
I wanna see it.
This is awesome.
So, so very, very cool using tech and 3D printing to.
Actually do some art, so, whew.
All right, now that we're done freaking out over amazing stop-motion animation, I gotta tell you about this weird, this weird chair [CROSSTALK]
Oh, this lovely chair.
Okay it is really ridiculous, but.
Boeing patented this kind of contraption that they think is going to help you sleep better on a plane.
So obviously sleeping on a plane is a nightmare.
This, this video, Patent Yogi does these great videos where they, they see patents that are, that come out and then they, they animate them and show you what, how it would work in real life.
So this is really cool that they did this.
So this is a backpack.
And then basically there'd be these straps.
You hook them to your chair.
You hook them to your little, little chair buckles or whatever.
And then you flip up the back and it's a head cushion.
And what you do is you lean in and there's like a massage table like sort of thing with a cutout hole.
You press your.
Face into it and then you have a chest cushion as the main part of the backpack and then you sleep.
You put your whole weight into it and lean forward and then you sleep just kind of like suspended in mid-air like-
What is this?
So, they're making a gag about Tom Cruise hanging out the side of the window, off the side of the plane for Mission Impossible.
Wow, that was a quick turn around.
Yeah, very, very weird.
But yeah, so this the, this is the, the contraption that they sort of.
They think that this is sort of the way to have people to have comfortable sleep in planes, especially considering, you know, the first class layout beds are so expensive-
On long distance flights so this might be something that people, passengers, maybe wanna use at some point in the future, sort of get restful sleep without, you know, your neck hurts or you gotta buy the weird things and then you have to figure out how to, like, stuff them back in your bag, like, while you travel and everything.
So, really weird patent.
But, I think the creepiest part about it is the name that they gave it.
Which is is the cuddle chair.
Super weird but.
Most people don't like.
To cuddle, like in public.
Not on an airplane, with anything on an airplane.
I don't think so.
Yeah, not on an airplane.
But the nice thing is, is that if you were really worried that you might have to use one of these some time soon, that's probably not the case, because a Boeing spokesperson said, "They've filed many patents every year, but that doesn't necessarily mean we end up pursuing them." So they've filed a patent for this, but.
We don't know exactly if they will ever actually use it, but it is still really weird that they're even thinking about this.
You ever see in SkyMall, or SkyMall's gone now, but.
Rest in peace, SkyMall.
And SkyMall had one where it was like this inflated one that you set on your, your tray table.
And then you like.
Plop your head into into it.>>Yeah.>> [CROSSTALK]
I don't know.>> That's actually like how I sleep on planes.
I just get a like my hoody or whatever, I take it off and wrap it around in like a circle.
Or the neck thing, I actually don't use it like around my neck.
I'm just put on the tray table and then put my face in it, like your on a massage table.
And then I just.
You know, like you're a student.
And you just put your head down, and you go to sleep.
That's how I sleep on a plane.
Well, not, not that this conversation needs to be extended any longer, but they have on the back of the chair these little things that you can bend inwards.
[CROSSTALK] So that it holds your, your head kind of in place.
And then you can just close your eyes and go to sleep.
See, but for me, those don't work.
I would feel like it would roll around everywhere.
Oh, your head is too heavy?
Your brain too big.
My head is, no, no, no.
It's just there, my head is giant, and it's empty for the most part-
It's just all air up here.
Keep Legos in your head.
Like a clementine sized brain in there somewhere, so-
Oh, but anyway, that's what Boeing is thinking about, and, we're going to take a quick break and find out what that terrible noise was outside.
Because I think somebody fell off of a ladder.
And we'll be right back.
Are you okay?
But before then a doughnut in space.
Welcome back to the show.
Fortunately, no one was, I don't think, harmed.
We just sort of listened against the door.
We didn't actually open it cuz I was too scared.
I thought that maybe there might be, like.
I thought maybe those, I thought maybe those like, dog things from Ghostbusters were out there.
Like eating people.
Oh my God.
I can't remember the name, either.
I just said, mm-mm.
Wait, that, that-
Key master and the gatekeeper?
I mean, I know that.
But I was like.
So, no one was hopefully injured.
I don't know.
Are you ready to talk about cool stuff that people made that we really like?
OK, well we're going to do it anyway.
The graphics are pretty cool.
I love it.
Do do do do.
So the Apple Watch is coming out next week, 24th, officially.
Preorder's already sold out.
You can't get one until like, May or something.
Brian Tong has like, five of them.
Yeah, he ordered eight for each arm.
That was really exciting.
And each, he ordered every skew.
Every skew he just got one of each.
He's just going to be a walking iPhone.
What's up, guys?
I'm Brian Tong.
I wonder is Brian Tong ever watches these.
He's probably like, they hate me.
