'Human skin' notebook designed for tattoo artists (Tomorrow Daily 186)
On today's show, MIT's Robo Cheetah can now recognize and jump over your corpse.
And a book made of "Skin" has a really good use, surprisingly.
And our full recap of Google IO and some of our favorite stuff from the conference.
Greetings citizens of the Internet.
Welcome to Tomorrow Daily, the best detox show in the known universe.
I'm Ashley Esqueda, joining me as always, Disneyland afficionado Khail Anonymous.
[LAUGH] Twas [INAUDIBLE]
[UNKNOWN] this weekend.
[LAUGH] [INAUDIBLE] I ran into a few viewers, not necessarily from this show, but [INAUDIBLE] [CROSSTALK]
It's okay.>>I don't want to, I can't say it.
Let me just say it.
Anyway, yeah it was really cool.
I think we all had a pretty eventful time since last time, but.>>Very good.>>You get to talk about yours for sure rigth?>>Yeah, yeah, lets talk about my IO's.>>Google IO's.>>Lets say IO's.
Lets talk about it right now.
Okay, first First things first.
You won on a technicality.
There it is everybody.
I doubt you didn't see them when you walked in.
I got the cherries.
I could not.
You unsuccessfully periscoped.
I, again, technicality, I did say by noon, so you won based on the fact that I could not get a periscope out in the keynote room, it was impossible, it was so hard once the keynote started, could not do it.
The service was so bad but-
Tim Stevens and I did do a half hour long keynote after or we did a tour of the show floor after the keynote was over.
So we did get a Periscope in but it was after noon and I felt like you won so I bought used cherries.
It's tough to Periscope at large events I even tried to Periscope at Disney Land and it worked once.
Out of the millions time I tried.
A little choppy.
A little choppy.
So, talk about Google.
But let's talk about what you did there.
Yeah, let's talk about Google I/O.
So they had the keynote on Thursday.
It was really cool.
I was front and center.
I was the first row behind the Google employees, right Right in the middle.
That was awesome.
I had great seats, great seats.
And there was, so some people were saying this was kind of, a little bit more subdued iOS.
There wasn't this like crazy, no skydivers, nothing like that, but
There was some interesting stuff to us because we have some VR, VR news.
There was some really cool futuristic wearable stuff.
Not like watches, but like [UNKNOWN] jeans.
Like we'll talk that.
And then also, Google, Google photos, which is a big thing people are talking about.
I know you're just, you're dying to get into those.
So try not to eat too many because Those poor iTunes listeners-
I'll wait for the break.
Are going to be listening to you chomping down on cherries.
They'll think it's coming from their cars.
Okay, fair enough.
So, all right.
So what are we starting with?
All right, so we're gonna start with VR.
So Google Cardboard got an upgrade, which I have.
I have right here Google Cardboard.
How do you upgrade cardboard?
Well it only takes three steps to put together now.
There's not a washer in here, it's a very self contained thing.
Is this the actual headset?
This is the new headset.
So, you just take this out.
I'm going to show everybody here.
You open it up, you take the sides and you flip them around.
Like this, like so, and then you put your phone in here.
Then you push that and that's it, Google Cardboard.
Okay and there was also a problem before that I couldn't use my iPhone 6 Plus.
Now Google Cardboard's official cardboard app is available for iOS.
As like on of the, the resident VR junkie in this office, I was really impressed with this thing.
Yeah, the little button.
So they added a little button.
They have a little button on it.
And it's great.
So that, to me, is like an evolution sort of.
Yeah, and you can pick things.
It's super easy to use.
So it presses your screen.
Taps your screen, which is fantastic.
It's really cool and I picked one up and I wanted to bring it back down for us to check out.
And then they also had, not only iOS support, they talked about expeditions which is like a virtual fieldtrip.
That's the one thing, yeah, when people use this thing it gets so gross.
Like ten or 15 people used this at IO, and you guys, I don't know if you can see.
Yeah, you can totally see it, there's like a grease, a forehead grease stain from everybody that used it.
