Science fiction often portrays dystopian scenarios of the future, often involving repression of the human race by machines. In this article I argue that taking these warnings seriously might not be a bad idea. Science fiction reflects a lot of the mentality of its makers and society in general, and often builds and comments on existing societal issues.
This article quite vividly illustrates why I believe that powerful nano-info-bio-cogno (NBIC) technologies in combination with a primitive mentality which finds violence acceptable and desirable as means of solving problems can result in destruction of a scale we're yet to witness.
I truly hope that we can, somehow, limit the destructive uses of such technologies and in the mean time help human beings evolve mentally and morally beyond this quite pathetic level.
Video games are taking the place side by side to blockbuster movies. They are the new form of mass media entertainment as the visual realism begins to match that of movies and even the real world. What gives them an edge however is the fact that they are interactive, that not only can you passively experience them as you watch, but participate and influence exactly what you see.
Quite an impressive documentary featuring the words of Arundhati Roy "on such things as the war on terror, corporate globalization, justice and the growing civil unrest".
Some of the things that ring loudest for me is the way she speaks on anti-nationalism and anti-americanism and then reveals american involvement in so much more than I actually knew of or thought, but in a way that doesn't make it seem like a conspiracy theory, but merely history.