Science Fiction Byte

Science or Science Fiction?

When new technology looks like it came right out of Science Fiction, does the science influence the fiction or does the fiction influence the science? The answer is … yes! Both are true, according to an article in The Guardian, The real science of science fiction. Authors get ideas from science and dream ahead to what it will become. Scientists read Science Fiction and become inspired with new ideas. Often, the two groups merge and scientists write Science Fiction.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2015/jan/21/real-science-science-fiction-sf-scholar

Whether you write the stories or create the reality, you’re both important to innovation and progress! Go you!

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Science Fiction Byte

OK, I haven’t given you any awesome links lately. (But, in my defense, I did move everything I accumulated for fourteen years out of my old home and into a new one.) So here you go!

Sometimes science seems like it’s made up, doesn’t it? For instance, according to this TED talk, we read each others’ minds (seriously):

If you don’t believe that, you might be cynical, and it may cause dementia! Stupid News Network reports about the Finnish study that may make you want to look on the bright side more:

http://thestupidnewsnetwork.com/2014/05/28/cynicism-may-lead-to-dementia

One thing that would make us all feel a lot more positive as parents, especially if we have passed our geeky tendencies to our kids, is more science-focused entertainment for kids. The Southern Geek tells us all about that in his vlog:

http://geekalabama.com/2014/05/28/the-southern-geek-vlog-episode-14-there-needs-to-be-a-kid-friendly-science-show

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Zombies take a Science Fiction Byte

For the new year I will add two new subjects for my blog. I’ve said a lot about self-publishing and I think it’s time to include some goodies for the non-writers. Have a nice byte of BRAINZZZ:

If you love Zombies, then you’ll love the app that has my kids transforming their selfies into horrific creatures: ZombieBooth

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.motionportrait.ZombieBooth

They also probably have it for those Apple devices or whatever…

How would you look as a zombie?! What about your friends?

ZombieBooth is a fun way to instantly make your face into a 3D, animated zombie!
CUSTOMIZABLE 3D ZOMBIES!
– ZombieBooth makes any 2D portrait fully 3D
– Create a huge collection of 3D, animated zombies from photos of you and your friends
– Choose from several zombie variations to pinpoint your undead doppelgänger

YOUR ZOMBIES COME ALIVE
– Zombies will blink, scowl, and breath!
– Hear them growl and frenzy
– They’ll even try to ravage your finger if you get too close!

ZOMBIFY YOUR FRIENDS!
– Capture portraits to zombify on any camera equipped Android
– Share zombie images via Email

For more info, to ask a question directly, or to just share your zombies, come visit us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ZombieBooth) or Twitter @ZombieBooth.
WARNING: This app contains frequent use of horror images that may not be suitable for children or the faint-hearted! (My kids are scared of NOTHING except food that has a flavor other than bland, so they adore it!)

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