'Alcoholic Architecture' lets visitors breathe in booze (Tomorrow Daily 209)
On today's show, a hands-free wheelchair that could change the game for disabled people.
A pod that I will absolutely never stay in on the side of the mountain.
And put down your shot glass.
Cuz now you can just breathe in alcohol.
Greetings citizens of the internet.
Welcome to Tomorrow Daily, the best geek talk show in the known universe.
I'm Ashley Esqueda.
Joining me as always, Khail Anonymous.
Can we just really briefly before we jump into the headlines discuss how disappointing the Amazon Prime Day sales have been?
It's completely useless, don't even look.
There's just nothing there, you're wasting your time.
What are some of the sales?
It's like socks.
Ankle braces I saw.
There was like one DVD on sale, it was just-
They blew it.
They really blew it.
The best thing I can say is that probably from all the disappointment, which there's already negative hashtags about this.
This Amazon sale, that we talked about yesterday in case you missed.
The best thing is that next year, they're definitely gonna try and make up for what they did this year.
I should hope so.
They're gonna have to as a PR stint, they're gonna have to fix this next year.
So that's the best thing.
Really quick before we jump into headlines.
I hope the person- I want the person responsible for Amazon Prime Day to come to my funeral so that they can let me- and lower me into the ground, so they can let me down one last time.
And I thought that was very poetic Poignant and hilarious.
And so sad.
So on that depressing note, thanks a lot Amazon.
Let's hit the headlines.
Look I'm not tired of finding ways to get drunk yet.
That's I think a good, you're like an alcoholic explorer.
Yeah, so with that.
We'd like to introduce you to alcoholic architecture because they found a new way for you to get drunk.
And that is through breathing it in.
No longer are you constrained by liquids.
This is from Bompas and Parr studio that focuses on base designs and installation.
And they're creating alcoholic architecture.
Which is basically a room.
You go into and breathe alcohol.
It's a fully immersive alcoholic environment.
[LAUGH] It looks like a rave.
It's pretty cool.
So basically, you breathe the stuff in not only through your lungs but also through your eyeballs.
You wear a protective outfit so that you don't get wet.
But there's a humidifier that saturates the air with a cocktail of 140% humidity and you can only spend, check this out this is interesting, you only spend 50 minutes in there.
And that's the equivalent of a very strong alcoholic drink.
Well that's all right.
That seems pretty fun.
Yeah, it seems pretty cool, and also scary.
I don't like breathing stuff in through my eyes.
Yeah, and also, it's just 140% humidity.
I mean, imagine the worst Summer in like Florida, the worst summer day in Florida or the worst humidity that you have ever experience.
And maybe it's a little worse then that.
So you feel like you are drinking anyway.
It opens up in six months.
At the, I'm sorry.
It opens for six months and it's going to open July 30th.
So if you are in London, you can go check this out.
Again, it's called Alcoholic Architecture.
This is delightful.
And it's weird.
It's funny, I don't know if you watch Parks and Rec, but we've already kinda see Tom Haverford who's like the silly character always on the next trend.
Well guess what Tom?
You were right.
Here's a clip from Parks and Rec which He actually kinda foresaw this.
This is the wrong way to consume alcohol.
So there you go.
[LAUGH] Exactly, right.
Like a new age bar.
You breath in your alcohol.
And this is a new age bar.
That looked better than this.
Then this one, because, like you said, 140% humidity.
It's going to be-
So you're not comfortable-
Maybe it's cold humidity?
You can buy the little cold humidifiers.
Maybe it's that.
I don't see why not.
I could see it.
You only spend 50 minutes in there.
So there you go.
Well, go spend A little under an hour at this weird little pub.
Alcoholic architecture is what this is.
That is amazing.
Alright, I want to tell you guys about the Ogo wheelchair.
So the Ogo wheelchair is really interesting because it actually came from the idea of a segway.
So the segway was kind of built to be this revolution in personal home mobility, like individual mobility, and it looks really dorky.
Like that That it looks dorky.
