Tag: robots

SciFi Tech Talk #000158 – The Expanse

Julie, Jeff, and Mike discuss the SyFy series “The Expanse.”

Two hundred years in the future, in a fully colonized Solar System, police detective Josephus Miller, born in the asteroid belt, is given the assignment to find a missing young woman, Julie Mao. Meanwhile, James Holden, the first officer of an ice freighter, is witness to an unprovoked attack upon the ship, by attack craft believed to be from Mars (MCRN Federation). As news of the attack spreads throughout the System, the incident’s flow-on threatens to destabilize already tenuous relations between Earth, Mars and The Belt. Far away from the struggles in deep space, on Earth, Chrisjen Avasarala, a powerful United Nations executive & diplomat, works to prevent war between Earth and Mars by any means at her disposal. Soon, the three find out that the missing woman and the ice freighter’s fate are part of a vast covert conspiracy that threatens all humanity. – Written by nano_tech imdb.com

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Ultima

SciFi Tech Talk #000155 – Proxima

Average Rating:

3.8 rating based on 5,688 ratings (all editions)

ISBN-10: 0575116838
ISBN-13: 9780575116832
Goodreads: 17983396

Author(s): Publisher: Gollancz
Published: 9/19/2013

The very far future: The galaxy is a drifting wreck of black holes, neutron stars, and chill white dwarfs. The age of star formation is long past. Yet there is life here, feeding off the energies of the stellar remnants, and there is mind, a tremendous galaxy-spanning intelligence each of whose thoughts lasts a hundred thousand years. And this mind cradles memories of a long-gone age when a more compact universe was full of light... The 27th century: Proxima Centauri, an undistinguished red dwarf star, is the nearest star to our sun. How would it be to live on such a world?
 

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Johnny Mnemonic

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