That's why I do it.
Because I know he doesn't want.
But I, but I love-
We love him.
I even, I even razzed him in one of the, in the comments of one of his vid, the videos he did.
[CROSSTALK] We love Brad [UNKNOWN].
If you don't want the Apple Watch, maybe you are thinking you might want something a little more retro?
This is awesome.
It's the Apple II Watch.
So let's get old school, and let's check out the Apple II Watch.
We have some awesome video of this.
This guy Inscrutables contributor aviator 777 made this Apple II Watch.
That's a little watch by the way.
It works which is so cool its actually.
A 1.8 inch TFT screen.
Look at that.
Yes, it's a TFT screen.
And he made it monochrome.
It even has a little digital crown right there so you can scroll.
See, he's got the scroll.
He's got the little floppy drives.
The little, fake little floppy drives that you can, you can fake put in there.
It's not gonna load anything but it's still funny.
And, yeah, it's so awesome.
So he, 3D printed the little case.
He designed it, 3D printed it, got little stickers made, little vinyl stickers and everything.
He like, spray painted it, and you can make your own.
Open source instructable, he's got it on instructables.com.
You can actually, I didn't know this about Instructables, but.
They have a thing now where, cuz I have a, it's been a while since I've been there.
They have a thing now where if someone has 3D printed parts you can actually either download the 3D model or there's a button that says buy it on whatever printing, 3D printing site.
So you don't have to have a 3D printer if you wanna build one yourself now.
You can buy the 3D printed pieces.
Get them shipped to your house, and then, and then do all the other stuff.
Which is awesome.
So, he was, basically, he, he put this all together, and even Steve Wozniak saw this, and posted about it on Facebook, and said this:.
I might be biased, but I would buy one and wear it.
You should send him one.
I could, yes, send [UNKNOWN] that watch, dude, because that, I mean it, and if you don't send it to [UNKNOWN], send it to me, cuz I would rock that watch, like, yeah.
This is a tough choice.
That's in between either you or.
Me, or the co-create, co-founder of Apple.
I mean either, either choice is a good choice, but, you know, I will understand if you pick, pick Waz.
Because Waz is pretty awesome.
So yeah, this guy, I like that he didn't want to keep the design to himself.
Like he's like nope, if anyone wants to make one you're more then welcome to.
Oh, you legally couldn't.
Well, to keep it to himself he could.
He could just say he's not releasing the design.
But the thing is it's like it wasn't, he thought-
I hope he wears this watch around.
I hope so too.
Like, it's such, if you wore this to a party, like, what a-
What a conversation piece.
Like, hey, you want to check out the new Apple watch?
Check out the Apple Two watch.
I actually, I'm gonna go ahead and say this.
I like this better than the.
I do too.
The actual Apple Watch.
I want one of these so bad.
And listen if anybody-
What do you think Brian Tong?
If anyone out there makes one of these and doesn't know what to do with it, I am not joking just email me and maybe I'll buy it from you.
How much would you be willing to?
I don't know.
Say, say it, say it to me.
I don't, I don't wanna say.
Say it, say it, say it-
No there's a mic, I'm mic.
No I know but, but-
We'll do it off, off the record.
Okay do it, do it like this and then do it with your hands like this.
I think that's as much as I'd pay.
I think you'd have to go more in the.
Field of like.
That, that seems too much.
Way too much.
All right, anyway.
That's an outrage.
All right guys, speaking of views.
[LAUGH] If you're listening on the audio podcast-
-You gotta be so confused, I'm sorry.
-You're, you're like, you're like what [CROSSTALK].
You're listening so hard you crashed into something trying to listen to what we're saying.
Guys are pretty amazing, and every day you send in great feedback, so let's talk about it.
It's user feedback.
Before we get into our TV robo cook hashtag, I just want to let you know that Roll is the girl's name.
All right, we're slowly figuring out all the, the characters' names of Mega Man, thanks to you guys.
Two, two viewers wrote in and said it's Roll, because his name in Japan is Rock Man, Mega Man's name is Rock Man.
Oh, Rock and Roll.
Rock and Roll.
So it's Rush, Roll, and Megaman.
I feel like there's another character missing though.
Maybe, like, there's another one that was like, part of his group.
No, that's, Professor, I almost said Robotnic, Willy.
So, TDRoboCook we asked-
Thanks by the way.
You guys are so awesome.
TDRoboCook, we asked you guys to write in about, and.
Daniel wrote in and said, Hey guys, I love watching the show.
For TDRoboCook, I would want the robot to make me sushi every time I came home from school Thanks!
We're on the same page.
Yep.>> Frank wrote and said, I'm a buyer.
If that robot could cook like #WalkWithYan, which I totally love.
Look he, he put it on his shirt.