But, this guy in New Zealand was like you know what, I could take the core idea of the Segway, take out its gut and put it into a wheelchair that can be controlled with the torso.
So, it uses only core strength of the user.
So this is, you don't whip wheelchairs so you either have either few options.
You can push the wheels, you can have somebody push you.
You can use a remote control, like a joystick, or for people who don't have the use of their hands, they can use their mouth.
So like Steven Hawking, for example.
So this wheelchair is an electric wheelchair.
That is pretty much the first of its kind.
And you can see, he leans forward to move forward and he leans back to slow down.
And this is huge for anybody who can't use their arms in a wheelchair.
Like this might open up mobility options for people who have never really had them before.
This is really, really impressive stuff.
I can move up to 20 kilometers per hour.
This guy is a plastics product designer, so he actually made that fiberglass shell of the wheelchair himself, like he designed it himself.
And it's pretty impressive-looking.
And it uses the Segway's gyroscopic stabilization and its control system to allow the user to basically lean forward, lean back to control it.
SO you can totally either have Full use of your arms or if you can't use your arms or you don't have arms to control a wheelchair, you don't need them.
So that is pretty impressive stuff.
And he says that he wants to take this commercial.
He absolutely wants to make this available to the market some day.
But he does need either investors or crowdfunding.
He's still working on What exactly he wants to do with that, but he wants to enter mass production within a few years.
It actually didn't look like it took up a lot of room either.
It looks like it's less cumbersome than if you needed to have a whole controller and stuff like that.
And it's electric, so it's not like there's a loud motor or anything like that.
It's just a segway motor, so it's just using pretty quiet, which is so cool.
I just think it's great that this guy, you know, thought of this idea.
He was inspired by a friend of his who's a paraplegic, and was like, you know what?
I'm gonna take some Segway guts and build a wheelchair.
I hope he finds a way to make all the money that he wants.
I'm sure he will.
I mean, like it seems like a no brainer
This seems like something that I'm sure some investor, I'm sure, will invest in and bring to mass market, so
Really great work, my friend.
This guy's name, just so you know, is Kevin Halsall, that's his name.
He's a New Zealander, he's an inventor.
High fives to you.
All right, [UNKNOWN], we hate heights.
We have to talk about this place that we're never gonna stay in, but someone else might wanna stay in, because the price is actually pretty reasonable.
This is Called the adventure suite.
The Skylodge Adventure Suite at the Naturavive Skylodge in Cusco, Peru.
You can see it is hanging from the side of a mountain and it is all glass.
[LAUGH] All you can see, you can just look out and all the windows are totally clear.
This is insane, and you have to climb up the mountain to get there.
There is the cab line.
The previous part of this video, if you go look at it online, is them literally taking and climbing up this mountain to get Skylodges.
They are calling it a million star resort being as you can see all the stars in the sky at night, which is kind of funny.
These things are 24 feet long and 8 feet high.
You can stand in them.
They have four beds, a dining area, a bathroom that also has glass windows.
It's Separate from the other.
There is a divider from the bedroom part of it, but when you're in the bathroom, it's also clear.
Oh, I noticed that.
So, if there's a mountain goat hanging around, it's gonna watch you do your business, which is kinda funny.
That's the way it is anyway.
They'll leave a glass of wine in there for you, which you're obviously gonna need after a long day climbing up the mountain.
And to calm you down To diffuse your anxiety of falling all the way down inside this pod.
The lights are powered by solar panels, so you can actually have light at night which is cool.
The pod is made of aerospace aluminum and it's about 400 feet in the air and it overlooks Sacred Valley, in Cusco, Peru.
So conversion rate How much do you think that you would pay for this in US dollars?
For the experience.
To climb up there, stay a night and then climb back down.
$150 a night.
$150 a night?
It's a little bit more then that.
I was aiming high.
It's $290 a night.
$300 a night?
But, well no.
Cuz you only stay for one night cuz it's for the whole experience.
You can't stay in there for like a weekend.
