The Challenge of the 21st Century – Reflections on 2,000 Postings to this Blog Site

March 28, 2017 – It has been seven years of writing, this journey of mine. Today marks the 2,000 entry to the site which I began back in October of 2009. I’ve enjoyed sharing ... Continue Reading →

Brain Has 100 Times More Computational Capacity Than We Thought Reports UCLA Study

March 13, 2017 – Mayank Mehta, a UCLA neurophysicist, says that our brains don’t work like conventional computers. In a new study, he notes that previous beliefs that neurons ... Continue Reading →

The Battlefields of the Future: Robot Armies vs. Enhanced Humans

March 10, 2017 – In 1956, Lieutenant Colonel Robert B. Rigg, serving in the United States Army, wrote a paper entitled, “Soldier of the Futurarmy.” In it he described ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Boston Dynamics Provide a Peak at Dynamic, Fast Moving, Handle Robot

March 4, 2017 – Watching the video on YouTube introducing Handle is a bit like peering into the future of mobile robotics and it feels weird. This two-meter (6.5 feet) tall robot ... Continue Reading →

Tomorrow’s Mobile Technology – a Preview

March 1, 2017 – Roy Rasmussen, has been a guest contributor to 21st Century Tech Blog on three previous occasions. He is a coauthor of Publishing for Publicity, a freelance copywriter, ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: A Delivery Robot That Stops at Traffic Lights is on the Streets of Tallinn, Estonia

February 25, 2017 – The first prototype delivery robot from Starship Technologies, a company with offices in Tallinn, London, UK, and Redwood City, California. Launched in 2014, ... Continue Reading →

Cool Infographic Illustrates Autonomous Vehicles and Their Deployment in the Near Future

February 22, 2017 – One of my readers, Karen Smith, alerted me to a research project done by Get Off Road, which has produced a graphic tracing the history, growth and future ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Cassie, a Robot that Walks Like a Velociraptor

February 13, 2017 – Agile Robotics has designed Cassie, a robot that walks on two legs but not like humans. In fact Cassie’s gait resembles that of a Velociraptor, the carnivorous ... Continue Reading →

Voice and Speech Recognition Go Mainstream Among Computer Interfaces

January 22, 2017 – Based on the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this month, speech and voice recognition have passed a critical point with word error rates of 6.3%. ... Continue Reading →

Quantum Computing Will Arrive When There is Lots of Software for It

January 13, 2017 – Google, NASA, Lockheed Martin and the Los Alamos National Laboratory are early adopters of the D-Wave quantum computer. D-Wave Systems, a Burnaby, British Columbia ... Continue Reading →