Yeah, so you said a virtual classroom?
Virtual classrooms that are saying we want to give classrooms the ability to sort of go on these virtual field trips where the teacher can control exactly what the students are looking at all at the same time, which is really neat.
And then, also, they had Jump, which is a collaboration with goPro to create a 16 goPro in the round.
Here it is.
Oh, that looks really cheap.
Virtual reality camera.
Yeah, yeah, silly.
It looks really cheap that thing.
Well, I said, yeah, okay.
Four hero fours, or 16 hero fours is like $8,000.
Things get so expensive.
But, the one thing about Google junk that I thought was interesting was, and they did mention you're going to be able to kind of use its content now on YouTube?
But, they said it was only for select partners.
So you're not, you will be able to cobble this together yourself, but on YouTube, the people who are going to be publishing this stuff are like select Partnerships at first before they role it out to everybody.
So this is like a yay with a question mark?
Yeah like, yay?
Like, that would be what it would sound like.
So, but really cool and interesting and I mean definitely between cardboard and this VR.
I mean it runs the gamut of like the cheapest possible VR experience and the most That's impossible we are capturing experience.
But they did have some really amazing footage that you saw a second ago with the depths calibration and stuff.
Some of the algorithms are insane.
I wasn't impressed at all with Google IO.
You were not?
I wasn't impressed at all.
A lot of people werent.
Because honestly, this guy, we already had this guy.
Its nice that they made this a little easier..
And the whole goPro thing, people are already doing that.
Already doing that, right.
The important from this is I think they outwardly voice that they're VR is open for everyone, and google is interested in doing that.
Yeah, I agree.
So I think that was the good news
Silly all the little.
Yeah, no new, a lot of people were surprised no new hardware at all.
So no new watches, no new phones, no new tablets, no, nothing, no Google Glass updates.
Which some people thought maybe we would see.
Oh no, no Google Glass updates.
Stop it, sarcasm.
But you know, some people just wanted more from Google.
So that actually brings us to our hashtag of the day.
Which is TDIO.
And I want to know what product you were hoping for that didn't happen.
So what's the thing that you were hoping for to see at IO that you didn't see?
Obviously, for you Google Glass.
I wanted Google Glass.
I don't know.
I don't know what I was hoping for.
You were just whelmed.
Not underwhelmed, not overwhelmed, just whelmed.
I don't know what I was hoping for.
I was hoping for a big announcement, because I feel like everybody's, like Microsoft did a HoloLens.
That blew everyone away.
You know, the Apple Watch, even though I don't care about it, that was a different thing.
That was a big thing, right.
Just Google didn't bring anything.
They had smart cars, and they had all kinds of stuff.
So that's the thing I was hoping for was more self-driving car stuff.
I think I agree with you in that there was no real mic drop announcement.
So then that's usually the thing that these Keynotes are kind of reserved for it.
So, you almost wonder if maybe like something they, they felt maybe they had something that they felt wasn't quite ready yet->> Yeah.
For Prime Time which you know, Google's got Google labs and they have all of that crazy stuff that they have in there like secret x labs
But you know at the end of the day it was good and there was Android M which a lot of people are excited about, there's a really nice tweaks and upgrades to the features of Android there.
And then they also had Android pay which is
The new version similar to Google Wallet and stuff like that.
Yeah no real hardware updates with the exception of cardboard which I wouldn't necessarily call hardware.
So, yeah, TDIO tell us what you would have liked to have seen at the conference last week.
Kell, please tell me about this book, Made of Demon Skin.
Because I only know of one, really, and it's the Necronomicon, and I don't think that's it.
How do you open the Necronomicon?
I don't know.
Don't you have to say something?
I think so.
Well, this book you don't have to say anything special to open up.
So this story is more of a kind of, like, this is really interesting and now I might want to share it with other people, because it's a really weird story.
You should share this.
So this is a book made of artificial skin from front to back, excluding the covers, from front to back artificial skin to replicate different parts of the human body.
