New Scientist talks about creating “Immortal Avatars,” which, in essence, are like Zoe Graystone from Caprica; not so much a replica as the best approximation of you as possible from the given data. Data could include photos, correspondence like email, blogs, facebook and even essays and personality tests written and taken specifically for the […]
Two videos for y’all
First: Christina Hendricks dismantles herself for a dream in Broken Bells’ “Ghost Inside”
And then we come to the amazing Janelle Monae. The album is called ArchAndroid, Janelle’s character in the album is an android (gynoid for the nit-picky) and the chick with the relaxed hair who kind of looks […]
Robot’s the wrong word, but it makes a better headline. Tom Simonite with New Scientist writes about home-built 3D printers, aka “MakerBots” and “FabLabs,” that can manufacture their own replacement parts:
Still, ingenious as these machines are, they merely churn out piles of parts. What about assembly? A heap of plastic and metal is […]
One of the biggest letdowns for me about the film Wall-E was that all of the robots, save the evil navigator, were in some way visually anthropomorphic. They had hands, eyes, voices, that were unmistakably humanish. Pixar’s great mascot, Luxo Jr., managed to be lovable without these traits. There is a certain […]
Trust how? With guns? With a secret? With the keys to the Jag? With political office?
I say we conduct the marshmallow test and go from there.
Also, a gyro plane!?! Why, it must be THE FUTURE!
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