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Oxford philosopher’s newest hypothesis predicts the rise of super villains

May 8th, 2019 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

 Oxford philosopher and founding director of the Future of Humanity Institute Nick Bostrom‘s latest research paper seems to indicate our species could be on a collision course with a technology-fueled super villain. Will a deranged lunatic soon have the capabilities to take the entire world hostage? Can our nation’s leaders do anything to stop this […]

Americans spend far more time on their smartphones than they think

May 4th, 2019 at 12:19 am » Comments Off

If you wonder why you never have any time to do anything, you might want to look at the culprit that is causing the time suck: Your smartphone. Almost everyone uses smartphones nowadays, they have become a major, vital part of our lives. They help us stay connected to everyone we need to. But how […]

Forget about artificial intelligence, extended intelligence is the future

April 30th, 2019 at 11:09 am » Comments Off

Last year, I participated in a discussion of The Human Use of Human Beings, Norbert Weiner’s groundbreaking book on cybernetics theory. Out of that grew what I now consider a manifesto against the growing singularity movement, which posits that artificial intelligence, or AI, will supersede and eventually displace us humans. The notion of singularity – […]

Expert warns against forming emotional attachments with robots

April 29th, 2019 at 1:40 am » Comments Off

   Faking It No matter how cute present-day robots are designed to look, no matter how smiley their virtual faces and chipper their beeps and boops, they will never love you back. The stories of people mourning robots like Jibo, a smart home assistant that announced its own “death” when its servers were scheduled to […]

Most cord-cutters aren’t missing cable TV

April 26th, 2019 at 11:23 am » Comments Off

  What Do US Cord Cutters Miss About Cable/Satellite TV? (% of respondents, March 2019) At a time when the number of cord-cutters continues to climb, a new report indicates that most folks who ditched their cable TV service don’t miss anything about it. In a March survey of over-the-top (OTT) video users by programmatic […]

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