Sci-Fi Anime ‘Psycho-Pass’ & Why are anime characters white?

The other week on a discussion on how a transhumanist future would evolve and be like for its citizens, a commentator recommended Psycho-Pass. So I looked it up and thought, oh no, not anime series, that's not my thing. But the actual description of the series and that there only were 22 episodes, about 20 minutes each, ...

Infancy of the AI robots vs humans war to come

The other day at my parents place I switches on ‘Robbie’, the robot vacuum cleaner. Florens is always curious about the robot, following it with her full attention. While initially somewhat afraid, she later does’t react if the robot drives into her. What I’m seeing here is two worlds in their infancy, one is my ...

Future Transhumanism & Human Rights

Discussion on the status of future human genetic enhancement policies. The conclusion lands on the need to guarantee individual rights in a firm and constitutional way. Also to further expand and increase the discussion and awareness about the forthcoming bio-technological possibilities - and how these will affect the relation between centralized decisions and the individual.   https://youtu.be/BJj2nXSmEeo   This ...

Securing your children’s online footprints and integrity

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Today children grow up with all the accessibility online possible. In my observations, more than most (if one can say so) adults really don't know or care about their online footprints and integrity when they use everything from desktop to mobile devices. These people do basic browsing and access social media, connecting and hooking up ...

Transcript of Aldous Huxley’s speech ‘The Ultimate Revolution’ at Cal Berkeley, 1962

The full transcript below or as a PDF to download.   Moderator: {garbled} Aldous Huxley, a renowned Essayist and Novelist who during the spring semester is residing at the university in his capacity of a Ford research professor. Mr Huxley has recently returned from a conference at the Institute for the study of Democratic Institutions in Santa Barbara ...

Telepathy and mind control from the film ‘Brainstorm’

I just watched an almost forgotten sci-fi classic called Brainstorm. The story is about advanced research on telepathy and mind control that evolves into a secret black operation within the military industrial complex - code named Brainstorm. That's the setting where the main character, Michael Brace played by Christopher Walken, explores the rabbit hole in ...

Maggie McOmie in the sci-fi film THX 1138

Recently I watched the sci-fi film THX 1138 from 1971 by George Lucas and produced by Francis Ford Coppola. It's a dystopia in the Orwellian sense and has the typical 'one person breaks out' scenario going on. Very much ahead of its time and certainly not a blockbuster. But watching it in this day and ...

They Live by John Carpenter & Nada comic by Ray Nelson

The film that time has caught up with. They Live (1988) is a fantastic sci-fi film that in extremely many ways foresaw the future and explains at least the rough concept of what is going on in our world today. Although the quality of the film is sometimes below average and placing itself in the B-film category. ...

Automata film review “When the dialogue stops”

The film offers no groundbreaking take or vision about the future of artificial intelligence. Yet films like Automata and Transcendence, keep the topic alive in the mainstream so to speak. Offering updates to the already established sci-fi visions of Terminator and Matrix (not to make the list longer). We need these cinematic and free thinking ...

There will be no reason to have a separation of A.I. and humans

In the coming age of super exponential technological and biological development humans will not just create A.I. We will merge with that from the start. If we look at the complex computer systems running our world today, we would have called them conscious 200 years ago? Would we? So when we look at the development ...

Transcendence film review – transhumanism and singularity

This film is interesting in its ideas and vision of the future, not as a film in it self. So I'll focus only on the visionary content of it, that really resonates with our possible future. Something that we have already seen in earlier films like Terminator, The Matrix and the Battlestar Galactica series. Everyone ...

Google glass – Surveillance, drone control and a punch in the face

If I see anyone identifying me through google glasses I’ll go up to that person punching them in the face and smashing their glasses. Since I do not know who is doing what anyone is at risk. Look, this is going get weird in the future, of cameras being so small and people having everything ...

Cultivation of reality and escape from reality

For more than ten years I have not owned a TV set. And only in my childhood memories I can remember doing sloppy watching, zapping through the channels, watching MTV and other late 80’s and 90’s shows. ... television is a centralized system for storytelling about our social and symbolic environment, that are essential parts of ...