Zoom in, I bet you see a #HarborSeal #GigHarbor #HoodIsh
Hey, did you know that you can write and submit your own articles on CollegeHumor? Well, you can! Just register for a CH account and write an article. If you already have an account, you can sign in. If we like it, we’ll put it up on the articles page or the homepage. We’ll even pay you.
Why mock the process when you can change it (and still totally mock it)?
#3. Stephen Colbert
To deny the influence and power of a man like Stephen Colbert in our world is to put your fingers in your ears and scream like one of those pop culture goats we keep seeing on YouTube. … Why is what Colbert does important? Because his influence is palpable. Colbert’s super PAC to run for president of the United States of South Carolina raised over a million dollars, which he then donated to charity. What’s more, he inspired students across the country to start their own super PACs. What the hell is a super PAC? It’s a political action committee that can raise a buttload of cash without disclosing much info about who donated it and where it went — these can be serious financial supports for a political candidate, and it’s obvious to see how they could be corrupted. After Colbert introduced Super PAC Super Fun Kits, Politico reported that 2.5 percent of registered super PACs had been started by the Colbert nation: real people wanting to effect real change, and a couple of goofy jokes.
George Underwood - The Mind Thing, 1979.
Endangered Species Condoms!
I like these endangered species condom wrappers, produced by the Center For Biological Diversity — and not just because they taught me how to correctly pronounce snowy plover, or because I often think about the hellbender when I’m feeling tender. They make an important point about the link between human population growth and the dramatic population decline of other species.
We recently designed some icons to represent topics that will most likely become increasingly interesting in the next few years.
Some of them are tongue in cheek (like the standford bunnies in the 3D replication icon), some are more critical (like the synthetic biology spidergoat). They are meant to provoke different associations to start discussions about the future.
Get the Icons at the The Noun Project!
The icons en detail:
- Slime Mold Computing Slime mold can not only determine the shortest path through a maze or model optimal railway systems. Scientists from the University of the West of England discovered that Physarum polycephalum slime molds can act as memristors. This means they could be used to create more efficient computer memory. [read more]
- Wearables For some futurists wearables are already half over, soon to be replaced by ingestibles. We think wearables will become interesting in ways we now can´t even imagine. [read more]
- Meat Printing Humans eat about 240 billion kilograms of meat each year. The demand for animal protein has resulted in environmental degradation, cruelty to livestock, and the spread of dangerous diseases. Thiel Foundation just funded Modern Meadow, a company that wants to solve this problem with a new method to print meat with a 3D printer. Will it taste better or worse than Tofurkey? [read more]
- Autonomous Car The future of mobility. If the politicians don´t f*ck it up… [read more]
- Graphene The infamous new Wondermaterial almost every big company is dreaming of. The EU just threw a Billion Bucks at research projects dealing with graphene. Let´s keep our fingers crossed… [read more]
- Exoskeleton Known from Science Fiction since more than a century, powered exoskeletons could become relevant in many areas apart from human warfare or for the rehabilitation afterwards. [read more]
- 3D-Replication While everybody is already fed up with the ubiquitous talk about 3D, we think with 3D scanners becoming affordable 3D replication is going to explode. Think of Copyshops for Objects with the possibility to remix and mash! (Rabbits as a symbol for fast replication? Yeah, we know… but at least it´s the Stanford Bunny.) [read more]
- Encrypted eMail Thanks to the NSA, the eMail Icon needs an upgrade. And don´t forget to update your eMail to encrypted eMail, too… [read more]
- Brain Machine Interface Especially interesting in Combination with other Developments on the Horizon, e.g. Exosceletons. The next logical Step after we all have been assimilated with Google Glass… [read more]
- Synthetic Biology Synthetic Biology is on the rise. Cabbage has been grown with scorpion venom. Mice have been bred to chirp like birds. Glow-in-the-dark kitties and pigs are real. And, naturally, scientists created a goat-spider hybrid to produce synthetic silk. [read more]