I'm a 62-year-old man, yet I still struggle to fully understand what exactly neuroscience is. This could be attributed to the fact that I'm, well, not a neurosurgeon. I'm a shift supervisor at Bob's Discount Furniture for a reason.
Reptilians are taking over the planet. Alien-human hybrids are being made in underground labs. The Illuminati is out to get us. Do these sentences remind you of a certain someone you know? If so, you're friends with a conspiracy theorist.
The rapid increase of dystopian literature is a byproduct of a general cultural anxiety about what the future holds. With the Earth's failing environment and a myriad of social and political issues that have gone unresolved for centuries, it's hard to think of the future and imagine anything but a dystopia. Despite that, many authors still imagine a more positive outcome for society. While there are a lot of famous utopias in sci-fi movies, the world of literature has plenty of ideas to offer as well.
Bored of watching modern day rom-coms and mainstream plots? You might want to put on some sci-fi cult classics from the 1980s. Audiences back them seemed open to some pretty far-out movies, and some science fiction films more than others became classics among a small, loyal following.
Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is a growing field where technology and machines are created to obtain knowledge and learn from it, just like humans. Algorithms are created that allow machines to comprehend information, and these days there are programs that use lifelike problem solving and reasoning skills. Many artificial intelligence apps exist that simplify traditionally tedious or time-consuming tasks, and are used in a variety of fields, including medicine, and politics.