Apr 082013
Japanese Industrial Robotics: Here's How Robots Don't Kill an Economy

A plurality of the world’s industrial robots are located in Japan – robots replaced a human labor force and then the humans got different, better, safer jobs, and all the anti-robot naysaying economists from the 60s & 70s got season passes to the All-Crow Buffet in heaven.

Mar 152013
An Upside to Fukushima: Japan’s Robot Renaissance

This piece is not a memorial, but hopefully a brief insight into how a terrible natural disaster has invigorated Japan’s robotics industry and brought to light a problem affecting all industrialized societies.

Sep 202012
Geodesic Japanorama & iPhone-Based 3D Modeling Should Totally Blow Our Minds

Sometimes the iPhone deserves the love it gets, and Microsoft Photosynth and Autodesk’s 123D Catch Apps are reasons why. Oh, and this phone-based 3D modeling thingy probably heralds China’s impending economic collapse and stuff.

Feb 142012
Technological Utopianism is Way Better than Technological Apocalypticism. Robots, Robots.

Human employment is soon going to drastically & quickly change. For sure China’s in trouble, but on the whole is this good or bad? Here a young guy says we’re doomed, and an old guy says it’s all going to be cool. Weird, right?

Jan 312012
Even a Broken Newt is Right Twice a Day. The U.S.A. Needs More Space in Politics.

Heard this one? Newt Gingrich walks into a press conference… and drops the best idea to come out of a politician’s mouth in decades. This scandalous, hypocritical, disingenuous career politician is, in fact, totally correct.