Yeah, is it TD RoboCook.
And then Matthew wrote in and said.
I've never had Turkish Delight from Narnia, and it would be a real surprise delight to try that!
That's a good one.
Magical stuff, we didn't even think about that.
I just pick a bunch of stuff from Harry Potter, like the little chocolate frogs and stuff.
Yeah, that'd be.
Be, that'd be creepy.
But it would have to be jumping around.
Yeah, jumping around.
Rick wrote in, said combine this robot with the robot bartender from that cruise and the waiters from the Japanese hotel, you get your own future restaurant.
There you go.
You don't need friends any more.
You have robot friends.
You have robo-service.
They have no soul.
And then lastly, so, a little bit aside, we talked about Digitalk, the watch, the add on thing.
Earlier this week, so Richard wrote in and said, here's my take on Digitocks.
I have a job where I'm constantly moving and working on electronics.
I've worn a watch since I can remember, and I have a smartwatch now.
I don't really think this is pointless.
Here's the reasons.
I wear Bluetooth headphones for music, and I get calls constantly, and texts.
This helps with being on my back working, so I think he's, like, a mechanic, or he works on things where he has to, like, kind of be, precision working, like, he's, like, laying on his back looking up at something.
And so, he says I can't access my phone when my boss calls still using my smartwatch to answer my phone and my headset to talk.
I can continue to work and answer questions.
I also love the fact that if you leave my, if I leave my phone somewhere, it alerts me that I have been disconnected.
And I also can use it to find my phone when I lose it between the couch cushions.
So in final, this is okay if you aren't productive and you deserve to get the vibrating email alert that you're fired.
However, I love-
Wait a minute, I feel like he's adding a lot of features that we didn't mention.
I think he's talking about just smart watches in general.
Oh, smart watches, yeah, that's fine, yeah, but, you know.
Yeah, I think they're huge in here.
But Digitox is kind of interesting because it's like using your-.
Analog watch and adding kind of notifications to it.
It, it's just, it's just a vibrating notification thing.
It doesn't like, it doesn't act as a.
Like a phone, you can't answer it.
I can't talk to it or anything like that.
You can't program it to do anything else but vibrate.
But he does say, I would love the smartwatch industry to really get into the design industry and produce a market of watches with the smart part and the classy look.
So I think he's hoping for maybe a smart watch that.
Look more like an actual, like, timepiece, as opposed to, like, a screen and like-
I think that's like, sort of the-
Another two years from now, right?
Well, there's a [UNKNOWN] pop which looks like an analog watch.
What a name.
The Huawei watch looks really good.
What another name.
Yeah, there's like another whole one.
But yeah, there's some good ones.
And he says love the show.
I watch every episode.
He also said he, he wants a pair of smart watches that are linked together that one's sport and one's dress so that you can switch them out no matter what you're doing.
Is this guy James Bond?
Is that what we're doing?
Is that what?
So I thought that was a good email.
It is really, it had a lot of good reasoning in it.
So well done.
If you guys want to send- oh, actually we should do phonetography for today first.
Our, our dear viewer and old friend.
Not really our friend.
This is new, new friend Parth wrote in, and but now, you're an old friend cuz we've been talking about you for an entire five seconds.
And said, hi guys.
I really wanted to share this picture of one of my favorite cities in the entire world, The Big Apple.
I took this picture from my iPhone 6. Get it?
The awful iPhone.
Over Spring Break, when I was there, specifically to eat an awesome falafel.
It's a really interesting reason to go to New York City, for one falafel.
Hopefully I have showcased how beautiful the city actually is when you ignore the taxi drivers and cockroaches.
[LAUGH] Sincerely, Parth.
I really like those glasses.
I, I, I actually collect glasses.
So, this is like, the fantastic photo for me.
I enjoy this photo.
I like the perspective.
It looks really neat.
Lots of fun.
Like, having the lens in the way didn't like, **** up the photo.
No, it enhanced it.
Like it would.
Yeah, like it would with my.
My camera phone, so this is really cool.
Aw, come on.
[LAUGH] I play a little violin every time I see a phone [CROSSTALK]
The world's tiniest violin gets played every time [CROSSTALK]
He made LA look, I mean, sorry, he made New York look like that romantic place that [CROSSTALK]
Yeah, it's really good.
So thank you, parf Thanks for sending that in.
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TD holo, or no, I lied.
Well that's a very bold one.
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I don't want to hope that, I hope that doesn't happen.
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We'll be back tomorrow, Star Wars celebration tomorrow, so we may see some big news coming out of the show.
I'm so excited.
No, we will see.
See some big news.
We're going to see some probably big news.
So, well, that's it for today's show.
We'll be back tomorrow with all the fancy things.
Be good humans and we'll see you again next time.