In this week's comments update, readers are mocking designs for the Cyberhouse, a property based on Tesla's Cybertruck and created for apocalypse survivors.
House of horrors: Russian studio Modern House Architecture & Design has taken inspiration from Tesla's Cybertruck to create the Cyberhouse for a group of apocalypse survivors, and readers aren't impressed.
"Clunky, unnecessarily huge, completely ignorant of its surroundings, and only created to draw attention to its creators," said BT76. "Yep, it's true to the Cybertruck design ethos."
Christopher Gon De Leeuw continued: "Tesla disrupted the status quo with the Cybertruck. You are taking that geometry and shoe-horning it into a house. That isn't innovation, it's accessory design."
"I spent more time thinking through this comment than the designers spent thinking through the project," added James.
"Always good to see that apocalyptic survivors will more resources to spend on housing than pre-apocalyptic survivors do," joked M.L. "The future looks bright!"
This reader wanted more:
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Bad take-off: Hyundai has partnered with Uber to design a concept for a future air-taxi service, the S-A1 aerial vehicle, much to reader dismay.
"Is it a car? Is it a plane? No! It's an oversized drone that will create more problems than it solves!" said Steve Leo.
"Genius!" continued Andrew. "How do we solve the problems of the overcrowded urban commute? Fill the only available space left with flying cars. This is like building a six lane highway to 'solve' congestion. It will only move the problem somewhere else."
Likka Keranan was also concerned: "These things will suffer from the same inconveniences that any helicopters do. Finding the real estate for a heliport in an established city is going to be difficult and expensive, even if they can find a place that allows the noise. 'Quieter' doesn't mean actually quiet, just slightly less deafening."
"Call me a luddite, but surely electric trams and trolley buses are better for mass transport?" added Christopher. "I see these other airborne things as purely for the rich who like to be metaphorically and literally above the masses."
One reader was more worried about the concept's name:
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Game of thrones: readers are impressed by a pair of chairs designed by Adam Nathaniel Furman and inspired by intimate parts of the body. They come in white, lilac and baby pink colourways.
"Adam nailed it with the chair design and the use of simple, joyful and even childish forms," praised Juan Carlos Calanchini Gonzale. "They remind us in an unusual way that it is important to know our bodies without any shame or label – even more so when we are adults."
David Braha agreed: "Youthful yet mature, and subtle at the same time. Bravo!"
"The colours are unapologetic, forms suggestive! Would love these to become a household staple!" replied William Creighton.
Dan D Man was also delighted: "I am always amazed by Adam’s designs. The eye for design and color are two things you just can’t fake and Adam has both. These chairs speak to contemporary issues in design and are in my opinion a masterpiece."
One commenter had an important question though:
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Fetching design: a tiny, ball-shaped AI device that rolls around the house and responds to commands like a pet dog is being mocked by readers. They think its creator, Samsung, could have assigned its designers more useful work.
"Surely in this world, such bright minds can be put to better use? Sadly it'll sell," said Bloody Fed Up.
"Is it going to make us more human?" asked Nicholas Renard. "Oh, sorry, I constantly forget that humanity is not what the future is about."
"Can it call an ambulance when I step on it and wipe out?" queried James.
"Such a sophisticated chew toy," added Cathanina Missick.
This reader also thought the ball resembles a dog toy:
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