In this version of driving in the future, cars use magnetic levitation and roll around on big spheres. Please put me in cryostasis until this actually exists.
This is Imāra, a 918-foot (280-meter) long, 187-foot (57 meter) 11-deck luxury giga-yacht. Today it is only a concept by yacht design shop Motion Code: Blue—but not for long. They are aiming it to their Middle East clients. I'm sure Arab princes and Russian oligarchs are grabbing their diamond-encrusted phones now.
Behold the island of Alcatraz as re-imagined by film director and concept designer Bastiaan Koch for his near-future thriller Follow the Camera. Instead of a prison, it's now the luxurious fortress-home of Steven, a powerful tech mogul. Given San Francisco's current situation, this is totally believable.
All the cyberkiddies are wearing 3D-printed 18th century military styles this season. They sew LEDs into strips of soft spikes, turn them into epaulets, and power them with their nuke batteries.
In certain parts of the world, there are few natural threats quite as frightening as a tornado. A single storm can still level an entire town, scattering homes, businesses, and schools across the plains. But what if your house could protect itself from a tornado by retreating underground?
Is the future of housing round? The Elkinoid Project envisions a future where housing shortages are solved with sustainable, off-the-grid towns made up of thousands of orb-shaped houses. And each structure would take less than a week to build.
Syd Mead didn't just work on Blade Runner's dirty-neon future L.A., he also designed Tron's original lightcycles — check out this original concept art. So a new Mead book, full of concept art, is a cause for major celebration.
The gestural interface that looked so shiny in Minority Report has turned up everywhere since then, and now it's cheap enough that it's in the FBI's war room, on Castle. Allowing Nathan Fillion to have too much fun bursting windows.
A passenger vessel the size of a whale and packed with gardens, the concept ship Physalia is also designed to purify every river it floats in. Keep the Physalia in your river for long enough, and it will create drinkable water.
John Berkey is famous for doing concept design for the original Star Wars movie, including a breathtaking poster of the Death Star. When he wasn't imagining space battles, he designed cities of the future - on Earth and in space.
Library music is something you hear all the time in science fiction movies and TV without realizing it. These weird, ambient tunes are created cheaply by talented session musicians, often working anonymously, and many of them are beautifully futuristic.
I'm not much of a photographer, but I do love me some video games. Maybe this game controller-esque DSLR concept would help bridge the gap between the two worlds.
Ubernerd Martin Anderson argues in a surprisingly persuasive essay that corridors - from trippy to utilitarian - are crucial to great scifi concept design. Check out these famous scifi corridors and tell us which corridor rules them all.
This space-saving concept chills your food, makes your coffee, and checks your email all from a single piece of furniture, ensuring that you are never more than a few feet away from your snacks or your screen.
Environmentalists worry about piles of non-recyclable e-waste, or discarded high-tech equipment. And somehow that's led to an explosion of ethernet cable fashion, as you can see in this recent fashion show in Medellin, Colombia.
Though the upstanding citizens of Orange County, CA, tried to defend themselves against this crystalline molecule entity, their weapons were no use. Its translucent hulk dominated the skyline for years.
These flowers dangle delicately, but you cannot pluck them. They're made of precision-etched metal, and contain an electrified light source.
A surreal tidal wave as high as a skyscraper is about to bear down on this city and destroy it forever. No it's not ripped from the pages of a climate change report - it's one of the many worlds designed by British design student Jon McCoy, who revels in the apocalyptic.