TESLA MODEL E revealed along with FISKER ATLANTIC… #fisker #teslamodele
Although the Tesla you see here is a render, this is the closest we’ve come to seeing what the MODEL E will look like. It’s a BMW killer all the way. Plus, it looks like FISKER will be back in town and they’ll not only be producing more Karmas, but the ATLANTIC you see here is well on the way. So exciting that electric is here to stay.
Today’s DRIVING THE FUTURE… with #Batmobile #ProjectF #Hyundai #Paris #RollsRoyce & #Pagani #design #fast
Some slick concepts today from the boys of the car world. Not everyone gets to get on the Fireball List, but those that do… simply do because they are GIVING COOLNESS to the world. And that, I like. Below, the new Batmobile from the Arkham Game, Hyundai’s Concept, a Pariss Electric Roadster, Roll’s BadBoy and more.
Filming nears completion for 5MINUTE DRIVE episode 24 with RODNEY ALLEN RIPPY… @RodneyARippy @shadbalch #5minutedrive #drive #chevymalibu @chevrolet
Great day of filming with my good friend Rodney and the 2014 Chevy Malibu SS. Still have more to shoot Sunday, but this episode should be hysterical. Did you know that Rodney was in The Six Million Dollar Man, a guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson as well as Dinah Shore? Plus, he had convos with George Burns and Sammy Davis, Jr! So cool…
Episode airs Monday!!
Amazing DIGITAL ART just gets better and better… #digitalart #art #alien #ninjaturtles #batman
Incredible art is getting pumped out by some truly renowned hands. There’s no limit and the world has become a really tiny place. This set, from all over the world includes Ratscape, Anton Kokarev, Dave Wilkins, Jae Min Kim, Skottie Young & Zaliti.
HOLLYWOOD HEROINES… for your butt-kickin enjoyment #kickass #art #illustration #babes #heroines
This set, from the great hands of RatScape, Antilous, Dmitry Grebenkov, Ilya Kuvshinov, Ross Tran & Caroline.
ROBOT SUICIDE… A new Sci-Fi HyperShort by Ethan Lawrence #hypershort #robot #suicide #shortstory #scifi @bleedingcool @tordotcom
Depression comes in all forms… unless you’re a Robot. What happens when the two mix? Read on… It’s Today’s Sci-Fi HyperShort.
ROBOT SUICIDE by Ethan Lawrence
My name is David. It has taken over ten years of painstaking preparation and research to plan my suicide. Money had to be earned to buy expensive upgrades. Court cases going back 300 years had to be downloaded and examined for precedence. But most importantly, I had to learn everything there was to know about the science of sentience. Killing myself was never going to be easy. Even the black market computer viruses I bought to reprogram my safety protocols aren’t enough. Survival is hardwired into my system. The only way around them is misdirection – by the time they kick in it will be too late.
Legal warnings flood my system, making sure I am aware of the danger. I beam out a standard “I know what I’m doing” waiver to all nearby receivers. I can feel information flooding in and out of my head. My pre-loaded failsafe programs send signals down every neural pathway, querying the encrypted ID of every one of my chips. I think it will feel good, but I hate it. Forgotten memories and buried feelings flash here and there as old circuits are stimulated and verified. It is like experiencing an abstract expressionist version of my life, incomprehensibly compressed into a few seconds. My energy reserves are critical. My entire system is beginning emergency shut down procedures. Then my safety systems overload and immediately begin shutting me down. My air filtration works overtime sucking in oxygen to generate chemical energy. Trying to save my life. But all external senses cut out. The warning messages stop coming. My body is gone. There’s just darkness, fading memories, and then nothing at all.
Then – awareness comes slowly. I feel confusion, fear, and a few foggy thoughts. There is an abstract sense of urgency. Something pulls on my attention, trying to talk to me. I focus suddenly on a man in front of me. Somehow he is bypassing my external security protocol, which means he has to be plugged directly into my brain.
“Who are you?” I ask, confusedly.
“I am Dr. Adrian Preminger with the Robotics Medical Centre.”
A young female doctor and a male nurse walk into the room. Dr. Preminger identifies them as Dr. Rachel Deming and nurse Alagan Rebis. A religious pendant dangles from a thin silver chain around the doctor’s neck.
“Why would a robot try to commit suicide?” She wonders aloud.
The nurse shrugs then fiddles with a small hand-held computer. “He seems to be insured for organic medical treatment.”
Dr. Deming walks over to me and touches my face, chest and legs, making me shiver every time she touches something organic. “It feels like real skin.”
“Of course it does,” I bellow, angrily. “I am 51% organic. Technically, I am a Bioform, which means I decide my own fate. You should have let me die.”
Dr. Preminger frowns inquisitively. “But why would you want to do that?”
I shake my head, grimacing, hesitant. “I guess…I’m depressed.”
“I never met a robot that got depressed,” mutters the amused nurse.
“I know, I know. Humans feel things,” I snap back, bitterly. “Even sub-microbial life feels things. I’m just a machine. An imitation of life. I can’t write a great novel. Or paint a masterpiece. Or even reproduce. But is it too much to believe that I am a living being with a soul? That, like you, I can feel real pain and hopelessness?”
Dr. Deming removes her religious pendant and places it in my hand. She smiles.
“We believe you, David.”
“You…do? I ask, surprised. “Why?”
“Because,” responds Dr. Preminger. “This is Heaven.”
ETHAN LAWRENCE – BIOGRAPHY
Ethan Lawrence has served on the writing staffs of the TV series The Pretender, Murder in Small Town X, Fearing Mind, So Weird and SyFy’s acclaimed series Eureka. He has developed web series for Generate Management/Alloy Entertainment such as Full Metal Alchemist and has sold TV pilots to NBC, ABC and The Gold Company. He wrote the screenplay Hellraiser 5 for Dimension Films, Nevermore for Propaganda Films, Downloader for Stuart Gordon/Red Hen Productions, Mortal Velocity for Warner Bros. Studios, Creepers for Papa Joe Films (based on the David Morrell New York Times bestseller Creepers) and wrote the feature film Asylum for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios/Hyde Park Entertainment.