Movies of the Month

Lucy: I just came back from watching Lucy and it was a great movie! The 10-percent myth has undoubtedly motivated many people to strive for greater creativity and productivity in their lives -- hardly a bad thing. The comfort, encouragement and hope that it has engendered helps explain its longevity. But a tiny computer chip surgically embedded in your brain could give you superpowers. It sounds crazy, but scientists already use these devices to restore sight for some blind people and hearing for the deaf. In the future these implants, also known as neuroprosthetics, will be able to do much more -- sometimes with the help of super-sensitive eye or ear implants. By using electronic signals to stimulate parts of the brain, these chips can now deliver visual and auditory signals and restore connections that have been severed by trauma. Once our understanding of the brain has improved, researchers think it'll be possible to deliver more data to the mind.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: In the wake of a disaster that changed the world, the growing and genetically evolving apes find themselves at a critical point with the human race.

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