Archive for June, 2013


Naturally Uncanny Reviews!

A video has sprung up on Dailymotion that claims to be our first glimpse into the still unknown multiplayer aspect of Watch_Dogs.  It’s been hinted at in multiple trailers that some form of invasive multiplayer will take place, and when we got our last look at gameplay at E3 we saw that using some kind of app (possibly only available on Smartglass enabled devices), a user can help the player by hacking street lights and other objects.  What is strange though is that there are none of your usual denotations of a multiplayer aspect, no gamer tags or other identifiable marks on either player, and the movement of the other “player” could very well be just another type of AI.  In the first segment we see that the player is getting hacked, and they must find and profile the hacker before it’s too late.  Upon profiling the hacker, they are…

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#CyberWhaleWarrior

Imprisoned for Life?On May 24, 2013, scientists and cetacean advocates alike were awestruck, inspired and elated to learn that India has become the first Nation in the world to acknowledge dolphins as nonhuman persons.  To those unfamiliar with the overwhelming evidence in support of this acknowledgment; of the remarkable self-awareness, language, culture, deeply emotional and profoundly social nature of dolphins and whales, this may sound bizarre — but the phenomenon of nonhuman personhood is, in fact, a credible and laudable assertion.

Cetaceans (dolphins, whales and porpoises) have long been understood to be remarkably intelligent. A wealth of scientific evidence has shown that they are closest to us in terms of cognitive capacity and self-awareness than any other species. Dr. Thomas I. White, author of “In Defense Of Dolphins: A New Moral Frontier,” introduced many to the concept of the definition of “personhood:” What is a “person,” and what distinguishes persons from other…

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#CyberWhaleWarrior

Imprisoned for Life?On May 24, 2013, scientists and cetacean advocates alike were awestruck, inspired and elated to learn that India has become the first Nation in the world to acknowledge dolphins as nonhuman persons.  To those unfamiliar with the overwhelming evidence in support of this acknowledgment; of the remarkable self-awareness, language, culture, deeply emotional and profoundly social nature of dolphins and whales, this may sound bizarre — but the phenomenon of nonhuman personhood is, in fact, a credible and laudable assertion.

Cetaceans (dolphins, whales and porpoises) have long been understood to be remarkably intelligent. A wealth of scientific evidence has shown that they are closest to us in terms of cognitive capacity and self-awareness than any other species. Dr. Thomas I. White, author of “In Defense Of Dolphins: A New Moral Frontier,” introduced many to the concept of the definition of “personhood:” What is a “person,” and what distinguishes persons from other…

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