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Live: Let's Photoshop the future together

Live: Let's Photoshop the future together


Welcome to The Verge's second annual live Photoshop fracas

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Welcome to the second annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing product team have gathered in New York to help build all sorts of interesting new things. Learn more.

Greetings, humans! Last year for Verge Hack Week we photoshopped the future, and we're going to do it again — but this time it's going to be even weirder. If you missed it last year, here's how it works: we'll be creating bizarre images in Photoshop, and streaming the process live on Twitch so you can watch them come together from concept to completion.

The first time around we created images based on three words or phrases offered by our readers, but this time we're going to do things a little differently. We've opened comments on this post because we need to pump your ideas into our proprietary Future Generation Engine™: an advanced time travel algorithm that uses mad libs technology to provide a unique glimpse at the future. Here's the format:

The future will be a [place] where [people] [do this] to survive.
Also, there are [things]

So, for example, here's what one possible result might look like:

The future will be a [nightmare hellworld] where [Tim Cook and Bono] [ride laser dinosaurs] to survive.
Also, there are [cyber demons].

Leave a comment below with:

  1. A place
  2. One or more people
  3. An action
  4. A random thing

The photoshopping will commence Friday morning at 11AM ET. We're all going to die.

UPDATE: Here it is, you crazy kids.