Archive for the ‘entertainment’ category: Page 115

Aug 22, 2015


Posted by in categories: computing, entertainment, neuroscience, singularity

Within the coming decades we’ll have the ability to create computers with greater than human intelligence, bio-engineer our species and redesign matter through nanotechnology, what will it mean to be human? Acclaimed as “a large-scale achievement in its documentation of futurist and counter-futurist ideas” and “the best documentary on the Singularity to date,” THE SINGULARITY is rich with insight, while remaining accessible to mainstream audiences. Some of the world’s leading thinkers, futurists and counter-futurists are interviewed, including Ray Kurzweil, Leon Panetta, Bill McKibben and Richard A. Clarke. THE SINGULARITY is an engaging tool for critical thinking about future technologies.

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Aug 20, 2015

Here’s A Book That Adds a Fascinating New Dimension to Posthuman Space Opera

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, entertainment, space

By now, the stories of humans transcending their limitations in space have become pretty much ubiquitous. We’ve had space cyborgs, space immortals, and tons of other posthumans in space. But the new novel Edge of Dark by Brenda Cooper still represents a fascinating new approach.

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Aug 19, 2015

This cool Christmas tale features love, spaceships, and scary meteors

Posted by in categories: entertainment, space

Anomaly is an unusual Christmas tale, set in the late 60’s, which tells the story of a group of people connected by the same astrological event: A frightening meteor that will enter and exit the atmosphere. It is weird and sad and hopeful and just really interesting to watch.

Anomaly is an independent short film directed by Dan DiFelice & Salomon Lightelm. The film rose up to $60,000 in its Kikstarter campaign but it looks as gorgeous as if they had spent two million. Great post production houses like The Mill and Framestore also collaborated in the project. We featured Anomaly here the same day it was released on the Internet and we are very happy to have it on the Sploid Short Film Festival.

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Aug 17, 2015

Let the egames begin — By Barney Thompson | Financial Times

Posted by in categories: business, computing, entertainment, media & arts


“Electronic sports (esports), or competitive computer gaming, is an industry on the move. Depending on who you ask, there are somewhere between 90 million to 135 million esports enthusiasts — defined as those who watch gaming regularly, online or off — and more than double that number of occasional viewers. According to a recent SuperData report, the esports sector will this year generate an estimated revenue of $621m worldwide.”

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Aug 11, 2015

Hit TV show Humans on intelligent android servants

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

A reminder: HUMANS premieres in the U.S. Sunday June 28, 2015 at 9PM EDT on AMC.

This eight-part drama series takes place in a parallel present, featuring the Synth — a highly developed, artificially intelligent android servant.

Having seen the first two episodes, I’m totally hooked. I found the show surprisingly believable. It (almost) fills the void left after Almost Human and Fringe.

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Aug 10, 2015

Zoltan Istvan — Transhumanist — PART 1/2

Posted by in categories: entertainment, geopolitics, neuroscience, transhumanism

An interview on transhumanism done by London Real:

Zoltan Istvan — Transhumanist — PART 1/2. FREE FULL EPISODE: This week’s guest on London Real is Zoltan Istvan, US Presidential candidate for the Transhumanist Party. Istvan’s stated aim is to “change the conversation” on transhumanism.

Transhumanism could be described as the use of technology to enhance human capabilities, both mental and physical.

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Aug 8, 2015

The Video For Nero’s Two Minds Is Like A Lost ‘80s Cyberpunk Flick

Posted by in category: entertainment

The video for Two Minds, the latest single from British electronic trio NERO looks just like it’s a lost cyberpunk film from the 1980s. It’s got that early digital look to it, and the story that plays out wouldn’t be out of place on a stack of forgotten VHS tapes.

The video single, which is on the band’s upcoming album, Between II Worlds, follows a being made of static who can jump into televisions. Like any good ‘80s movie, its pursued by a bunch of grim looking men in trench coats who are deadset on taking it down, for … reasons. Throw in a hapless hero who gets caught in the middle, and you’ve got the perfect science fiction adventure.

The song is pretty catchy, too. Between II Worlds is due out on August 28th.

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Aug 8, 2015

A Keanu Reeves movie is being turned into a virtual reality game where you get to be the man himself

Posted by in categories: entertainment, virtual reality

“John Wick” was a box-office success and a fun thrill ride. And next year, you’ll be able to play as the titular assassin in virtual reality.

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Jul 31, 2015

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided | Official Announcement Trailer

Posted by in categories: entertainment, singularity

This sequel to 2012‘s “Deus Ex: Human Revolution” (itself a reboot of the iconic original trilogy that debuted June 17, 2000, on the PC) looks to be yet another beautifully detailed, superbly written, and amazingly immersive look at both the promise and peril of the coming Technological Singularity.

Not to mention being a hell of a fun game to play!

HIGHLY recommended!

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Jul 28, 2015

‘What Do Machines Sing Of?’, A Robot That Endlessly Performs Hit Ballads From the 1990s While Adding Emotion

Posted by in categories: entertainment, futurism, robotics/AI

Is this what we will be fated to in the future?….Karaoke Robots.

“What Do Machines Sing Of?” is a robot by artist Martin Backes that endlessly performs number one hit ballads from the 1990s while attempting to add the proper emotion to its performances. When one song ends the machine randomly selects another and keeps on singing.

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