Spooky lecture from 1996 prophesizes the future of the WWW and its spiritual dimension

On February 1st 1996, at Mpath’s Internet Game Developers Conference in San Jose, California a video game developer named Brain Moriarty gave an amazing lecture “to a crowd that seemingly grew smaller and smaller as he talked on.” “The Point Is,” (1996) is a virtual and hypnotic roller-coaster ride that starts from a point of …

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Fears of the ultimate computer: Star Trek’s Captain Kirk to Stephen Hawking

What happens when machines become smarter than humans? Will they take over the world? Is the survival of the human species at risk? These may seem like questions for science fiction enthusiasts, but with the release of recent movies like “Her” with Joaquin Phoenix and “Transcendence” with Johnny Depp, scientists are voicing their trepidation and …

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Scary movies may help weight loss but disrupt heartbeat

Watching an emotionally charged film clip caused a disturbance to the normal heartbeat Photo credit: Nomadic Lass on Flickr (cc) University College London announced May 15, 2014 that watching films with stressful scenes can trigger changes to the heart’s beating pattern, in a new study published in the journal Circulation, Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. The team …

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Scientist predicts sex with robots by 2011

Woody Allen’s movie Sleeper (1973) According to science author Hank Hyena’s article, Sexbots Will Give Us Longevity Orgasm in H+ magazine (December 2009), human-robot interaction researcher, Dr. Henrik I. Christensen, of the College of Computing Georgia Institute of Technology and director of the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines predicts fully-functioning sex robots by 2011. …

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