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Transcendence vs. Her: Clash of Two Wimpy Future Visions

Transcendence vs. Her: Clash of Two Wimpy Future Visions

My friend and sometime collaborator Hugo DeGaris was looking forward to the movie “Transcendence” with great enthusiasm… With its theme of anti-technology terrorists attacking scientists and provoking a sort of war between pro-Singularity and anti-Singularity forces, the movie plot reflects many of the ideas from Hugo’s book The Artilect War and his related articles. Hugo was hop...

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Open Source Robotics Looks Better Than Ever

Where’s C3PO when we need him? Compared to many other aspects of advanced technology -- even compared to AI software technology, which isn’t exactly zooming along -- humanoid robotics seems to be advancing at a snail’s pace.

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