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The Singularity: last we looked, it’s not too late

In the ‘not so long ago’, science fiction movies were filled with weird and wonderful (and pretty impossible) scenarios and exciting plot lines. It was thrilling, entertaining, and while the entire humankind was almost always in grave danger, we never believed that it would happen to us because, well… it was fiction, it’s not real…or so we thought. Now today, when the credits roll, we take a little longer to mull over the what if and ponder about the increasingly blurred lines between science fiction and science fact.

Please do disturb: Knocking on hotels’ future

You don’t need to fast forward to the future to see robots taking over. The truth is, they are already here – in the present – in tuxedos and bright uniforms, waiting in hotel lounges, receptions and hallways, ready to serve some ‘robot hospitality’. M Social Singapore has its ‘bots’ Aura and Ausca; Hotel Jen in Singapore also has Jeno and Jena, and Vdara Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas has Fetch and Jett – the partners-in-crime ‘hired’ to welcome guests, clean, cook, and provide room service. It’s no longer a prediction nor a forecast but a reality. Welcome to Hotel 2.0.

Leave room for humans!

Chemotherapy – the invaluable treatment that has saved countless lives of cancer patients through blocking different functions in cell growth and replication – stemmed from the discovery, during World War II, that exposure to mustard gas in conflict significantly reduced soldiers’ white blood cell count, sometimes fatally. The compound nitrogen mustard was studied further by researchers and found to halt the growth of rapidly dividing cells such as cancer cells. This is just one example of humankind adapting a negative discovery into a positive one.

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