Will the Singularity Be Privatized? Welcome to Life

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We were exposed to a great video recently, entitled “Welcome To Life: the singularity, ruined by lawyers”. The video imagines an individual waking up in cyberspace limbo in the year 2052 with the opportunity to live a simulated life in an advanced cloud based network called The Life Network. Thanks to your primary care provider, […]

Can Computers Predict the Future?

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Earlier this year, Iranian scientist Ali Razeghi registered something called “The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine” with Iran’s Center for Strategic Inventions. Ali claimed that the device uses computer algorithms to predict 5-8 years into the future. He says the machine could be used to anticipate military actions by other countries. Of course, he hasn’t launched […]

Disney Détournement: Cory Doctorow’s Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

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Feature pic by Broly1337 For anyone who’s dreamt of going to Disney World and never leaving, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (2003) is the book for you. Cory Doctorow’s increasingly relevant novel is a precious literary artifact, functioning as a potent science fiction missive, a satirical challenge to copyright laws, and as a […]

5 Future Conspiracy Theories

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The Kennedy assassination, Pearl Harbor, the moon landings, everybody’s got a favorite conspiracy theory, even if they don’t believe it actually happened. One thing all conspiracy theories have in common is that they all took place in the past. Duh, right. Well, we decided to project ahead to the next fifty years and identify five […]

The Future of Fear: Horror Movies In 50 years

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We love horror movies. We also love futurism and overwrought speculation. With transhumanism and the Singularity entering the mainstream–much to the chagrin of its esoteric handlers–we found ourselves trying to imagine what horror movies would be like in 50 years. By then technology will have evolved to near incomprehensible levels and the entertainment industry will […]