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Threats to Mankind

Viruses and their Threat to Mankind

Even though we are exposed to viruses in various forms from as early as we can remember, they still remain beyond our control. Many of them such as chicken pox and the common cold have symptoms that are very uncomfortable, while others pose a much more serious threat to humanity. The significant difference between the… Continue reading Viruses and their Threat to Mankind

Genetic Engineering, Humans, Threats to Mankind

Secret Laboratories – Hidden Experiments and Research

Throughout modern history there have been many experiments, which have taken place without the knowledge of the general public. Many of these have been both unethical and unnecessary, and have been conducted for ‘the greater good.’ The majority of them are ordered by the government or military, of influential countries, and include: Porton Down, Britain… Continue reading Secret Laboratories – Hidden Experiments and Research

The Future, Threats to Mankind

Future Pandemic – Is an Outbreak Inevitable?

Scientists, and other researchers, spend much of their time developing ways to prevent possible disasters, both natural and unnatural, from taking place. History is famous for repeating itself, and there have been several recorded pandemics that were responsible for the deaths of a large percentage of the population. The Spanish Flu outbreak, in 1918, is… Continue reading Future Pandemic – Is an Outbreak Inevitable?

The Future, Threats to Mankind

Autonomous Killer Robots

The terminator movies are no longer fictitious work, because the storyline is being followed through in reality. That vision of killer robots taking over the planet due to the artificial intelligence they possess may not completely be coming true. However, machines that have decision-making capabilities with lethal consequences are already being tested in parts of… Continue reading Autonomous Killer Robots

Humans

Artificial Intelligence

Mention the very word artificial intelligence and armed killer cyborgs come to the mind of the common layman. The phobia of ‘self-awareness’ in machines has been the stuff of human nightmares since time immemorial.  In fact, this is pretty much the standard definition of AI as it is understood by non-technical people. However, it does… Continue reading Artificial Intelligence

Humans, The Future

Biohybrid Robots – Artificial Intelligence with Human Features

The human body works in remarkable ways. Our skeleton creates a base for muscles, ligaments and joints which make it easier for us to perform intricate tasks. Although robots can do many of the same things humans can, their ability to maneuver is limited in several ways. Biohybrid robotics is a field that is rapidly… Continue reading Biohybrid Robots – Artificial Intelligence with Human Features

Humans, The Future

Part Human, Part Machine

The idea of making ourselves superhuman via technological advancements used to be a hypothetical concept. Becoming a cyborg has always been supported by a part of the population but considered taboo by others. Regardless of personal beliefs and opinions it is a concept that has started becoming a reality, much quicker than anybody really expected.… Continue reading Part Human, Part Machine

Books, Films

History of Fantasy Fiction – TV and beyond

Fantasy became popular to some extent in around 1945, and has now become quite popular in the 21st century. Fantasy Television Fantasy television has become a hugely popular part of the genre today, incorporating content such as supernatural forces, magic and the exotic world of fantasies. Fantasy television has mostly been based on tales from… Continue reading History of Fantasy Fiction – TV and beyond

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History of Fantasy Fiction

From the very beginning, the components of the supernatural and the fantastic, were a part of literature. The first ever introduced fantastic literature was done by some famous authors like George MacDonald (1824 –1905). As we moved on towards the 20th century, author J. R. R. Tolkien published the very famous ‘The Lord of the… Continue reading History of Fantasy Fiction

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Brothers Grimm Facts

Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and his younger brother Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859) were German authors and philologists who coined some of the foremost fairy tales in English literature. They produced the Grimm Fairy Tales, a publication comprised of 209 stories to be exact. Renowned examples of stories that were part of this collection were Rapunzel, Hansel and… Continue reading Brothers Grimm Facts