Is the dehumanizing of our species our fate in the 21st century? Will humans become hybrids combining the machines they create with themselves? When will artificial intelligence surpass human intelligence? What are the implications of our pursuit in creating intelligent machines?
Robotics and automatons have always fascinated the human species. From capturing human likeness in sculpture to the creation of mechanical devices that simulated human movement and intelligence, we have always pursued the creation of humanoid-like machines. In the 21st century we are
In the Terminator movies machine intelligence is pitted against humanity. Cyborgs venture into the past to eliminate key humans to assure the machines’ ultimate mastery of the world. Is humanity destined to be eclipsed by the machinery it invents? The ultimate expression of mach
The marriage of computers and manufacturing is rapidly moving us towards mass customization. Called fabbing, digital fabrication is becoming rapidly affordable and doable. We are not far away from the replicators of Star Trek here in the 21st century.
The search for the ultimate medium upon which to create artificial intelligence appears to be biological. Using the building blocks of life for computing makes a lot of sense. Biological computers are energy efficient, have little negative environmental impact, use materials that are
This blog is dedicated to exploring where we are and where we are going, always through the technology that has inherently become an extension of who we are as a species. Because it is technology that separates us from other intelligent species on this planet, and it is upon technolog