Back in the 1950s and 1960s, the science-fiction prophets of the age got the future of computers half-right. Our digital contraptions do get ever more powerful, and the world is now, in many ways, entirely run by a powerful, invisible network.
But the part that science fiction got wrong was that our computers have gotten smaller, rather than larger, even as they get more powerful by the minute. As have our screens. So what’s a modder to do with an old CRT and a need to build a new PC?
Meet Christopher Burson’s Gort, via techPowerUp. Inspired by the robot in the 1951 sci-fi classic The Day The Earth Stood Still, this case — which, yes, is repurposed from an old monitor — gleams with that terrifying silver 1950s aesthetic. No word has been given on whether the PC will ever get it into its head to destroy the Earth, but if it should show signs of violence, just remember the all-important words.
G O R T [TechPowerUp]