Shocker: We're excited about 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (Tomorrow Daily 163)
On today's show, a smart fabric that might some day charge your cell phone, and a robotic flower that you control with your mind.
And there's a whole bunch of Star Wars news.
That, yes, it's Tomorrow Daily.
Greetings citizens of the Internet.
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I'm Ashley Esqueda, joining me is always, Jetta master, Khail Anonymous.
Still a pat a wand but I appreciate that.
You're a Jetta master to me.
You always will be.
All right, you know, so we, we decided we need to launch off with the Star Wars lead.
Let's not barry the lead here.
So, we talked about it before.
Star Wars celebration is going on currently, Thursday.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Thursday being the biggest day because we have not only gotten a chance to see a panel but we also got the trailer.
For another teaser.
Star Wars teaser for Star Wars Episode Seven, Force Awakens.
And as you can see, like you can see on the screen it opens fantastically.
[CROSSTALK] That was my favorite shot.
But yeah there's a lot of details that came out today because there was a panel.
Apparently there's gonna be a lot more.
Ashley what did you see on the panel?
So the things I liked about the panel was I loved that first of all let's just discuss BB8.
Because BB8 the droid is a-
Is a practical.
Real working robot.
That's the droid with the ball and these little tiny [UNKNOWN] on him.
Yeah, super cute and they brough it out on stage.
There he is.
And it looks like magic.
Like that doesn't even look real, my brain can't even process how cool that it.
It just doesn't even look real.
It looks real, like they CG'd it right on stage.
But that right there is a pretty good reflection of the fact that JJ Abrams.
Is having a good time.
Doing like a bang up job.
But what else, what are some information that we learned.
So, we got to meet the three actors that played these three kind of main new roles.
We got to meet Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, and John Boyega.
And we learned what their, kind of what their roles are, a little bit.
Yeah, a little bit.
They were, they were.
JJ Abrams took them away off of gunpoint for two seconds each and they were able to tell a little bit about their characters.
So Oscar Isaac is a, is a pilot who described himself as the greatest pilot in the galaxy.
And then Daisy Ridley is, she said she's a very self-sufficient scavenger on a desert planet that is not Tatooine and that's the desert planet that we're seeing in the trailer.
It's not Tatooine.
A lot of people thought it was.
No different planet.
Yeah, there's other desert planets.
Other desert planets guys.
And then, John Boyega describes himself.
So there's some debate going around on the internet, because John Boyega describes himself as a person who is on this desert planet, and like something happens, and he has to kinda make a choice about what kind of person he is.
And they asked him very directly, are you a storm trooper or are you in disguise?
Like that was a big thing,
Oh, and the new storm trooper costumes.
These are the new storm trooper costumes which are gorgeous.
Yeah, that was a very weird way of saying it, just there.
Hey, we're got these new storm trooper outfits and they're gorgeous!
Like, no, it's
This is Star Wars fashion police, okay?
There are, there are really impressive.
Apparently, they're supposed to be more mobile.
Like they can, they can move around a lot more.
And of course, we learned that John Boyega might wear one of these himself.
Or he is, he is going to be a storm trooper.
Might and be, to be a storm trooper in the movie-
Because he looked at Kathleen Kennedy and J.J.
Abrams and was kinda like, looked at everybody else and was kinda like.
So I'm hoping that means he is a stormtrooper.
Beyond the panel and I don't know if we even have any files for this but we also got a chance to see in like living motion the villain that's gonna be in Star Wars episode 7 the guy with the lightsaber that has the little
yeah the crossguard that comes off.
And he looks awesome.
I don't know if we have that.
I don't think we do.
I don't now if we have that.
Oh there it is.
It's only for like a second.
Half a second.
But you did see him, he swings the light saber.
And what not.
And then there's also VO.
So, he wanted me to a break down, and I'm like, I don't even have enough-
The VO, the VO is from Luke, right?
It's from Luke!
And he may be talking to his.
And look at this one!
It's the Darth Vader helmet!
He kept the helmet!
Frankly, you've just got to sit down and watch the trailers.
So much, there's so much going on.
