A friend of mine showed me this video last weekend, and I just wanted to show you all how freaking cool it is. It’s a ongoing work of Dutch artist Theo Jansen, who’s literally creating artificial creatures that can move on their own and survive autonomously on a beach. Wind-powered and updated using simulated genetic evolution … well, just look!

Outside of the coolness factor, the ramifications of this project — creating autonomous, renewable-energy-powered, zero-emission systems from vehicles to robotics — just blows my mind. I look forward to seeing something like this in person one day.