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    entertainment/recreation products:

    -gaming console of the year 2060

    -mechanical pet

    -fully automatic waterpipe

    -music instrument for an 8-armed species

    interior:

    -spacefighter cockpit

    -underwater tram/subway interior

    transportation:

    -future airship

    -passenger submarine ( this ship dives under unpleasant weather,cloudy nights and icebergs)

    -semi-individual traffic system (e.g. microcars launched from a train)

    hazardous environment suits:

    -firefighter exoskeleton

    -fashionable spacesuit (what would you like to wear in the 0-g danceclub?)

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    modern vaccum

    apples new cell phone

    portable computer

    super computer

    watch

    designer bottled water

    toilet

    sink

    work desk

    sunglasses(sport)

    personal GPS/Communication/Computer

    self-sharpening knife

    cd storage (CDROM/DVD)

    Pen

    New Dr. Pepper bottle

    keyboard!

    Sneakers

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    New take on Star Trek's starship saucer and nacelle configuration

    2058AD: Motorcycle helmet with cyber enhancements

    2058AD: Body armor

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    Hmm.. just thinking outloud

    anything steampunk would be fun
    an airship sometime
    futuristic motorcycle.. maybe hoverbike?propcycle?
    mobile AA gun (walking? hovering?)
    land carrier (hah, UN squadron)
    sky carrier? space carrier?
    some sort of deep sea vehicle.

    Construction related or military related purposes are generally fun. Throw in a means to move (rails, legs, wheels, propeller, jets, magic, whatever) and a loose setting.. fantasy, historical, modern, scifi.. and I'm sure there's plenty of good stuff that can be hatched from that.

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    Some heavy duty machine for construction.
    Demolition bot.
    Spiderbot.
    Scoutbot.
    Medical bot.

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    :: interspecies space station
    :: pedestrian mover (personal)
    :: modern replacement for wheelchair
    :: single person spacecraft
    :: space walk suit
    :: personal submarine
    :: glider


    Just some random stuff that could be fun.

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    Have been moved.

    Last edited by Smith Wesen; November 27th, 2005 at 12:38 AM.
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    Smith Wesen :: All of those are great ideas.....for the ENVIRONMENT OF THE WEEK THREAD. You should post them there.

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    flying aircraft carrier
    ornithopter
    giant mining machine
    walking city
    motor bike of a postapocalyptic future
    hyper train
    spacecraft launch device
    siege weapon of an alternate past
    war mech built by an oppressive regime \
    > the world has no metal
    war mech made by an oppressed people /
    illustrate a machine/device from a Jules Verne/HG Wells novel
    a projectile weapon with no explosives
    ice rover, no wheels
    space truck
    E.V.A. suit
    Solar Furnace

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    Azrael-
    Righto. I wasn't really sure as to what "industrial design" exactly incompassed. I shall move these into Enviroment of the week.
    Exit stage right.

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    -Gun/guitar guitar/gun

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    Flying nuclear power plant!

    Agressive sedative autoinjector

    Water soluble melee weapon (dispose of the evidence)

    Lung bypass breathing system

    Man-portable personal farm

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    This isnt a topic suggestion, but I think there should be a winner gallery like in the other weekly activities. I think it could draw more popularity to the activity.

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    STM: Superhuman Threat Mitigator, a device (of any sort) designed to let ordinary humans stop those pesky mutants and aliens.

    Pulse detonation engine aircraft. A new engine that GE and Pratt & whitney are working on. It involves a series of tubes that open, fill with air and gas, and then close and detonate. Google search for more information.

    Jovian observatory. A vehicle designed to explore jupiter's red spot. Will have to contend with lightening, winds, and maybe alien creatures.

    Interstellar transport vehicle.

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    How about a re - design of the Gameboy DS? I think Nintendo dropped the ball by releasing this ugly duckling...its a big plastic brick, Im sure we could do better

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    Near future (50 -25 years from now) intensive care bed with attached monitors, oxygen supply, IV fluid stands and chart.

    Future (75 - 100 years from now) Rolex wristwatch with pale green analogue (i.e.big hand, little hand) holo-projection display and two tone metal bezel and band. Piece must incorporate Rolex styling.

    Architectural Cintiq. This drawing board incorporates an enormous (3 x 5 feet) flat LCD drawing surface with a moveable ruler/set square. It's a cross between a traditional architectural drawing board and the Wacom Cintiq.