I almost, I literally got choked up you guys.
I, I was so excited, because.
I was telling my best friend Mike in the car on the way here, this is my Star Wars.
I was too young to get, to have the nostalgia that people have about the first set of star, the first trilogy, the original trilogy.
I was too little.
Like I, I didn't get to see it in the theater until I was too old to like really like that ma, for that magic to sort of activate.
And then, the prequels, I was like, they just weren't good.
And so, it's like, okay well that's not my Star Wars either.
And I alway, I never felt like I loved Star Wars more than I did today.
Where I was, I saw that trailer, I'm like this is my Star Wars.
This is my trilogy, like, this is going to be a trilogy that I connect with the most.
like, I'm really jacked about it.
I think the thing that stands out more than anything about this particular run of Star Wars is just how many fans are involved in making the production.
Whether it be JJ Abrams, who's a giant fan, Jon Boyega, like, geeks out.
Even, even like, even the people in the cast.
Even Mark Hamill, they're all super stoked about being back in this universe and it's not just.
It, it, you could say it's a money grab but it's absolutely not.
No, they care about it.
Everybody involved is super excited about it.
That's why they released it at the Star Wars celebration.
Not the Star Wars funeral downer time.
No, they're, everyone is super excited.
Peter Mayhew came out with his Star Wars lightsaber cane which I thought was adorable, because he just had knee surgery.
He had a couple of knee replacements and, yeah, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, they were all out there, they did this big photo op.
Everyone was so excited and you know, I just, I am so thrilled.
Like I'm very pleased, and I think it's in the right hands, I know a lot of people are really skeptical about J.J. Abrams, like, Oh, it's all gonna be all full of lens flairs.
LOL, LOL, LOL like that was a whole internet joke.
But from what I've seen thus far it really does seem to capture the spirit of the original trilogy with all of the practical effects and puppetry.
But also really kind of bring it in too.
I know, I know, that's basically all you can say about it.
It's just, start up your light savers everybody.
So not, make, making tails on a story, but.
There you go.
Not a whole lot.
Not a whole lot.
All right so we have to talk about other things.
Well we've hashtag of the day.
Oh, all right.
Which is #TDSTARWARS.
And we just want to know based on the teaser trailer or if you saw the panel.
Who is your favorite character?
Who you're most looking forward to seeing?
It could be an old character or a new character?
Who are you most looking forward to seeing.
In, in The Force Awakens?
I'm all about BB8.
Me and BB8, best friends.
I have a feeling he's going to let you down, like, compared to-
He's never going to let me down.
I can't wait to see the villain.
We really haven't seen too much of the villain and it always has to be something ominous and it has to be something we've never seen before.
Just forced us to have another Darth Maul or another Darth Vader.
he has to have like-
Very messed up intentions and I'm sure he's going to start,
Oh, look at that.
he's going to start a domino effect that's going to go through this whole trilogy.
So I'm very excited to see what happens here.
Do you that's Adam Driver right?
That, that he's the [INAUDIBLE].
The rumour is.
Yeah, yeah he's.
The rumor is that he's playing a sith.
There's no word on whether that's him.
That could be Andy Serkis for all we know.
Oh yeah, that's right.
Who does [INAUDIBLE] for him or whatever, we don't know.
Well no, Andy Serkis' character did have, have a name now.
but I forgot what it was.
Yeah, I'm just really excited to see, like, what this is.
Like, I'm excited to kick off a whole new trilogy of Star Wars.
It just looks really fun and I'm excited to go see it.
So there you go.
So TDStarWars, that's your hashtag of the day.
Okay, we've got to talk about.
This, this smart fabric.
This is pretty cool and it might charge your smart phone someday so pay.
Smart fab-fabric, okay.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Okay so pay.
Did you say Star Wars fabric?
Star Wars fabric, no.
But Stars Wars fabric I'm sure I'm gonna see a lot of tomorrow at Celebration.
I will be there.
So I might take some pictures and stuff.
Okay, so, right now there is a group of scientists and researchers in, at Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea and I, I am gonna feel confident about my pronunciation of that.