So to climb up there they do the whole thing where it's like you do the mountain climb.
You stay there and then come back down the next day.
It's like the whole thing.
That's all right.
Like excursions, I know in Mexico we did one where we went
To a Mayan [UNKNOWN], and we had to climb the Mayan pyramids and all that stuff, and it was really neat.
That cost us I think like, I wanna say 120 bucks a person, which included transportation and everything.
So I would say that's pretty reasonable, all things considered.
I would imagine it includes, you know, Shuttle to the location, climbing equipment, all that stuff.
Right, yeah I don't know, I don't trust myself in this sort of situation.
And also the toilet thing.
Actually, I would like the toilet thing.
I know you would be like hey guys.
I think it would be fun, it would be like America, even though [INAUDIBLE]
[LAUGH] But yeah, I guess it's all for fun.
It's all for a little fun experience.
For adventure, for adventure.
Yeah, and it looks like how many people can sit, like four?
It says four beds, and I think one of them is like a queen sized bed, you could probably fit like five or six people in there.
Pretty decent, 290 bucks a night, split it six ways.
Not so bad.
Seems all right.
All right guys we're gonna take a quick break.
We're gonna come right back with Mod Squad.
I have to do the tortilla, it's weird.
It's short and interesting and weird.
But, stick around.
Welcome back to the store.
It's Wednesday which means we get to talk about all the weird crazy stuff that people cobbled together with what's around.
So this is the Mod Squad.
Funny enough, all of the things in that graphic Not involved in this [LAUGH] Mod Squad, because the main star of this Mod Squad is an unbaked tortilla.
So this is so weird.
Like I said it's short, it's weird, it's interesting, totally silly.
Rapture Records decided, you know what, tortillas kinda look like records, right?
So they threw it in a laser etcher and had it laser etch out music.
The Mexican Hat Dance song.
I was gonna say that's the only song they could put on there.
I'd be offended.
My people would be offended.
My people, the [UNKNOWN], would be offended if you didn't do that.
Yes, all the [UNKNOWN].
And then they cut a little hole out of the middle.
Guy put the uncooked tortilla right on a record player and was actually able to get Music to play off of a tortilla.
Are you able to hear it?
I think we can probably turn it up.
So there you go.
It sounds like a record from the 1800s that has been in a garbage dumb for 100 years.
But they were able to get music off of it which is insane to me.
I did not think that was possible.
But apparently- [CROSSTALK]
You eat your music.
There's a picture of it with bite marks in it after they were done.
So they were able to actually eat the tortilla.
I was shocked that they didn't treat it.
When I saw the picture, the thumbnail, I was like okay.
They treated this with some sort of kind of polymer.
So like dipped it in plastic and then laser etched it.
No, they just took a laser to it.
I don't think we've gotten to that level of science where we can just **** around making tortillas in the rec room.
Yeah, I mean.
That's like peak civilization.
That's a world I want to live in.
Well done.>> So nice job Rapture Records.
From my people to yours, thank you.
That was a pun.
It's time for user feedback.
Alright, so we asked everybody yesterday to use TV Flyby.
Have you seen the new, you haven't seen the new picture yet, from, I think you were driving over here.
Yeah, I was flying by Pluto to get here.
You were flying by, well that's like traffic in LA, you have to actually go around, through Pluto to get here the fastest.
It's real interesting, apparently Pluto is so young that there aren't really any crater impacts sites the way that we've seen on other major planets.
It's a dwarf planet, I get it, but it.
So young that they really see any evidence of that, and there's these big, what look like ice mountains, that can be up to, you know, 11,000 feet high, and stuff like that.
Yeah, and that's pretty impressive when you consider that when I was a kid I was covered in craters.
Yeah, until what?
Like, 15 16?
Just all over?
It looked bad
So, anyway, we ask you guys to use the hashtag TD Flyby to tell us where you would wanna flyby, what you'd wanna get a high rise picture of.
Dustin Dustin wrote in and said, as close as "Safely Possible" fly by of a Black Hole, I am sure Stephen Hawking would approve.
