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The True Horror of Black Mirror’s Science Fiction Element

Black Mirror exists as one of the darkest examples of the realities of humans’ technological progressions, and its unmistakable satire of society’s response to such clearly distinguishes itself from other tales of similar subject. What it so successfully achieves is the illustrating of an extreme answer in response to what exactly technology can do to […] Continue reading

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First encounter…final contact?

“Historians will tell you that first contact between industrial civilizations and indigenous people does not go well.” This comment was made in an interview with BBC News by David Brin, notable science fiction writer and opponent of a plan … Continue reading

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Snowpiercer And The Rise Of Cli-Fi

Note: I know that not everyone has seen Snowpiercer, but if you do get some free time this weekend, catch it on Netflix because it’s a brilliant and intense film (a whole new spin on Netflix and ‘chill’)!   One of the reasons I&#… Continue reading

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Snowpiercer And The Rise Of Cli-Fi

Note: I know that not everyone has seen Snowpiercer, but if you do get some free time this weekend, catch it on Netflix because it’s a brilliant and intense film (a whole new spin on Netflix and ‘chill’)!   One of the reasons I&#… Continue reading

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Modifications, Movie, and Message of Cloud Atlas

Warning: Some spoilers ahead of Cloud Atlas the Novel and Movie So over spring break I read David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas and then after watched the movie, both because it was assigned for class and I spend a total of 12 hours on planes. And you know what, I genuinely found that the movie was satisfying, though […] Continue reading

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Why getting rid of “bad” is bad

B4: Ironically, altruism can be a pretty contentious term.  In fields ranging from philosophy to biology to economics, people have very different perceptions regarding the origins and motivations of selfless behavior.  Regardless, altruism is almost universally esteemed in our society; actions exhibiting an “unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others,” as Merriam-Webster […] Continue reading

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