Artificial Intelligence – Visions (Art) of a Dying Synthetic Brain

The Ultimate Tech (the kind that thanks you when you break it) In spite of what you may be hearing through the press regarding efforts to build synthetic brains, a small company in a sleepy Midwest town has found a distinct advantage. They have already produced contemplative, brain-like systems having ten times the neurons of […]

Should We Fear Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now considered to be the most likely reason to be the end of humanity according to a number of thought leaders and scientific experts. In an open letter to the Future of Life Institute, signed by such men as Stuart Russell, Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk – these men have recommended that […]

I am Become Death, Creator of Worlds

If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one. This passage was in reference to the Trinity test of the atomic bomb, where Oppenheimer concludes, “Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.” However, what if the destruction […]

Robot Driving Companion for the Lonely

All those nights alone… Polishing their pocket pens… Blowing up their girlfriends… Sitting outside some sorority chick’s house in a Toyota Prius… Has finally brought them to this lowly state! Researchers at MIT are working on a new project dubbed AIDA, which stands for, Affective Intelligent Driving Agent. It is basically a robot companion designed […]

The Future of 3D Printing: Door Knobs, Medical Equipment, and Guns

(Photo of first gun manufactured via a 3D printer) A few years ago, the idea of a 3D printer came out, and the world said, “Hmm…” Today, political humorist, Stephen Colbert says, “We no longer have to rely on the Chinese for our plastic pieces of crap, because what’s cheaper than a Chinese worker? A […]