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Jan 26, 2016

Game Revenue Could Reach $115B By 2020, With MOBA And Mobile Titles Leading The Way

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Now this is impressive! Game Revenue could hit in less than 4 yrs $115 billion.

Virtual reality games could see revenue start in the millions and end in the billions by 2020.

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Jan 26, 2016

Transformers theme park set to open in China

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We have Disney & Universal; and China has Transformers.

Hasbro’s iconic “Transformers” are poised to become a major live entertainment attraction in China from next year.

A custom-built theater seating 4,500 will host a live show combining shape-shifting robots, aerial stunts and large-scale special effects.

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Jan 24, 2016

Samsung to open VR movie studio in New York: ‘We love stories’

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VR Movie Studios

Now, that’s a story! Samsung VR Movie Studios; nice ring to it. Instead of “hello Hollywood” we’re now hearing “Hello New York”.

The company behind the Gear VR virtual-reality headset partners with the Sundance film festival to foster new immersive experiences.

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Jan 23, 2016

Headphones that project movies into your eyes

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These headphones have a hidden display that projects movies right into your eyes.

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Jan 23, 2016

5 Down-To-Earth Takeaways From ‘The Martian’

Posted by in categories: entertainment, materials, space travel

Glad to see The Martian get some Academy Award action; as much as I liked the novel, I found the film to be as good or better, which is rare. And I also found it to be personally inspiring in a way that few science fiction films are. But the point I’m trying to make here is that; we aren’t that far from Hermes-type spacecraft for interplanetary transfer. It’s not out of the realm of possibilities. I wonder if any of you feel the same way.

With six Academy Award nominations, the celebrated film adaptation of Andy Weir’s novel “The Martian” has been the perfect tonic for rousing interest in human missions to Mars.

But as good as the book truly is, the film transcends its source material about a stranded Mars astronaut with some practical takeaways that are as inspiring as any out there. They include:

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Jan 21, 2016

Realistic artificial intelligence can make games – or break them

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Interesting; especially how AI is leveraged for enhancing games which does make perfect sense from a pattern recognition and improvement standpoint.

As Central Florida’s video game community enters the virtual reality era, specialists and artists who can create fantasy worlds will be in higher demand here.

Video games often try to transport players to a virtual world, whether it’s a land of wooden zombies or a virtual representation of the Amway Center.

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Jan 20, 2016

SB 100 — Coming Soon for Artificial Intelligence? Coaching Football | WIRED Video | CNE

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And, no! Even Football is no longer sacred from the AI invasion. Can you imagine see the Football coach and managers as robots making better game plays and books for their teams. Actually, if we could replace the refs. with robots that may be a good thing.

The application of artificial intelligence to play-calling is already upon us. Last spring, two students at North Carolina State built a model to predict whether an NFL team would pass or run, information that would hugely benefit defensive coordinators.

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Jan 19, 2016

Russia and China Have Started Enhancing Humans for Battle

Posted by in categories: entertainment, military, robotics/AI, security, singularity

I usually never post articles like this one; however, it does raise a question for me. Could both defense and homeland security needs in addressing risks, and other emergencies really propel us sooner than later into singularity in order to ensure citizens their own protection. As other country militaries race to improve their own military AI & robotic capabilities.

If you thought Enhanced Human Operations (EHO) were an extravagant fantasy of Hollywood films and video games, then think again. Russia and China are involved in EHO, the act of modifying the brain and body in order to create “super soldiers” who will have the upper hand in battles.

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Jan 18, 2016

Lord Howe Island Stick Insect hatching

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Is it just me, or does that egg look an awful lot like the ones that hatch out the face huggers in the Alien film franchise?

Well, no matter — a pulse rifle or flamer should do the trick.

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Jan 14, 2016

Robot Wars returning to the BBC after 12-year absence

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Get ready; Robot fans and Geeks around world! Robot Wars is coming back for a new season on the BBC.

Robot Wars, the competitive TV show about battling bots, is returning to UK screens with a new series and new, improved remote-controlled metallic monsters of mayhem.

The BBC has confirmed that it has commissioned one of the original production companies to resurrect the show in the form of six 60 minute episodes, with a new structure in place and more science facts and behind-the-scenes footage than before.

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