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Humanity has begun its downfall. Ever since the days of modern medicine, the life expectancy of humans has increased astonishingly with ease of life. The industrial revolution sparked what would lead to advances in biochemistry with vaccines for smallpox and the isolation of medicinal penicillin. These initial discoveries blazed the path for antibiotic pills and anesthesia.

As technology progresses, so does the protection against various illnesses. However, with each advance in modern medicine, evolution loses just a bit more of its ability to weed out weaker individuals from our gene pools. If life were to progress as it is, we would eventually bring the entire process of evolution to a halt by treating genetic mutations and sustaining evolutionarily unfit individuals.

In fact, if things were allowed to progress even further, a new process of de-evolution could potentially occur. In this process, we can assume that the "unfit" individuals alive due to modern technology would supply unfit genes to their progeny, who in turn would spread those unfit genes further and further eventually resulting in a majority of humans having those unfit genes. Quite potentially, these unfit genes could become the predominant gene and wipe out other more traditionally fit genes resulting in a physically inferior human race (think of those sci-fi movies where the technologically advanced aliens have frail and fragile bodies - ie. War of the Worlds, ET, etc.).

How I see it is, there are two paths for an evolutionary species. The first is the scenario I mentioned before (weak anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry with highly advanced technology). The second is a no or limited technology scenario where survival of the fittest results in physically superior individuals (think aliens with special heat seeking eyes or the ability to lift ten times their weight, etc - ie. Alien, Superman, etc.). We as a species have chosen the former. Technology offers us vast possibilities in achieving our individual and special endeavors while the latter is more chance based  than anything.

While we have chosen what seems to be the more rational path, I am being honest when I say that I am a bit curious to see how we would have turned out had we let nature take its course. (I mean, it brought us this far didn't it?)

Now, before you go crazy and start calling me a lunatic or people hater... This was just some random thought that popped into my head, and I thought I might share to see if anyone has any thoughts on these thoughts. And no, I do not condone destroying all forms of technology to further our evolutionary growth.
 
The new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer was just released. As you may or may not already know, the seventh Potter book is being split into two films - the first releasing in November of this year and the second in July of 2011. The new trailer, which should be showing (unfortunately) before most showings of the upcoming Twilight movie contains some action packed and quite epic scenes of what is sure to be a very exciting set of films.

It's been almost ten years since the first Harry Potter film came out in 2001, and even longer since the original Sorcerer's Stone (or Philosopher's Stone for you non-Americans) book came out. As the team packed up its final day of shooting, Danial Radcliffe echoed his costars when he remarked it was a surprisingly emotional wrap-up to a very loving relationship to the film series.

I have to admit I have never liked the Potter films much because they left out so much of the story I felt needed to be shared. Well, this time around they have two films to pack everything into, so hopefully the cinematic version of the final book should be the best one(s) yet!

Can't wait until this hits theaters!
 
Who Needs Friends Like Facebook?
Not me. Why Mark Zuckerberg and his social network should stop invading our privacy.

(I did not write this article. I was surfing the internet and ran across it. I thought I would share since it is something I feel everyone should understand).

Mark Zuckerberg won’t say he’s sorry, but the 26-year-old CEO and founder of Facebook does promise to change his ways—a little. His nonapology came after weeks of outrage over Facebook’s recent changes to its privacy (actually, antiprivacy) policy, and was delivered in the form of an op-ed in The Washington Post. In his essay, Zuckerberg put on his best innocent-little-boy voice and claimed Facebook only changed its policies in order to help people share more information, because “a world that’s more open and connected is a better world.” In addition to that bit of risible rubbish, Zuckerberg also said Facebook intends to amend its privacy policy to address complaints. I doubt these changes will be substantive, but even if they are, as far as I’m concerned, it’s too little too late.

Read the full article on Newsweek's site here.

Also, check out something I'm VERY excited about: It's called Diaspora, and it promises to offer exactly what every facebook user really needs - significant and adaptable privacy controls.

Check out diaspora here!

Finally, check out the new teaser trailer just released for the upcoming film about facebook and it's founder. It's called "The Social Network," and it's set to come out in October, so keep your eyes peeled.
 
So, I've been living in LA since I was born, and I've witnessed countless Los Angeles sports team victories. However, it always amazes me that only the Lakers winning seems to be as tragic for the city as a mutant giant octopus attack.

Apparently having only one taxi set on fire and a few very expensive electronic signs toppled is an upgrade from previous years where store windows were broken and rampant theft occurred.

