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An Apple a Day…Keeps Viruses Away?

What’s scarier than robot soldiers and stealth drones? The Borg Queen, grey goo, and spiders, for starters, but those are subjects for another time. I’m talking about viruses that can or will be able to infect militaristic AI. Sometimes, viruses … Continue reading

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I Think, Therefore I Do

When the Nintendo Wii first came out, I was baffled. I kept trying to play it like any other video game, using just my thumbs. You mean, I have to actually turn the joystick like it’s a wheel? Swing it … Continue reading

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Just What Do You Think You’re Doing, Dave?

I’d rather be stuck in an elevator with Freddy Kruger than with HAL. Cool as a cucumber, mind-bogglingly capable, and unfailingly and often maddeningly reasonable, HAL appears to be the perfect spaceship computer. Among other things, HAL can speak, recognize … Continue reading

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