Entries Tagged as 'sci-fi'

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Robot Lives Matter, Help End The Abuse

As this shocking video reveals, robot abuse is happening and it seems to only be getting worse. And it’s being perpetrated by the very people who should be looking out for these autonomous machines, their creators. They may justify their actions by saying they’re “testing” the robots, but is that really an excuse?

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Solutions to the Fermi Paradox or Where the Heck Are All the Aliens?

YouTube science channel ‘Kurz Gesagt – In a Nutshell’ looks at the concept know as the Fermi Paradox, which basically states that if the universe is so damn old and so damn big with trillions of stars, why have we not met any aliens yet? Or found any sign of their existence? And what does [...]

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Here’s How Humanity Could Spread Across the Galaxy

Elon Musk talked recently about his Interplanetary Transport System that he hopes will take humans to Mars within the next ten years. He wants to then use it as a base to explore the galaxy. But manned spaced flight is not the only way. Way before Elon Musk scientists proposed the idea of the von [...]

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

The Robot That Shines a Laser in Your Eye

Some people are working on robots that can go into disaster sites or nuclear meltdown areas and do valiant work that is just way too dangerous for people to do. Other people, like this guy, are creating robots that constantly and ceaselessly shines a laser in your eye. And kudos to his engineering skills, because [...]

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Guy Entrusts His Hand to a Robot in This Very Dangerous Knife Game

Robots are nothing if not precise, but that doesn’t mean to say you would trust one with not stabbing you through the hand if it was performing a game of five-finger fillet with an actual knife. YouTuber Irfon Automation does however, putting his faith in a Staubli TX40 Robot and his neighbor’s programming to enable [...]

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Causal Loop (A Time Travel Paradox) by Vsauce

A casual loop in time travel speak is a sequence of events where a certain event is among the causes of another event, which in turn is among the causes of the first-mentioned event, thus creating some weird time paradox. It’s a type of paradox that is often found in the movies, and in this [...]

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

An Animated Guide to Humanity’s First Interstellar Mission

This animation from the Atlantic reveals how Russian venture capitalist Yuri Milner wants to use a solar sail to explore the cosmos and go into interstellar space. Human spaceflight to our nearest star system, Alpha Centauri, won’t be happening for many, many years but that doesn’t mean we can’t send robots there.

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

The Imperial Forces Invade and Attack Los Angeles

It’s unknown what L.A. did to piss off the Galactic Empire, but they did something, because they’re on the receiving end of AT-ATs, TIE Fighters, Star Destroyers, even the Death Star is glimpsed in the skies waiting to unleash it’s powerful laser. No sign of the Rebel Alliance coming to LA’s rescue though. And certainly [...]

Monday, December 4th, 2017

The Story Behind the Worst Video Game of All Time

When it comes to video games, there is one game in particular that is renowned for being one of the worst video games ever made—and the biggest flop of all time. That game is ‘E.T, The Extraterrestrial’ for Atari 2600 and the game’s designer, Howard Scott Warshaw, far from being ashamed that the game has [...]

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 [...]