The fear over intelligent machines taking over and killing us all has been around for some time now. The Terminators glowing eye and the smoldering ruins of a once thriving … Continue readingCan We Build AI Without Losing Control Over It?
Change is not constant. It is increasing. Through technological innovation and scientific discovery, we are populating a planet that becomes less and less recognizable each day. This will likely have many … Continue readingSurviving the Future and the Role of Science Fiction
We’re still in the early stages of understanding just how the brain works. That being said, we know enough to start considering all the possibilities regarding merging it with technology—including … Continue readingMind Control: From Thought to Robotic Limbs and Beyond
From the outside the difference between the biology of our brain and the technology in a computer couldn’t be more dramatic. One has living cells and neurotransmitters, neurons and blood vessels, … Continue readingImmortality Through Silicon
We know from our own experience that people’s impressions of us can sometimes be rather inaccurate. And while that doesn’t stop us from making snap judgments and relying on first … Continue readingOur Data Is Revealing Who We Are
“The ancient Shinto religion, practiced by 80 percent of Japanese, includes a belief in animism, which holds that both objects and human beings have spirits. As a result, Japanese culture … Continue readingHow Will Our Relationship with Robots Evolve?
“Everywhere, newly empowered citizens and networks of citizens are challenging the established order in ways never before imaginable—from building new business models to challenging old autocracies.” Alec Ross explores the … Continue readingInformation and Disruption in the Future
Intelligent machines are not far off. The phone in your pocket is already more powerful than many older super computers. As things progress and self-learning algorithms become smarter, it becomes … Continue readingThe Three Laws of Robotics
“The Net has become my all-purpose medium, the conduit for most of the information that flows through my eyes and ears and into my mind.” Nicholas Carr describes the tumoltuous … Continue readingThe Internet Diet