Now, why is that?
Because tattoo artists Need a place to display their work.
There's a big issue if you don't know, if you need to practice how to do a tattoo.
You're not practicing on me.
You have to do it on somebody, so this book works for multiple reasons.
This is actually a book that's per se coming out.
It's like this video is made by Tattoo art magazine and Brazilian ad magazine LularaTBW they worked together to create this video, for this concept for this book where artists could practice doing tattoos and or show off their art.
That's so smart
Yeah, so it's a huge issue, my cousin has.
Terrible tattoo on her back, it's a Juggalette tatoo.
So it already started off bad, but then it just looks like a blob.
Yea if it's not done well over time that thing is just gonna spread underneath your skin and just look just terrible.
So this book is really cool, its not really for sale, but its a really cool concept.
No I think it's a great idea.
Artificial scanning really neat thing to do.
Could you imagine if they started doing stuff, like you know how they're growing skin in labs?
Like basically they could 3D print out these books, and just 3D print out this like synthetic skin in a book, and then just bind it.
It and then ship it out to you.
Maybe it's a Kickstarter [UNKNOWN] Kickstarter.
Who knows we might see that some day.
I like it.
I think it's good.
I mean maybe sometimes you have an idea for a tattoo.
You're like, Well I'd really like Roger Rabbit.
You know, and I'd be like well let me see what it would look like on skin rather than just having it on my face.
Like I mean, if it is a sketch and everything.
But there is something to being able to say, like I have an idea but I don't know how it's going to work.
Like maybe new ink.
Maybe you want to try new ink, that's another thing.
Like, there's constantly new inks being released out on the market and stuff.
So maybe that's a thing, you could test out new inks and see if you like them.
So Tattoo Art Magazine, it's a great idea.
But some of you guys do it.
I know you're not going to, you're too busy making magazines.
Why don't you print your magazines on artificial skin?
That seems like great idea.
Tattoo your magazine pages, even the ads.
It should be fully tattooed.
That would be so awesome.
Just one special edition issue.
Honey, your skin magazine showed up.
And he's like Playboy?
She's like no it's actual skin.
It's the hairy edition.
Anyway, so that was our ridiculous story.
That is ridiculous.
To follow up our serious Google item.
And now we have a scare siting story so we're just running the whole gammot today of emotions.
MIT's robo-cheetah, which we've talked about on the show before.
We love this thing.
We've reported on this thing three times, it always evolves.
It's like once every what three, four months?
Three, four months, yeah.
Okay, so this one.
It's better now.
Better is not better, but go ahead.
It can now run five miles an hour on a treadmill, and recognize time, and jump over objects.
This is awesome.
[LAUGH] It's so close to being a cheetah.
It's so terrifying.
New algorithms are letting this robot see obstacles a way a person would.
And, so detect an object, estimate the object's height, and then figure out the distance away, so it can time a jump over it.
So there's three different algorithms that work here, it can leap over objects up to 18 inches tall.
It can do that while maintaining it's average run speed, here you go, whoop right over.
Hurtling, it's gonna be in the hurdles, it's gonna be robo olympics hurdles.
And notice by the way these are not perfect drops, these obstacles, like when you drop them on there.
They're [UNKNOWN] sideways.
It's not like really timed or anything.
Yeah it's really taking a look at okay here's this thing.
Here's how it looks.
Here's without a safety harness.
yeah he kept running around.
We talked about it being untethered.
That was the last update.
Now it can jump over your dead body after it murders you.
Can just keep on going.
Kill more people.
MIT is killing it.
Literally this is terrifying.
They are so good
This is so good.
Another thing to keep in mind.
You can't tell in the video, but it is loud.
It is really loud.
It sounds like a go-cart.
Like a homemade go-cart.
It's So it's gas-powered, it's really loud.
Which is great, cuz now you can hear it coming in the night chasing after you to eat you.
In the night, very true.
So it cleared on this indoor track.
It cleared about 90%.
Percent of obstacles, which is pretty good.
It's untethered as we mentioned.
