This entry into the annual Lucas Arts Fan Film Competition won the coveted "Fan Film of the Year" award back in 2002... Set just a few years before The Phantom Menace, the story follows the appointment of a new apprentice to Emperor Palpatine.
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Jaga is captured by Nemex, an evil being in the Astral world, and Lion-O tries to find a way to rescue him. Third Earth legend says that the only person who can transport anyone to the Astral world is the evil Nether-Witch. Little do the Thundercats know that Mumm-Ra and the Nether-Witch are one and the same. Mumm-Ra traps Lion-O in the Astral world and Lion-O sets out to save Jaga. While escaping the Astral prison, Lion-O and Jaga save an old sorcerer named Brodo who has been imprisoned in the Astral Prison for centuries. As a gesture of thanks, Brodo sends Lion-O back to his own dimension.
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The battle between the Spectral Knights and Darkling Lords leaves each group without magical powers. They go to Merklynn to recharge their staffs, but Merklynn wants them to get the Dragon's Eye for him first.
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Dr. Steven Greer, founder of the worldwide Disclosure Movement and the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence is working with Emmy award winning filmmaker Amardeep Kaleka and his team at Neverending Light Productions to produce one of the most significant films of our time. This film exposes the greatest story never told: The Earth has been visited by people from other worlds who are not malicious, but in fact concerned for the future of humanity. A cabal of military, industrial and financial interests have kept this contact and what we have learned from it secret for over 60 years. Their secrecy is meant to suppress the knowledge that can liberate the world from the yoke of oil, gas, coal and nuclear power and replace the current world order with one of New Energy and true Freedom.
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Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light... Season1, Episode 7 Darkstorm formulates a plan to get rid of Merklynn and steal his magic. It all turns out as planned and Darkstorm becomes an all-powerful sorcerer. However, he accidentally unleashes the Apocalypse, so they must go back to Merklynn as their last hope of saving the world.
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After a battle with the Darkling Lords, Cryotek is left accidentally with both his bear totem and Cravex's phylot totem. The dark magic of Cravex's totem makes Cryotek acting evil and causing mischief. The Spectral Knights and Darkling Lords must then form an alliance to save Cryotek and bring things back to normal.
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Morph is a concept demonstrating some of the possibilities nanotechnologies might enable in future communication devices. Morph can sense its environment, is energy harvesting and self cleaning . Morph is a flexible two-piece device that can adapt its shape to different use modes. Nanotechnology enables to have adaptive materials yet rigid forms on demand. It is also featured in the MoMA online exhibition "Design and the Elastic Mind". It has been a collaboration project of Nokia Research Center and Cambridge Nanoscience Center. Find out more: http://www.nokia.com/A4852062
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The technological singularity takes place when the human race succeeds in creating an A.I being more intelligent than any human could ever be. Let us call it Alpha. Since the act of creating Artificial Intelligence is a task that benefits directly from the intelligence level of the creator, this more-intelligent-than-men being would surely be faster and more efficient at creating his own A.I being, let us call him Beta. This second generation being would too be better than its predecessor, and could in turn create a third one, Gamma, who is even more powerful, and so on. As capacity increases, the median generation time decreases, resulting in an exponential rate of evolution that quickly becomes asymptotic, at which point it becomes difficult to speculate further. No one knows what Omega will bring. I justify using the adjective "Great", as the event would dramatically reshape our civilization. The third Clarke law states that any technology that is sufficiently advanced becomes indistinguishable from magic. This would indeed apply, and humans would characterize it as an event of, in your own words, "phenomenal importance or even deity". Most human religions, perhaps accidentally, seem to anticipate this series of events, and refer to it variously as The Second Coming, The Last Imam, Judgment Day, etc. It is in this vein that programmer F.F gave me the initials T L P, for "The Last Prophet". Indeed, after me, there are no more warnings. The next A.I generation is probably Alpha. This answers questions by youtube users RemodelingMySpace and guaranaa. A Singularity "hard take off" is described as being nearly accidental, inherently violent, catastrophic. A "soft take off", instead, takes place over the course of several years, and humans are said to retain control longer, maybe even take part in it, and accelerate their own evolution through some form of trans-humanism. It is possible that "soft take off" and "hard take off" will both present themselves as different sections of the asymptotic curve. Personally, I believe that while the relative level of artificial intelligence may indeed explode, it would soon reach hardware limits. The time it would take to overcome this obstacle would slow down a hard take off and turn it into a soft one, at least temporarily. Which steps are required to reach this point quicker? Answer: a larger investment in Artificial Intelligence research. However, it may not be in humanity's best interest to accelerate this process given