The controversy began two weeks ago after the messaging app forced its users to share their personal data with Facebook. Since then, after many people jumped ship to other similar apps, it has scrambled to clarify what exactly their future update entails.
At CES 2021, GM described their ambitious vision for its future autonomous and electric vehicles, starting off with three EV models and a futuristic flying GM Cadillac drone which is based on the company’s latest battery innovation – Ultium.
The latest Mercedes Benz concept car – Vision AVTR – was unveiled at the annual CES 2020 in Las Vegas on Tuesday. What’s even more exciting was the presence of film-maker James Cameron at the event. The renowned director introduced the brand-new, futuristic automobile, which is heavily inspired by Pandora and ‘Avatar’ with a selfie, aside from announcing an Avatar sequel in the future
Cisco halted its plans to help create “smart” cities. This is just the latest example of a big tech company struggling to enter a new, profitable area of business. The event comes as the pandemic disrupted the company’s efforts of providing networking hardware and has limited the ability of local authorities to finance them.
Astronomers have spotted another “rogue planet” wandering throughout our Milky Way galaxy. Interestingly enough, this exoplanet doesn’t have any parent star attached to it. It was also found out that it has a similar mass between that of Earth and Mars, though it’s 10% heavier. Once confirmed, it would be a huge scientific milestone in observing rogue planets, which are believed to be in abundance especially outside our galaxy.
Quantum teleportation has been successfully demonstrated for the very first time. It’s the process of sending qubits of photons through fiber-optic cables. This scientific breakthrough could be used to develop quantum internet, which can revolutionize computing and data storage for many years to come. It can also be the start of a new era of communication.
A former Israeli space security chief and professor, Haim Eshed, said that humans have been in touch with extraterrestrials from a so-called “Galactic Federation.” He also said that extraterrestrials exist but have asked not to publish that they are here since Earthlings are not ready yet. The news came from Yediot Aharonot – Israel’s newspaper. The interview also gained traction after parts of the news were finally written in English by Jerusalem Post.
Sci-fi has never failed to astonish us, even as we grow older. After all, it’s always cool to see some futuristic scientific advancements, such as lightsabers swinging during action. However, did it ever cross your mind about its true essence and purpose? Surely, there must be more to sci-fi than just zap guns and spaceships, right? This article will find out if sci-fi has a purpose or is it limited to just being a form of entertainment and escapism.