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Should This Happen?

In Stephen King’s novel (and movie) Thinner, a vengeful gypsy curses an overweight and corrupt lawyer, causing him to drop pounds as though they were steaming hot potatoes. Sounds a lot better and easier than jump-roping one’s way to slimness, … Continue reading

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A Head of Its Time

Battlestar Galactica, the Terminator, Star Trek: TNG, and works by Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, and Isaac Asimov, among many others, feature humanoid robots that are indistinguishable from humans. Such robots are discussed in more detail here. This post explores … Continue reading

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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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Cylons Shouldn’t Sweat

In 1950, Alan Turing sought to answer the question “can machines think?” He designed a test that involved a computer having a typed conversation with a human. If a third party couldn’t consistently tell the computer from the human, the … Continue reading

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Doing the Time Warp

Have you ever noticed that humans seem to be waiting for aliens to visit us, rather than the other way around? The reason for this is the commute. At its closest, Jupiter is roughly 390 million miles away. Alpha Centauri, … Continue reading

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