And they put together this material that is two layers of fabric together.
And when the fabric rubs together with natural motion, it creates the
Like kinetic energy?
Well, it creates the it creates this scenario where static electricity show up.
So like, you know, kind of rubbing your head on a balloon.
Same type of thing, okay.
So, what they're doing is, they're like okay.
And then, you know, you have static electricity and then you touch a doorknob and you see that little arc and it shocks you.
So they're converting that into power.
Which is kind of insane.
Yeah, so you walking around you're going to be generating enough friction.
Generating a little, a little electricity.
So there's, look they're powering some of those LEDs right there.
That's, that's from just moving.
Which is pretty cool.
and, they were saying that un, so, they were able to power on, six embedded LEDs, a smart, a small LCD screen, and a keyless care remote inside the jacket, one at a time.
So not all at once, but they were able to power all of those things, like in succession which is pretty cool and they did successfully.
Like it was, it worked.
Hm, all right.
So they're saying that, at some point they're, they said obviously right now you can't power a smartphone.
It's not enough power.
But, they said in the future, maybe connecting that with a battery pack that would be able to store that energy, and then you could connect that battery pack to your phone.
Maybe your motion throughout the day could, in fact, charge your smart phone.
Yeah, if you put it like on that inner thigh area of your pants and when you're like, walk, in your pants, you're actually just creating that kinetic energy.
Yeah, yeah, exactly!
You're just sitting there all day- I'm nervous about doing this.
Or just right here?
Or right here you're walking-
And you're, you know,
Doing your power walk.
Yeah and if if you need to charge your phone you're like.
You're like I got to go faster [LAUGH].
But yeah no this is really cool it's like you're, your own little Tony Star now.
You can control yourself.
Yeah you can self power, you're all self powered.
But yeah I thought this was really neat and so they're, they're working really hard on this and there is something fascinating science that goes into this and I won't even try to pretend to understand it because they talk about the different.
Materials that they went through and how exactly they're using the energy to make it charge.
But we have the article up on CNET if you wanna read it.
It's super, I, it's super interesting.
If this is something that you're interested in smart fabrics.
Okay so last story.
And then we will jump into a, a break and some other fun stuff.
But I really like this.
I think this is really cool.
So a lot of people now, it's really hard for us to like relax, focus, maybe meditate.
So a lot of people.
Well, you meditate with the Force.
I don't get to do that.
I don't get to meditate with the Force.
So this girl who has a fantastic name, her name is Ashley.
That's a cooler name than mine.
Ashley Newton, way cooler name than mine, I'll admit that.
Yeah, Ashley escalator is really hard to say.
I've, Ashley quesadilla.
So she made these robotic flowers with her, cull, a collaboration with an artist named Sean Stevens.
And they made these robotic flowers.
Now they kinda look like jellyfish.
They remind me of jelly fish but they're clear and they have all these beautiful lights in them and you, you put a, an eeg device on your head.
So the ones that measure your brain wave activity and you can actually make the flowers change color and expand and contrast based on how focused or how relaxed your, your brain activity is.
Yeah so she's got you can tell there's they have like a little.
Bowl had bands of stuff that tracks your, your brain activity and so these are the flowers that they made just to show exactly how you're using your, your brainwaves.
So the light and the, the blooming is all controlled by that.
Mm'hm, mm'hm and that they're saying the colors change if you're more focused or relaxed.
And then also the, the flower opens up or closes based on how, how you, how your brain waves are acting.
So, yeah, there you go, that's [CROSSTALK] changing.
Is that cool?
Like it's just, it's really neat and, and I like that, I really like that this is kind of.
A good way.
Like, maybe in the future, maybe this would be, like, something you would buy to help your mindfulness or if you need to meditate, if you really, you know.
Like, it would be a good way to train your brain to sort of meditate, but be able to see results right in front of you.
Like, I feel like that would be really encouraging to some people who feel, like, oh, I just, I can't meditate.
It's too hard.
So I like that.
I like that a lot.
Nice work Aston Martin.
I'd, I'd buy that.
I feel, I feel like I kinda want one.
