If you throw a group of people in a stressful situation, those people will be pushed to their limits or beyond. In some stories, though, the people in the group turn to idiocy. Let’s have a look at the Flock of Headless Chickens writing smell.
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Torment: Tides of Numenera is a Kickstarter-backed video game recently released by Inxile Entertainment. It’s the spiritual successor to the much acclaimed Planescape: Torment.
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The marriage of Big Data and the Internet of Things is driving the so-called fourth industrial revolution. This brings us great gadgets, but also a lot of potential trouble. Let’s gaze into the crystal ball.
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I recently read the English translation of the Three-Body Problem by Chinese author Liu Cixin. It is quite a popular science fiction novel. It won a Hugo, and even Barack Obama read and liked it. My opinion is a bit more ambivalent.
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After the US elections, and with the Dutch elections coming up, I’ve been looking into what different forms of government actually exist. There wasn’t really a handy overview… until now!
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