Vi for Vendetta

The future is here, in your ear, and she’s telling you to run. A company called LifeBEAM labs (yep) has developed a product called Vi, which is an interactive AI personal trainer. No, this isn’t the beginning of a Black Mirror episode where anyone with a BMI over 25 is forcibly marched thin. This is a real thing, and it’s pretty nifty. Vi is a voice activated artificial intelligent personal trainer. AIPT. for short…? It’s marketed as ‘adapting to an individual’s behaviour, environment and physiology to deliver tailored, real-time coaching ideal for entry to intermediate runners.’ So essentially, she learns, and looks stylish (in…

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I met Chris Pratt (oh and I saw GotG: Vol 2)

I MET CHRIS FREAKIN’ PRATT, YOU GUYS. But more on that, in a mo. When the first instalment of Guardians of the Galaxy came out, it really took me by surprise. I remember heading into the cinema thinking, “Oh man, I am not going to enjoy this”. I had no idea what this group of seemingly C-list Marvel galactic characters were really about. Sure, I knew about the Kree, Nova and the Skrulls through some of the bigger Avengers, X-Men and Fantastic Four cross over stories in the comic books, but the Guardians really did pass me by. I know I am…

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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.

That middle episode tension, echoes of nostalgia with twists of new tales and new characters that bind together a renewed excitement in a lasting franchise. ‘Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi’ truly delivers. The second instalment of a trilogy is always the most eventful. Our characters and indeed, world, is very much established so we can really get to work. The Empire Strikes Back works so well as an overall Act II for the original trilogy, and The Last Jedi does just that for this new period of Star Wars movies. This film was a sci-fi rollercoaster where narrative points…

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Just Keep Spinning. Just Keep Spinning.

Classes can be quite intimidating. For me, they remind me of P.E. lessons at school – to which I was awful at. I was that kid who got picked last during any sport lesson. Yeah, that ol’ sob story. It wasn’t because I was unpopular; I just sucked so much at sport and exercise while I was at school. I used to have a real dread about going to those lessons where, I actually used to bunk off and hide from my teachers or fake notes from my Mum. My teachers weren’t stupid, they actually just decided to ‘let-that-happen’ until…

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