Tag: artificial intelligence

SciFi Tech Talk #000152 – Chappie

Chappie (2015)
Chappie poster Rating: 6.9/10 (153,887 votes)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Writer: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
Stars: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser
Runtime: 120 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Released: 06 Mar 2015
Plot: In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.

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Gattaca

SciFi Tech Talk #000144 – Freedom™

Average Rating:

4.3 rating based on 25,190 ratings (all editions)

ISBN-10: 0451231899
ISBN-13: 9780451231895
Goodreads: 8488830

Author(s): Publisher: Signet
Published: 1/4/2011

The propulsive, shockingly plausible sequel to New York Times bestseller Daemon, the "Greatest. Techno-thriller. Period."*
*William O'Brien, former director of cybersecurity and communications systems policy at the White House


2009 saw one of the most inventive techno-thriller debuts in decades as Daniel Suarez introduced his terrifying and tantalizing vision of a new world order. Daemon captured the attention of the tech community, became a national bestseller, garnered attention from futurists, literary critics, and the halls of government-leaving readers clamoring for the conclusion to Suarez's epic story.

In the opening chapters of Freedom™, the Daemon is well on its way toward firm control of the modern world, using an expanded network of real-world, dispossessed darknet operatives to tear apart civilization and rebuild it anew. Civil war breaks out in the American Midwest, with the mainstream media stoking public fear in the face of this "Corn Rebellion." Former detective Pete Sebeck, now the Daemon's most famous and most reluctant operative, must lead a small band of enlightened humans in a populist movement designed to protect the new world order.

But the private armies of global business are preparing to crush the Daemon once and for all. In a world of conflicted loyalties, rapidly diminishing government control, and a new choice between free will and the continuing comforts of ignorance, the stakes could not be higher: hanging in the balance is nothing less than democracy's last hope to survive the technology revolution.
 

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Wing Commander

SciFi Tech Talk #000129 – Tron

TRON (1982)
TRON poster Rating: 6.8/10 (87413 votes)
Director: Steven Lisberger
Writer: Steven Lisberger (screenplay), Steven Lisberger (story), Bonnie MacBird (story)
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan
Runtime: 96 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Released: 9 Jul 1982
Plot: A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.

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Battleship