“We have tied the value of the mouse directly to Bitcoin, and it will fluctuate with the daily value of Bitcoin,” they said. “Maybe in ten years it will be worth $100 million, or maybe it will be worth nothing.”
Some of Syd Mead’s concept paintings for V’Ger from Star Trek: The Motion Picture. His first pieces of movie concept art, they’re the direct result of director Robert Wise’s demand that the movie show an object that “no man had ever seen.”
Images scanned from The Movie Art of Syd Mead: Visual Futurist.
“Maintain safe distance,” the camera installed above his seat would say when a car cut him off. That data would be sent to Amazon, and would be used to evaluate his performance that week and determine whether he got a bonus. “Every time I need to make a right hand turn, it inevitably happens. A car cuts me off to move into my lane, and the camera, in this really dystopian dark, robotic voice, shouts at me," Derek, who asked to remain anonymous because he feared retribution from Amazon, told Motherboard. "It's so disconcerting. It’s upsetting, when I didn't do anything.”
You can bet your bottom dollar this would’ve shown up in D&W if they’d managed to roll these things out a few years earlier.