Future Slice

23 Mar

A miner climbs on excavated rocks after a giant drill machine broke through at the final section Sedrun-Faido, at the construction site of the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel March 23, 2011.This is a quick grab from BoingBoing, but I defy anyone to look at this image and deny we live, at least partially, in the science fiction future which we were supposedly promised.

(Click the photo for the full size, it’s worth it.)

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4 Responses to “Future Slice”

  1. Mac of BIOnighT March 23, 2011 at 17:14 #

    We do, in a way…
    You all probably know this one already, but for those of you who don’t http://www.geekologie.com/2008/08/worlds_largest_digging_machine.php

    It’s hard to realize its size at first, but compare it to the cars’…

    • JRD Skinner March 23, 2011 at 20:38 #

      Wow, I’ve seen a little video of the device in question, but it’s really tough to wrap my head around just how huge it is. It looks like a nightmare that eats earth.

  2. bmj2k March 23, 2011 at 18:20 #

    Now we can fight the worms from Tremors.

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