Oculus Story Studio debuts adorable VR short film 'Henry' (Tomorrow Daily 217)
On today's show, the first legal drone delivery happens in the United States, and no, it was not by Amazon.
Also, even though you're never gonna be an astronaut probably, you can still tour the ISS.
Also, a really awesome movie that's coming from the Oculus studios hopefully, cross your fingers.
It's Tomorrow Daily.
Greetings citizens of the internet.
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First I'm Ashley Esqueda, that's Khail Anonymous.
Pay for your solitaire.
Oh man, I can't believe this.
It's not a story, but let me just tell you real quick.
It's a non-story.
This has been my favorite non-story.
For Windows 10.
If you wanna play solitaire, you know the card game that you usually get for free.
You play alone when you're sad.
Yeah, you play alone.
They're gonna offer it for free, however it's gonna have ads and you have to pay to remove them Two dollars a month if you want them removed.>> Yeah!
Permanent.>> Oh wait, there's a little deal.>>Oh okay, there's a deal.
Okay.>> So, ten dollars a year.
[laughs]>>What?>>Or ten dollars a year.
The end of the year, so way to go.
Maybe you're assuming...listen, pal, you're not gonna be alone forever, hopefully, so you really only need to re-up this once a year, and then, you know, if you just keep paying every year,
If you're alone, that's really insulting [CROSSTALK]
It's to fight loneliness!
You have to fight loneliness, so like listen
It's to get you out there.
Get out there bub, or else you're gonna be paying ten bucks a year for the rest of your life.
Spend those $2 on someone that you love.
Or a real deck of cards.
Let's hit the headlines.
Alright, so I didn't mean to be mean about the never going to be an astronaut thing.
But I include myself in that, I'm probably never going to be an astronaut unless they make it really easy to be an astronaut, which I don't see happening.>>Like there's an online things you can just become a minister.
The universal life church stars and space station.
That's what I need.
So, I have great news if you've ever wanted to visit the ISS and you're like me.
You can now, which is really awesome.
The ESA, the European Space Agency just release, unveiled, launched, whatever have you, this great interactive tour of the ISS.
So Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti was up there for 199 days.
She broke a record for the longest female stay up in the International Space Station.
While she was up there, she took a ton of high-res pictures, at least 15 in every single pod.
She's got a ton of high-res pictures, and they stitched them all together into this awesome interactive.
360 degree experience.
You can go to all sorts of different places in the pod.
If you click on the video, there's like text.
You can read about different pieces of the International Space Station.
There's even video.
If you see a little play button, you can check out like, oh hey, what's this?
And you say, I wanna check out what this thing is.
And you can click on the little play button.
And up pops the video with, Italian astronaut Samantha.
She is talking about, like what each thing is, in each pod, like she'll explain what it is.
It's really, really cool.
I highly recommend it.
It's a great full screen experience on your computer.>> Wow.>> The only thing that isn't available yet is the Russian pods at the International Space Station.
Oh.>>But they did say, the ESA said that those would hopefully all be available later this
So, they're still working on that.
So, this is while it's in space, then.
She was up there.
She took all these pictures.
I have a stupid question but go ahead.
And this was recent as of June 2015, so last month.
That's very, very recent.
She has a list of great pictures that got fished together.
And it's so so cool and if you want to educate yourself about the international space station I mean it's a fantastic way to do so.
And I love, whenever the lovely Samantha Christoff already is talking her hair is raised because there's very low gravity there so she's got like raised hair when she's talking about stuff.
That's aurora borealis.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
But yeah, so really amazing stuff.
So thank you ESA cuz that's the way I'm gonna get to experience the International Space Station cuz I'll never be an astronaut.
We're not smart.
Speaking of which, I don't know how, that's not a transition.
That's an Ashleyesque, that's Ashley level transition.
Okay, so let's talk virtual reality cuz that was almost virtual reality.
There's your transition
I don't know if you guys have been paying attention, but Oculus is definitely trying to show they are not just a gaming device.
They're trying to show this could open up a whole new route for film makers, and why not have your second offering in that sort of world.
Be from someone who used to work at Pixar.
I present to you Henry the story of little tiny porcupine who just loves hugs, but for some reason nobody wants to hug him.
Anytime he hugs something, it [CROSSTALK]
So this is from Oculus Story Studio.
This is the entertainment division.
Again, this is about Henry a little porcupine that loves to hug.
This is made by Romero Lopez [INAUDIBLE] Who is a former Pixar animator.
You can definitely see-
I can see some-
the Pixar in it.
We'll to the animation, I mean the actual animation I assume, right?
This is a trailer so they'll start off-
Start it off with a quick-
Yeah, you'll get-
with somebody experiencing the, there you go.
There you go!
Yeah, you'll see it a little bit more in In living color here in a second.
But this will come with the Rift when you buy it.
