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‘Blade Runner’ was set in November 2019. So how close have we come to that prediction of our future?

November 12th, 2019 at 12:52 pm » Comments Off

Science-fiction movies are pretty goddamn awesome because it goes beyond the restrictions of realism and predicts what can or cannot happen in the future. Netflix’s Black Mirror is likely everyone’s hot favourite now because it’s showing us the deranged situation we’ll be in 15-20 years from now. But what if I say that we are […]



Inside the bitter war to bring Tupac and Michael Jackson back to life

May 20th, 2018 at 10:45 am » Comments Off

Dead celebrities reincarnated as holograms are big business – and, for two startups looking for fame and fortune, a source of untapped millions A black curtain raises, the sound of a helicopter rotor fades and there he is. Surrounded by body-painted dancers, wearing a gold jacket and sitting on a throne at the centre of […]



AI program writes ‘perfect’ horror script, seeks crowdfunding

August 15th, 2016 at 6:48 am » Comments Off

Artificial intelligence has evolved enough that it can now take care of daily chores, drive a car, function as a trusty shopping buddy, and… write a screenplay? Impossible Things, an independent horror film project from Greenlight Essentials’ Jack Zhang, was reportedly produced (in part) by an augmented intelligence software tool which analyzes audience response data to […]