Doodle—Drink Better Coffee.
I have one in Asphalt gray, definitely my favorite tshirt.
Favorite shirt? Love this @lamarzocco & @joncontino collaboration. Not-so-secretly wish I had designed this.
Yearly reminder: unless you’re over 60, you weren’t promised flying cars. You were promised an oppressive cyberpunk dystopia. Here you go.
- Kyle Marquis (@Moochava) July 10, 2013
Well, that’s depressingly accurate.(via voidpunk) Definitely better thought-out and crafted than my piece.
I have enabled such things…
I’ve recently been binging on industrial music of my youth —Einsturzende Neubauten, NIN, Kraftwerk, and Skinny Puppy. This has subsequently made me nostalgic for the cyberpunk authors of that era — Neal Stephenson, William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. It’s surreal to look at the technologies we’ve surrounded ourselves with in context of these pieces of media. The smartphones we carry seem far beyond the devices used in Neuromancer or Islands in Net. The home videophone was never a widespread technology — we went straight to carrying videophones in our pockets. It feels that the danger that was apparent in cyberpunk cautionary tales has been replaced by the sleek, easy to access facade of the iPhone. Many of us now carry what might be the best surveillance device ever conceived. Most smartphones are capable of broadcasting audio, video and GPS location — but as a surveillance tool these features seem mundane. The smartphone’s true value as a surveillance device comes from their ubiquity. The US Government’s acknowledgment of PRISM program this has left my head swimming, and I’ve found the public response to be underwhelming. Is it that as US citizens we have long joked about overreaching wiretaps and other government surveillance? Have we speculated for so long that we are now content in our smugness? Maybe we’re just happy with the petty luxuries that the technology and (fading) affluence affords us. The whole thing leaves me profoundly disappointed —I hoped our cyberpunk dystopia would be more seamless pleather jumpsuits and less mousy tweed blazers.