At 40 seconds into this ad, you can see a glimpse of the future according to ‘Under Armor’ – a women in a (terrifyingly thin) body suit interacts with some wrist mounted UI, selects a color for the bottom half of her suit, and then the top, and then off she runs. It’s cool, and I’ve been thinking about it a lot.
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I’m listening to the StarTalk podcast, “Science is Fierce” – where Neil deGrass Tyson does an episode on fashion in sci-fi. It’s fascinating stuff – talking about how sci-fi costuming gets incredibly dated almost immediately, because the best sci-fi costuming is simply today’s fashion, with only a little bit of ‘future’ mixed in. As it’s still mostly ‘of the time’, it dates just as quickly – Lieutenant Uhura’s gogo boots and miniskirt, for example!
This morning, I had a bit of a wardrobe catastrophe. Nothing dramatic like a snapped thong or an impossible hairstyle – no, I couldn’t find my cufflinks. Anyone who knows me knows I am both messy and forgetful – so it was only a matter of time.
So what did I do? I designed and printed a new pair before I left for work this morning.
Truly, I live in the future.