The Science (Fiction) Of Embodied Cognition

Science fiction has long played with the idea of projecting unified personalities/minds/"souls" into different bodies. The premise is baked into the plots of stories like Avatar and Caprica. But how would it work in the real world? » 2/03/10 9:00am 2/03/10 9:00am

Jennifer Government, by Max Barry. Kickass corp-dystopia, without any leaden sermonizing or pretention. Just a blast of a read. No idea why it's not a movie yet. » 12/12/09 11:00am 12/12/09 11:00am

When the Future Expires - A Timeline

Putting an expiration date on the future is risky. Take the Terminator franchise: The all-important "Judgment Day" — originally set in the "near future" of 1997 — has been pushed back twice already. Here's a timeline of future scenarios past their sell-by dates - and a few that will curdle soon. » 5/26/09 10:52am 5/26/09 10:52am