Writer Michael Bacall (21 Jump Street), director Joe Cornish (The Kid Who Would Be King)
Writer Michael Bacall, Director Joe Cornish

Huge news for Science Fiction Fans. Apparently HBO plans ‘Snow Crash’ series a series based on Neal Stephensons ‘Snow Crash‘(affiliate link). Next to William Gibsons ‘Neuromancer‘, the book has been among the most influential books of the cyberpunk genre.


When the book came out in the early nineties and it described a dystopian, yet near term future. The main character, Hiro Protagonist, starts out delivering Pizza, for a company that promises free delivery should the service not be quick enough.

The book was nominated for the British Science Fiction Award in 1993 and the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1994. Personally I remember when Michael Abrash mentioned the book as a personal inspiration to leave Microsoft and start something different. Michael Abrash of later ID Software then built something based upon the meta-verse that made up Snow Crash: and the result became Quake, whereas the game itself again inspired an entire generation of computer culture.

Now that HBO plans ‘Snow Crash’ series memories come back, and I’m really forward to a great show.

HBO Max has put in development Snow Crash, a series based on Neal Stephenson’s sci-fi novel, from writer Michael Bacall and director Joe Cornish.

From deadline.com

via Nerdcore.

Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence Speaker Series

TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence

Technical University Munich Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence launches a speaker series to bring experts from all over the world to Munich and talk about Ethics and Governance for Artificial Intelligence. The Series kicks off with an Inaugural Session with Lionel P. Robert on December 13 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am.

 IEAI Speaker Series – Inaugural Session with Lionel P. Robert December 13 – 10:00 am - 11:30 am
TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence

With its new Speaker Series, the TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence is bringing experts from all over the world to Munich to talk about Ethics and Governance of […]

Source: IEAI Speaker Series – Inaugural Session with Lionel P. Robert – Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence

#IoT Company Arrayent completes $15 Million Series C Funding Round

Arrayent Completes $15 Million Series C Funding Round as ORIX Ventures Joins Investors DCM Ventures, Intel Capital, Opus Capital, and Comerica Bank.
The world’s leading IoT platform will add to the more than sixty connected consumer products being sold in online and retail locations around the globe | Virtual Strategy Magazine is an online publication devoted entirely to virtualization technologies.

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