So, yeah it's' pretty, it's pretty neat and, they were at a festival in San Francisco, last week.
And then now they're gone but hopefully we'll see them again.
We'll see them pop up somewhere.
But, but yeah so that's it for headlines and, we're gonna take a quick break.
We're gonna, before we leave we're gonna watch an intense.
There was an attack on Los Angeles.
I don't know if you heard about this.
It's very serious.
And in honor of Star Wars celebration I figured we'd show this at break.
And then we'll be right back with Intuit, which has some good stuff, and then of course your viewer feedback.
Don't go away, Tomorrow Daily.
Welcome back to the show.
[INAUDIBLE] I'm, I'm not even [INAUDIBLE].
Turn it on.
You act like you're surprised, you know how to turn-there we go, yeah yeah yeah, alright, blue light sabre.
You're, you're, you're with the rebels.
So it's it's Thursday, and every Thursday we like to talk about things that we are obsessed with.
And, that means it's time for Into It.
So into it.
Do you wanna go first or you want me to go first?
Yeah, I need to be at home right now doing heists.
Because I've been playing Grand Theft Auto.
I did a six hour one [CROSSTALK] I got home at eight, I got home at eight after the show.
And then played til two in the morning.
And, my girlfriend was like, did you play 'til one in the morning?
And I was like yeah, just til one.
But Grand Theft Auto for PC is what I've been into this week.
Lotta people playing.
They're split between Mortal Kombat and or this.
But a lotta people are, are also on this.
Been able to play and apparently the mods.
They just cracked the code to be able to make mods for Grand theft auto for PC
So very excited about that, but I been I live in Los Santos now.
I don't live in Los Angeles anymore.
Good bye LA.
It's been a good time if you want to join up Mike, Mike.
Somebody made a crew for me.
And it's, and it's called Cales cutie crew.
It's all spelled with K's but I didn't start the group.
So you're crew is the KKK.
My crew is in the KK.
Somebody started, they made the logo the pizza.
I didn't do it.
I'm starting a new crew called it's about family.
I like that.
Very good people.
Which is a, which is a Fast and the Furious reference.
Very good, very good.
Spending a lot of time playing the.
[LAUGH] Kale's Cutie group, what?
I didn't start the group.
Somebody else did.
The logo's pizza.
I think that's adorable.
That is so adorable.
No, I'll give them points for that.
[LAUGH] If you want to join up, hit me up.
Stay classy, guys.
And we'll, we'll, we'll play.
Alright, so what are you up to?
Well, I, I have to be into Star Wars Celebration.
So cuz I'm going tomorrow, and I am really excited about it.
I really love that finally I get to go to a Star Wars, I've never been to one.
So this is a first for me, I've never.
I've gone to ComicCon.
I've gone to E3.
I've gone to a bunch of convention.
Well, I don't think a lot of people have gone to a Star Wars convention.
These are huge.
And they've done a bunch of them and some of them have been international.
Like they've done a few of them not in the U.S. Which is pretty cool.
And I don't think they've had one, if they did have one in Los Angeles it was a long time ago.
So I, like I, now it's in Anaheim.
I can go see it and I'm just really.
I'm pretty excited to go see it, all the stuff.
And spend a lot of money I'm sure.
Spend a bunch of money there.
Do you want me to bring you back a t-shirt?
I'll bring you back a gift, I'll bring you back a toy.
Yeah, that would be really cool.
You've got to give it to me on the show.
I'll bring you a souvenir for Monday, okay.
Yeah, no, I'm just really excited.
If you want to check out, like, all of the things going on.
I'm actually going to be periscoping.
Going to be live broadcast.
Thing from the show floor.
Tomorrow at 1, I think around 1 p.m.
So just, if you use Periscope, if you like Periscope, I will be [CROSSTALK] help doing that.
You may, be specific, what time?
I think it's at 1 o'clock, 1 o'clock Pacific.
Okay, so say 1 p.m.
That's the goal, so.
And then the best way is to what?
Follow Tomorrow Daily on Twitter, it's @TomorrowDaily, I'm gonna be broadcasting from the Tomorrow Daily.
