The rise of technology has brought us many new things people could not imagine in the past. Just look at the movies made 50 years ago. The futuristic movies in the past showed the main characters with various gadgets, such as phone and robots, both existing in the present.
The technology develops in a fast manner. Some people are frightened by it while the others embrace it fully. Not very long time ago, the chance to stay in touch with people around the world was very low. Nowadays with the appearance and rise of the Internet and the social networks, we make friends all around the world and keep in touch for a long time. Nevertheless, there are disadvantages of fast developing technology, one of them being the lack of privacy and the lack of slow-paced life.
Whatever our point on the fast developing technology is, the development itself cannot be stopped. Thus, we can expect the emergence of dome disruptive technological innovations in the following years. Therefore, in the next few chapters, we will explore four technological innovations we can expect in the coming years.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ASSISTANTS
You use SIRI on your iPhone or Google Assistant on your Android phone? Well, you are already familiar with an artificial assistant. In the future, we might expect personal assistants that use natural sounding language and which will be accessible for use every single day, any time we need them.
In addition, the personal assistant in the future will possess a certain level of general intelligence, which will enable us to communicate with them. They will be our personal clones in a way, avatars, proxy selves responsible for making decisions. They will be familiar with behaviors, tendencies, preferences, and typical ways of responding to certain situations in order to assist us properly.
Unseen computers will be everywhere. You may say that computers are everywhere even now, and you will be right. There is a computer in our car, house, fridge, iron. However, these are all quite obvious. We know there is some smart technology computer in our device, and we need to set them in order to work properly, or even hold them. In the future, we will be completely surrounded by computers. Computers will become completely invisible and absorbed into the surroundings due to the miniaturization revolution.
Nowadays, we are all familiar with the OpenWorm project. This project is an effort to digitalize the brain of a worm. This idea originated in the desire to emulate the brains of organisms surrounding us, in this case, simpler organisms. Therefore, in the future, we can expect the brains of bees and ants to be emulated, thus creating digital animals that live inside a computer.
THE INTERPLANETARY PLANET
Mars will be reached in the future. And probably other planets as well. Those who do reach it will set an Internet connection there with Earth in order to access and share information.
The accelerating pace of technology will give us many new innovations that we will embrace with ease. Those who are afraid need just to relax and be careful.
Betting on sports has always been popular. Even in the ancient time, people were betting on sports and their favourite competitors. Not a lot has changed ever since.
Since the past times, betting has remained very popular, and betting on sports even more popular. Depending on the sport and the sports competition in general, sports betting tips still present the basis of successful bets.
In the following paragraphs, some sports betting tips from experts will be offered and explored for successful betting. sports betting experts offer current betting tips and give an insight into the world of sports betting.
Explore the ways to get around the bookies’ tricks and make money the way you want to with the best sports betting tips and tricks.
NUMBER ONE: BE FAMILIAR WITH THE SPORT YOU ARE BETTING ON
Before making a bet, familiarize yourself with the sport. For instance, try to find out not only about which team scored the highest in their last ten games, but also how well they have played both offensively and defensively. Check out the experience they have, their games in the past seasons. The link between the games they lose and win. These details will give you an insight into the sport, the players and the game itself. Therefore, they will keep you prepared for betting, and, in general, for spotting the good valued markets in sports.
NUMBER TWO: DO NOT ALWAYS BET ON THE FAVOURITE
Some players have a good season, thus, they may become very popular among the people and among the bookies as well. For that reason, it is difficult for punters to ignore the price bookies have offered.
For an example let’s look at tennis. In April, Rafael Nadal was the favourite of the bookmakers at the Barcelona Open. However, it was Fabio Fognini that scored the victory. For many bookmakers and punters, this was a pure luck, and they were really disappointed. What they overlooked was that the King of Clay was beaten by Fabio Fognini a few months earlier in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
The moral is not to bet on the favourite, check the player and his competitor out first.
NUMBER THREE: DO NOT STICK TO ONE BOOKMAKER
Bookmaker companies will try to lure you to bet only with them with various arguments. Sometimes they will offer different loyalty schemes or some in-shop offers. Try not to cave under the influence. Use sites like www.oddschecker.com to see which of them has the best price for the things you need. Check the special bets and the offers for the bets. Do the research. Be flexible and prepare to bet properly. Your money is at stake.
