Whiny potholes tweet at local government when hit by cars (Tomorrow Daily 187)
On today's show MIT strikes again with another robot but this time it is really, really, really tiny.
A new 360 VR camera that beats Google and Go Pro.
And a pot hole that tweets its problems #dealwithit.
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It looks really good.
You can't even tell it's fake.
It's 3D printed.
3D printed teeth.
It also has a wi-fi network.
Ain't that the tooth!
Here's the headlines.
[LAUGHING] You had no idea, you were completely caught off guard!
No, that was on my level of bad puns, that was way down
In Ashleyville, punsville, it's bad, it's so good, I loved it.
Yeah, Ashleyville, population?
Population this girl right here.
Let's talk about this pothole, it's, Ashleyville does not have potholes.
Oh, we're starting with the pothole?
We're going right out.
We got a little robot, we got a pothole, and we got VR so.
Little robot, pothole, VR.
Ok, so El Hueco Twitero Is a Twitter account, but it's a pothole.
The pothole has its own Twitter account.
Great, now everything has a Twitter account.
Everything has a Twitter account.
But there's actually a purpose to this.
It has over 3,000 followers.
It's in Panama.
It's, as I said, a real pothole, and it has a little device inside that looks like a hockey puck, but with a hashtag symbol on it.
And there are pressure and motion sensors inside the pot hole.
Because apparently pot holes are a pretty bad problem in Panama.
Like people complain about them all the time.
Yeah, it's bad for your car.
So there is a daily new show in Panama called Telemetro Reporta.
And that's the tweeting pothole.
So they have a bunch of them.
All over this city and they were like it makes every time a car runs over them and the pressure sensors or the motion sensors should detect its been run over and hit by a car it sends out, there's an RF transmitter inside.
It sends out a tweet officially on Twitter.
That says things like they get creative with it too it's just hilarious.
It says I feel terrible, I just caused tire damage to an old ladies car.
So it gets creative with the Tweets, like I'm sure they have a whole bunch of different ones that they have
I would like load it up for when people hit them and they they made a really big deal out of it on this news, on this daily news show and they do segment about the Tweets of a pot hole like guys this is serious problem
Try to keep away from me.
I'm tired of being blamed every time a car crash happens when drivers try to keep away from me.
Repair the streets and it Tweets and it tags the Ministry of Public Works.
Every single time the car hits it, so it's like @ and it tags the [UNKNOWN].
So, it actually is working.
These potholes are getting repaired, which is pretty funny.
There is a Google Map you can access on this Daily Show's website that's here.
So, yeah, they're getting them fixed.
It's a Google map of all the locations of the different Tweeting potholes and they are getting fixed.
Which is pretty cool.
So even the Minister of Public Works came on this daily talk show and talked about this issue.
Was like there was some blame shuffled around.
Here's this and here's why we can't do it.
But they are getting fixed.
So Pretty cool.
Using Twitter to solve problems in a really weird passive aggressive way.
This is like the second time we've seen someone try to resolve the pothole issue in some clever way.
Do you remember that?
They spray painted genitals.
And the people and the city was like we can't have that so they fixed the potholes.
We can't have that.
Let's fix it up.
So, yeah this is a great [CROSSTALK] public shaming via pot hole, it's like public pot hole shaming, I love this and I thought it would be really fun to talk about the hash tag of the day.
Which would be #tdpothole and we could discuss what you guys and what we think.
What kinds of issues we could maybe get solved if we did something like this.
Like what's an issue?
It's like an issue out in the city that needs to get solved.
Like farting in elevators.
Oh, that would be a good one.
Sulfur censor, that's pretty good.
In the elevator.
Maybe it could pinpoint who it was.
Well that's what I'm saying.
Where it's like it's that girl or that guy.
But I would say it in a serious voice.
You know, so.
Okay, go ahead.
No, I'm not going
Stop farting Ashley.
I don't know [CROSSTALK] I can't do a scary voice.
[CROSSTALK] Okay what about you.
I want to say littering, it feels like we could do something with littering where there's motion sensors around trash cans so if you throw something and it misses maybe oscar the grouch yells at you from inside the trash can like hey.
Throw your subway.
I need that!
That's be fun though.
[INAUDIBLE] trash cans are hungry.
Like someone walks up near it and they're like 'feed me', like real quiet, 'feed me'.
Or they could make it that if you throw it at the trashcan and you miss, it makes a booing audience, like a basketball, like boo.
Or a sad trombone.
