WIRED Magazine Nextfest – 9/16/07

This past Sunday I went to the LA Convention Center to check out NEXTFEST. It’s a show that showcases future and upcoming technologies in all fields: consumer, military, entertainment, health, aerospace, robotics, etc. There were a lot of interactive displays for all ages and levels of intelligence. Overall it was an interesting show and very informative. It’s definitely worth a visit to NEXTFEST when it comes to your area.

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Plenty of cool, informative displays.

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3D Pac-Man: a new spin on an old favorite.

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A 2 cylinder personal helicopter engine complete with dry sump oiling and mini IHI turbocharger. It looked kind of like half of a Subaru engine.

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Robotic DJ arms. They were ok, but you could hear that the vinyl was spinning on some kind of repeated algorithm. Screw Tiesto or Funkmaster Flex in 10 years.

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SpaceX is one of the privately owned aerospace companies that will be for hire in the near future. You can take a trip into space or launch a satellite if you’re rich and have nothing to do with your money. SpaceX is also the company that stole some Cosworth engineers.

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Which one is real and which is fake? A Chinese robotic company had this simple display. The funny thing is that the Chinese even copied a human! Forget exhausts, turbos, and intercoolers when you can copy humans, right?

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