NUMBER FOUR: THE FEWER SELECTIONS YOU BET ON, THE BETTER
The fewer selections you include in the bet you make, the higher chances to win. This is a common sense rule. However, punters all the time keep forgetting it or just simply disregarding it.
Try to think small not big. Try to bet maximum three teams or selections. If you put 20 selections will definitely lose. So try not to do it, the fewer the better.
Do the research and make safe puttings on one selection or team, and you will be safe.
NUMBER FIVE: LESS OBVIOUS MARKETS
The last tip is to go for less obvious markets. Understand the markets well if you want to win. The bookies will want you to lose, don’t let them![Top]
In the age of the Internet and the fast lives we live today, not many people can afford to do sports. However, the majority of people is well aware of the sports benefits.
Sport is believed to be a good tool for overcoming depression, bad mood and stress. People doing sports are in a good physical and mental state, and usually feel themselves better. In addition, for those wanting to be in good form, doing sports has the benefit of losing weight and shaping your body properly.
However, how do people choose the right sport for them? How to choose the right sport among so many sports offered today? How to make the right decision?
In the following paragraphs, we will give you some useful tips to choose the right sport for you.
YOUR TEMPER PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE IN CHOOSING THE RIGHT SPORT
Choose a sport depending on your temper. The kind of a person you are will determine the sport you like. If you are an easy going person with a calm temper, do not force yourself to do sports such as volleyball, football, etc. These sports are for people who are more energetic. It is better for you to choose sports like ballroom dancing, or billiards, horseback riding or even golfing. Leave the active sports for active-tempered people.
TEAM SPORT OR INDIVIDUAL SPORT
Once you have decided what kind of temper you possess, you should decide which kind of sports you like, individual or team sports.
Sports that belong to individual ones are tennis, swimming, gymnastics, wrestling and others. For people who are not good in a team, who like to compete with their friends at sports, and who prefer individual work to teamwork, individual sports are the best.
However, for people you do not like to compete with their friends and who love working in a team, team sports are the perfect choice. Basketball, football, water polo are a perfect choice for team lovers.
CHOOSE A SPORT THAT IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR HEALTH
Assess your level of fitness and your goals before choosing the right sport for you. If you have some injuries or any kind of health problems, consult a doctor and seek their advice. Sometimes, doctors will not recommend some sports due to your health, while they will recommend other sports as a part of rehabilitation.
CHOOSE A SPORT IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR LIFESTYLE
Depending on the degree of your busy lifestyle, you should make a decision on what sports you would like to do. Pay attention to the spare time you have, and how much time, in general, you would like to dedicate to sports. Your daily routine needs to be included in the decision. Your spare time activities, your household activities and your work need to be included when making a decision. Before making a decision, try out several sports, and see which of them actually fits best in your routine.
ORGANIZED SPORTS OR GYM
Before choosing a sport, try to figure out whether you are for an organized sport or not. Some people are attracted to the popularity of organized sports. However, once they give it a try they realize that the gym is much more suited to them.
Whatever you decide to do, it does not matter. It is much better to do any kind of sports than do no sports. Give the gym a try and give tennis or football a try. Finally, once you have made a decision, just do the sports, and feel good about yourself.
Do not forget that the sport you must enjoy it. If you enjoy doing the sport in question, you will achieve the results you desire. Otherwise, you will just feel frustrated and nothing else.[Top]
Casino movies have always been a place for entertainment. In the past, gambling represented a social status symbol of a kind. There were several reasons explaining the phenomenon. Firstly, huge amounts of money were at stake. Sometimes even households and estates could become an object of gambling. People who had nothing else to lose sometimes gambled on their unmarried daughters. For that reason, people who could afford to attend some gambling games parties usually belonged to aristocratic, upper-class society. Therefore, to the middle and lower class, the upper-class parties were always unreachable and sometimes even seemed mysterious.
Due to the mystery that often revolved around the aristocratic society, their houses, parties and activities, the mystery was extended to their games. The mystery has remained ever since and the casinos have always been regarded as special.
