The Rock Is Making His Own Version Of Guardians Of The Galaxy

At least, that’s certainly what the description of Alpha Squad Seven suggests. The film, which will star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is “a four-quadrant action-comedy adventure set in space. Independence Day, Armageddon and Guardians of the Galaxy are some of the watchwords,” per the Hollywood Reporter. Alpha Squad Seven, which was snapped up after comedy writers Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer offered their “one-line idea,” … Continue reading The Rock Is Making His Own Version Of Guardians Of The Galaxy

Would you copy your mind to a robotic body-double?

A central theme of the recently concluded GF2045 Congress was the idea of achieving a kind of immortality by transferring our minds to avatars or robots. Indeed, as Japanese professor Hiroshi Ishiguro’s presentation clearly showed, our robotic doppelgangers will truly be made to look and act like the real thing. During his presentation at Alice Tully Hall in New York’s Lincoln Center, Ishiguro was joined … Continue reading Would you copy your mind to a robotic body-double?

Would it be evil to build a functional brain inside a computer???

There’s been a lot of talk recently about using supercomputers to simulate the human brain. But as scientists get progressively closer to achieving this goal, they’re going to have to consider the ethics involved. By making minds that live inside machines, we run the risk of inflicting serious harm. Continue reading Would it be evil to build a functional brain inside a computer???

Computers Are Everywhere — But Unseen

As noted, ubiquitous computing — also known as “pervasive computing” and “everyware” — is coming. Already today we have computers in our cars, our phones, our toys, and even our fridges. But they’re still very obvious. We often have to hold them. Or use keyboards to input information into them. Image: The sensor-laden pilates shirt called “Move” designed by Jennifer Darmour. These devices, however, are … Continue reading Computers Are Everywhere — But Unseen

Autonomous Robots with a License to Kill

The rise of autonomous killing machines is a grim and frightening prospect, but it’s virtually guaranteed to happen. We already have various levels of autonomy in a number of weapons systems, including cruise and patriot missiles. The Aegis Combat System, which is found aboard naval ships, has an autonomous mode in which it uses powerful computers and radars to track and guide weapons to destroy … Continue reading Autonomous Robots with a License to Kill

Top 15 Best Selfie Apps For Android, iOS And Windows Phone

When Selfies first started trending on social media, who would have thought they’d stay this long. It’s not just a thing gone viral anymore, it’s something that has potentially changed the way brands reached out to their audience on social media. If it weren’t that impactful, who would have come up with selfie-sticks? Continue reading Top 15 Best Selfie Apps For Android, iOS And Windows Phone