Ryan Thompson

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How Does The Human Brain Create Consciousness?

<i>How does the brain create consciousness? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Yohan John, Ph.D in Cognitive and Neural Systems, on Quora:</b><p><i>Does</i> the brain create consciousness? I’m not so sure. At …

Writing Sci-Fi? First Understand How Elephants Aren't Dragonflies (Op-Ed)

<i>Ken Liu is an author and translator of speculative fiction, as well as a lawyer and programmer. A winner of the Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy</i> …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

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8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this …

THE SHAMAN is One of the Best Sci-Fi Short Films of 2015

Action-Packed Sci-Fi Android Vs. Human Short Film - SINGULARITY

Anki Overdrive is a kick — and this racing set shows how video games have changed toys

Chasing down Skylanders and Disney Infinity by turning toys to life on its head, Anki Overdrive’s exquisite toy cars create miniature racing battles on the floor. Paired with app-based car modifications, controls and fully voiced campaign, Anki Overdrive is a well judged fusion of real and …

Thimbleweed Park ends its Kickstarter campaign at over $626K

Thimbleweed Park - the ode to late 80s point-and-click adventure games by Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island creators Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick - …

The Banner Saga 2 headed to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2015

The Banner Saga 2 has been confirmed for release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2015.<p>We knew that indie developer Stoic was crafting a sequel …

Game of the Year (#5): Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Elegy for a Dead World is out now on Steam

Elegy for a Dead World, the sidescrolling creative writing exercise that asks you to pen prose about its poetic environments, has launched today on …

What Other Games Should Learn From The Universal Appeal Of 'No Man's Sky'

No Man’s Sky is a rare case of an indie game being treated like a fully fledged triple A title, and it doesn’t even have a famous developer behind it. While Hello Games’ last project, Joe Danger, was received well, it certainly didn’t make them a household name. Rather, No Man’s Sky has attracted …

Richard Garriott's Shroud of the Avatar is Ultima Online 2 in so many ways

When Ultima Online came out 17 years ago it blew my teenage mind. My medieval fantasy world was alive, inhabited by actual other people. I didn't …

Satellite Reign Early Access launches today | PC Invasion

A spiritual successor to Syndicate has been a long time coming but it’s almost here.<p>This is a quick reminder that tomorrow. 11 December, the rather …

Architect of Death Star Speaks Out About Vents in Open Letter

Size Comparison - Science Fiction Spaceships