“For those who reserve a vacation at Disney’s website, the MagicBands are treated like precious tiaras. Upon booking, each member of your family selects a color. Weeks before your scheduled Disney deployment, a box arrives. In it: each band, inserted carefully into a foam cutout sized expressly for it, like a James Bond weapon surreptitiously hidden in a briefcase. The forename of its owner is imprinted before it in the packaging, as well as on the inside of the band itself. Even before arriving, one can practice what it feels like to be a transmitter of one’s own unique ID. “Welcome to Dataland, princess.””—Welcome to Dataland — re:form — Medium
This is so fascinating.
“It’s all made possible with Syfy’s “Sync” second-screen app, which listens for audio cues from the film and then sends lighting commands to the Philips Hue system. Beginning at 7PM, any Philips smart bulbs in your living room will change color “to reflect the increasingly stormy weather conditions, chainsaw-induced shark carnage, and more.” (Don’t worry, the “light track” will repeat during Syfy’s 9PM encore presentation.)”—Philips’ light bulbs will bring ‘Sharknado’ into your living room | The Verge
Man, I wish I had those shark lights in my house!
“Families will bid farewell to their loved ones from a dock at the southern banks of the Dead Sea. From there, the dead, accompanied by a few mourners, will be transported to Yarauvi by boat. The boat enters the necropolis at its base and travels through a ceremonial unicursal labyrinth that leads to the center point of the necropolis, where the dead are lifted to the space above. The accompanying mourners will also enter the necropolis this one time, during the interment of their loved ones.”—The Dead Sea Necropolis of the Future | The Order of the Good Death
This is really interesting. And intense. I think I’d just like to read about it in a book.
“Impostor Syndrome is that voice inside you saying that not everything is as it seems, and it could all be lost in a moment. The people with the problem are the people who can’t hear that voice.”—apenwarr