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Blade Runner: More Human than Human

Where cyberpunk fiction and popular film converged most impressively was in Ridley Scott’s 1982 film noir classic, Blade Runner (Deeley et al., 1982). The film features a sparse plot set in Los Angeles of the near-future, a site where “replicants” have escaped an “off-world colony” to seek their maker, Dr. Eldon Tyrell. Although his corporation’s […]

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2001: A Space Odyssey—Confronting Technology

Since its release in 1968, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey has confounded its viewers. As some critics have noted, 2001 is a Rorschach film blot; when you stare at it closely, you end up studying your own assumptions about the world. The film illustrates the role of computer technology in the transformation (or potential […]

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J.C.R Licklider

Known as the Father of the Internet, Licklider was born in 1915 in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied at the Washington University and graduated in Physics, Maths and Psychology. His main vision was to create computers for decision making. He wanted to build a network of computers to transfer information, also known as ARPANET, later […]

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Science and Technology in India

Space Programme – 28th October 2006,Indian space agency successfully tested the indigenous Cryogenic upper stage, for Geo-Synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) in Mahendragiri , Tamil Nadu. – Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched India’s advanced communication satellite, INSAT-4A, into space from French Guyana-22 December 2005. -It was used for telecommunications and to monitor natural resources. […]

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