Tomorrow Daily 091: Functioning Spider-Man gloves; a bloody, crazy Kickstarter; and more
On today's show we check out a watch with a powerful laser on board.
Transportation that is all fueled by human waste.
Good, all right, that sounds exciting.
And Spiderman gloves that you can scale a building with.
Without the need of a radioactive spider bite.
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In and out.
Yeah, I almost hit you.
I was, but I saw in my peripheral vision that there was enough space.
Yeah, I had my reflexes ready.
It was good.
So we're, we're doing good.
We're gearing up for, mentally for CES coming up soon.
Yeah, we've got, I think, it's like six weeks.
Like listen, I always CES is extremely stressful for everybody in the industry cuz we all get the figures.
Lots of stuff going on.
But until we get into that next month, let's hit the headlines.
So if you have ever thought to yourself, you know, this watch is pretty great.
But it could really use a laser.
Which I'm sure is a pretty regular occurrence in your brain.
Yup, you read my diary yeah.
Well now you can have that.
This is pretty awesome.
That sounds dangerous.
It really is.
From a German inventor, this is Pastor Krieb.
He's actually the owner of the company Laser Gadgets.
And you might be familiar with his work on YouTube.
And sell no fan zero, we've actually talked about him on the show before.
This is watch creation right here.
It is a digital watch and it also as you can see in the video shoots out a 1,500 milliwatt laser.
That this guy custom built himself.
Like the whole thing he custom built including the buttons.
He like hand machined them.
I mean this guy is a crazy good inventor.
So he built this whole thing himself.
He was inspired by James Bond.
This is very Q-esque.
This is very Q-like to build something like this.
Yeah, it is.
He spends most of the video burning up stuff.
Which is awesome.
He's like, lighting matches and all that stuff.
He mentions that you can only keep the laser on for a very short period of time, because of the battery life inside the watch.
Oh, yeah, it would probably overheat too, right?
So well, and also you have a little bit of the the laser's kind of glare on his.
You can see it on the top of his hand.
Like, there's a little bit of blue on there.
Which I'm sure hurts.
Which I'm sure, over a period of time, would probably not be the most exciting thing ever, for your hand to feel.
But yeah, there he is, lighting, he's lighting off matches with this,.
Well, look at that!
Which is kind of crazy.
But as I mentioned, we actually have talked about him before.
He's made a couple of other things.
One of which we discussed on the show a long time ago, months ago, he made an iron man glove that shoots a missile like and then yeah, like and he also made a spider man electromagnetic web slinging device.
Check this out.
Okay that's, that's pretty cool.
So he made this.
And so instead of it being an actual physical web that shoots out from this glove, it is an electromagnetic pull that shoot.
So watch, look at he will hit this trash can or this like lamp shade or something.
[LAUGH] ain't that awesome?
So yeah, he builds all
I've seen that before, yeah, great.
Yeah, he builds all kinds of stuff, I'm sure you've seen some of his work on YouTube if you like hanging around on YouTube.
I mean a lot of his, a lot of his videos get like, regularly two million, three million, four million hits.
But yeah, so and he said unfortunately, probably this is not going to be coming to mass market this match that he built.
But it is available, as many products that he builds, available to order on his website.
Ju, there, there's just one or what?
He builds so much stuff!
H, h, how much does it cost?
Did they, did they say?
How much would you pay for it?
He said, so he said it would probably be at least $300 or more.
He said at least, and that was even, like, I think when he had said that, it was like a, that's a baseline.
Probably materials, I think, cost him, like, I think he said around.
To 150 or 200 dollars.
Yeah, and labor [CROSSTALK].
So it's like labor, time, I mean he had to machine all the little buttons and everything, make everything work, so I would imagine that it would not be very cheap.
Right, so it tells you time and it does a laser [CROSSTALK] [UNKNOWN].
Tells you time and it shoots a laser.
And that's pretty much it.
All you need.
Which honestly, some people might like better than an Apple watch, I don't know.
Like some people would actually say I would rather have a laser.
Then all these other functions on any other smart watch.
How many conversations have you had where you were just like, I wish I could laser that person?
I wish I coul just burn out their retinas.
I don't have those thoughts but somebody does, I'm sure.
Maybe you're thinking it right now about us.
Yeah, YouTubers definitely have that thought.