    Oakley sunglasses incorporating personal wearable computer, audio and HUD.

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    Is anything new gonna happen in IDW?

    Coz I felt the last one sort of ventured into the realm of EOW which was probably why it didn't have more entries.

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    I agree... give it another try

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    An Air/Sun powered Ice/Sand/Water skif in post apocoliptic time

    2199 Standard Issue Infantry Rifle or Weapon

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    I was trying to think of some topics and here's what I came up with. (please ignore any that have already been suggested)

    • Unorthodox weaponry (i.e. weapons used in a non standard way, or maybe unusual takes on existing weapons...)

    • Fantasy locomotive

    • Combat armor for non-humanoid shaped beings

    • Warcrawler

    • Next next-gen game console and controller.

    • Transformer (basically take a current machine and figure out how to transform it into a giant robot. Stipulations are that while you can choose a vehicle that has been made into a transformer, you must figure out a new way to complete the transformation. (i.e. You could do an F-15, but he has to transform differently than Starscream.)

    Alternately you could go the Macross route and have one vehicle that transforms into another. Plane to robot, car to submarine, that kind of stuff.

    Just a few thoughts, take 'em or leave 'em.

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    I think everyone's too gung-ho on the futuristic end of ID. Why not retro-ish themes, as though taken from civilizations not as advanced as ours (or advanced in a different manner):

    steam-powered siege engines
    war zeppelins
    pack animal harnesses
    makeshift hunting supplies/weapons
    treehouses

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    Lava running cars.

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    So when is the next one?

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    cybernetic limbs for infantry

    transforming vehicles

    futuristic defense turret

    gigantic bridge- either destroyed/broken in middle

    next generation multi-purpose combat rifle

    single person rocket system for flight

    disguisable weapon, ex. breifcase that turns into rifle etc. etc.

    --- by the way, whens the next one?

    No. No. Uh uh. No way. Ain't happening.

    alright, gimme a sec.
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    Assasination kit built into a gorilla suit.

    Target seeking landmine bot in turd disguise

    Roof-clinging sentry bomb. Drops and explodes with shrapnel.

    Wrist Computer

    Data-servers for futuristic mainframe.
    Power backup system for that same mainframe.
    Human interface for that mainframe.

    hmmm... will think of more.

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    I like abediah's idea and put in a vote for disguised weaponry.

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    Something Practical AND Cool

    Why does ID concept design have to be about robots and fantastic things? Doesn't the future have toilets too? Or window latches? These are the details that really make larger concepts shine, the little details that tell the viewer that the environment they're looking at really is fully realized and not just roughly sketched. Where are the everyday object designs that truly define life in a different world?

    Example idea... rough brief:

    How about a fire suppression/alarm system of the future/near present.

    Think about it. The system has to have alarms and warning indicators to tell people in a building that there is an emergency. It has to have suppression devices (like sprinklers, extinguishers and whatnot), and there has to be some kind of central control and monitoring system.

    Think of this as an opportunity to design a collection of useful templates that can be put to use in environment designs later down the road. Or it's an opportunity to flesh out the finer details of a concept you may already have. Designing a hospital setting for the future? What does the fire alarm (which must be in every room somewhere) look like? How about that military installation or that space dock/hangar?

    Surely, they all have a fire alarm in them and a means of dealing with fires and other emergencies. What does it look like? How does it operate?

    To me, this is real industrial design and could be really useful when fleshing out concept designs.

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    How about Nano tech delivery system for biological use and for industrial use?

    Solar wind/flare capturing system?

    Automated Wine making aparatus?

    Anti-gravity transportation towers?

    Salad shooter for sea cucumbers?

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    Watching alittle of "Dark City" gave me this one idea.

    Tectonic Plate Shifters- Machines that move tectonic plates under the
    Surface of planets to change land formations and environments above.

    Other ideas-

    Future Surveillance System- we’ve seen then this in plenty of movies were some camera's were floating around are drones were looking for people to spot. I wonder how everyone here would interpret that.

    Mechanical wildlife- it was impossible to preserve real-life trees so they are now replaced by mechanical one's that represent them and other wildlife that is now long dead.

    Futuristic Harley Davison's or Chopper's- Yeah baby!

    Transporters- Star Trek anyone? I know it's not an original idea but I'd thought I'd throw it in there for laughs.

    Kitchen cooker- Kitchen that cooks, bakes, and makes desert for real lazy people.

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    biomechanical tattoogun

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