Newsletter: Droids to Replace Android & Game Of Thrones Video Game

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.” ~ George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones)

THE FUTURE OF SMARTPHONES IS ROBOTS

THE STORY

What if your smartphone could physically assist you in tasks, rather than just sitting on the table?

ROBOT SERVANTS, REALLY?

Can’t say about you, but we’ve surely dreamt of days we would be technologically advanced to have robot servants. Especially after being fed in the idea through science fiction. However, as easy as things might appear in fiction, we’re yet to see a perfectly functioning, real-life CPO3 or R2D2, from Star Wars.

Last week, a similar discussion was held at the G-Summit 2017 where several researchers and scientists in robotics and digital technology were gathered. When asked on what do they see as a viable replacement for robots, a majority of the crowd wanted a life-like droid like in sci-fi movies.

SOUNDS INTERESTING, BUT ANY PROTOTYPES?

After Honda’s Asimo, a number of humanoid robot prototypes have surfaced that are able to perform various human tasks. However, they’re still far from being viable replacements for smartphones, let alone assist in physical tasks.

Currently, robots are being used to detect symptoms for various diseases in patients all across the globe. Giants like Amazon too are using robot machines in their warehouses to move around merchandise. However we’re still far from having a ‘Universal’ robot assistant.

BUT WHAT ARE THE POSSIBILITIES?

A.I. research has certainly taken a flight in the past few years, but it has proved to be more of a double edged sword. As already depicted in movies, creating artificial intelligence could prove to be a disastrous step and create a natural enemy for humans. While things haven’t gone as far fetched yet, tech giants such as Elon Musk are repeatedly warning companies against reckless A.I. research and development.

Therefore we can say that the possibilities of purchasing our very own ‘Smartdroids’ do sound bleak. But hey, that’s what they said about aeroplanes.

 


GAME OF THRONES: THE GAME

THE STORY

Creator of Skyrim might be working on an open-world ‘Game of Thrones’ RPG.

DIDN’T WE ALL SEE IT COMING?

George R.R. Martin’s medieval fantasy sensation Game of Thrones might finally get the treatment it deserves, and we don’t mean the bad way. Fans have already been clamoring for a decent video game interpretation for Game of Thrones, and according to the latest Target listing, it might come true.

Based on the speculation, the creator of popular gaming series such as Fallout and Elder Scrolls are currently developing a massive role playing game based on George Martin’s books.

COULD THIS BE A RUMOR?

There might be a section of readers that might feel this could be just a speculation. Nevertheless, gamers might already know that Bethesda studios is currently working on two unnamed RPG titles that are not Elder Scrolls titles. Therefore, Target’s listing could prove to be a premature leak about a highly anticipatory game title that could become a major Game of the Year contender.

WHY COULD THIS BE BIG?

The live action series based on George Martin’s novels is already a worldwide sensation and a pop culture ‘must have’. While there has been no news on this from HBO, Bethesda or target, there are also rumors about announcements being made during the Season Finale for the live action TV series. There are already countless mods available for Bethesda’s own titles to make characters or environments into the ones from Game of Thrones.

Hence, it would only be good for a major name like Bethesda to take charge of reproducing such a well-known fictional universe in the video game world.

Akshay Peter

Akshay Luke Peters is a writer and blogger for Systweak Software. He likes to write about off-beat topics and technological awareness. He is also part musician who likes to explore the future of technology in entertainment and popular media.

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