I love it. Visuals like this is what got me in to VRML in '95 and then into Information Architecture & Usability. I got a chance to meet William Gibson a couple of years ago, I brought up Shadowrun and he almost busted a blood vessel! I got the idea he not really into sci/fantasy in any way
Thanks! No, no engineering or tech training... though I *have* spent most of my working life doing jobs that are 50% artistic and 50% technical, like game design, visual effects and film editing (which is far more technical than most people realize). So I do have a pretty good head for it
What really did it for me was discovering manga and anime while I was in university in the late 80s. Macross, Appleseed, Akira, Patlabor... they all showed such an amazing technical realism, and I really took it to heart!