Entries Tagged as 'sci-fi'

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Inside Japan’s Tricked-Out DIY Disco Truck Culture

Driving down a highway in Japan can be an intriguing experience, especially if you came across the tricked-out vehicles from their DIY truck culture. The subculture is called dekotora and it’s where long-haul drivers add custom graphics, lights and swag to their vehicles on an insane level. And it’s not cheap, some dekotora customizations cost [...]

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Why General AI Won’t Want You To Fix its Code

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are subjects that will be of huge importance over the next 20 or 30 years, as intelligent computer systems and automation takes over more and more aspects of our lives. In this video from Computerphile AI geek Rob Miles looks at why AI won’t want you meddling with it and [...]

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

A Robot and a Master Swordsman Have a Battle of Blades

The Yaskawa Bushido Project sees iaijutsu master swordsman and Guinness World Record holder Isao Machii face off against a robotic arm in an epic contest of technique and endurance. Motion capture is used to teach the machine Machii’s cutting techniques and then a series of swordsmanship tests are undertaken. You can see the results in [...]

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Matrix Fan Film ‘Trickster’ is Just as Good as the Sequels

It probably won’t be long before we hear the dreaded ‘reboot’ word get thrown around in regards The Wachowskis’ Matrix movie—still they kind of ruined it already themselves with the two sequels. Speaking of which this fan film by Felix Joleanes is a great ode to the movie while also being just as entertaining as [...]

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

What Happens If We Bring the Sun to Earth?

Just for the sheer hell of it and as an interesting thought experiment, YouTube channel Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell have conjured up a very OTT way to wipe out human civilization and with it life on our planet as we know it. It doesn’t involve a super volcano or North Korea kicking off WWIII. [...]

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

‘Stranger Things’ as an 80s RPG Video Game

The second season of Stranger Thing begins streaming on 27 October 2017, which isn’t too far off considering it’s been teased since around February this year. To celebrate it’s upcoming premiere Netflix have reimagined the first season’s events as though they were part of an 1980s style supernatural horror RPG video game.

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Watch Time Travel Sci-Fi Short ‘Echo/Back’

The old time travel cliche about going back in time to kill history’s most notorious mass murderer (aka Hitler) isn’t touched upon in this impressive time travel sci-fi short. But why would it be when this has far more original ideas it plays with. The concept for the short film is that time travel spreads [...]

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Introducing UniVRsity: The Virtual Reality College Experience

There’s no doubt that college can be a great time in a person’s life, but it can also be expensive and you have to move somewhere else and things don’t always work out exactly as planned when you get there. You know, you think you’re going to be partying every night but you end up [...]

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Watch the Second Official Trailer for Blade Runner 2049

The latest trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 has been released and it furthers what we saw in the first and the teaser. It also shows that it’s following on quite closely from Ridley Scott’s original movie. We see Ryan Gosling’s LAPD Officer K searching for Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), with Ford saying the [...]

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Why The Government Shouldn’t Break WhatsApp

There is currently a debate around whether apps like WhatsApp and iMessage should provide an encryption backdoor to the UK government, allowing them access to secure messages if they need it, so they can target criminals, peadophiles, and terrorists. It hasn’t happened just yet but it’s seems like a fairly resonable idea.

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Is It Okay to Touch Mars? Vsauce Investigates

With all this talk about heading to and then colonising Mars, YouTube channel Vsauce ponders whether it’s even OK to touch the surface of the planet. No rocks from Mars have ever been brought back to earth and no human has ever touched the plant’s surface, so what will happen when we do?