With sci-fi movies, it’s a given that almost everything will probably be out of the ordinary and completely irrational. But hey, that’s kind of the point, isn’t it? These ten sci-fi transportation technologies are straight-up out of this world.
In the apocalypse, it’s likely that resources will be scarce, mechanics will be long gone, and your car will be on its last legs. Stay prepared with these 10 steps!
Cars have been around longer than people realize, with larval versions dating back to the early 1800s. What's also been around a long time is people's infatuation with the idea of a go-anywhere exploration vehicle. Even if they were only built in jingoistic imaginations, it's still a start.
You're living in the future, but nobody goes by foot anymore. You need a car. But what car do you get? And which dystopian future are you in? These are the best cars in all of sci-fi.
You’d think a sentient Martian car named Rusty in a spaceship would have little to do with Christian values and road safety, but that’s exactly what this animation from the pinnacle of tailfin culture is about.
With a little vision and a copy of SketchBook Pro ($89 at Amazon) it's possible to design your very own sci-fi rover — complete with Martian-esque background — in about 80 minutes. Here's the memorizing video showing how.
So you're pretty anxious about 2008? How about 2078? If you're thoughts end up bent more towards the future than the present, maybe our newly launches sister-site, io9 might be for you. Described by editor Annalee Newitz as a pop-culture site in which she and her team of sci-fi savvy writers get to focus on "fantasies…