A Chinese orthopedic surgeon who helped perform the first hand transplant in 1999 is looking to perform another medical first: transplanting a human head from one body to another.
Dr. Ren Xiaoping of Harbin Medical University announced this week that he is planning to lead a team of surgeons to perform the first-ever head transplant.
The announcement has brought much concern from medical experts about the ethical nature of such a novel procedure, according to the publication Medical Daily. more >>
E3 2016 is in the books after a week of ups and downs from all the major gaming companies. And while the conferences from E3 are finished, the ripple effects caused by the announcements and news will continue to brew conversation across the internet.
While there were several companies that made important announcements and new introductions during E3, the biggest news (or perhaps more appropriately lack thereof) came from the biggest three gaming companies, Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony.
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A Christian persecution watchdog group has created a new matrimonial dating website that seeks to change the dynamic of arranged marriages and allow Christian refugees in the Asian subcontinent to find a "romantic pathway" to escape persecution.
In response to numerous inquiries from Pakistani Christians seeking help to find their sons and daughters the perfect suitors for marriage in the West who will preserve families' Christian culture, the British Pakistani Christian Association has launched a new dating website that offers a certain level of protection by allowing parents to investigate the backgrounds of potential suitors listed on the website.
As the No. 1 style of marriage among Christians in Pakistan and Pakistani Christians in Western nations is arranged marriage, Shaadi4Christians.com, which went live in late May, aims to give sons and daughters more insight into who their parents are trying to match them up with. more >>
The "Pokemon" game is coming to smartphones by next month along with a hardware that allows users to play the game even without looking at their phone screens.
Scheduled to be released for iOS and Android by the end of July, the augmented-reality game dubbed "Pokemon Go" is the latest offering from game developer Nintendo. This is great news for fans of the game franchise since they can already play "Pokemon" using only their smartphones.
"We would work hard to let fans enjoy the game by the next month," Pokemon Company chief executive Tsunekazu Ishihara mentioned in the same report. He explained that gamers will be able to explore real-world roads, parks and other locations to find the so-called virtual monsters. Pikachu will just be around the corner waiting to be found. more >>
For a good while now I have had the privilege of helping to shape the global discussion about the future of Christianity as it pertains to technological futurism. I have met and spoken with numerous tech-savvy Christians from various parts of the world, all of which have articulated that they believe that the quickly emerging technological future has radical implications for their faith. In the midst of those discussions, I have heard many perspectives and through them I have come to understand one very valuable fact: Christianity is desperately in need of an updated technological hermeneutic.
Proof of this assertion arises in the fact that a lot of the anti-religion tech crowd believes that emerging technology will be the end of Christianity. I actually believe just the opposite. I think that the technological revolution that is quickly taking shape will breath new life into stagnant theological waters — helping to spring forth a more holy understanding of our humanity.
But in order for that to happen Christians need to begin to take seriously our responsibility to learn from our rich theological traditions so that we might try and use that wisdom to help one another interpret the quickly changing technological world around us. Put simply, humanity needs better ways of understanding what is happening to us now (i.e. how technology is effecting us), and how we are participating in that transformative process. And in order to foster such understanding, we need better ways of talking about the ideas that are already on the table. more >>
Capcom has just announced the most awaited sequel of the "Resident Evil" franchise. During the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), a gameplay trailer for "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard" was previewed.
Demo Reveals Thriller Theme Together with the release of the trailer, Capcom has also announced that the demo, "Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour," for the upcoming game can already be downloaded. However, the demo is exclusive to PlayStation 4 users only. There is still no update if it would be available for Xbox One and PC as well.
One of Capcom's staff, Koshi Nakanishi, has also mentioned that the demo will be available in the PlayStation store until the official game is released. It is purposely made to order for the players to experience the new environment of the upcoming sequel. The creators of "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard" mentioned that the demo will not be included in the final cut of "Resident Evil 7." more >>