So please tell me about this.
Every single time I mention this you, you giggle-
I'm a child.
Like a little-
Because I'm a five year old child.
So what I want to talk to you today about is the bio bus which is a bus that runs off of human waste and also food waste.
It's human waste, we eat it and then we throw it.
Yeah, human waste and, and food waste.
So basically this is a, a bus.
An actual public transportation bus.
That runs off of, off of this matter.
More, more specifically the biomethane that is produced so there's no like poop inside the bus.
So I couldn't just like just go in the bus and then power it and keep it going
Yeah there's no, there's no toilets inside the bus.
Okay, got it.
You're just dropping and [UNKNOWN].
It's just, it's, it's purely, already like.
It's already processed.
It's processed and ready to go.
So it probably doesn't smell bad then.
It doesn't smell at all.
No, no, no.
But yeah, so the bus is, is operational.
Just started up a route from bath to bristol airport in the UK, so
Oh, hey, if anybody's ridden on this bus, please email us.
I heard it's a gas.
A real gas, oh boy.
[CROSSTALK] How far does it go?
It goes 186 miles on a single tank and now that is.
Basically a single tank is five human's worth of waste for one year.
Oh, that's a lot.
That is a lot.
That's a lot.
I read that, I was like, no, no no.
That seems like, well but they have to, I guess they have to process it to get rid of anything that's not, I mean, yeah, they process it down.
Yeah, they can't use the actual waste.
They have to use the bio methane.
That makes sense.
But I mean, yeah.
Biomethane, is, it already has had so much potency as, like a fuel so you might as well.
And I'd imagine it's really green.
Why not, yeah, this is this is really, really great.
I think I read somewhere it's like 90% more efficient, greenhouse gas wise, it's 90% more efficient than actually gasoline.
It's more efficient than, yes, yeah, 90%.
That's pretty good.
Well, hey, listen.
If you're in the UK and ridden the Bible Bus.
Talk to us.
Find us on social media.
Skype us from the bus.
Just, yeah, Skype us, you could Skype us or hang out us from the bus.
You could do either if that would be fun.
So I mentioned Spiderman gloves earlier.
Yeah, tell me about Spiderman gloves.
But these are-
You're into Spiderman today.
These are for real Spiderman gloves.
Which is pretty cool.
It allows you to scale a smooth surface.
Like a, a building with a bunch of windows.
So this came from Stanford researchers.
They've created that this pair of gloves that like I said allows you to scale a building just like Spiderman.
Nice and slow.
And the thins is we've kind of seen a lot of stuff like this but if you'll really look at the video you'll see that he actually only has sticky pads on his hands.
And then there's like these pipes that come down and then there's steps.
That he is sort of using like to get, see he is like stepping up.
Then he's like little, there is like a little platform there for his feet.
So, one of the things about this particular type of kind of this sticky pad.
It's very gecko-like.
This is sort of the model that scientists have been trying to replicate for many, many years.
This one is being touted as kind of a big deal.
This is kind of a breakthrough in this type of research.
So they're super efficient.
This is, this is why they're such a big deal.
They're made of nanofibers as opposed to an adhesive or a glue.
And for people to stick to smooth surfaces and to climb them.
They, they would have to scale gecko like pads to be human sized.
And then, the person climbing would have to use as much of the surface space as possible.>>Right.>>To be able to get the same type of effect.>>Yeah.>>So as, compared to a gecko.
But these new pads used.
Springs made of like, almost like a memory alloy, so it's like a shape memory alloy, so actually as it gets tense, it actually loose, like, becomes less rigid.
So they used to use springs before, like spring type mechanisms for this, and they would get tighter as they would be pulled, right?
So they get tenser.
But now, like with this stuff, which is called the shape memory alloy, they actually.
Less tense than springs when they're pulled, they are a little bit more pliable.
So it allows the climber to completely almost perfectly evenly distribute their weight in such a way that it makes it easier for them to climb.
That's why it is being considered a breakthrough.
Yeah, it was the weight distribution that they were trying to figure out.
Right, that was the well and that's the really hard thing because if one of the.
Plates goes bad, than in previous studies, it couldn't make up for that you know [CROSSTALK]
Plate going wrong.
This one does.
It'll compensate for it.
Because of how it's put together.
