Written by Matt Bowes If you’ve been to a movie theatre lately, you might have noticed that Hollywood has artificial intelligence on the brain. The popcorn flick Avengers: Age of Ultron replays the classic tale of an AI realizing the … Continue reading Our Fictional Future: Artificial Intelligence and the Singularity
Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith Twitch.tv: if you’ve never heard of it, you might find it difficult to understand why people would spend time watching other people play video games. If you’re not a gamer yourself, you might find it a … Continue reading Why is Twitch so popular?
Written by Matt Bowes Like all true sports fans, there is only room in my heart for the best game ever played: 2002-2003 vintage Slamball, which is apparently making a comeback in Guam of all places, but apart from its … Continue reading Our Fictional Future: Sports
As the future approaches like a runaway train, one of the more pressing issues facing our species is how we plan to feed our ever-growing population. Rob Rhinehart, a software engineer from the United States, thinks he has a solution: … Continue reading Our Fictional Future: Food
Written by Matt Bowes Recent revelations about the NSA’s domestic spying program, PRISM, Canada’s move towards a similar system with the Conservative Government’s Bill C-13, and China’s secretive People’s Liberation Army Unit 61398 have revived interest in cryptography and computer … Continue reading Our Fictional Future: Hackers
A very important news item went relatively unreported for the most part last month, as a new study currently being submitted for publication by professors Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page suggests that the United States is now a democracy in … Continue reading Our Fictional Future: Oligarchy