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Is Doctor Who a Religion?

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Dr. Who is one of the longest running TV shows on the BBC, and it's got a huge fandom surrounding it, called Whovians. And while it might not seem like, Whovianism, might just be religion! Whovians, like other passionate fan cultures, create art & fan fiction and engage in a strong remix culture. But with its strong philosophical and cosmological elements, is it more than that?

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Can Video Games Become the Next Spectator Sport?

Could eSports ever achieve this level of storytelling?

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Can Video Games Become the Next Spectator Sport?

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Does Math Really Exist?

Idea Channel questions whether math is "real" or a feature of human creation.

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Does Math Really Exist?

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Is Developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethical?

Idea Channel reflects on the benefit (or threat?) of Artificial Intelligence.

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Is Developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethical?

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Is the Universe a Computer?

The whole universe is an incredibility complex computational system. But for what purpose?

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Is the Universe a Computer?

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