And CNET I think is gonna be retweeting it, so keep an eye out for that.
And I'm, I don't know, I'm just really excited.
And if there's anything you wanna see, tweet at me and tell me, you know, hey go see this thing and like take pictures of it.
Cuz I'm gonna have my camera, my new camera, and I'm gonna take a whole bunch of pictures.
And check out the cosplayers, and all that other stuff.
I love, I love going to conventions when I don't have to work at them.
Like I'm working, but it's like I get to also have fun.
It's pretty good.
But yeah, [INAUDIBLE] celebration.
For us, it was very easy this week.
Kale's like I literally have been living in Los Angeles.
And I'm like well, I am super excited about Star War.
Maybe they'll have the convention in Grand Theft Auto.
That would be kind of cool.
Oh my god, if you could drive down to it that would be amazing.
[INAUDIBLE] dress up.
As any sort of nerd dedicated.
I bet you could dress up as a Jedi, but there's some Jedi robe, and there'd, maybe there'd be a mod in a couple weeks.
> I'm dressed up right now as Clockwork Orange.
Fair enough, fair enough.
So I was really, a little bit of the old.
A little Alex?
What is it?
All right so that's it.
That's what we're into.
And now we're gonna talk about what you're into because it's time for user feedback.
You ready to hit the pool cue?
Hit the pool cue.
Eight, eight ball corner pocket.
Luke, hit the eight ball.
[LAUGH] Feel the force.
It's been a rough day guys.
It's, it has.
We haven't eaten yet.
So hey it's, we asked you guys to use the hashtag TDprotest to tell us about the hologram protest.
People were really interested in this.
And I, I also find it very fascinating.
But we asked you guys, instead of politicizing it we asked you guys to literally think of the pettiest thing possible to protest and you guys came up with some really good ones.
My girlfriend saw mine by the way.
This is, I laughed so hard.
About an hour after we left the studio yesterday filming this show, [UNKNOWN] sends me a picture of the Splenda packet ripped in half on the counter next to the coffee pot.
That, that was the one thing that I was against.
Laughed so hard, I just, it was so funny and so perfect, great timing.
I mean, I think you literally sent that to me maybe five minutes after the show went live.
You want to go, you want to go on my camera.
Yeah, do it.
Go to, go to.
There it is.
So there it is.
There it is.
You can see the Splenda packet right there.
Next to the coffee machine and then there's the, where she would throw it away.
I'm the best.
So you guys came up with some really good ones.
She said I'm a jerk by the way.
Definitely for throwing that out, how dare you.
What did everybody else say?
Jesus wrote in and said, Rise up against hard plastic packages!
They're as evil as the Great Old Ones.
So much blood lost.
Oh no, yeah.
Your teeth probably suffered too from those.
Yeah, your trying chew the roman stuff.
And then gotta, you can't figure them out.
And then, I don't.
And then you rip it, and you can't return it.
Cause it's like a weird package.
So messed up.
All right yeah.
Then he feels terrible.
And then, Frank wrote in and said this is to Microsoft.
I demand a live action HALO film and Dave Baustista as Master Chief's voice.
That is a very
I never thought of that but I like it.
I never did think about that either.
So good, I like it.
That's pretty good.
That's good casting, good casting, you should be casting director Frank.
Then Ansel wrote in to us and said, I would rally against EA to make them put their games on steam and not origin.
That's a good one.
Nobody likes, nobody likes Origin.
I'm, I'm all for multiple platforms existing.
Competition is good, just-
Origin is crap, though.
Origin is pretty garbage.
Rob wrote in and said, the most trivial and ridiculous protest that I would protest would be is there are not enough Peet's.
Or Philz coffee shops around San Francisco.
It's all Starbucks on every damn corner.
Build a Krispy Kreme Donuts in San Francisco.
So that was his email.
Sounds like he needs some coffee.
Yeah, you need some coffee.
You need to get your caffeine fix Rob.
You seem cranky.
And then Michael wrote in lastly and had a few different things to say.
He said dear Ashley, Khail and Logan.
