The Psychology Behind Social Games

There’s no question that social gaming has had and continues to have an impact on the way we handle social relations. While gaming in itself is arguably a temporary escape from reality, playing games with… View Post

US Soldiers to Be Equipped With ‘Iron Man-style’ Armour by 2016

Iron Man’s suit of armour is an exoskeleton which gives him superhuman strength and ballistic protection. Anyone who has seen the Iron Man films featuring Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark knows this. US army… View Post

The Implications of Fully Immersive Virtual Reality

The whole concept of virtual reality – especially full immersion in a virtual, artificial world – has been a favourite topic of many science fiction writers. The idea has also featured in many speculative and… View Post

Philosopher Nick Bostrom on ‘Existential Risks’

Nick Bostrom is a Swedish philosopher who teaches at the University of Oxford. His areas of interest include the Simulation Hypothesis (that reality is a computer simulation run by a hyper-advanced ‘post-human’ civilisation) and the… View Post

Conflict Minerals: The Sad Truth About Western Technology

Conflict minerals are minerals which are mined in areas of armed conflict, most notably the Democratic Republic of Congo. The control of the mines which contain these very valuable minerals is the source of a… View Post