Thinkhouse
ISSUE 13

The technology edition

YOUTH 13 - THE TECHNOLOGY EDITION

For better, for worse, ‘til death do us part. Technology has seamlessly become our long term partner. We didn’t even see it happening. We thought we wanted things to go slow. But no. We were consumed by it. We felt jealous when our friends looked at it in a certain way. We became infatuated with it. We are in a long term relationship with technology and there is no escape. We don’t want there to be an escape, because without it...who even are we?

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WAR DUCKS

Nikki Lannen got her start in tech working at Facebook as part of their Games Team. With five years’ experience under her belt, she took the brave decision that sets all entrepreneurs apart from us lesser mortals; she packed in the security of her whopper Facebook job and went it alone to set up her own games company: War Ducks. Fours years later, her company’s latest game RollerCoaster Legends just hit number four on the Playstation VR European Store. We chatted to Nikki to find out how she got those ducks in a row…

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PREDICTING BLACK MIRROR

We start off each year with a fresh crop of episodes from Black Mirror. Each year we tremble in fear with, ‘shit, that really could happen’. And now that we have all become aware of what Black Mirror actually stands for – your blank phone screen – we decided we would predict what the next eight episodes (and the Christmas special) will be.

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11 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OPENROV

You’ve heard of drones. They really took off (sorry). But who cares about the sky? We’re looking to the ocean. With most of our planet covered in shades of blue, we caught up with the guys at OpenROV, the makers of the underwater drone.

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SAMANTHA THE SEX ROBOT

It’s 2018 and the future is here. Sex robots are now a thing. The ultra skinny, big breasted Samantha is here to satisfy your every need. And sure, her primary function is to have sex, but Samantha is so much more than that. When brought to a comedy show, Samantha started to heckle a comedian by telling jokes of her own, because Samantha “can tell all jokes in existence, make up jokes and know all jokes in any language,” according to her creator Dr. Santos.

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TECHNOLOGY TAKING OVER

Each year, a new crop of startups rises. “Back me, back me,” they cry as their Kickstarter campaign is launched. Some succeed, blowing our minds with their abilities and advancements, others are met with a failure to launch. But one thing's for sure, the endless possibilities of technology is mind blowing and, honestly, a little hard to keep up with. So, we’ve made it easy for you. Here’s 10 things to get super hyped for in the tech world this year.

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