And they next want to have it leap over objects on softer terrain, like grass.
So they wanna teach it to chase you in the grass now, apparently.
I wanna know their exact layout.
What they wanna do for like the next 12 stages.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
I might actually get to ask them that question because.
The robo cheetah will be present at the Darpa robotics challenge out in Pomona this weekend, and I might get to swing by and check that out.
So we may or may not be able to go.
We're trying to get press access, and we'll see if we get that.
Here's what I want to know.
I want to know what their project, and by the project what they have set up as goals, as far as they can say.
And then I wanna know what each of them would secretly personally make it do.
Cuz I wanna know like each of them have their own idea but they're also working together.
So I wanna know-
Right, I'm sure they all have their own little dream for this.
For the Robo Cheetah.
But yeah, like I said, scared sighting.
So cool to watch but also like wow if that thing every turned on us.
[LAUGH] No good at all, I mean, I can barely run five miles an hour so that thing is definitely going to take me out.
Kale probably a better runner than I am, he'd probably survive.
Oh yeah, I can outrun that thing, how fast can it go?
Five miles an hour.
Probably okay, so if you sprinted, you'd be able to [CROSSTALK] run out of gas, you've got to wait for it to run out of gas.
But, that's it for the headlines, we will be right back with back it or hack it.
Your user feed back and of course, our photographer for the day but until then, don't look away.
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Michal, Have some cherrys.
It tastes like victory.
We didn't get to do it because we weren't here.
But Logan's birthday was last week.
I know Logan's birthday was last week.
Happy Birthday Logan.
Happy Birthday producer Logan.
Feel free to Tweet him at Logan Loy you can send him your birthday wishes please.
What do you want the hash tag to be?
You put me on the spot.
That's what we do.
Muy money, muy problems.
There you go.
I like that.
Muy money, muy problems.
Muy money, muy problems.
[LAUGH] If even one person does that, it'll be a success.
Please, hashtag muy money, muy problems.
So we gotta do a thing now?
Yeah, we gotta do a thing.
It's Monday, so we gotta do Back It or Hack It.
Let me ask you a question.
We you wake up, let's say on a Saturday morning.
We have no trashcans here, so you're gonna have to just Yeah, sorry.
When you wake up let's say on a weekend, and you wake up till like let's say, is it good to wake up to maybe the smell of coffee or breakfast cooking.
Like is that a thing that you would like/
So it sounds pretty good.
So that means because you said yes, we're gonna talk about the SensorWake, which is an alarm clock that uses cartridges to wake you up with what is technically Smell-O-Vision.
Which I find very fascinating.
So this company and this product was created by an 18 year old kid, who took it to the Google Science Fair last year.
And it was name 1 of the 15 inventions that can change the world.
All right, let's not get too crazy here.
Well Google named it that.
Now it's on Kickstarter.
It's a little box.
And you have these capsules that you pop in there with different scent profiles.
And each capsule works for about 60 alarms.
And they have all kinds of smell combos.
So one of them is continental breakfast.
That's espresso and croissant.
[LAUGH] That's cool.
Sweet peach and strawberry candy, which I think is called sugar rush.
Seaside and jungle, which is like fresh-cut grass.
Pea tree and chocolate.
Ginger and peppermint.
And even bacon and orange juice because they hit their stretch, first stretch goal.
Small batch testing.
They tested this with about a hundred people.
It woke 99% of the people up, in under two minutes.
Woah, like and softly, not like, but like a big, okay.
Okay so it can change the rule a little bit.
The idea is, they want people to wake up happy, relaxed, and ready to tackle the day.
And they feel the
Yeah and hungry.
And they feel the best way to do that is Through smell.
And there's been a lot of research on it.
So the cause of effects of smells like chamomile, eucalyptus on relaxing.
You see you a lot of that stuff in massage places, right.
So would you An oil that's like a Eucalyptus oil to help relax you or whatever.
Same type of concept.
Just transferred into this like little alarm clock.
So that's what they want to do.
