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

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

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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

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The Many Worlds Theory

Many physicists and scientists hypothesize whether it could be possible to have parallel universes that hold different versions of us and have encountered the possible events that we may not have encountered. It is a crazy concept to wrap your head around, but it is, nonetheless, quite an intriguing one as well. Let’s explore the… Continue reading The Many Worlds Theory

Humans

Parallel Worlds

Have you ever wondered, “How would I react to this situation in an alternate universe?” We think that maybe our fortunes would be misfortunes, and that our losses might turn into gains in an alternate universe. Well, guess what; research shows that parallel worlds probably do exist. Let’s explore all the research that suggests the… Continue reading Parallel Worlds

Humans, Threats to Mankind

Secret Medical Research

Medical research has brought about many amazing advancements. We have cured diseases that used to plague the population, and are on the verge of curing many others. Some medical research, often performed on children, the poor, those in mental institutions and prisoners, is carried out in secret, and the results are not published to the… Continue reading Secret Medical Research

Books, Films

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