10 Futurist Phrases And Terms That Are Complete Bullshit

Last month we told you about 20 terms every self-respecting futurist should know, but now it's time to turn our attention to the opposite. Here are 10 pseudofuturist catchphrases and concepts that need to be eliminated from your vocabulary. » 4/17/14 10:20am Thursday 10:20am

This Taiwanese animated trailer may be the closest we ever get to a

Hey Steven Spielberg, your Robopocalypse movie may be "indefinitely postponed" but the Taiwanese Animators at NMA TV just gave you a HUGE jump start. Behold, your trailer for Robopocalypse — complete with state-of-the-art technology! Just rip the Svedka robot baby-killing scene straight from this YouTube vid and you are … » 2/22/13 8:40am 2/22/13 8:40am

Steven Spielberg's Robopocalypse has been "indefinitely postponed"

Sad news! Steven Spielberg's movie adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's Robopocalypse has been pushed back (yet again) until who knows when. The movie was rapidly picking up big name talent: Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) was working on the script, and Chris Hemsworth and Anne Hathaway were attached to star. So why is… » 1/10/13 8:40am 1/10/13 8:40am

Disney is populating their theme parks with robots that can THROW…

Disney is hard at work bringing about the Robopocalypse. Behold the throwing bots, the brand-new batch of robots Disney can't wait to unleash into their parks. This new line of androids can throw a ball back and forth with a human guest and even juggle! Disney hopes they'll raise theme park audience participation to a … » 11/26/12 9:30am 11/26/12 9:30am

The Latest Source of "Profanity" in Schools: Daniel H. Wilson's

Every now and then, a parent complains about their child being exposed to a science fiction book that contains challenging ideas or language — most notoriously, last year there was the whole kerfuffle over Ender's Game. But the latest outcry is over what might be the most unexpected text of them all: Robopocalypse, the … » 8/10/12 4:31pm 8/10/12 4:31pm

How Growing Up in Oklahoma Got Daniel Wilson Excited About Robots

Former roboticist Daniel Wilson made a huge splash several years ago with his non fiction book How to Survive a Robot Uprising, and then set his optical implants on writing fiction. His debut novel Robopocalypse was a huge bestseller, and is set to become a Steven Spielberg flick. And now he's got a new novel out, » 7/12/12 12:51pm 7/12/12 12:51pm

Upcoming Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies That Aren't Remakes,…

They're rebooting Spider-Man. They're remaking Total Recall. Sometimes, when you're in the middle of summer movie craziness, it can seem like every movie is based on an already-existing movie. But that's not really true — there are actually tons of genre movies in development that are new concepts, at least as far as… » 6/27/12 11:15am 6/27/12 11:15am

What does it mean when a movie gets massively delayed?

This past week or so has seen two movies hit with massive delays and reshoots, leading to speculation that they're in trouble. World War Z, the zombie movie based on Max Brooks' novel, is going back for seven weeks of reshoots, and the script is being massively rewritten by Prometheus/Lost writer Damon Lindelof.… » 6/11/12 3:00pm 6/11/12 3:00pm

Greet our new robot overlords with an anthology co-edited by Daniel H. …

Still need more hints about surviving that inevitable robot uprising? Robopocalypse author Daniel H. Wilson is here to help — he is putting out an anthology called Robot Uprisings, full of short stories that illustrate just what it'll take to remain in one piece after our robot overlords have taken over. His co-editor… » 3/14/12 2:36pm 3/14/12 2:36pm