That's pretty cool.
I would love to see a black hole in action.
Even flying by it I would be like, nope.
Nope nope, nope, nope, nope.
Scarier than, would you rather stay in that glass pod?
Okay, then fly by [INAUDIBLE]
A million times, yeah.
I'll never see my friends again, like.
All two of them.
All two of your friends.
Me and Logan.
Oliver wrote in and said, the Marvel Universe and a world where every cartoon character is there, even attack on Titan.
You don't want Attack on Titan.
Why did you specifically say you wanted Attack on Titan titans there?
Oh my God.
Tell me where that planet is, and I'm not going.
I'll never go there.
Jesus wrote in, said the event horizon of supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.
Data transmission might be a problem, though.
That's why you send TARS in, right?
You send TARS the robot.
Sassy TARS, yeah.
You gotta get sassy TARS with you on that mission.
Mitchell wrote in and said I'd take the LG G4, strap it to the current camera, choose best view in manual mode and enter it for phonetographer.
I like that you're thinking hard about what you'd do with that picture after you were done.
Sending it out.
Which is, send it to us.
Which is exactly what the next person did.
This is phonetographer today.
Is this Pluto?
You don't realize how funny it would have been if you would Put the Pluto image as the phonetographer for the day.
I've thought about it.
And said this one is from our
Friend from NASA.
Our friend Pluto.
Who took a selfie of himself.
[LAUGH] This is from our friend [CROSSTALK]
But you didn't do it did you?
What did you do?
I didn't, so kind of Pluto related but not Pluto the dwarf planet.
Okay, you'll really like it, you're a Disney kid like I am.
Matthew wrote in He said, "Hey.
My family just got back from a trip to Disney World and we had so much fun.
Anyway, I was taking pictures like crazy.
These are just a few of my favorites that I took throughout the week." I picked this one on a side note.
I picked the Epcot ball at night.
And he said, "I took this with my Iphone 6+.
Love the show!" That's from Matthew.
He took this amazing nighttime picture of the Epcot ball, which I just really liked.
The only thing missing is fireworks in the background.
I like this.
But I love that.
This is an ominous type of future.
This is spaceship earth, is what the name of this ride that's inside of this ball...
Is and it's perfectly aligned with the show, it's about.
Technology through the years and what it's meant to the growth of humanity.
And it's also a very boring ride.
But a great way to escape the heat in Florida.
And because theres not really a big line most of the time.
You can just jump in that line and [CROSSTALK]
Interesting fact, yeah that's actually a really good strategy.
Interesting fact, Teddy Roosevelt is actually on that ride as a Roman because they couldn't get his animatronics to work, but they were like well let's not throw it away.
So he's dressed up as a Roman.
In the Roman time period.
I did not know that.
That's a new fact.
Yeah, I know way too much about this.
I told you I know what too much about this.
One day Kale and I are going to cowrite a book about all the secrets of Disney and Disneyworld.
Disneyland and Disneyworld, all around the globe.
I think we should.
I think people would read it.
There is also a theory that they
They pump in some really, like, docile, like, that ride is meant to make you calm down.
Camomielle Maybe it's alcohol.
Maybe it's humidified alcohol.
Let's all be honest.
It could be that.
There's a lot of mist in those rides.
I like that idea.
If you wanna send in your phone-tography, you could email us tomorrow at CNET.com.
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But really, you kinda wanna find us.
Yeah, and if you want to add us on Twitter, which'll be fun, you could add me at @khailanonymous.
Yeah, and you could add me at ashleyesqueda.
Well that's it for the show today.
We'll be back tomorrow for our last show of the week.
That could be the case if-
We found Pluto, we know it's a real thing.
Pack it in, guys.
We're done, that's all we wanted to do.
That's why we created this show.
Right, to find PLuto, to take
High res pictures of Pluto, and now, mission accomplished, guys.
So, we'll be back tomorrow but until then be good humans.
We'll see you next time.
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