nyt bus

Spotted in the New York Times, this picture is particularly poignant because of the non-future bus remaining out of focus in the background. Streamlined with the curves and cleanliness of our familiar science fiction realm, the $559,000 electric buses are a much-needed addition to NYC, and come straight out of vintage Sci -Fi images (work by Pierre Mion):

Perhaps the new buses are driven  by these guys (from Planeta Bur – 1962):

Planeta Bur

And here’s a picture I snapped up near the Met in NY; you’ve probably seen these around but I thought it was worth considering in this context. Video ads in the urban landscape have been fairly ubiquitous in Sci Fi since the omnipotent Japanese Coca Cola woman in Blade Runner.  Screens today are starting to stand up to the weather test.

bus screen


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