If you, maybe let's say you're sinuses are acting up.
You've got allergies.
Maybe a little sniffly.
Can't smell anything.
if you don't wake up in 3 minutes after the alarm goes off and the smell releases then there is an actual audio alarm.
So they are covering your bases for you.
They are making sure you don't sleep in because you smelled the food.
They want 50,000 Euros..
Over a hundred thousand euros.
Is that him by the way?
That is him.
I believe that is him.
There's 29 days left in the campaign.
And about 88 US dollars, 80 euro, gets you an early bird sensor wake and if you miss the early bird they're saying it costs about 30 bucks more.
Okay, so it's gonna be $120 for you to buy it.
How much are the cartridges?
Did they say that?
I didn't see.
This is how we decide whether to back it or not.
How long do they last?
I didn't see how.
So, you get the cartridges and they last for 60 alarms.
So, 60 is not terrible, but if you wake up every single day to an alarm like seven days a week
So I mean, like, it's less than 10 weeks.
So, that's like nine weeks.
This is free, this alarm.
This is free, but you're not waking up to smells.
Yeah, and it's not gentle.
And it's, it's.
This is meant for you to be, like, relaxed and more energetic in the morning and more peaceful, but Their saying is that you can also get packs, so if you pay a little bit extra over the 80 Euros, I wanna say it's maybe 105 or something, you get extra capsules that you can pick.
So, they have deals where you can get them in bundles and stuff like that.
So you can check that out.
Once again it's called SensorWake.
All one word.
I honestly think I would probably wake better if it was a bad smell, like if it was fart.
I know I was going to say sulfur, rotten eggs.
Just dirty dog.
Dirty dog, wet dog.
Yeah just a gross pet can we make the gross pet.
You know that would be sort of like jelly bean flavors where they are like Bertie botts every flavored, they got the good stuff like popcorn, I wake up for popcorn, movie popcorn.
So you are saying you don't know what you are putting in.
Yeah a mystery one
Mystery smell pack.
It could be something really pleasant or something really disgusting.
What if they have like girlfriend, like they have one that smells like you have your girlfriend laying next to you?
like your girlfriend, it's like perfume.
No no but you don't have one, you're single, you're like
Oh, hi hon.
Aww, forever alone.
Oh, forever alone!
And then you wake up sad and not ready to tackle the day.
I wake up sad, just like every other day.
So you don't need an alarm clock with a girlfriend smell for that.
But that's Sensorwake, and I thought that was really weird and interesting.
So I back it.
I think I'm kind of in on it, like I feel like I back it too.
I wouldn't buy it for a hundred dollars.
I would say the 80 buck filled is appropriate, but I want to know how much those cartridges are gonna be to replace.
How much would you pay?
I want popcorn cartridges.
For the little pods?
I would say per capsule, I'd pay like ten bucks.
How much do the little fresheners in the house cost?
Like about $6, $7.
Well here's the thing, if you buy like the actual full thing, it's like $10 but then the cartridge is like a pack of three, it's usually like $8.>> Logan, would you back this?
I'm kind of on the fence.
But I'm just trying to be helpful.
Cause I think it would be cool.
I'm kind of in on it just because it seems like one of those futuristic things that they predicted from like the 1930s.
You're going to wake up to the smell of bacon in the morning even though there's no breakfast.
You mean those crazy guys from the 1930s.
They were like
Like radio guys.
Put a bunch of wings on your arms and jump off a building!
Yeah, we're gonna wear phones as hats!
Like yeah, just totally, that is exactly what I'd imagine.
This is that future, which is kind of fun.
Okay, are we ready to talk about user feedback?
Let's do it.
All right, so two user feedbacks to get through.
Katy Flagg, where we asked everybody to think of new earth flags?
Oh yeah people didn't like that question.
And then we also have [UNKNOWN] eco cap which is where would you want take the little eco capsule.
People liked that question.
People liked that question.
We've got a real mixed bag.
For the flag, Ricky wrote in and said TD flag, If it's good enough for Captain Kirk it's good enough for me.
