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About 280 light years from Earth, a world of molten magma orbits one of the oldest stars in the galaxy. This exoplanet, 50 percent larger than the Earth, whips around its star at a breathtaking clip.
If you were in a time-traveling machine that needed excess speed to actually time travel, like the car from the movie Back to the Future, and you accidentally hit someone, killing the person, would you go to the authorities or simply flee the scene? Yes, it would be a horrible thing to do. So, should time travelers be exempt from accidentally killing someone while in the process of time traveling? That would be a big no, but a tragic incident like that could happen when time-traveling or, at least, when time travel becomes possible.
The Jedi have been the guardians of good and light in the galaxy for over a thousand generations. Led by their Grandmaster, they are sworn to protect the people of the Republic. Many Masters have walked the halls of the Temple, led armies, and channeled the Force over the thousands of years of Star Wars lore. The following is a list of the 10 most powerful Masters that have appeared in the litany of Star Wars media (canon and/or Legends). These are strictly the most powerful Masters, so those who were never granted that rank are excluded form this list.
A portal exists on my left arm. Simple lines of ink bearing the bends that a canvas made of skin dictates, forms a cube open at one end. When the world around me consumes my will, when this reality pumped by a beating heart and rhythmic breaths misses a beat and grips my throat, I turn to the box on my arm.
What is true reality if the consumption of certain combinations of plant and synthetic chemicals, or even chemical imbalances in our brains, can make us see things that don’t actually exist?
Ever since the period of the first Industrial Revolution in the nineteenth century, writers, philosophers, politicians and religious leaders have expressed concern about the impact of new technologies on human behavior and values. We are currently living through an era in which information and communication technologies are developing more rapidly than ever before. But how will this new technological revolution affect future generations’ ideas about what it means to be human?
Anybody who had a wading pool or bathtub growing up knows what happens when you try to sit in it and the water’s too high. It makes a wet mess thanks to water sloshing everywhere, and the adults get angry at all the clean-up.
The Mandalorian, Surely known as Star Wars : The Mandalorian , is an American space Western web television series created by Jon Favreau and released on Disney+. It is the first live action series in the Star Wars franchise. Set five years after the events of Return of the Jedi and 25 years prior to the events of The Force Awakens, it follows the title character, a Mandalorian bounty hunter named Din Djarin, Performed by Pedro Pascal, and his exploits beyond the reaches of the New Republic.The first-ever Star Wars television series has changed the game in terms of what might be possible in live action TV, more specifically with the use of real-time rendered virtual sets displayed on LED screens.
10. Upload The age-old question of “what happens after we die” is at the heart of Amazon’s “Upload,” a show about a man who dies and his consciousness is resurrected in a digital afterlife. He can still talk with his living friends and family, something that might provide a lot of comfort to many people who lose a loved one suddenly. There’s a catch, of course: The dead person’s afterlife only exists so long as their storage space on a gigantic server is paid up. People can opt in to this afterlife party if they want, and if they have the resources to support it, and the idea of death shifts greatly for those who make this purchase. They’re literally buying extra time, but they can’t physically touch or hold or interact with people, and technology doesn’t exist to download their minds into another body.
The Starlink satellite constellation is an ambitious project initiated by SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk to provide high-speed internet anywhere around the globe.
This year, the Covid-19 pandemic has put us in an unprecedented situation, imposing many challenges, but it also became a source of inspiration for some artists and designers. In response to the current state of urban healthcare and hygiene systems, designers are trying to find alternative solutions that can help us avoid a global pandemic in the future and improve urban sanitation in general.
Jumping into a pool of liquid nitrogen might sound like an awesome way to cool off when the, uh, mercury is rising, but it’s really a terrible idea that no one should ever attempt.