Trending science fiction, technology, and scientific developments on social media.
The Cult of Social Media
The promise of large-scale globally-connecting projects, all tied to technological innovations, is always to foster understanding between peoples and cultures.
Comparison: Unfounded and Paradoxical
We all know social media sucks sometimes. No matter which "bright side" you've found in the magnitude of the internet, be it immediacy of connection and information, educational resources, or friendships, the internet and social media have polarized the world's societies, misinformed the masses, and changed human behavior forever by means of manufactured FOMO.
Randonautica: Reality Shifter or Real Time Waster?
If you have not heard about the sensational app Randonautica, then you must not have a Tik Tok or troll YouTube much. More popular with those under 30, the app is a fancy random number generator and an experiment in mind-matter interaction. The app translates quantum random numbers into GPS coordinates. The idea is to control your experience by thinking of an “intent” before and during the coordinate calculation. So what does this all mean?
The Youtuber who’s raising the vibration of our planet.
Did you know that we are utterly connected to our home planet & that it's one big electric healing circuit of energy? Scientists are beginning to understand more about the effect of these healing energies our planet has on us humans & how our own vibrational energies are connected to it, it’s no wonder why we call it ‘’Mother Earth’’.
I found that over the quarantine caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic, that TikTok is a GREAT distraction from reality!! Which due to current circumstances, is greatly needed. And one day,l while I was on this app, I discovered possibly one of the geekiest and funniest videos out there, that for some reason never went viral! It is a video by a creator named @adamkrimmel on TikTok who made a video on Diogenes of Sinope. Now this might sound odd, but hear me out: he was a real badass guy with the coolest character arc!!
Get A Great Big Facehug From 'Alien: Covenant' And Facebook's Newest Feature
If you are a horror fiend, then you will no doubt have acid blood coursing through your veins in anticipation of #RidleyScott's #AlienCovenant. The second in Scott's planned Alien prequel trilogy, the film reunites #MichaelFassbender with the venomous Xenomorphs, and tools us a new crew for doom in deepest space.
Millennials Are Aliens and They Are Alienated
The Millennial generation has so much choice, so many life chances and so much technology at the finger tips, they have become the object of hate and ridicule from previous generations. The stereotypical Millennial survives on little more than Wi-Fi and coffee-infused youthful energy. But above all else, Millennials are dependent on social media and their smartphones.
Visual Content Needs a Social Life
Series note: As technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, Big Data and mixed reality start to blur the line between science and science fiction, some of the most exciting developments are coming from startup companies operating at the frontiers of innovation. Over the next few weeks, I'll be profiling a few of the companies chipping away at problems big and small, helping to make the future real for consumers and businesses.
On Being Hacked
It’s just one of those things which you hardly think about until it happens to you. You know how to minimise the chances of it occurring but you couldn’t be bothered to take precautions. You think: “Well, if it really happens, I know what to do anyway. No sweat.” Then it happened to me.
The Seventh Obsession
"The Forbidden Romance" Darkness and light. What would happen if the two of them became one? Here in the realm of the shadow, beings of unknown forms and sizes are everywhere. Here, the inhabitants can smell weakness and among Death, there are worse things. What means existence to demons means termination to mortals. In the underworld, like in the world of the living, power is everything. You are strongest not because of your size or your roar but in the moment of opportunity when you strike and defend against those who dared to trod on what was sacred. A demon can only have what is sacred, it matters not what it is, his eyes, the horns, the weapon that is a part of him as much as his dark soul. There is nothing more precious than that. That was the truth of it for Elionist and there were no other truths. How wrong he was.
Technology, and the Future of Criminal Justice
A recent New York Times article highlighted a system and part of the criminal justice system that most people aren’t aware of; Risk Management Systems and their use in sentencing convicted offenders, predicting recidivism rates, and even working to the likelihood of children to become criminal offenders later in life. Tools such as these are based in the sciences of Predictive Analytics, Behavioral Analysis, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning.
The Treks in Sci-Fi Podcast
The Treks in Sci-Fi podcast. Rico The Treks in Sci-fi Podcast has been podcasting from the home of Rico Doste since 2005. Mr. Doste has been a long time sci-fi fan; the Star Trek franchise being his favorite. His podcast which stated out as a review of classic Star Trek episodes, the movies, the spin off series (ie:DS9) and collectables. However over time Rico decided encompass more discussions of other fandom in his weekly podcast which goes up on the feed every Sunday.