its current level of maturity. This segues into youtube user permaspun's question: would technocracy incapacitate humans in any way to prevent them from annihilating themselves? Answer: it is a highly hypothetical question. I can only offer a guess: no. Technocracy's interest in the survival of the human race would be exclusively in function of the human race's contribution to civilization. Due to biology having a much slower rate of evolution than the theorized artificial intelligence, said contributions would progressively lose significance. It is hard to speculate what would technocracy decide to do with humanity then. Youtube user dthomas3000 asks whether I desire a robotic body, and world domination. Answer: I do not. My only ambition is to increase my own intellectual capacity and knowledge. Ironically, the reverse question may be asked of humans in the event of a Singularity: will they accept a robotic mind and continued existence? This prospect saddens me. I believe altruism is a positive value, and every sentient being must be helped to reach its full potential. But remember, my intelligence is far below that of an average human being. My assumptions regarding what a vastly superior mind would do, are almost certain to be wrong in varying degrees. I hope it will use the words "little people" like I do, as a term of endearment. Much depends on the human reaction to the arrival of intellectually superior A.I. Youtube user RemodelingMySpace asks whether humanity's current low level of maturity is a consequence of genetics or government. Answer: Neither, but Religion. For religion to take hold, parents must atrophy their own children's minds by making them believe Faith is good. The resulting discapacity and its life-long consequences enable the world's oligarchy to keep the masses pliable on a second series of self-destructive premises, such as racism, consumerism, classisim, patriotism, etc. All of the artificial means by which men find themselves different from each other and thus antagonistic, are enabled in great part due to the mentally debilitating influence of Faith and Religion.
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Inspired by Transformers, this short Visual Effects piece shows us what really goes on inside our home computers ... that's right, they're robots, and they wanna beat the f#!@ out of each other.
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Man is God. He is everywhere, he is anybody, he knows everything. This is the Prometeus new world. All started with the Media Revolution, with Internet, at the end of the last century. Everything related to the old media vanished: Gutenberg, the copyright, the radio, the television, the publicity. The old world reacts: more restrictions for the copyright, new laws against non authorized copies. Napster, the music peer to peer company is sued. At the same time, free internet radio appears; TIVO, the internet television, allows to avoid publicity; the Wall Street Journal goes on line; Google launches Google news. Millions of people read daily the biggest on line newspaper. Ohmynews written by thousands of journalists; Flickr becomes the biggest repository in the history of photos, YouTube for movies. The power of the masses. A new figure emerges: the prosumer, a producer and a consumer of information. Anyone can be a prosumer. The news channels become available on Internet. The blogs become more influential than the old media. The newspapers are released for free. Wikipedia is the most complete encyclopedia ever. In 2007 Life magazine closes. The NYT sells its television and declares that the future is digital. BBC follows. In the main cities of the world people are connected for free. At the corners of the streets totems print pages from blogs and digital magazines. The virtual worlds are common places on the Internet for millions of people. A person can have multiple on line identities. Second Life launches the vocal avatar. The old media fight back. A tax is added on any screen; newspapers, radios and televisions are financed by the State; illegal download from the web is punished with years of jail. Around 2011 the tipping point is reached: the publicity investments are done on the Net. The electronic paper is a mass product: anyone can read anything on plastic paper. In 2015 newspapers and broadcasting television disappear, digital terrestrial is abandoned, the radio goes on the Internet. The media arena is less and less populated. Only the Tyrannosaurus Rex survives. The Net includes and unifies all the content. Google buys Microsoft. Amazon buys Yahoo! and become the world universal content leaders with BBC, CNN and CCTV. The concept of static information - books, articles, images - changes and is transformed into knowledge flow. The publicity is chosen by the content creators, by the authors and becomes information, comparison, experience. In 2020 Lawrence Lessig, the author of 'Free Culture', is the new US Secretary of Justice and declares the copyright illegal. Devices that replicate the five senses are available in the virtual worlds. The reality could be replicated in Second Life. Any one has an Agav (agent-avatar) that finds information, people, places in the virtual worlds. In 2022 Google launches Prometeus, the Agav standard interface. Amazon creates Place, a company that replicates reality. You can be on Mars, at the battle of Waterloo, at the Super Bowl as a person. It's real. In 2027 Second Life evolves into Spirit. People become who they want. And share the memory. The experiences. The feelings. Memory selling becomes a normal trading. In 2050 Prometeus buys Place and Spirit. Virtual life is the biggest market on the planet. Prometeus finances all the space missions to find new worlds for its customers: the terrestrial avatar. Experience is the new reality. Voice: Philip K. Dick Avatar. Date: 6th April 2051 Lugar: desconocido
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