Yeah, whomp, whomp.
So, yeah, TV Pot Hole, that's your
hashtag get creative with Intellus.
What civic issue would you like to fix with tweet shaming?
Which I'm assuming is a thing.
Tell me about VR.
So Google IOS sucks is what I'm going to say.
Except for the, they're trying to integrate a little bit more into the VR world.
Everybody is kind of getting into the VR world
Biggest issue is how are you gonna record VR?
Like how you gonna capture that VR 360 view?
Well that jump looked so expensive.
Well yeah the jump was really expensive.
Well this group has decided they come with an easier solution than what Google introduced.
Which was the jump at their IO.
This ia an Omnipolar camera.
It only requires 6 cameras and apparently it's going to be a lot cheaper.
Let's walk through this.
How does it work?
So basically this camera has 6 cameras.
With three fish eye lenses both on the top ,there are three on the top, three on the bottom.
Then it has an out rhythm system built in so that it kind of blends all those camera's together, all the fish eye lens camera's together.
Oh ,very nice!
This was unveiled at the eye expo
Symposium in Montreal designed by Vincent Chapdelaine-Courture and Sebastion Roy.
So, again special software algorithms allows the camera to catch a 3D video instead of just the 360.
Right light a photosphere kind of thing.
Yeah, it pictures it together.
Like an actual 3D video that you can kind of move around the space in.
If you're wearing a headset.
So each camera captures its own image and then stitches it together.
So what they're aiming for here is cost.
Because look I'm not going to buy 16 Go Pros.
For the jump.
I'm not even going to rent 16 GoPros for the jump.
So, they're hoping they can get it to a couple hundred bucks.
Which is doesn't look like.
It looks like it costs more than a couple hundred bucks.
feel like it needs a housing, so if we're looking at it right now, like it's got three other cameras in a triangle shape on the bottom as well.
It feels like this needs to be housed in something.
I get that you have to be able to capture all the images around you unobstructed so I guess maybe not.
Yeah well you know.>> A couple hundred bucks.
It's still in an experimental phase.
They don't really have a release date.
So I mean you can't take it too seriously.
At least its an idea, yeah I think that's where its going.
Could get some virtual reality in Microsoft.
Microsoft is buying everything.
Get Apple in here.
Apple hasn't even touched the V/R market.
But they did just buy an A/R company.
they just bought an AR company.
Aw crap they're gonna skip the VR market.
They might just skip it.
Yeah probably should do that.
Maybe Microsoft, Microsoft a viable buyer.
I love this because Google talks a lot at IO about getting people, like they were saying oh you can experience these like life events.
Like what if you could instead of having just a picture of an event, like live through a family event or whatever And it's like, I get that but.
You're not going to spend eight grand for those goPros for Hero Fours.
Sixteen Hero Fours, plus the microphone, plus the jump rig.
Like, you're not going to pay $10,000 for that.
And so, just to have it at, like, your wedding.
Like I mean, maybe some people, some rich people will.
Fine, and that would be really cool.
But this is an opportunity for me and you to have a VR capture system, which I would love.
I would love to do, wouldn't you love to do, one episode from our daily in virtual reality?
That would be so rad.
I would love that.
I feel like we could just put you in virtual reality permanently.
Like we would never see you in person again.
Yeah, just digi tell
Yeah, digi tell you
You can just shut me off, that's a pretty good idea.
I like it.
We can just like power you down.
Okay, I want to tell you about this robot.
You're going to flip out when you see this video.
Caleb's not seen this video yet.
He might freak out.
So, MIT, we talked about Robo Chibi yesterday.
This is the untethered miniature origami robot.
And it is exactly what it sounds like.
It is not connected to any cables.
Here's the robot right here.
Aw, he's cute.
It folds itself up.
Into it's own little robot, you can see that's five times the speed, so not terribly quick sped up video but still definitely sped up.
It's done!>> And then it goes around and does stuff, it completes tasks, it can walk on a trajectory, it can be given a path and can walk around on a path.
It can do things like climb, carry objects, it can walk on your skin.
It can swim.
It can dig through stuff.
When you say dig through stuff.
Okay, it's gonna deliver this block into that little enclosure.
And then he splits.
See you later!
[LAUGH] There he is swimming.
He's like, whee!
[INAUDIBLE] I love this little robot so much, he's only, this robot is only 1.7 centimeters square.
It can carry a load, it can carry some stuff.
but needs to deliver things.
Oh, my God, this thing is so cute.
