Pre-Crime Unit in China to be Established

Minority Report’s Pre-Crime is no longer a work of fiction. The Communist Party in China are working closely with state-run defence contractors, China Electronics Technology Group, to develop a software program that will collate citizens’ everyday behaviour and pre-determine terrorist acts before they occur. Data collated will include hobbies, jobs, consumption habits, unorthodox behaviour and…

How Humans Will Look In 1,000 Years

Where will humans be in 1,000 years? What will we look like? These questions and more are examined by Tech Insider, taking into account our appearance a century ago and where we are currently standing now. Our height over the last 130 years has increased by an average of 3 inches. Once upon a time, the average…

George Orwell: The Man Behind 1984 and His Dire Warning to Us

George Orwell’s 1984. It’s the internationally acclaimed dystopian bestseller that some say depicts a prophetic view and a chilling warning to us all. Between the pages of ’84 are the dire consequences for man when propaganda is at its height; for when a government rules with an ironclad fist. War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery….

Facial Recognition Forces Kids to Pay Attention in Class

In Hangzhou, China, a high school has implemented facial recognition technology in the classroom. The system scans and stores the emotions of each student’s face every 30 seconds to determine if they are angry, fearful, confused, happy or upset. Hangzhou No. 11 High School categorizes these emotions to determine how the student is progressing. The…

Surveillance Slips Into Totalitarianism…But Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned

It’s a page out of Orwell’s 1984. The increasing revelations about surveillance across the globe into our private lives is causing a divide in the Western states. Are the actions of the NSA in the United States, and the ASD in Australia creating an increasingly totalitarian environment? Are the Western states increasingly becoming paranoid with…

Marc Ching’s Journey to save Lives

Marc Ching’s plight to save animals has reached new heights. I have have been in direct contact with this savior of dogs and other creatures alike – to follow Marc’s next big journey to save those who cannot save themselves. Marc is about to set flight across the oceans to battle five countries in nine…