And it's a little experience.
And Ramiro says that it really adds to the way you're engaging in the film.
Cuz look, I know that if you haven't tried the Oculus it's really hard to understand why it's such a cool device.
Living in this world and being able to experience it with him, Ramiro says
That it makes him seem more real.
Like a real creature rather than having someone giving you a window.
It's more like you're actually there.
Here's the thing, it's adorable.
It's super cute and it's definitely the kind of thing you'd want to be a part of.
There's been a lot of hurdles as to how do we drop someone in a world a make them feel like they're a part of it.
Animation is the perfect way to do it.
That's a pretty good way, a pretty good medium.
And Pixar people seem to have a pretty good grasp, and I know he's not Pixar currently.
He should have to wear that on his head.
But let me read this quote from Palmer Lucky at Oculus.
They say they hope to have 10 to 20 bits of content for rifters at launch.
10 to 20 movie-ish type offerings
Free experiences, okay.
For free to anybody that buys an Oculus Rift.
And I think that is a great strategy.
Because, a lot of these headsets launched with almost nothing.
Well, and also, I mean, you made the point earlier.
Which is, it's so hard to explain to somebody what Oculus is, and how cool it is, and VR, in general.
Like, how amazing it is.
Until you try it for yourself, and then you go, oh!
I get it!
The moment happens, the lightbulb goes on as soon as you experience something that you're invested in, engaged in.
And that's a great way to have people say, oh hey Mom.
I know you won't like this first-person shooter, but check out this cute little video of a hedgehog.
Like, having all these different types of content It's a really great way to sort of demo it to your friends.
It's a great way to show people what these headsets can do.
And everybody loves Pixar.
And so for me, everybody loves Pixar.
And even if you have, maybe then you have a tour of the Louvre.
And you have this, and you have this, and you have all these different little pieces That suits somebody's lifestyle, or suits someone's personality to say, oh, this is why I need a Rift.
Not for gaming, but for Pixar films.
Or I need a Rift for tours, like international touring.
Like, I wanna go do that in virtual reality.
It's a great way to hook people.
And to get people to share their Oculus Rift experiences with others, which is exactly what they want.
So, really, really smart.
I'm more so thinking it's
It's important that they have content when it comes out cuz, again, every other headset didn't sell crazy because they had nothing.
But again, yeah, branching out and having more than just video games is great because maybe my sister doesn't wanna play video games on the VR.
You suck, Sister.
Anyway, so that brings us to our hashtag of the day, which I will not allow my sister to answer, which is.
The question is, what's the plot of your blockbuster VR movie?
You get to make a VR movie, what is the plot of that?
I know Pin's gonna write a little novel about this.
I bet you Pin'll just send us his screenplay.
He'll be like, here is my script.
So I want mine to be kind of like, almost like a Tattletale kinda games.
But I'm basically falling back into Fallout which is It's kind of a choose your own adventure type thing where it can kind of veer off, so it's like a movie but I get to control the ending, like it goes off in different places.
Okay, so I totally, that's almost exactly what I was going to say not a telltale game, but an actual like Ed Packer, choose your own adventure book, that would be awesome.
So a simple concept of like going into a haunted house.
But then like ending up in some other dimension or suff, that is the thing that I want to do.
I would adapt a [UNKNOWN] and adventure booklet directly into a VR experience.
But I like this telltale one too where have like
Kind of an arc of story.
And it's a story, but then everyone reacts to you differently based on your actions and your words.
Like, maybe a headset, talk to the characters and stuff.
That would be really cool.
I can see people getting more engaged into it.
Cuz the problem with VR is you have to get people engaged in the world, make them feel a part of it.
And that sort of extra I'm choosing the story will just suck you in even more, so.
Well, now it's like people love those cellphone games, because they get to choose.
That's such a hook, because people would say-.
And you're a point and click
Love it, so yeah, that's I'm all about it.
Let's talk about drone delivery, this is awesome.
It wasn't Amazon, I was shocked to read this.
The very first legal drone delivery happened, calm down Kevin McCallister.
The first legal drone delivery happened in the US, and it wasn't Amazon, it was actually NASA.
Working with a bunch of other companies, private companies and this startup drone delivery company called Flirtey.
And they used two drones to do this, this is a test-run in Virginia.
They had a very large drone, that was a modified version of a NASA drone, that had to go from one airport to the other.
Because Flirtey's drones are short-distance.
So there it is, delivering a package, a medical kit.
Right down on to the ground.
So there it goes, wee.
Right on target?
Down, I don't know that they have like a little landing,
Pattern, but I think they had an area they knew they could drop the item into.
Okay, they had six medical kits, and they were like we're going to do six trips.
Six different trips, and we're going to do tests every single time.
But The great news is guys, the first two trips went so well and so smoothly, that they decided on the third trip, well you know what, forget it.