I've been watching from the beginning.
Also, this show brought me to CNet which got me into technology, thanks.
Anywho, first going off of the snuggle seat, I can't believe they're really calling it that.
It's an okay idea, but just okay.
I might use it, but I think I'd rather use the ostrich pillow which is the one where you put it all over your head and then you have like the little.
I like that one.
Next, I estimated the.
Price of an Apple two watch and it is around $125 without 3D printing.
Third, I probably wouldn't take part in a protest, mostly because I'm a minor but I dunno tv protests I would protest YouTube.
For not giving us the new UI which I actually found how to get on Android Police.
I want to know.
The new UI?
Oh it's so nice, I the the bars on the bottom and stuff are like transparent.
The play like the controls and stuff.
It looked good.
It looked really nice.
Lastly, from your episode from the other day, the leg shocker people mover thing magig.
Which I think is the perfect name for it.
Yup you nailed it.
I do not like that idea, because that opens up an entire new world of hacking, where you can't control where your going and basically you could get mugged or something stupid like that.
Yes that is dangerous.
Where am I going?
The legs are just dragging you around like help me.
Seriously, though, I feel like, I feel like that is a, that's a story that we need to get someone to write.
I think we should have Producer Logan.
Logan, you up for that?
Yeah, I just need more writing.
That, that's all I need in my life.
[INAUDIBLE] more stuff.
Sorry he's, he's busy writing a, a different script so.
He's writing a screenplay right now, so.
We'll, we'll worry about that later.
So that is your user feedback.
Don't forget your hashtag today.
Kiddie Star Wars.
And it's time for our last piece of user feedback.
Which is our phonetographer of the day.
I hit stuff, I hit stuff in the studio.
You hit the lights.
Don't hit the lights.
You, you can't see, but like right outside the box there is tons of crap.
Like, seven lights over here.
There's three down here.
There's like this thing.
That is really dangerous.
To have this here, I'm like- like I'm touching something now, I'm touching something now.
I'm like scared things are going to fall down on us.
Yeah, Khail is a dangerous animal.
Max wrote into us and said, greetings citizens of the internet Tomorrow Daily, I'm Max, from one of the tiniest countries, Singapore.
Okay, first of all, we're gonna discuss this picture in a second, but he says, just want to share some photos I took with my Samsung Galaxy S2, the pictures didn't turn out that great, main reason, it's an old phone.
It was low on battery that day, setting sun wasn't in my favor, a lot of sun reflection.
Still, I've been watching every episode and would like to share some pictures.
I took these in Singapore.
In the background is Marina Bay Sands and the central business district.
In the foreground is actually a floating platform and some tourists and joggers.
If you look closely.
It's actually a soccer field but it had been used for other purposes too.
He said time to get a new phone, keep up the good work, all the best.
[LAUGH] Wishes, Max.
So, first of all.
This, like because it's a little bit kind of vaseline on lensish, it's like got that kind of halo effect.
To it, it almost looks like a, a movie screenshot from like, the future.
Doesn't it, doesn't that feel like that to you?
I could see that, yeah.
Where it feels like that's like a shot, an opening shot of like some futuristic city.
And, and it's like kind of, it's it's like, so, oh it's a utopia like this is a beautiful future that we're going to have.
It reminded me of that.
Yeah, it seems kind of dreamy.
It's too good to be true.
Yeah I love this architecture.
I'd, yeah, I can, I'm glad he was this critical about it, you know?
You got a critical eye Max.
But if, But if you told the story,
It's, It's great stuff.
We've got to see a place we've never seen before.
Yeah, I love that.
It looks like the future, so you win.
Yeah exactly, it's the greatest.
So thanks Max.
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And now Ashley Esqueda.
And, again, Star Wars celebration tomorrow if you wanna check things out go to the Tomorrow Daily Twitter.
Tomorrow@tomorrowdaily, super easy.
And hopefully we will, we can all hang out together.
And, if not, I hope Kale will see you in Los Santos.
That's it for the show everybody.
We will be back on Monday but until then have a great weekend and be good humans.
We'll see you guys next time.