That’s not just a clever title – the Apprehension Machine is the musical instrument behind every scary soundtrack you’ve heard in the past couple decades. Watch this video, and watch low-tech sounds create high anxiety.
It reminds of that line in the original Johnny Mnemonic short story: ‘ If they think you’re crude, go technical; if they
think you’re technical, go crude.’ The apprehension machine may be crude, but it gets the job done.
Sci-fi is at its best when it makes you go “Whoa … what if …” This video by Corridor features a company called Bosstown Dynamics (Ha-ha, because the real company is …) really blurs the line between science fiction and science fact. I came away with this going “I hope this is fake.” You probably will, too.
Enjoy Sci-Friday #40!
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