Robot Love

Robot Love

Robots are going to take our jobs! No, scratch that: Robots are going to take over the world! For decades people have been terrified of the coming robot invasion, foretelling human extinction by vilifying robot-kind and all robot advancements. This is ridiculous, fanciful, just plain nonsense. We should LOVE robots: the robot age should be […]

Geek In The New Year

Geek Ethicist Santa

It’s almost 2014. We are finishing our holiday shopping, planning New Year’s events and getting ready to feast on all the good food of the season. I’m no Isaac Asimov–his predictions for 2014 were remarkably accurate and his writing was incredible–but I’ve got a few predictions of my own for 2014 and beyond. Some trends to […]

The Internet of Things: 5 Reasons It Matters

Hold up–what is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Let’s break it down, for those slightly less tech-savvy: “it’s socialization of everything, from simple everyday devices to industrial devices,” explains Internet of Things Council member, Michael Koster. Wikipedia further defines the Internet of Things as “uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure.”  Techopedia puts it […]