By Brandon Davis - October 24, 2019 06:38 pm EDT Share 2 Comments 2 Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame were two movies burdened with featuring an onslaught of Marvel characters. Before appearing in the films, the many heroes had all debuted in their own respective films -- including Black Panther and Captain Marvel who managed to squeeze in their own titles at the last minute. While there are already a slew of heroes for writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely to balance, they almost had one more fan-favorite character from Marvel Comics on their hands in the form of Nova. As the story goes, Nova's origin story was put into place when Thanos destroyed Xandar off-screen, and he almost became a major player in the feud against the Mad Titan with Glenn Close returning to the MCU for the first time since Guardians of the Galaxy. "We actually had, I remember in the big manifesto thing that we did, where the first work we did on these movies where … [Read more...] about Marvel’s Nova Almost Had Key Role in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, Glenn Close as Worldmind
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CAMARILLO, CALIF.—When people imagine the future of self-driving cars, they might think of steering wheel-less pods with swivel chairs and a lounge-like cabin atmosphere. Just program your destination into the vehicle and take a seat, as blissfully unaware of the ensuing traffic as you would be on a train. Building on that belief, Volvo created what it calls "Concept 26,” a re-imagined car interior with seats built for the autonomous vehicle customer who wants to drive a luxury vehicle sometimes, but who also wants to delegate the time spent commuting (26 minutes on average for the American driver, hence the name “Concept 26”). It’s important to Volvo’s customers to be able to drive their cars, Anders Tylman-Mikiewicz, the head of Volvo's Monitoring and Concept Center, said, but it’s also important that they "get the option to delegate driving when it’s boring.” I needed little convincing—I had already spent two … [Read more...] about Hanging out in Volvo’s “Concept 26,” a reinvented seat for a self-driving car
By Kofi Outlaw - January 31, 2019 10:52 am EST Share 9 Comments 9 The Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to reach the culmination of its first ten years with Avengers: Infinity War, which will begin the final run of the MCU's Phase Three saga. Marvel Studios execs have already promised that the ending of PHase Three will be a game-changer that essentially reboots the MCU for a whole new saga, which will begin to unfold in Phase 4. Click HERE for Hi-Res Version While we don't yet know anything about what Phase 4 of the MCU, it's clear from the chart above (via Reddit) and so many others like it, that fans already have a major set of wish-list picks for which films they want to see in Phase 4. This particular chart (which popped up on Reddit) is particularly enticing for the movies it chooses to include in the Phase 4 lineup. The films in the lineup, there are several picks that you'd expect, and a few that you absolutely wouldn't, but probably will be onboard … [Read more...] about This Marvel Phase 4 Movies Slate Is What Fans Dreams Are Made Of
When the Elevation Dock, an accessory for the iPhone 4 hewn from a single chunk of solid aluminium, finished its Kickstarter campaign in February 2012, it became the first million-dollar project to raise funds through the site. Two years later, Oculus, formed from another Kickstarter campaign to produce a virtual-reality headset, sold itself to Facebook for $2bn, becoming the first billion-dollar company started through crowdfunding. Oculus's sale price was more than double the total of every dollar pledged to any previous successful Kickstarter project. It solidified the reputation of crowdfunding in general, and Kickstarter in particular, as a viable alternative to traditional routes to starting a company. But that wasn't the reputation that Kickstarter intended to have at the start. It began in 2009 with the mission "to help bring creative projects to life". The first of the crowdfunding sites, it allows creators to raise money for a project. Backers decide how much they want to … [Read more...] about Kickstarter: a platform for investment, philanthropy or shopping?
Introduction: Source: Google Free Image The Bermuda and Axiological Triangles appear to be mysteries challenging exploration and discovery. They differ because one is more superstition than reality based on the World Wide Fund for Nature’s failure to include the Bermuda Triangle, known as the “Devil’s Triangle,” in its list of ten most dangerous waters for shipping. This decision is supported by U.S. Coast Guard records and insurer Loyds of London’s failure to charge higher rates for ships passing through these waters. The Axiological Triangle, known as the “Triangle of Value-Vision” (i.e., Triaxiological Value-Vision or Axiological Lensing) was discovered by philosopher Robert S. Hartman somewhere Beyond Good and Evil where philosopher Nietzsche found Social Darwinism and morality in evolution rather than heaven. His equating morality with "survival of the fittest" was notoriously embraced by Adolf Hitler’s amateurish, … [Read more...] about Bermuda Triangle and the Axiological Triangle