Julian Jay Savarin & Great Progressive Rock

I want to keep an artists name alive in this post, it's Julian Jay Savarin. Who was a Dominican-British musician and released two amazing psychedelic rock albums and besides that also wrote some sci-fi books. He came to the UK in 1962 and studied history and served in the Royal Air Force. But there's really nothing ...

Sci-Fi Film ‘Terminus’ Includes UFO’, Men in Black, Nuclear War and More

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This film has received very bad ratings on IMDB and that's probably because it hints at many references people don't get. Things that make an decent film more relative to our current world happenings than just being a decent film. Terminus plays out itself during a time when USA and its allies are occupying Iran with Russian ...

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, ...

Oblivion – Sci-Fi Dystopia & Love Through Reincarnation

The film Oblivion by Joseph Kosinski had passed under my radar for the three years it’s been out. I finally saw it and really found it to be a relevant film, regarding artificial intelligence, use of drones, alien invasion, secret space programs and generally a well made post apocalyptic film. Also in the area of ...

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 ...

Star Trek Continues – Vic Mignogna as Captain Kirk leads the crew on new journeys!

For all lovers of Star Trek the original series this show will blow your tricorders! Star Trek Continues is the continuation of the original series time line. The stage set is so perfectly detailed according to the 1960’s space age design of the original series; the costumes and all small details are designed and nothing ...

Obsolete human workforce, unemployment and the horse example by Nick Bostrom

When technology optimists talk about the unemployment and obsolete human workforce they regard it as a fear, just like the one in the 19th century, for which they answer ”Look! It turned out great didn’t it?”. Well it did that time and humans found new areas to work in, with increased working status and wages. ...

Gynaecology exercises with grey aliens from 1895

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The Swedish obstetrician and gynaecologist, Thure Brandt (1819-1895), developed methods and exercises that became recognized in Europe in the late 19th century. So in this German commission the visual guide for the exercises were de-sexualized and thus look like grey alines. Funny, since when we think of grey aliens, no matter if we think of them ...

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 ...

Ex Machina and the threat of artificial intelligence

We've had some films about artificial intelligence and singularity from the past years like Automata, Transcendence, Her and so on - Ex Machina continues along that track. All these movies have the same undertones of a biological human being falling in love, in some sense, with an AI. For good or worse I won't be discussing ...

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 ...

Interstellar and the secret space program

I won't rate the film here or go through scientific glitches, nor talk about the acting. I'll just go through some historical symbolism in the film. Hints that refer directly to historical facts regarding secret space programs, UFO phenomenon and what Richard Dolan calls the breakaway civilization. It's not the first time blockbusters make these ...

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. ...

“Impossible” is an Incentive for Transhumanism

History says that everything thought impossible just meant someone will keep pushing it until it's done! Just a reminder of that "not-possible" mentality that is out there among people - everything can happen, the good and the bad. Here's a past short video on that + the music video mashup I did from Metropolis for the classic ...

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 ...

Zager & Evans ‘In The Year 2525’ music video and lyrics

Here's a video I cut from the classic apocalyptic sci-fi film Metropolis for the very short sci-fi folk song In The Year 2525 by Zager & Evans. I really found them fitting together in a transhumanism/Aldoush Huxley kind of way. What awaits at the end of singularity? If we ever get there? Thea von Harbou ...