Virtual assistants are often assumed to be female – perpetuating gendered assumptions in our imagined future.
I think, therefore I am human?
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is not just a story about realistic robots.
Movies from the “neo-noir” genre offer a darker and bleaker vision of the city, in stark contrast to the world of the TV sit-com.
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Movies often portray the city as a dystopia, particularly in the 'neo-noir' genre, which explores postmodern themes. TV shows and ads present an altogether sunnier picture of life in the city.
Why do roboticists dream of electric women?
Blade Runner 2049‘s character, Joi, is a holographic artificial intelligence marketed as a personal companion to the protagonist, K.
Blade Runner 2049 misses modern strides in artificial intelligence, which is now capable of performing creative work alongside humans.
While the original Blade Runner provides some insight into artificial life, and the book explores power and human relationships, Blade Runner 2049 has none of that.
Blade Runner 2049 represents a failure of the imagination. The film is a series of events strung together and steeped in narcissism, excessive self-absorption, isolation and regressive politics.
Ana de Armas and Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049.
Denis Villeneuve’s much anticipated Blade Runner 2049 has met with mostly praise and a few notably dour takes. It appears to be yielding disappointing results at the box office. While the film is visually…
Science fiction prepares us to deal with certain technologies as they arise in the real world.
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There's no time like the present for a new Blade Runner.
The original ‘Blade Runner’ took place in a dreary, dystopian Los Angeles in 2019.
The relationship between corporations, machines and humans defines modern life in ways that Ridley Scott – even in his wildest dreams – couldn't have imagined.
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Author's dystopian visions have inspired some of the most popular sci-fi movies of all time.
Soft robotics could help move us closer to more human-like robots.
Blade Runner 2049: a different world.
They're more than windows into the soul – they're a portal into our possible future.
Science in the Cinema this year sorted fact from fiction in the 1982 cult classic Bladerunner.
Medical research can be complex and difficult to understand, but cinematic representations of mad scientists who speak gobbledygook add to the confusion. An annual event separates fact from fiction.
Jonas the lemur defied his small size by living to the age of 29.
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A new study looking at a long-lived lemur species attributes it to their frequent hibernation-like state. But what lessons can humans learn from this?