Here it is climbing, it's climbing a little slope, jumps off the edge.
It's like I mean it's like base jumping, but for the little robot.
So he's It's like wheee!
And then he takes off.
It's entertaining himself.
It can dig through stacks, so here it is digging through stacks.
See I don't like that.
It's so crazy!
I think it's creepy.
I love this.
Oh, look at him, he's so cute [INAUDIBLE]
He's adorable, and so here is, and then very lastly, it fully dissolves in acetone, so the robot-
Oh, good I need that, yeah
can fully dissolve in acetone.
Okay, so it's powered by a small magnet and four electromagnetic coils that create magnetic fields that enable the robot to move around and do just So the point of this is.
And this is, I know we always talk about goals here.
There is an actual endgame goal here.
Yeah, we'll show you lots of goals.
Yeah, yeah besides an adorable little robot.
Besides just being the cutest robot ever.
MIT wants to make even smaller robots that are based on this kind of idea.
They want to get to the point where they can make these really, really tiny robots.
Don't they inject into you.
With extra sensors on them.
That can be, and also can be dissolved in water, so that they can put them in your body, and do things like, some of the examples that I was reading online were like, clean out your arteries, and kill, target cancer cells.
Insane, insane stuff.
So, to keep us healthy, which someday, the descendants of this little origami robot May in fact be injected into your bloodstream to clean out your arteries from eating all that delicious, delicious Chipotle you get everyday for lunch.
Yeah, Kel's already freaked out.
I've already seen a super villain, like, oh it's too late Bond, I've put millions of micro robots in the water supply, and they're now making their way into human bodies and breaking them down from the inside, mwahaha, and he already freed himself.
And save all of the [CROSSTALK] themselves.
I think you just gave up the plot of Spector.
In fact, I think that is actually the plot of the new James Bond.
And if not, it should be and we ought to write that.
This is like the third little robot type thing that we want to inject in your body that we've seen, right?
We've seen a few different-
There was a biodegradable one.
These sort of gripper bot that we saw that was smaller than the edge of a nickel.
We've seen like a lot of these robots that science is working very actively on that are intended to be injected in your body.
Complete a task, and then either dissolve, self destruct, or otherwise, like disappear.>> I think the artery thing could save a lot of people.>> Well yeah, I mean, geez you guys, I eat a lot of fast food.
So, I need that robot
I do not.
to fit into my arteries so that I can clean it out.
You could just take a bunch of robots everyday.
You could just eat, instead of vitamins, just eat robots.
[CROSSTALK] You're happy meal now comes with little robots that you eat after those meals.
That would be amazing
We are, it's just such an American conversation.
It is terribly American.
But yeah, so that's a little origami robot, which I thought was amazing.
And I love that it just assembles itself, and then just takes off.
But that's it for headlines.
We'll be right back, it's Tuesday, so we have a whole batch of new releases, a bunch of stuff, movies, TV, not movies.
TV, movies, and video games.
Good stuff this week.
And then of course your user feedback, and our phonetographer for the day.
So click away!
[UNKNOWN] You are fall outing really hard today!!
You can't even see it,
camera but I have my fallout vault 101 shoes, here pull it up.
You have our vault shoes.
Yeah, go ahead pull it up.
Wow do you do yoga?
Do you even yoga bro?
There you go, I got my fallout shoes.
Pip boy shirt and Nuka Cola necklace I'm surprised you don't have jumpsuit pants!
I have a jumpsuit though.
I know you have a jumpsuit.
I wore it on the show.
On this very show you did.
All right let's talk about new releases.
There's some good stuff this week.
Love to talk about movies.
Well, first of all, we don't have graphics for this, but Arc is out, which is that dinosaur taming game.
I didn't realize it was out today.
I thought it was Last because it's on twitch.
Alpha, it's out an alpha day today.
Yeah so they gave it free to some streamers.
It was the second most streamed thing yesterday.
I don't know about today, a lot of games out today.
Crazy dinosaur game.
First up heroes of the storm out today.
Which moba categorized but Blizzard likes to call it a hero brawler.
It's not really moba cause it's got some different play mechanics.
It's a moba.
So they're like Call of Hero [UNKNOWN].
Here's Heroes of the Storm out today.
It's a premium game.
You can literally go download it for free and what they charge you for, what they do is very similar to, if I'm not mistaken, League of Legends where you have a set number of heroes and they rotate the available free heroes over time.
Like every once a week or whatever it is, every patch it rotates.
