At some point in most people's lives, he/she will question reality. It might be as simple as déjà vu or as complex as doubting one’s own existence. This is a theme that is constantly explored by literature, and science fiction seems to particularly like the topic of existentialism. One such science fiction story is The Yellow Pill by Rog Phillips. In it, the two main characters, Jerry and Gar, are forced to challenge each individual perception of his world.
Questions have risen as to how accurate the movie is according to physics and Newton’s law, and many have been answered. Hypothesis: The physics according to Newton’s law and physic in general in the movie is accurate with, however, a few over-exaggerations and folliness. Definitions of the concept dealt with: The research project is used to prove and explain how the physics in the movie ‘Gravity’ is accurate with reference to Newton’s laws. Newton’s
Brief explanation The structure of the multiverse, the nature of each universe within it, and the relationships among these universes differ from one multiverse hypothesis to another. Multiple universes have been hypothesized in cosmology, physics, astronomy, religion, philosophy, transpersonal psychology, and literature, particularly in science fiction and fantasy.
Science-fiction often shows a vision of the future, where science and technology have the appearance of helping humanity, but are actually hurting it. An essential component of sci-fi, is it’s ongoing conflict between technology and nature or humanity. In Blade Runner 2049 (dir. Villeneuve, 2017), this is a prominent theme, as the plot follows replicant Officer K, in search for the miraculous child of a replicant, and his struggle to find his own identity. Science-fiction is a genre that allows society to view themselves in a detached way, where they have no connection to the situation of the character on screen, but understand that the movie is a reflection of humanity.
While the loneliness of nihilism has always been possible, it lacks dramatic potential. To find something is a very different story. Since its inception, science fiction has become the popular medium for portraying that something, the presence in the universe that challenges or confirms the anthropocentric presumptions of the great monotheistic civilizations of Western society. As Stanley Kubrick was fond of noting, the psychologist Carl Jung predicted that any encounter with transcendent intelligence would tear the reins from our hands, and we would find ourselves without dreams. We would find our intellectual and spiritual aspirations so outmoded as to leave us completely paralyzed.
Introduction ‘The future,’ as British physicist and posterior Nobel Prizer winner Dennis Gabor once said, ‘cannot be predicted, but futures can be invented.’ (1964 p. 207). Indeed, over the past centuries warfare, parallel to the tactics, techniques, procedures and technology implemented have substantially evolved. Therefore, it could be argued that Sun Tzu, Machiavelli and Clausewitz would have been in difficulties envisag-ing drones, air-to-air refuelling, precision-guided munition or domains of cyber and space to be emerged. Behind all this, however, are people – practitioners, academ-ics and scholars – spending intellectual energy and ink while conducting a com-plete analysis of past wars and developing some hypothesis about future war. Theo-rists of German General Heinz Guderian and Italian General Giulio Douhet, as well as their treatises, serve as good examples of the latter.
One of the issues with virtual reality is that expectations have been overset massively with TV shows like Star Trek: The Next Generation, which promised an artificial reality indistinguishable from reality. VR failed. It didn 't have to -- there is a pattern to bringing out successful technology that is repeatable. You create a complete experience regardless of cost, then cost-reduce it. That way, you have a model for where you need to go.
ALTERNATE REALITY: A STUDY WITH AN OPEN PERSEPECTIVE Sidhant Tickoo (2013103) Indraprastha Institute of Information & Technology, New Delhi (IIIT-D) ABSTRACT The research paper focuses on the subject of alternate reality, parallel universes and the prospect that nothing is real for sure. The paper gives an insight into the inception of the concept of parallel universes. The topic being gloriously and repeatedly covered in Science-Fiction Movies , Alternate Reality Gaming(ARG) as well as various comic series. The constant persistence of the topic in our universe begs us to ask this basic underlying question, “What is real?”, “If nothing is real, then how can we be sure of anything?”, “If we can’t be sure of anything then what is the purpose of all
Science fiction can be described as a genre typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life. The genre allows for readers to enter fantastic worlds that are more exciting than mundane reality. It invites us to consider the complex ways our choices and interactions contribute to forecasting the future. Though the lathe of heaven does not strike you as your typical science fiction novel, it is able to conform to the standards that are set within the science fiction genre. Through out the novel the Lathe of heaven written by Ursla Le quin, the concept of science fiction manifested through the idea of the didactic motive, where an ambitious psychiatrist and sleep researcher named William Haber, used the powers of George Orr an ‘effective’ dreamer to promote a Utopian harmony by destroying aspects of their current dystopian world.
Film-theory is in some aspects a very fickle research field. It concerns itself with a relatively new technology and as an academic field it does not exactly stand on its own. Like literature, academic research in film has to be a combination of various other research fields to give appropriate answers to the issues and questions of film studies. In a way, experts within film studies have to develop theory from a variety of other fields, such as psychology, sociology, economics or statistics to name a few. That is, if they want to produce theory that can be generalized for film study and as such it seems a gargantuan task.