Let's just pack all four of the rest of the medical kits into the drone and deliver them.
And also that went very smoothly.
They didn't have any issues.
There was no terrible explosions or malfunctions.
There was nothing bad that happened So yeah, it went very very well.
And they were saying especially with things like this, like medical kits.
There are a lot of regional areas where people have to drive on one lane roads to get to places and maybe they need emergency services.
Like let's say You know, you have a hurricane.
Like, Hurricane Sandy goes through.
Rural areas in the country need medical equipment quickly and a lot of times these service vehicles, they have a tough time getting through.
Now that's a good use for
I agree, and so Amazon actually had a very interesting proposition related to this.
Amazon proposed recently that they want to make a sort of delivery drone highway in the sky.
And they would do that by designating a section of air space lower than you would see a standard plane flying in and also just larger craft at 200 to 400 feet above the ground.
So that would be the area in which
Amazon's delivery drones would be able to just deliver stuff and nothing could fly in that space unless it was approved by Amazon.
This is like their idea, this isn't actually going to happen.
I don't see the United States of America going, yeah, let's just give 200 to 400 feet above the air, everywhere except above airports to Amazon.
Like I don't see that happening.
The Amazon layer.
The Amazon lane.
And so Amazon Air was saying, oh yeah, we wanna have this zone, and then we'd have a buffer between 400 and 500 feet where nothing could fly.
And then it would keep smaller craft safe from bigger craft and vice versa.
So interesting idea that they wanna, that they think is a way forward for delivery drones, is sort of this Kind of highway section of sky at a certain altitude above the ground.
So we'll see but I mean it's, again, so many regulations like rules, new things need to start happening with unmanned aerial vehicles, especially with companies and people and it's just a big mess.
Look, I don't like that you keep tying Amazon back into this because Amazon is doing it for Amazon.
Of course they are but the thing is
Private corporations a lot of times, push innovation because of capitalism.
They want a bunch of money, so they're like, "How can we make more money?
Let's deliver via drone." So they're one of the leaders in the push for drone delivery.>>Yeah.>> So you can't deny them that.
But I will deny that I don't want to look up in the sky and hear [NOISE].
For the like medical supplies, send somebody a heart.
I like the idea of organs.
Yeah, patient organ donation.
Like you get from one hospital to the other, you don't have to sit in traffic, you don't have to pay for a helicopter to airlift it.
That would be great.
I'm sorry everybody, I don't need my phone mount for my car to come via drone.
I haven't got to that point where I'm like, I need drone delivery.
THey deliver on Sundays.
Isn't that enough already?
Isn't that enough?
Alright, on that note.
We're going to watch a big rig leap over, we're just going to watch it jump.
It set a world record.
It's really cool.
We'll be right back.
I'm [UNKNOWN] [SOUND] [APPLAUSE] [LAUGH]
Welcome back to the show!
Caleb, do you get out of bed early in the morning?
In the morning, do you enjoy getting up early?
You don't strike me as the kind of person who
You just love it.
I wish I did.
When I slept normal, yeah.
But, tell me how I can fix that.
Well, you can definitely fix that with this week's Mod Squad.
So there's a guy on YouTube, his names Collin Firth.
He's an inventor, builder, made some really cool stuff.
And now maybe, I'm not gonna say he's [UNKNOWN].
Because I think this is hilarious but I also have Wile E. Coyote vision in my head.
This is a catapult bed.
He made a catapult bed to launch you out.
He says it's very low pressure, he doesn't want to blow you through the roof or anything like that.
It's got a big steel frame, it's got a giant hinge on it.
You see there's a headboard there, a space for a headboard.
There's an air compressor underneath it'll just knock you right out.
Knock you right out of bed, it'll push you right out of there.
So he built this whole thing, and he's like, yeah, okay, here it is, like, it works.
The frame works, that's what the video is, it's him building the frame.
Now, as of tomorrow, if everything goes according to plan, supposedly, Colin will be posting an actual, like, video of full bed, like, he's gonna put a mattress in there, and I'm assuming he's gonna test it out.
I mean, I'd ask a friend to test it, if that was me.
[COUGH] I wouldn't, he's being nice about it.
He's being nice about it.
This guy needs to built stuff for the Acme Corporation.
Like this seems like a bed that Wile E.
Coyote would sleep in.
Or Goofy would sleep in it.
exactly, where he has the problem getting up out of bed, and then finally they had to launch him out of the bed.
Looks like it just
Slide you out of bed.
So there is that.>>And it also has the blue warning light that flashes when you're alarm goes off.
Blue warning light flashes like "Hey bro!
Get up or else!" Better get out of bed.>>The problem is getting up in time to get that.>>To get out of the way.
So I thought that was really funny and really cool.
I know it's super brief, but very entertained by it.
Tomorrow supposedly, let's all go over to Collin Furze.
