Category Archives: Technology

Reviving the Departed – Second Life

I came across an interesting article today which is kind of geeky but has an emotional touch too. It deals with the biggest fear we have for ourselves and our loved ones – ‘Death’

People say that the memories of our loved ones stay forever in our hearts but the evolution of AI technology has opened up an opportunity to resurrect the departed soul into their digital self.Sci-Fi movies always had some stories in movies like Star Wars, Superman etc. where characters would interact with holographic projections of a dead relative or another character from the story.

This story is about Roman Mazurenko and I learnt that he was startup founder of Stampsy service which I had also used during its initial launch phase, his friend Eugenia Kuyda has collected all possible data available from Roman’s digital life to create his bot.
This kind of technology may help us overcome grief or it may make us delusional about the concept of death itself leading us to taking help of technology to hide our feeling of loss and loneliness. What do you think readers?

Geometry of Movies

Never noticed geometry could influence our emotions to relate with characters from movies.

Check out this interesting article from Gizmodo which discusses how use of specific shapes have made lot of movie characters memorable across the history of cinema

Neurocinematics: Can it really separate us from reality?

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We are living in an age where pushing boundaries of digital innovation have become a necessity for entertainment and gadget companies, In the race to come up with groundbreaking technological advancements we are dangerously coming close to living our lives in a digital simulator.

Read this interesting article and comment if you think technology can really pull us away from reality at current pace of breakneck breakthroughs achieved in gaming, gadget and movie industry?

Recognising the true potential of technology to change behaviour

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Technology could successfully change behaviours where decades of campaigns and legislation have failed
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‘Smart bag’ technology by Airbus and T-Systems could end lost airline luggage woes

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As holiday travel picks up, Airbus tests a ‘smart bag’ that lets owners track their luggage when they fly
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How mGaadi is Changing Your Auto-Rickshaw Experience, And the Drivers’ Lives

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A little startup in Bangalore is trying to solve a major problem in the city. The task? Organize auto drivers & make it work really well for commuters.
See on www.nextbigwhat.com

Switched-on girls serious players in gaming world

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VIDEO games are not just for children or 30-year-olds playing in their mothers’ basements anymore. Toowoomba gaming expert Samantha Brooke can attest to that.
See on www.thechronicle.com.au

Study shows TV watching worse for kids than video games

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A wide scale United Kingdom study of some 11,000 preschoolers has concluded that there was no relation between playing video games and later behavior problems.
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The Dark Side of Farmville: When Social Media and Mobile Gaming Go Too Far

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The sun may never set on Farmville, but hopefully a generation of people will be able to look back and say, I have not wasted my life and alienated those around me by buying fake cows and harvesting fake crops for hours on end under the guise of…
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Enabling Anonymous Browsing On Your Android Smartphone

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When you access a website on your smartphone, your cellular carrier, network operator, and government all know you accessed that website. If you’re worried about your privacy here are some tips you can follow to ensure anonymous browsing on your Android phone
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