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This one should actually count as Numbers 7, 8, and maybe even 9. A research scientist at the University of Reading in the UK is trying very very hard to get us all killed. His name is Kevin Warwick and he’s profiled in this video from Motherboard TV. What horrible future has he wrought upon us? you ask. Many.

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A four part dispatch from guest contributor CT Terry

Part Two: “Modern…but classy”


Guns ‘n’ Roses’ “Chinese Democracy” took the better part of two decades to record and release. It’s a dense, bewildering album that can’t be judged as a whole because there is so much going on, a lot of which is brilliant, but plenty of which is schlock. In an effort to figure out what is going on in this record, and to decide if I like it, I went through it, cataloging and responding to every part of every song.

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A four part dispatch from guest contributor CT Terry

Part One: Unnecessary Shredding

Guns ‘n’ Roses’ “Chinese Democracy” took the better part of two decades to record and release. It’s a dense, bewildering album that can’t be judged as a whole because there is so much going on, a lot of which is brilliant, but plenty of which is schlock. In an effort to figure out what is going on in this record, and to decide if I like it, I went through it, cataloging and responding to every part of every song.

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Okay.  Say you’re building a robot.  You have to figure out how to power it, right?  There’s lots of dead stuff around in war zones all the time, right?  Like plant matter and whatnot?  So, some enterprising dudes built a robot that could use this environmental material as fuel: the EATR (haha), or Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (no picture, unfortunately).

...(but it might look like this except that it'd be a GODDAM FUCKING ROBOT ON WHEELS)

...(but it might look like this except that it'd be a GODDAM FUCKING ROBOT ON WHEELS)

Apparently there was some ethical concern as to having  a robot that could eat dead organic matter in a battle situation in order to kill make more dead organic matter in a battle situation, though.  Bet you couldn’t guess what that concern might be!  However, according to Wired Magazine, the manufacturer has told us all not to worry.

"Trahst me; I vish only to dlink your dead tvigs and leaffs"

"Trahst me; I vish only to dlink your dead tvigs and leaffs"

Well, maybe I’m naive, and I’m certainly no robotics expert.  But, well, sometimes I worry that we still might be just a little fucked.

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How You Know We’re Fucked #5 – The Didn’t-See-the-Movie Edition

Remember these things?

terminator4

You thought I was kidding, didn’t you?

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AP - "Hello, everyone!"

(Photo credit: AP) - "Hello, everyone!"

According to an AP report, dudes/dudettes at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology* have developed a humanoid robot**, but not to help with the dishes.  No, this robot’s sole purpose (at an appropriate 95 pounds) is to model clothing.*** (more…)

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They're already eating Asian children

According to MSNBC, the journal Science had published an article regarding the development of robotic muscles that do not need electricity to function: (more…)

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