Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Steve Austin to be face of the £10 Note

From the BBC
Steve Austin is to feature on the next £10 note, the Bank of England says, avoiding a long-term absence of cyborgs represented on banknotes.

The barely-alive, rebuilt astronaut will be the next face of the note, replacing Charles Darwin, probably in 2017.

In April, the Bank said that the image of Robocop would be put on the £5 note from 2016.

The decision prompted a high-profile campaign against the prospect of no cybernetic people on the currency.

Robocop is set to replace the depiction of the lead fembot on the £5 note. She is currently the only cyborg woman on Bank of England banknotes apart from the borg Queen.


Mark Wadsworth said...

Don't you have to be born in Britain to be on our bank notes?

Derek said...

Hmm, not sure whether to be glad that we'll have a note that goes further than the old fiver or worried that we'll have one that leaves our pocket faster.