Image of the week: Syd Mead

Plus, metal planets and Edgar Rice Burroughs drama

Here’s this week’s most popular image, a Syd Mead design for one-wheeled pod scooters of the future. As you can see, the wheel retracts to protect your butt when not in use.

The pod’s design is, in Syd’s words, to prevent bird shit from hitting you as you drive. However, in 2021, it’s easy to see an additional benefit. “Perfect for social distancing,” a…

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