Sep 082012
 
The Recurring Parable of the AWOL Android

When we see the clean, cold, precise cognition of a difference machine suddenly go all batshit rogue PMS, an executive-level narcissism kicks into gear. So let’s consider the duality of valuing sentient life, yet being totally willing to murder its ass for the “right” reasons.

Jul 252012
 
WarBot Update: Attack of the Drones, Al-Jazeera's Ongoing WarBot Coverage

Considerably deeper than Gee Whiz Techno-Fetishism or Alarmist Technological Conservatism, Al-Jazeera correspondants and producers are probably providing the most unbiased and uneditorialized WarBot coverage out there.

Jul 062012
 
Top 5 for the Fifth: American Technological Prowess (Do We Still Got the Juice?)

In many ways, technological utopianism is the heart and soul of the United States; it has driven our hyper-speed development and rise to global prominence. But, is the US rising or declining? Technologically speaking, does America still have “it?”

May 232012
 
Robot Treasure Discovered Online:  an Interview with the Creator of Cyberneticzoo.com

Went looking for one robot, found research on hundreds. Anthrobotic interviews the creator of Cyberneticzoo.com, the best online robotics & cybernetics archive you’ve never heard of until just now you did. Read it!

May 012012
 
Okay, Let's Talk about Making Sex with Robots

99% of us might be repulsed, but despite our contemporary judgement and derision, things will change; dolls are already being roboticized, and probably sooner than we’re ready for, they’ll begin crossing into believability.

Mar 162012
 
Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

Today’s Dispatch: The Japanese Continue Building a Wooly Mammoth with Russians & Krazy Koreans, KDDI has a Ton of Cash for Your Mobile Solutions, and Siri’s Japanese is Kinda 下手くそ!

Feb 212012
 
DARPA’s James Cameron Mashup: Unsurprising, but Existentially Bananas

Predators and Packbots already function as primitive avatars for pilots and bomb squads, and DARPA’s new Avatar project aims to turn up the resolution. Delineating the consciousness container could get trickier…