Sense 8

I finished this gorgeous series by the Wachowskis a couple days ago and am still a bit stunned by how great it was. Eight different people spread across the globe are all psychically connected and experience each others lives in flashes, at first, becoming stronger and more connected as the story progresses. The diversity of …

Advantageous

It's not often you get to see a sci fi movie like this one. It's really more of a drama within the setting of a future world and a new, world-changing technology. The sci fi elements are there, for sure, but the focus is more on the characters. And that's something that it seems sci fi …

Ex Machina

After watching the trailer for this sci-fi thriller about artificial intelligence, I had formed some opinions about it that weren't exactly positive. It looked entertaining, but I had figured it would be another anti-technology movie where 'new thing X that we never should have invented destroys the world!' Which is what any move about technology …

Music, evolving like an organism

I recently watched this video from one of my favorite YouTube channels, SciShow, and got me off on a thought tangent. I've always wondered about how non-life things could evolve, such as languages and cultures, and music is just the same. It endures the same selection pressures as life, if you take some imaginative interpretations. …

Creating new senses for humans

I just watched this TED talk with David Eagleman, and I am impressed, astonished and excited for the future of our species. After seeing all the different ways our brain is able to process sensory input in this video, I am convinced that Eagleman's 'Mr. Potato-head' analogy is not far off at all. If blind …

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