Nowadays, casinos are believed to be unreachable. The middle class is amazed and afraid at the same time by the people who attend casinos every day in their elegant dresses and tuxedos. In the places like Monaco, Cannes, Nice and others, the glamour is felt in the air. Glamour, expensive life, and mystery is what attracts millions across the world. This along with many other reasons makes casinos popular movie topics.
Movie topics that include casinos and that seem to be very popular are gambling movies, action movies, detective movies, and paranormal movies.
In the following paragraph, we will describe the most popular paranormal movie, The Dead Man’s Hand from 2007 widely known as The Haunted Casino.
THE DEAD MAN’S HAND
The Dead Man’s Hand or The Haunted Casino is a movie from 2007 directed by Charles Band.
Charles Band is an American movie producer and director. He is famous for his work on horror comedy movies. His most famous movies belong to Puppet Master franchise which is made by Full Moon Features. In addition, he is famous for Subspecies series, also made by Full Moon Features. In 2007 he directed The Dead Man’s Hand.
The movie, the Dead Man’s Hand, stars Sig Haig and Michael Berryman. The two pair up in this haunted house creepy tale playing ghosts of Vegas criminal and his henchman. The two terrorize a group of friend who are staying at a gambling house.
The story starts with Matthew Dragna who inherits an old casino from his late uncle, Matthew. He, JJ (his girlfriend) and a few other friends go to the casino to see the place and have some fun. However, the casino is haunted by two angry ghosts: a vicious Vegas mobster called Roy Donahue, and Gil Wachetta, his lethal partner. The story revolves around their stay in the casino through the night, and the question that is raised is whether they will survive the night at all.
The Dead Man’s Hand uses the casino as the centre of the story while it examines the motif of a haunted house and mystery that revolves around gambling and casinos.
The IMDB audience scored the movie with a 4.2. Nevertheless, we recommend the movie to casino and horror lovers.[Top]
In the age of reason, it is very difficult to believe in the world beyond. Ghosts and other apparitions invisible to the human eye are very hard to believe in. Nevertheless, there are some people who believe in ghosts. Those who are not afraid to share it with the world call themselves the medium, while others are ordinary people who have or believe to have experienced ghost stories in person.
Whether or not the world beyond exists along with ghosts and other creatures that wander the realm beyond the world we know, there are the so-called paranormal stories retold many times which make us doubt our own disbelief.
In the following paragraphs, the top three most frightening paranormal stories people say to have experienced will we explored and discussed.
THE HUNTED AMBULANCE
A woman working for an ambulance company told a story about the haunted ambulance, rig 12. While she was working for a famous ambulance company, she was told of the haunted ambulance by her colleagues – rig 12.
It was 3 a.m. and it was very dark and quiet outside. While she was sleeping in the driver’s seat with her colleague right beside her, they were woken up by a male voice followed by some heavy breathing. A click of an oxygen bottle was heard as if it was leaking. They thought somebody entered the ambulance while they were sleeping. However, once they open the rear doors, they realized nobody was in there, and no oxygen bottle was opened. Was the ambulance really haunted or their fear reached out?
BILLY THE MENACE
A woman and her friend Diane were next door neighbours. For years some strange things happened in her house. For example, when she would get home, things were put in weird places, laundry detergent would be in the bathtub or even fridge.
However, one day when she got really sick and tired of finding things all around the house, she told the ghost, now named Billy, to go to her friend’s place, and the ghost stopped moving things around her house. Diane, on the other hand, couldn’t find her things.
Even though nobody believed the story, the two friends did. And not until they moved from the street could they find their things. Well, if it wasn’t for Billy, who played the mischievous game on them?
15 years ago, a boy named John, aged 10, was sleeping in his room tightly. While he was sleeping, somebody woke him up. Somebody was sitting on his back pulling his leg to wake up. Having thought it was his mom or dad, since he was an only child, he turned around and opened his eyes. To his surprise, there was a boy sitting there with a box in his hand. He asked the boy for his name. However, once the strange boy turned around, John saw that the boy had no eyes. The little boy told John he was lost and could not find his mommy. John was very afraid, woke up, and changed the room next day. 15 years later his daughter was sleeping in the same room. One night, she woke up and asked her father about an eyeless boy looking for his mom. Coincidence?
Whether you believe in the stories or not, you do feel chills through your body, don’t you? Is it possible the stories are true or those are stories?[Top]