Dystopia

How "Blood Drive" Manages to Make Gore Boring

To call <i>Blood Drive</i> a bad show would miss the point. It is bad, but it wants to be. Specifically, it wants to be so bad that it’s good: like a …

Liberal POV

Dalí Meets Transhumanism in a Concept Artist's Dystopian Universe

If Salvador Dalí grew up playing <i>BioShock</i> and watching <i>Cowboy Bebop</i>, he may have been as obsessed with "flesh-tech" and space pirates as Robbie Trevino. Dalí's unconventional use of the human form certainly made an impact on the gaming concept artist's self-described "universe of uh....weirdness." …

Artists

The Hunger Games Helped a 12-Year-Old Girl Become a Real-Life Hero

Can YA fiction save lives? Or at least aid a kid suffering from a nasty wound? A 12-year-old Massachusetts girl helped an injured friend over the …

The Hunger Games

‘We are looking to Canada to lead,’ says former Australian PM Julia Gillard

Former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard tells Vassy's Kapelos about her push for access to education, and the 'differential treatment' of …

Canadian News

Vengaboys react to viral video of Cheltenham’s spontaneous ‘Boom Boom Boom Boom’ street dance

Revellers had been caught on camera dancing to the track in the middle of the road<p>Vengaboys have reacted to a viral video showing a spontaneous …

The Digital Literacy Movement: Utopian or Dystopian Development?

Digital Literacy

Rihanna And Julia Gillard Went To Africa To Teach Maths To Kids

What... like ok, yes.<p>Posted on June 08, 2017, 01:45 GMT<p>If you were wondering what former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard and global pop star Rihanna have been up to lately, well, it turns out they've been hanging out together in Malawi for an important education initiative.<p>Global …

Julia Gillard

The Hunger Games' Sam Claflin says body shaming is a problem for men, too

"I felt like a piece of meat."<p>Sam Claflin has spoken out on the issue of male body shaming, saying he can identify with accounts from women in his …

The Hunger Games

How Unpopular Is Trump’s Xenophobia In NYC? A Dystopian Play About His Policies Just Closed

For the majority of its performance, <i>Building the Wall</i> feels less like a drama than the fever dream of a horrified citizen who has absorbed too much …

New York City

Eerie never-before-seen photos from inside one of Chicago's abandoned malls

Today, the mall is empty, except for garbage, dead trees, and a few stray shopping carts.<p><i>Seph Lawless</i><p>A few remnants of the mall's past remain, like …

Brazil's Meirelles says government will survive political scandal

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said on Tuesday President Michel Temer's government will remain in power despite the leader coming under a corruption investigation in a growing political graft scandal.<p>Meirelles also said the government maintains its commitment to …

World News

We Asked Four Teenagers to Explain "Divergent" to Old People

If you haven’t noticed already, something big is happening this weekend – ask any teenager. <i>Divergent</i>, the first of three books in author Veronica …

The Hunger Games

AI Could Lead to a Dystopian Future. Can We Ensure That Doesn’t Happen?

<b>Our future as humans might be great. Or non-existent.</b><p>"On one side of the equation," states Sairah Ashman, "there is a very utopian view of what …

Intelligence

This Dystopian Wearable Detects AIs Pretending to Be Humans

The 'Anti-AI AI' will literally send a chill down your spine.<p>As AI algorithms that can impersonate the human voice get better and better, it might not be long before you pick up the phone and genuinely can't tell if you're talking to a human or a machine that's been trained to sound like one. In …

Artificial Intelligence

Sam Claflin joins Shailene Woodley in Adrift

With Miles Teller passing on the project due to scheduling conflicts, STX Entertainment and director Baltasar Kormakur (<b>Everest</b>) has set Sam Claflin …

Shailene Woodley

JOHNS: U.S. Elections & 'Rise of Extremism' Inspired Rebirth/Watchmen DOOMSDAY CLOCK

Credit: Gary Frank (DC Comics)<p>November's DCU/Watchmen crossover <b>Doomsday Clock</b> will pick up one of the major threads from May 2016's <i>DC Universe:</i> …

