Have you ever wondered if you would live to see your favorite technological concept come to be?
That's the question digital production company Forge Apollo asks, and aims to answer, with its new webseries, Technium. I mean, let's be honest, we all wish we had Marty McFly's hoverboard from Back to the Future (which, according to Back to the Future 2, should be happening in 2015 - your move, science). And just how close are we to getting bionic limbs, a la Luke Skywalker in The Empire Strikes Back? What about the hi-tech futurism of Tron?
Technium, helmed by producer/director Gabe Michael, the brains behind Epic Rap Battles, Man at Arms, and Nick Offerman's Road to a Better Moustache, and hosted by Lana McKissack, will explore all of those concepts and more - but realistically. That's the cool part about the show and what will set it apart from other shows of its ilk: While it will cater to those of us who are sci-fi freaks and geeks, it won't overpromise technology that is still in the infant stages of development - or try to pass off a hoax as something real (looking at you, Funny or Die).
As it's a YouTube series, the show will come in bite-sized episodes that are great for those of us who want our tech exploration (would that be techsploration?) without all the crazy fanboy hyping that sometimes seems to creep into these sorts of shows, but offering us a peek into the future and how close we are to touching it.
Check out the first episode here:
Dig it? Then you should bookmark Forge Apollo's page and check back every Thursday when new episodes drop.
What's your favorite futuristic tech from fiction, gaming, books, or TV that you'd love to see become a reality in your lifetime? Let me hear it in the comments and as always, geek out with me on Twitter.
(Source: Forge Apollo/YouTube)