Humans, The Future

Electronic Tattoos

Science fiction has given birth to many new technological advancements simply by inspiring curiosity. As our technological knowledge has increased we have been able to explore even more possibilities. We have now reached a point where nano-technology has merged with 3D printing and bio-MEM research to create an entirely new playground for the physicists of… Continue reading Electronic Tattoos

Genetic Engineering, Humans, The Future

Gene Therapy – Improving the Quality of Human Life

The human body is relatively frail, it breaks down as we age and is susceptible to a wide range of ailments. Gene therapy is one of the methods which has been developed with the intention of making our bodies more efficient. It achieves this by replacing malfunctioning genes in our cells, and the new ones… Continue reading Gene Therapy – Improving the Quality of Human Life

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Humanoid Robots

If you think that smart robots are a thing of the future, you need to meet Surena III. At 6 feet 3 inches tall, and weighing 216 lbs, Surena III is the closest thing the scientific community has so far had to a perfect humanoid robot. Equipped with sensors, 3D vision, powered joints and a… Continue reading Humanoid Robots

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Robotic Surgeons: From Science Fiction to Science Fact

From gallbladder procedures to prostate surgery, robots have gone on to become pretty much the mainstays in the operating room of many advanced surgical hospitals. Now, they are also being used for otherwise highly complicated eye surgery as well. Back in 2016, several researchers who were working on the literal ‘cutting edge’ of advanced medical surgery,… Continue reading Robotic Surgeons: From Science Fiction to Science Fact

Films, The Future

Virtual Reality – 5 Future Uses

Although virtual reality is not a new concept, there have still been many improvements made to this gaming ‘tool’ so that it can now be used for a wider range of tasks. An increase in technology has made using virtual reality both more affordable and adaptable. Companies are continuously researching and discovering ways in which… Continue reading Virtual Reality – 5 Future Uses

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The Future of the Computer

The more powerful computer technology gets the smaller the devices that control them become. A team led by David Blaauw, at the University of Michigan, has recently developed an entire computer that measures less than half a centimeter. The proportion was achieved by taking into consideration the size of the computer’s battery. They reduced the… Continue reading The Future of the Computer

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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

Books

George R. R. Martin

Called the ‘American Tolkien’ by Lev Grossman, a writer for Time magazine and included in the Time 100 list of most influential people in 2005, George R. R. Martin has produced some amazing works of fiction during his career. These days, his name is synonymous with the HBO series Game of Thrones, but it took… Continue reading George R. R. Martin

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Comic Conventions

Comic conventions by today’s standards tend to include much more than just panels and guest speakers about comics specifically. Featuring awards shows, formal dinners and cosplay as major elements in the convention, there has been a major move from the original days of promoting comics themselves into a world of commercial sales and autograph signings.… Continue reading Comic Conventions

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Science Fantasy – Exploring a Popular Sub-Genre

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction points out that the sub-genre of science fantasy has never been clearly defined. The label first became widely used after many of these stories had been published in Pulp Fiction magazines, where authors attempted to merge the techniques of sci-fi with the world of fantasy. One of the ways in… Continue reading Science Fantasy – Exploring a Popular Sub-Genre