Are these so-called "fans?", "Angelinos?" really fans? Or are they just that damn stupid to realize hat they will end up paying more taxes every time a cop car is dispatched. Or maybe they are really the fans of other teams who come into LA to cause havoc and infiltrate the ranks. Or maybe, they are aliens from a distant planet that moves into other civilizations and starts rots. Or maybe... Yeah, who am I kidding? These are quite definitely the most idiotic fans I've ever laid eyes on. (No offense to those like me who take revelry with responsibility). However, what is the need for all this mayhem? Isn't winning the coveted title enough? I suppose I will never really know what makes this destruction such an integral part of celebration in this city, but I would hope that these people come to their sense before we are overrun with taxation.
 
Are you the man with the Golden gun? Can you stand tall and defeat all your enemies before they blast you away with AK-47s? Will you live up to the name of James Bond?

Sound alot like the N64s Goldeneye game? Well, that's because it is! Except, it's not. Nintendo has announced that it will revamp the game and release it for the Wii this November.

Keeping the content intact and introducing a couple new things like a Daniel Craig Bond, and other minor extras will be sure to have both hardcore fans and casual fans teeming with joy as the game promises to be even more fulfilling with an updated multiplayer mode.

Take a look at the trailer below, and enjoy!
 
E3 (or the Electronic Entertainment Expo) is underway, and there are some exciting things coming for the video gaming industry.

Sony and Microsoft show off their new motion sensing controllers, and the 360's new Project Natal is making quite the buzz.

Nintendo, on the other hand, is creating its own buzz for the new vitality system of which no one is really sure what it's functions and capabilities are. Nintendo is also set to show off a new Zelda and Metroid game with motion control.

Likewise, the 360's Halo Reach is getting a lot of attention as the game will be the biggest software player for Microsoft this gaming season.

Sony is not left out of the picture, either, as it is going full steam at restarting the Medal of Honor franchise.

Normally, each company would be ready to show off its next gen console if tradition was anything to go by. However, it's software improvements that takes the show this year at E3.

Some exciting new games to look out for:

Halo Reach
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Gears of War 3
Metal Gear Solid: Rising

Medal of Honor

Killzone 3
Gran Turismo 5
The Force Unleashed II

Rock Band 3
Final Fantasy: 4 Heroes of Light
Dragon Quest IX
GT Countdown

Star Wars: The Old Republic
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

E3 runs until the 17th, so there should be a lot more exciting news on the way soon!
 
So today was an interesting day. I picked up some old things I found lying around my room and started working on some stories I haven't touched in well over a year. Looks like I might start becoming productive this summer finally.

A few years ago, I had this idea for a story about a delusional superhero, except not... It's kind of a complicated idea in nature, involving a guy that's not really a superhero but more of a product of circumstance. Back when I started working on this thing, the whole Watchmen things became big, and I was worried about being called unoriginal, so I stopped working on it. Of course, my story is nothing like that of the Watchmen, but some related themes come up in a similar setting (superheroes)...

Since then, I have decided to forget about what could be said and just go ahead with it, so I pulled up the old manuscript and started adding to it. Still have ALOT of work to do on this one, but I guess I'll get it done...

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This may be old news to some of you, but NBC has decided to take out Parks and Recreation from its prime slot to move in a new sitcom about an outsourced call center in India.

The show is based off of a 2006 film by the same name. The premise of both the film and show is about a white man reluctantly moving to India in order to head a call center there while working with some very quirky and quite strange employees.

I'm not banking on this show to last more than two seasons, though, as the trailer seems just a bit too simple in its form of crude and kindergarten humor. The film was genuinely humorous, but the show seems to be lacking some of that spark. Here's to hoping NBC's Parks and Recreation replacement has the stuff to become something good.
Take a look at the original film's wikipedia article here.
Or check out the film's trailer here.
 
I was randomly surfing the web, and I ran across this website that let's you warp your face and determines your level of attractiveness based on symmetry and facial structure.

If you're bored and have a minute, check it out: http://www.moonjee.com/

I wouldn't take it too seriously, though. It's just something to pass the time and ease boredom.
 
Looks like it's officially confirmed. The iPhone reveal that Gizmodo did a while back has just been proven as authentic with Apple's official unveiling of the iPhone 4.

The design is exactly the same as the one lost by the employee earlier this year, and it boasts some impressive capabilities. HD video editing, extremely high screen resolution, multitasking features, and a new white color are just some of the things that iPhone users will have to look forward to. A personal iPhone fan, I may be a bit biased in saying this, but this new phone will be every tech geeks dream come true come the release date on June 24th (pre-order June 15th).

Check out the official page here.