[Film Inquiry] Faster Than Light Travel In Sci-fi & Real Life Part II

This article is part of the Fantasy Science & Coffee column on Film Inquiry [Link to original article] One of the most captivating science fiction staples is faster than light (FTL) travel. In our last segment of Fantasy Science & Coffee, we chatted about FTL travel in popular science fiction, and what would happen if you were…

[Film Inquiry] Infertility in Science and Dystopian Fiction

This article is part of the Fantasy Science & Coffee column on Film Inquiry [Link to original article] Infertility as a Storyline Rising infertility in fictional dystopian societies is a fairly common, captivating, albeit gloomy, basis for a story. The unfortunate reality is that fertility rates really do appear to be on a decline, as…

[Film Inquiry] Solutions To The Fermi Paradox Part II

This article is part of the Fantasy Science & Coffee column on Film Inquiry [Link to original article] In part I, we had a chat about solutions to the million dollar question: if there are so many galaxies, stars, and planets out there, why haven’t we found evidence of alien life? You see, statistically speaking, we shouldn’t be…

[Film Inquiry] Immortality and The Man From Earth

This article is part of the Fantasy Science & Coffee column on Film Inquiry [Link to original article] The obsession with life extension and immortality does not lie solely within the realms of science fiction: one of the driving forces of medical research throughout history has been to prolong life. There are a number of…

[Film Inquiry] Teleportation in Science Fiction and Real Life

This article is part of the Fantasy Science & Coffee column on Film Inquiry [Link to original article] Fans of science fiction are no stranger to the word ‘teleportation’. Each story may have its own style of teleportation, but the premise remains the same: instantaneous movement between far off points in space. Let’s take a…

[Film Inquiry] The Turing Test in Ex Machina

Published on Film Inquiry on March, 27. If you are even remotely familiar with technology, sci-fi, or the world of computers, you’ve probably heard ‘Turing Test’, even if you don’t quite know what it means.  It is essentially a test to see whether an Artificial Intelligence can mimic human behaviour flawlessly, essentially achieving ‘sentience’. The…

Toolbox: The EmDrive and Space Travel

Talk of the EmDrive has recently made rounds in the news. The claim is that this new technology can potentially revolutionize  space travel. It is a hypothetical, propellent-less rocket engine that is designed to get its thrust through microwaves, and can potentially attain speeds we’ve not seen before. There’s one thing that needs to be clear: click bait news…