After years of inactivity, I can't seem to delete old posts containing broken hotlinked image references... Apologies for the broken images.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
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Monday, July 27, 2009
From the New York Times:
...the notion of a moment when humans will create smarter-than-human machines, causing such rapid change that the “human era will be ended.” He called this shift the Singularity.
This vision, embraced in movies and literature, is seen as plausible and unnerving by some scientists...
The A.A.A.I. report will try to assess the possibility of “the loss of human control of computer-based intelligences.” It will also grapple, Dr. Horvitz said, with socioeconomic, legal and ethical issues, as well as probable changes in human-computer relationships. How would it be, for example, to relate to a machine that is as intelligent as your spouse?
Illustration by George Myers
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Friday, December 26, 2008
The end of a calenedar year is usually a time of celebrating the hard work of the previous year, and also looking forward into the unknown. With this in mind, I was lucky to stumble across the game of Passage today. Truly enlightening - download it and play! It only takes 5 min. to finish the game, so it's totally worth your time, and it's truly beautiful. (And it's just been released for iPhone :)
Found through Joystiq, download at the Passage download page
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
It seems no one knows exactly what happened, but mix Greek police and teenagers and you end up with a 15-yr old boy shot and killed, setting off massive riots in various cities across Greece. (The teenager's death acted as a trigger for releasing pent-up anger regarding the country's government.
The pictures are extraordinary in capturing the chaos and intensity of those events. Found on boston.com, via my friend Mariné, on her MySpace blog.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
From Crunch Gear:
Here’s how it works: The colors rotate on the bracelet, blue/green for morning, yellow/orange for noon, red/purple for evening and night. The bracelet’s surface is a touchscreen and you can set timers by tapping it.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Talk about excessive - $275K, made in Switzerland, looks like only Arnold's arms could wear this one for an entire day...
Still super cool, but attainable only to super rich geeks and nerds.
Found on Boing Boing