I don't know how often it rotates but You get a set of heroes for free that you can use with standard skins, and then you can microtransactions for extra skins, like for example, my Diablo has Mercablo, so it's dressed up like a Merlock from World of Warcraft.
It's more about unlocking characters that aren't in rotation.
So you can pay to unlock other characters that are not in rotation.
If you have a favorite character that you don't want to see go into lock, you can unlock them permanently.
All that stuff.
How many characters are there total.
I know today they released Johanna, which is like a Diablo 3 Character which people were pretty excited about.
They just announced like they have the Lost Vikings.
They've got Kill Foss.
I mean these are all of your favorite blizzard heroes.
I can not play with the Lost Vikings they're so hard to do.
They're really hard.
I used to play Avatar but then I just.
It really takes a special player to play as Avatar I'm, I like I really love And you get like mouths and all this stuff.
Guys, if you can, check it out if this anything that you are interested in.
Like here's the [INAUDIBLE] Also out, Massive Chalice is out.
Another real time strategy.
As you guys know, I'm a really big [INAUDIBLE] fan.
I backed this, full disclosure.
I backed this on Kickstarter.
It is finally out officially.
I have a house in this game.
You were able, that was like the tier that i picked where you were able to put in a family crest and all this stuff.
So the point of Massive Chalice is like it's sort of a you have a kingdom and it lasts for a thousand years.
So for example if you have a hero.
You have to decide if that hero is gonna stay home and make babies and continue your bloodline with this great warrior, or you can send them out into battle.
And it's really fun and the graphics are cool and it's super enjoyable.
So, again, if that's a type of game that you're in to, a genre game that you're in to-
So, it's [UNKNOWN] -based?
Really enjoy this.
Yeah, it's like real-time strategy.
Okay, real-time strategy.
So that's really fun and then we got some movies coming out this week.
We got Entourage coming out this week.
You missed the game.
LEGO Jurassic Park.
No, that's next week.
It's this week.
That's not what I saw in the calendar.
I'm gonna double check.
But you may be right.
Entourage is coming out this Friday.
If you missed the adventurers of Arnold and crew.
I've never seen any episode, so yeah I did.
I have literally never seen an episode of Entourage as well.
People seem to be excited about it.
I, you know, it's like bro code I guess.
But it looks funny enough.
There was a really funny thing is Ronda Rousey that made me laugh really hard.
Where she beat up What's his face.
That's her schtick in everything.
I mean, that's like what she does for a living.
She beats up.
She beats people up.
But yeah, if you're interested in Entourage, you can go see that.
Also out, a movie that you've seen, Spy.
Comes out this week.
Which is Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Jude Law.
This looks really funny.
You saw it [UNKNOWN] give us your review.
I'm not a fan of Melissa McCarthy's comedy traditionally.
I'm not like woo yay!
But she has somehow fine tuned every single aspect of it to the point where she's solid and after seeing this I was like she is a star.
She is a comedy star and I love her.
And it was great and Jason Statham steals the show.
Every single time.
You'll be surprised by this.
If it's one of those weekends where you get bored.
If you're bored, go see it.
You'll have a great time.
I wouldn't go out my way.
It might be a nice rental.
But again, if you're bored, go see it.
It looks really good.
And Kale's ringing endorsement of this movie when he saw the What am I thinking?
I was shocked.
Because I was like at first I don't know about this.
And he was like no no.
It made a fan out of me [CROSSTALK] I'm a believer.
So I will take that and I will go see it.
And then also out this week is Insidious Chapter 3.
So this is the third installment of Insidious A lot of horror fans are excited.
It's the third installment so
Probably not the final installment!
Probably not the final!
Probably going to be left open for another.
If you love "Insidious", go see it.
So, that's new releases this week.
Grazed over that one huh.
Was i right about Lego Jurassic park.
Two weeks from now.
Two weeks from now.
So the week the movie comes out.
Good call Jurassic World.
But I knew it wasn't today.
It's not coming out on PC So.
I do my homework.
It's on like everything except PC.
I'm sorry, makes you sad.
But you know what shouldn't make you sad?
Our amazing viewers who wrote in to us.
It's time for user feedback.
I'm gonna make you happy right now.
Nilesh wrote in and said happy birthday producer Logan!
Hear that Logan?
Yeah, I saw it, too.
So thank you.
He got tagged on that?
He did get tagged on it.
That's all he needed.
I just needed one person to do it and now I'm happy.