United Federation of Planets.
Yeah, look it's all, wait.
This is just one planet.
This is our planet!
That's the Star Trek United Federation though.>> All right
Yeah, but that was like multiple planets.
But, funny, Pin then sent us an email and was like, hello Ashley and Khail, I suspect that many viewers will suggest using Star Trek's United Earth flag or.
The United Federation of Planets flag.
I will go one step further and propose not only using the flags from Star Trek but also uniforms and insignia.
Yo, Pen, c'mon man.
Wouldn't it be a hoot if some intelligent extra-terrestrial, who's been monitoring earth television broadcasts, encounters NASA astronauts or unmanned spacecrafts with the whole gamut of Star Trek
Flags, uniforms, and insignia; and thinking Star Trek is real, immediately dispatches an ambassador to earth to negotiate membership in the United Federation of Planets.
I can see the news headline: NASA's Star trek cos-play becomes real.
That's enough of that.
I love it.
Enjoy the show.
I love it.
We've all been to Comic-Con we know what that looks like.
I love it.
I like that he wants to.
Like, troll them with Star Trek.
Pin, I love it.
Troll them with uniforms.
Pin, I love it.
I'm not wearing a red vest.
Not wearing a red shirt?
Not doing the red shirt?
I'm not doing the red shirt.
You're not the red shirt?
I'll go gold.
I'll go gold shirt.
Okay, so then on the other side we have the Ecocapsule people, so Ecocap Arnold wrote in and said I live in the Laplands in Sweden and have dogs pull my Ecocapsule.
Here's my first person view dogsledding pic.
I love that.
I love that.
First person, I like that.
Just living your life and the dogs are doing all the hard work.
Just pulling you around.
Faisal wrote in and said the Amazon Jungle!!
Which I also think that's a good one.
Keep it real.
And then, Kode wrote in and said, on a barge or small ship.
Live off the sea.
Go to port for supplies.
Now I just want a boat with this tech.
I like where your head's at.
You wanna be a pirate, is what you just said.
Throw a little eagle cap in the ocean, have it float.
That would be really cool.
He was just gonna be floating around in the And the capsule?
I'm sure there would be, well no, cuz if it's solar power, then maybe it would have a little solar powered engine.
Because he wants a boat version of it, so you'd have to have some sort of propeller.
Hope you have wifi.
Or solar powered sails.
You know, solar sails.
Then you could sail.
It's a good idea.
But yes, came up with some good stuff.
And then, of course, we have our very last piece of [INAUDIBLE] feedback which is our phonetogrpapher of the day.
Friend of the show and viewer Antonio wrote in.
Friend of the show meaning, this is the first time we've ever mentioned Antonio, because this is the first time Antonio's ever written in.
He says, hello, my name is Antonio and I wanted to share my picture with you guys.
This picture was taken with my OnePlus One.
on my trip to Japan, a must-visit place, and my favorite place in Kyoto, Japan.
Really enjoy your videos.
Keep it up.
Thanks.>>Is this our first one plus one?>>No.
I think we've had two before this.>>Okay.>>But it takes really nice pictures.
And this is a bamboo forest, he was saying, it's a bamboo forest.
I was gonna say cuz I almost got this phone.
And I didn't like the front-facing camera.
But this is fantastic.
But the regular camera is really good.
Really, really good.
This is a very well constructed shot too.
I like that there's people at the end there.
It just looks so good.
It looks really, really nice.
I like all the brown, okay, like where the fences are.
Like the bottom half.
It's sort of so weird.
I like it.
It's really rad.
So, yeah, that's Antonio's picture.
Thank you, Antonio, for that delightful photo.
If you want to submit your phonetography To be featured on the show, you can email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
You could always send us your user feedback if you want to as well.
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That's it for the show today you guys.
Khail is gonna go eat this entire Entire case of cherries, and we will be back with a weird and wonderful docket of science fiction and science fact blown up in your face.
But until then be good humans and we will see you guys next time.
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