So it's really impressive, really impressive.
Who, who did this?
And it works with a person up to 200 pounds.
So you could have somebody up to 200 pounds-
Cale and I can't stand sho on, I can't stand on Cale's shoulders and climb.
Nah, together we're 201 pounds.
We wouldn't make it.
Too much, yeah 201 pounds.
but, I, I notice it was moving a little slow and it take a while for it to adhere.
I would imagine it takes a while to really, like, A, get the surface on, and then B, I mean, you don't wanna fall, so it's like you really wanna make sure that's on there and sticking really good before you make that next move.
I mean it's kinda like rock climbing, I mean I think in some ways that takes a long time though.
Takes nerve, too, yeah.
Yes, a lot of nerve, I mean if you're any higher than.
You know, four feet off the ground, six feet off the ground try to be really scary.
Well, he about it about this high off the ground-
But I'm sure somebody will-
I'm sure he climbed up higher.
Yeah, we need to get someone extreme to get on, to get on there and do that.
Yeah, we gotta get Wasil Spomgardner.
Could we get him to do it?
Let's get him up there.
Is, what's Red Bull doing?
[LAUGH] Have a sponsor of some sort or building climb.
Slowly climbing a building, yeah.
Yeah, for like three years.
This is good.
That's pretty cool but you were saying some of the practical uses could be to like you know?
Save somebody off of, you were talking about the-
Yeah the window washers who were stuck up in New York.
They were stuck at the top of the new World Trade Center building.
And I felt really bad for them but they could have used this.
They could have just climbed up and climbed into a.
Maybe I missed this, but it, it could adhere to any sort of structure?
It's like smooth, very smooth surfaces.
So, glass is
Yeah, you're not gonna be climbing a stucco wall with this.
Yeah, so, it's still very much in development.
Okay, all right.
But, but really cool.
So, look, you want to take a quick 30-second break?
Let's make it 29 seconds.
And check out this video, and we'll be back in 30.
Welcome back to the show everybody.
We have returned from our brief, brief 30 second break.
A lot of times when we do Back It or Hack It on this show we always back it.
And this one I'm not so sure about.
So, let's, let's hits Back It or Hack It.
This week he's like i'm, i'm out.
I don't even want to talk about it.
This week's back it or hack it is called blood sport.
Alright, let's just think about that for a minute.
This is a pretty crazy campaign, and i'll explain why.
I am going to tell you the status of the campaign in a couple of minutes, but.
The idea is that you would create a system that would allow you to donate blood while you play video games.
And it would use an arduino controller and a rumble pack.
Any controller theoretically that could-
All right, keep going.
And then when you get hit, when you get hit, you donate blood.
So everytime you get hit in the game, you, this blood donating machine will then take a little bit of your blood away.
And then when it finished a full donation's worth, it would be like, ding ding, okay you're done, like, donating blood.
Good for you.
It's super weird.
[LAUGH] lt's super weird.
So, yeah like, I, if you're a little squeamish about blood, I'm sorry.
But I saw this and I'm like we gotta talk about this on the show 'cause this is Crazytown.
I, I just can't image-
It's a machine.
Using the controller cuz you use the muscles in your arm.
And it pokes you.
It like, it, it takes, it takes a little.
I, like it's, it's a little bit weird.
So, yeah, works with adrenal like I said and a hack Nintendo rebel pack for this.
For the prototype.
They're saying that theoretically it could work with any controller that has rumble technology.
So it could, could be on anything and the team.
These two guys want to collect.
They want to create a blood collecting multiplayer unit.
And they want to go around and set up, like, four person or eight person matches, where they, like, collect blood from, like, eight people at a time.
I guess they would play, like, Halo death match?
Like, to play death matches is weird.
To back it, its $10, to, to get a, to come see.
It and try it out in person when they go on tour.
So that's what it is.
That's Blood Sport.
Do you wanna know what the status is of this Kickstarter?
Khail you seem so quiet.
Are you gonna be okay?
Are you gonna pass out?
You getting a little squeamish?
Tell me the status.
Kickstarter suspended it.
They suspended it.
They won't say why.
Kickstarter says it their policy not to comment on suspended projects.
That's funny because it's like medical.
It's like bio-
That's what I was thinking biomedical.
There's hazards involved.