DC miniseries Doomsday Clock to pit Superman against Watchmen’s Doctor Manhattan

Having teased the introduction of the Watchmen into the DC universe with <b>Rebirth</b> and the four-part ‘The Button’ crossover between <b>Batman</b> and <b>The Flash</b>, …

Comics

Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard to receive honorary doctorates in Israel

Former prime ministers Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott, whose famous clashes were some of the most hostile in Australian political history, will both …

Israel

Neighborhood Full Of Million-Dollar Homes Is Now An Eerie Ghost Town

<b>It’s quiet here.</b> I mean really quiet. There’s a dead silence here that rattles the soul. It feels as though the world has ended and I’m the only person left on the planet. It’s like being inside an episode of AMC’s <i>The Walking Dead</i>. I walk slowly through the neighborhood fearing that if I stumble, I …

Pollution

When science had no shame. Part 1: Why are nearly all sci-fi movies anti-science dystopia?

<b>Guest essay by Phil Salmon (“ptolemy2”)</b><p>“When science had no shame, Part 1: Why are nearly all sci-fi movies fire-and-brimstone anti-science dystopia?”<p>…

Science Fiction

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles gameplay trailer released, watch it here

Activision and Treyarch have released a brand new gameplay trailer for the upcoming <b>Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles</b>. This latest …

Gaming

See First Black Ops 3 Zombies Chronicles DLC Gameplay

Activision released a trailer for the upcoming map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, called Zombies Chronicles, and it gives a look at how fan-favorite Zombies maps have been updated for the current generation.<p>This is the first gameplay for the pack that Activision has shown, and we can see the …

Gaming

A crashed ad reveals embedded facial recognition system at work

Scan the log in the image:<p>A crashed advertisement reveals the code of the facial recognition system used by a pizza shop in Oslo… …

Why You Should Care About the Formation of the Nuclear Crisis Group

It will provide advice to world leaders on nuclear matters.<p><i>In this column, Rachel Bronson, executive director and publisher of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, explores the formation of the Nuclear Crisis Group.</i><p>On Friday, an elite group of the world’s nuclear experts and advisers launched a …

War

'Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3' Zombies Chronicles Release Date and Price: DLC cost revealed

If you just can't wait to get your hands on <i>Call Of Duty: WWII</i> or its now-teased zombie mode, don't worry. You'll have more than enough opportunity to …

Gaming

'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' Is Getting a New Zombie Maps

Wait, which <i>Call of Duty</i> are talking about again? Didn't Activision just announce <i>Call of Duty: WWII</i>? (They did.) And what's this about <i>World at War</i>? If …

Gaming

Black Ops 3’s Zombies Chronicles is a $30 greatest hits collection

Relive Call of Duty’s most memorable Zombies maps in Treyarch’s new add-on<p>Activision will release <i>Call of Duty</i><i>: Black Ops 3 Zombies Chronicles</i>, a collection of eight classic maps from Treyarch’s Zombies series, next week on May 16 for PlayStation 4. The add-on for <i>Black Ops 3</i> will cost …

Gaming

Dylan O’Brien offers a behind-the-scenes look at Maze Runner: The Death Cure

During last night’s MTV Movie & TV Awards, a featurette was revealed for <b>Maze Runner: The Death Cure</b> which sees star Dylan O’Brien giving us a behind …

Movies

‘Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3’ DLC 5 Revealed - Zombies Chronicles Maps, Release Date & More | International Business Times

<i>Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3</i> DLC 5 has finally arrived, and it’s called Zombies Chronicles. In essence, the set features eight remastered maps from …

Gaming

Remastered Call Of Duty Zombies Maps Coming As Black Ops 3 DLC

Earlier this week, it was rumored that developer Treyarch was planning on bringing back old Zombies maps to Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Today, the studio officially confirmed this rumor, revealing that the next DLC pack for Black Ops III is called Zombies Chronicles.<p>Speaking to YouTuber …

Gaming