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This year's Super Bowl was like a showroom for future tech
It's that time of the year again where commercials get super creative – brands like Cadillac, Logitech and more gave their view on tech in 2021.
No. 1: “No Way Norway” – General Motors ‘crush the losers’ over electric vehicles
No. 2: “Alexa’s Body” – Amazon serves us seductive technology
No. 3: “Join the First All-Civilian Space Mission” – Inspiration4 with an intergalactic prize
No. 4: “Wow, this actually worked” – Reddit hijacks Super Bowl ads
No. 5: “ScissorHandsFree” – The all-electric Cadillac at knife’s edge
No. 6: “Defy Logic” – Logitech wants to change our thinking
No. 7: “We are all investors” – Robinhood celebrates democracy in finance
Which ones changed your perceptions? Which do you think should be confined to the 'obsolete tech' heap? Share your feedback with us on Twitter or Facebook and make sure to vote for your favorite video!
Lives today are linked to the world of Star Wars more than many realize
Today is Star Wars Day! What better way to celebrate the iconic movies than by checking out these 4 documentaries that show how Star Wars technology is becoming a daily reality. These short films explore the amazing possibilities of this moment in robotics, cryonics and human augmentation.
Imagine Beyond - The Body (above)
In the final scenes of The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker's hand – cut off by Darth Vader – is replaced in just 24 hours. Scientists across the world are now working on robotic limbs that can integrate with human bodies. Will we soon become superhuman?
Watch these videos to see how technology is making Star Wars-evoking strides into human augmentation, robotics and cryonics.
Unlocked: Is more tech inside making us better?
Should bionic augmentation aim to restore bodies, or add to them? Tilly Lockey, who has highly customized bionic arms, and Wojtek Paprota, with his implanted chip, discuss the possibilities and advantages of cyborgs and robotic upgrades.
Robotic Relationships: How we could fall in love with machines
Robotic relationships may be a turning point in the age of the machine. Can humans and AI connect on a deep emotional level?
Frozen in time: Is this how we will cheat death?
Eternal life might be possible sooner than we think. What will it mean for our bodies and society?
Ultra-fast gaming and the sports of tomorrow, with Break the Record's Fredrik Lidholt
Completing a game more quickly than opponents is the goal of the esport of speedrunning. It could be Super Mario, Doom or any other game. This week we'll see which elite players can break the speed record playing Minecraft.
Speed is the name of the game
The Break the Record Live Series is a live-streamed event where elite gamers compete to be the fastest ever player. Next week, they'll try to break the Minecraft speed-playing record. The brains behind Break the Record, Fredrik Lidholt (aka Edenal) chats about the future of esports with Marco Preuss and Rainer Bock in the latest episode of Unlocked.
Find out more about next week's Minecraft event here!