People are very frightened globally, of Ebola right now.
Which is a.
You can, you can spread that disease, I'm sure that's probably, like, a weird, minor, like, offshoot concern.
But really, at the end of the day it seems extremely, like, not-
Yeah, you're hooking up to you're, hooking yourself up to a video game that pulls blood out of your body.
Well, it's just any video game, and then it's, like, it's a machine, that, like, when you play, this Arduino micro-controller tells.
The, the machine to take blood from you when you get hit.
So it goes by the rumble.
Which is really weird.
But yeah, suspended.
They, but they had been up for a while, since the 18th.
So it was like last week, like a week ago they were up.
How much did they, how much did they raise?
They had raised about three grand.
But here's the thing.
Like, they wanted a lot.
And so they, they weren't even close.
But they still had like, a month to go.
But yeah, Kickstarter was like, yoink.
They literally gave them the gong, and were like no.
They hacked it.
They hacked it for, for them.
They hacked it for themselves.
I really do think like I, yeah sorry anybody who's really looking forward to trying this, but you will not be participating in Bloodsport the Kickstarter anytime soon.
No, no, no.
But they've suspended it.
And I imagine it's like you said it's something that has to do with like biomedical hazards and cleanliness and sanitation.
I am all for donating blood.
I am too.
I do it all the time.
But that was I am not in on this.
We hack it.
Not for me.
And we're gamers too.
Hack, hack, hack.
Those two worlds don't really collide at all.
No, I, it seems like a weird way to make them collide-
So I'm gonna go no.
Yeah they had, they had a Resident Evil blood donating thing.
And you could play the game early after you donate blood- [CROSSTALK]
Cool, like you get people to donate.
Like that's the way I wanna like, play Resident Evil and be in pain.
So yeah, it's just a little bit weird.
But, I, I figured we'd [CROSSTALK].
It is interesting.
It is very interesting.
I mean hey-
I like it.
A for effort you guys.
Maybe a little bit misguided.
You find some crazy stuff for-
People think of you've got to think of something unique and they certainly did.
So there you go.
I'm giving them credit for that.
It's been suspended by [CROSSTALK]
So, you'll be getting your money back if you [UNKNOWN]
No more Blood Sports.
It's time for.
Maybe they got to buy Blood Sport the movie.
Oh, that's gotta be it.
Maybe Jean-Claude Van Damme just came to their house and kicked them in the face.
That's gotta be it.
Yeah, all right.
So, can we do user feedback?
I like the idea of Jean Claude Van Damme just knocking on the door and being like you've taken blood [UNKNOWN] I've taken it back.
I like any, any Kickstarter that doesn't make their money and he comes to their house and kicks them.
That would be perfect.
He's like this is your Kickstarter and then he kicks you in the face.
Green light it.
So the read-back last week we asked you guys to use the hashtag TD Concerts to tell us what concerts of the future could look like and we got one singular Twitter response.
I don't know about YouTube, cuz you didn't tell me if there's anybody.
Here's our response from Twitter, it came from Ezra.
And Ezra says, why go to a zero gravity space concert when you can sit in good old Earth gravity.
guy wearing binoculars looking at a concert future party.
And it's made me laugh very much.
Very, very much.
So good Ezra, nicely done.
It really made me laugh.
I love to have a visual really.
You guys, when you guys attach visuals, it really just.
Takes it, takes user feedback to a whole new level.
Whole new level.
I'm so glad I don't look at these before the show.
No, no, cuz that, I, even now, like I'm looking at it and it just makes me happy.
Like, it just make me laugh so much.
Perfect, perfect response.
I'm glad, I'm glad, yeah.
It's really great.
Your hashtag of the day, because I forgot it during our news story,
Is we're going back to the Spiderman gloves here, is.
TDPowers, and we want you guys to tell us what superhero power or ability you would want, and how it would work in the real world.
So, you can't just be like, I would fly, and I have nothing.
So maybe, you know, I would want, I would want to fly, I want to be able to fly by myself.
So I would want, like, a little drone, with a capsule that I could step in and it would just take me places.
All right, so like the Jetsons.
Kinda like the Jetsons, yeah.
My whole life.
My whole life dream is kind of like the Jetson's.
I think that's actually if I had a Latin motto like underneath like a family crest.
It would just say kind of like the Jetson's.