Thank you very much.
We asked you guys to use the hashtag TDIO to talk about what you were missing at Google IO.
Why you guys wrote in Rick wrote in said, I was really hoping to see a finished product of ProjectAra.
A working modular phone with all of its modules.
But we got nothing.
They did have a press conference, ProjectAra, but Tim Stevens and I walked by there and they had a whole bunch of like, they had a big pin board wall where you could like put in modules like these.
Things like door hanger looking things.
I was like what smartphone would you build.
And it was really cool, but there wasn't anything actually usable.
But they did say that they're still working on everything.
They did have a booth at Google IO, even though there wasn't anything really substantial to look at.
Just as an FYI.
Just wrote in and said TDIO, I was hoping for an advance AI integrated into a smart self driving car hash tag knight rider hash tag next year lol.
I like that.
Googleio2016 knightrider, you're the knight rider.
Dan wrote in and said, self driving plane Okay that's a bad idea.
That's skynet right there
That's pretty much exactly
And lastly Pen emailed us our good friend Pen
wrote in and said Hello Ashley and Khail, not a terrible long email I promise.
I was expecting Google to announce a greater leap of innovation in the development of Google Cardboard, eg.
Use of the smart phone's back camera to implement AR.
Integration of Bluetooth game controller for VR gaming.
Integration of leap motion like device mounted on the headset to incorporate hand motion in VR gaming.
So some sort of leap on the headset.
And then not only to confirm the rumor that Nintendo's next gaming device is built on top of Android but also built on top of Google cardboard.
Mario Kart VR baby!
Which by the way Nintendo just this morning said, nope.
Not built on Android, nope, not.
They're like, we normally don't respond to rumors, but since this one went global we're literally squashing this right now and saying definitely not built on Android platform.
So MX will not be an Android based Operating system enough said that was our user feed back that i really enjoyed.
But now it is time for a very last Cuser feedback which is always our phonetagrapher of the day.
Is this a picture of fallout?
I know I wish it was.
You know what though you could imagine if fallout happened what this picture would look like in the future.
Could we do that?
I do that everyday, but yeah, let's do it.
Cale's eyes are actually just AR goggles set up to make everything look like a post-apocalyptic wasteland-
Just FYI everybody, he has a special pair of contact lenses.
It's gritty and raw, yeah.
That's the name of that process.
It's from Google Labs.
Google X Labs.
Gene wrote in and said, hi, guys.
I want to share a photo I took of the monstrous Sears Tower in Chicago on a beautiful sunny day from pedestrian perspective which I work right next to.
To be honest, my main intent was to test out my new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and its supposed amazing camera.
I think the result speaks for itself but I thought it was still a good shot, regardless.
Hope you enjoy, Gene.
PS love the show.
Keep up the great work.
Yeah, great picture.
It really, really is.
It's so good.
I love that the sky is not totally whited out because you know sometimes when it's backlit like that, the whole sky just looks white Yes, you can actually see this beautiful blue sky.
The green, it's like so rich and I mean, this is a great picture.
I'm really impressed with this camera.
It's a really nice camera.
I think this is our first [INAUDIBLE].
I think so, yeah.
Our first S6 lens.
That's a cool looking phone, too.
It does look really neat.
I like it.
I wanted a wallet case and it looked really weird cause you could see the little like
The side strip, like.
That was really strange.
I still don't get the point of the sides.
I'm sure you-
BUt it looks cool.
It's, you can use this [UNKNOWN].
It's got this.
And no, no, no, you don't really need it.
But it looks awesome.
It does look really cool.
It looks totally cool, you're like woah, dude.
I'm freaking out.
I'm like, gotta get that side, it's the side edge.
But that's it.
Mine's dumb, so.
They're all amazing.
We all carry little computers in our hands, it's pretty cool.
All right guys, if you want to send me your phonetography, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Deal with it
If someone sent in a family recipe, would you make it for the show?
I mean depending on the ingredients, yeah I mean if they were relatively easily accessible ingredients, I would totally do that.
And I'd bring it in and we'd try it
Well, I mean, it's not going to be unicorn horns or something like that
I mean if it's something that I can't get access to in Southern California at like a local market
I got you
If I have a lot of trouble, then
[CROSSTALK] we can get a lot of things
Yeah, we can get a lot of stuff here.
All right cool, and also on our personal twitter as well, I'll be tweeting about fallout forever
And I'm not Ashley Esqueda.
That's it for the show today, guys.
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