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  • Bring to Walt Disney World: Google Cars
    Bring to Walt Disney World: Google Cars

    I’ve been a proponent of Google’s self-driving cars since I first heard about them 5 years ago. Like the folks at Google, I see a much safer and environmentally friendly future where cars are just a service you subscribe to and use on-demand. Google has learned a tremendous amount about…

  • EPCOT Update and a Wish
    EPCOT Update and a Wish

    The other day as I strolled around EPCOT, I wondered why is ‘Future World’ stuck in the past. Of all the attractions only Mission: Space could be said to be forward looking. Spaceship Earth tacks a little choose your own adventure video on the end with a look forward, but…

  • TRON costume concept art by Syd Mead
    TRON costume concept art by Syd Mead

    I’ve been a long admirer of the futuristic design and concept art from Syd Mead. Here are a couple costume pieces he designed for the original TRON: Both are from this gallery of Tron concept art. (H/T SuperPunch) Previously: Tron Legacy Animated Series coming to Disney XD.

  • Dream of EPCOT Becoming Reality
    Dream of EPCOT Becoming Reality

    Unfortunately, this is not a schematic of anything coming to WDW The original idea Walt Disney had for his Florida project was to create a whole new type of city. A place that would be on the cutting edge for environmentally friendly technology, mass transit, and urban planning. While the…

  • Lessons from Former WDI R&D Chief Bran Ferren
    Lessons from Former WDI R&D Chief Bran Ferren

    When I’m not being a Disney geek, I play at being an actual geek, so when I see something from Walt Disney Imagineering’s Research and Development team I get really excited as it combines those two passions. Here’s a video of Bran Ferren, former president of WDI’s R&D division, talking…

  • A Microsoftians view of the Innoventions Dream Home
    A Microsoftians view of the Innoventions Dream Home

    So what does the typical Microsoft super-user think of The Innoventions Dream Home in Tomorrowland at Disneyland. Brandon, who blogs at The Windows Experience, was invited to tour the Innovention Dream Home and files this report: When I arrived to the Innoventions Dream Home, I discovered that the building was…

  • Is WALL-E’s love interest related to the iPod?
    Is WALL-E’s love interest related to the iPod?

    When Pixar wanted to find a futuristic look for “Eve” the love interest for WALL-E, they turned to the one company in the bay area known for being on the bleeding edge of design. “I wanted Eve to be high-end technology – no expense spared – and I wanted it…

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