The E pluribus Jetson's.
Yeah, E pluribus Jetson's.
There, you'd be really lazy cuz you'd just, wouldn't have to walk anywhere.
You're just on the conveyor belts.
But at least I'd be standing.
It wouldn't be like cupcake in a cup like Wall-E.
I wouldn't be in like a little remote control machine.
Cupcake in a cup.
That's my favorite part of Wall-E.
I mean, it's not, but I love that movie so much.
That, that, that always stuck with me [CROSSTALK]
I, I know.
I feel like you're, I feel like that's your next tattoo.
The septugener, the, the septu-annivers, or whatever, just, like, the 700 year anniversary of them being on the Axiom-
-and they're like here's your complimentary cupcake in a cup!
[LAUGH] I'm like, that's our future, guys, that-
That's gonna be us.
What about you?
I would, I'd have professor X's powers.
And it, you just put a big old smirk on in my head, just put it in there.
Just drop it right in the middle.
And, but I'd have to go, like, hey, you know, okay Google but like, you can-
But you'd only hear that in your brain, just the chime of the okay Google.
Yeah, I would, I would look like a lunatic.
You would, definitely.
But I would know everything.
Magically, and then be able to like, I couldn't read your mind, but I could check your Twitter and know what you, like, kind of what you're thinking.
Oh, all right, okay, cool.
[INAUDIBLE] And like, you know how you can, like, find all
And approximation of real world power.
It's like a really lame Professor X.
Almost like a realistic Professor X.
Very realistic, so it'll be like, oh, professor, find out where all the mutants are.
And I'll be like, cool, hold on.
Look 'em up on Facebook one like that kind of thing.
Yeah, and then you saw okay, and here's where one of them is.
One of them is at the beach!
I like it, I like it, that's a good one.
So what is yours?
What superpowers would you want?
And then, how would you dumb it down [CROSSTALK].
How do you make it work in the meat space?
In our world.
Somebody is gonna pick Wolverine and it's gonna sound real painful, whatever that it is.
It's gonna be, I think somebody like is doing that, like people have body modifications or whatever, but okay.
Our very last piece of user feedback as always is our phontograph for the day.
So our phontograph for the day today is from Omar.
And he says hello.
Hope you still remember me from the Titanic Photoshop.
He was the one who Photoshopped us onto the Titanic.
So this is my trip to the Sand Hills Desert in al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Mm-hm, Saudi Arabia.
It's a little bit far from the city.
At first I just wanted to take a picture of a sand hill, but luckily a herd of camels walked by and I took this picture by my iPhone 6. The camels are just walking around.
The camels are right there.
Yeah, they're just chilling and they're just walking about,which is pretty cool.
Oh, my god, that's amazing.
He said, and I also uh,wrote Tomorrow Daily on the sand.
See he put a TD in the sand for us.
You made, you made a Tomorrow Daily mark in Saudi Arabia.
Oh, my god, that's amazing!
And let's you know it's like our friend named Thomas Danford or something like that.
Yeah, Tom, good old Tom Danford.
Who doesn't know Tom Danford?
Next he's gonna draw Ashley.
Yeah, as we say in the sand.
You know those sand artists who like, swipe the sand and then, it's like a person's face,
Because it could be like that.
That's going to be hip.
That's why my fingers crossed.
Those are some of the best, he's my new,
Super good, Omar.
Very best viewer, now.
He says I really love the show, keep up the good work!
Thank you so much.
Thank you, and keep up your good work.
Yeah, that was fantastic.
With your phonetography.
Yeah, thank you.
If you guys want to submit your phonetography,
Oh, this is amazing.
You can totally do that.
You can, you're going to have a lot to live up to.
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Kale is really into the YouTube comments.
I like YouTube comments.
[CROSSTALK] somebody the other day that I watch, I thought about, I watch about three hours of YouTube a day.
It's not cool.
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We will be back tomorrow with a brand new slate of weird, wonderful, awesome geek news.
And tech stuff for you to enjoy and talk about with your friends and seem really, really cool and more knowledgable
And in the know.
Like the blood game thing.
Yeah, like blood sport.
You can tell people about blood sport.
Tell, tell one person that.
They'll flip out.
They'll flip out they'll be like oh my God that's crazy.
But that's it for the show.
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