Let's all go over to Collin Furze's YouTube page and watch the demo.
Because he says he's gonna upload it tomorrow.
So there you have it.
But now let's go from, you might actually see somebody get launched into outer space, who knows, maybe there will be a malfunction.
Alright guys, now we've gotta talk about you.
It's time for user feedback.
So we asked everybody to use the hashtag PEnewAI to think of nice things.
things autonomous robots could do for us, as opposed to weapons, because everyone is so scared of killer robots.
And mine was to replace me.
And, that would be great.
That would be sick.
I would like to maybe, just have a robot drive me around.
That would be an nice automater.
But I'm going to get that anyway, self driving cars.
Oliver wrote in and said I would make a robot cat so it would be a ninja cat and it would become Khail's pet.
Think good about Khail.
Will writes in and says AI teachers tailoring curriculum to maximize how much each person learns.
More smart people equals less problems and innovation.
Not less innovation, but more innovation.
More innovation.>> Did he say less innovation?>>He just said less problems and innovation.
So I'd think he meant more innovation.>>Oh, yeah.>>I don't think he meant less.>>It's good thinking, though.>>I got what you were saying.
Rick wrote in and said the AI should watch all the Game of Thrones and Walking Dead episodes and predict which character would die next.
Shout out to KhailAnonymous's tee.
Oh yeah, I don't know if I'd want to know who's gonna die next because I'd be scared.
I wouldn't want to know the odds, the percentages.
You know there's people who bet on that stuff?
Maybe if you're a betting man.
If you're a betting man, that would be a good one.
You want to know the odds, you're like alright I'm gonna go down to my local bookie and put money down on, Sansa winning the Game of Thrones.
Like I wonder if you could do that.
I'm sure you can.
Dustin Wrote in, lastly it says the best use I can think of for new A.I. is of course an autonomous pizza delivery drone that you don't tip.
And you keep.
Maybe the drone is made of pizza too.
You just eat it.
Is there like edible drones?
And like send it over and it's made of chocolate but you can only fly it when it's cold outside or it'll just melt in the sky.
That'd be the worse.
[LAUGH] All right guys.
It is time for our very last [UNKNOWN] user feedback which is always our phonetographer for the day.
[SOUND] So we didn't spend a lot of time on Mod Squad.
But that's because this is a little bit of a longer email.
But he describes the location he took a picture of so well that I wanna read it.
So this is from Joshua.
And he took this with his Sony Xperia M2.
and he says, " [UNKNOWN] Hello Ashley, Kale, and the awesome crew of Tomorrow Daily.
My name is Joshua from the Philippines, and I would like to share with you my photos of our church and hopefully be considered as phone-tographer of the day.
I'm using my Sony Xperia M2 LTE.
This is the Mary Immaculate Parish in Las Pinas City located in the southern part of Manilla in the Philippines.
It's also known as the nature church because the architecture and surroundings full of thick palm trees and plants.
We're going to get a little history here.
Let's hear it.
This Roman Catholic church was built in 1986 using a roof made of cogun and forty thousand foot stool palms leaves.
Chairs, pews made from typhoon Felled star apple trees, straps, and logs.
Kneelers made from flat pieces of wood.
A patchwork stone flooring, and wooden slabs mingling with pebble washout.
And from above is a dove lantern made of windowpane oyster shells, flying from the fringes on the center of the ceiling, illuminating the church by night.
Also, there's a mini chapel located behind this rock cave and an adoration hall.
And once you enter you feel the privacy, solemnity, and the spiritual silence.
Been an avid fan of your show since Episode One.
Keep up the good work and God bless.
So that's a church.
That is a straight place, that is a location of worship.
I think more people'd go to church if it was in a place like that.
Oh my, people take vacations to places like that.
People book rooms at that church.
Book a resort stay.
That's an incredible thing.
Thank you for sharing.
And making it a little bit more history.
We learned something.
We like both sides of the coin, so.
I like stories.
I like stories about places [INAUDIBLE].
I mean, I'll take.
I'll take all of it, it's great.
Do you want us to make your fontography and maybe a little story of your own, you can email us TOMORROW@CNET.
COM, or you can always find us on social media as well.
Well at Tomorrow Daily, mostly for promotional purposes, so if you really want to talk to us, find us on social media.
I'm on Twitter @AshleyEsqueda.
I'm at [UNKNOWN].
And it's super easy, I promise you.
And, we're actually pretty good about responding to people.
Should check my [CROSSTALK]
Unless you're the worst, like his sister
In which case, we'll never respond.
She doesn't watch it.
So start watching the show so you can stop.
Yeah, there we go.
All right, guys.
That's it for today's show.
We will be back tomorrow with a brand new docket of weird science facts and science fiction stuff blowing up in your face.
But until then, be good humans.
We'll see you next time, bye.
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