[Do Androids Dream]

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (retitled Blade Runner: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? in some later printings) is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick, first published in 1968. The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic San Francisco, where Earth’s life has been greatly damaged by nuclear global war. Most animal species are endangered or extinct from extreme radiation poisoning, so that owning an animal is now a sign of status and empathy, an attitude encouraged towards animals. The book served as the primary basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner, and many elements and themes from it were used in its 2017 sequel Blade Runner 2049.

The main plot follows Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter who is tasked with “retiring” (i.e. killing) six escaped Nexus-6 model androids, while a secondary plot follows John Isidore, a man of sub-par IQ who aids the fugitive androids. In connection with Deckard’s mission, the novel explores the issue of what it is to be human. Unlike humans, the androids are said to possess no sense of empathy.

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  2. Thievery Corporation – It Takes A Thief
  3. BéTé – Ponto das Caboclas (BéTé Re-Edit)
  4. Aphrodelics – Rollin’ On Chrome (Wild Motherfucker Dub)
  5. Inner Science – Bright Note
  6. 84PC – Shkarim Ba Afela
  7. Massive Attack & Azekel – Ritual Spirit
  8. Lagartijeando – Tecnoticlan (Spaniol Remix)
  9. Venice – 03. 30th Century 1
  10. Beauty and the Beat – Harer Nama
  11. Lapa – Stoika (Feat. Random Rab)
  12. Desert Dwellers – The Great Mystery
  13. GOLEM – Westing House
  14. DJ Krush – Emission Nebula
  15. Blue Sky Black Death – In A Trance (Instrumental)
  16. Nicola Cruz – Rio Branco

[Space Communications]

NASA spacecraft typically rely on human-controlled radio systems to communicate with Earth. As collection of space data increases, NASA looks to cognitive radio, the infusion of artificial intelligence into space communications networks, to meet demand and increase efficiency.

“Modern space communications systems use complex software to support science and exploration missions,” said Janette C. Briones, principal investigator in the cognitive communication project at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. “By applying artificial intelligence and machine learning, satellites control these systems seamlessly, making real-time decisions without awaiting instruction.”

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