Netflix tells Canadian Heritage it shouldn’t be regulated due to ‘substantial’ investments in Canada

TORONTO — Netflix makes “substantial” investments in film and TV productions in Canada and should not face regulation, argues the streaming company in a submission to Canadian Heritage’s public consultation on homegrown content in a digital world. The submission, filed Thursday, comes two years after Netflix suggested to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission that its…

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How Arthur C. Clarke predicted video games and virtual reality in 1953

The most satisfying works of science-fiction fiction often include speculations on technology that eventually claws its way into existence in one form or another. Like Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s replicators, which are basically just highly advanced 3-D printers. I recently encountered a wonderful example of this while reading the great Arthur C. Clarke’s masterpiece Childhood’s End,…

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