Who remembers the guy who died playing World of Warcraft, alone, in an internet café? In March 2015, 24-year-old gamer Wu Tai coughed up blood, slumped on his keyboard, and died after he played a 19-hour World of Warcraft session. Crazy, right? But... where were his friends?
In 2014, Google purchased the British Artificial Intelligence start-up, DeepMind, for a massive £400 Million. Shortly after the acquisition Deepmind's founder, Demis Hassabis, took some time away from being a newly crowned super-millionaire to unveil his two step plan for the company...
I’m not a 'hater'. In fact I was a fan of the original TV show, and the proud owner of a Gameboy with Pokemon Blue. I lost many an hour playing that incredible game. An undeniable work of genius that took over my life, and made me obsessive about ‘catching them all’. I’ve only completed 3 games in my life, and Pokemon Blue was one of them.
Close your eyes for a moment and think of Sinθ. OK, so one of three things will have just happened. You may have simply ignored the request and carried on reading like some kind of popular science reading maverick - if so, well done, you've shown real integrity. The remaining spineless creatures fall into two groups. For the first it will have conjured up supressed memories of endless school maths classes with their stale, out of date teachers and text books which lost interest years ago.
For once the most watched event of the week didn't involve Simon Cowell, Sir Tom Jones in a big chair or a D-list celebrity on ice. In fact, it wasn't even on TV. For a few minutes in March 2015 the nation's attention was focused on the heavens in anticipation of the first UK solar eclipse in 14 years.