This should surprise no one.
There once was a man named McQueen, Who drove faster than you’ve ever seen. When no cops were in sight, He’d go faster than light, And blue-shift the red light to green.
Put Techie, Cardboard and myself into a room together, and the odds are [...]
If you look back on any science fiction series from the last 50 years or so, they almost invariably share one thing: every futuristic family, crew or shipping company has their very own robot. In some cases, this robot [...]
With the advances in automation that took off in the earlier part of the 20th century, humans became awestruck with robots. While the machines we had at the time we fairly rudimentary, our imaginations were not. As we imagined more fantastic robots, we began to anthropomorphize them in our minds, and the concept of [...]
Last week we asked what names you gave to various inanimate objects. Sometimes a name helps one deal with the fact that we’ve grown unnaturally close to a mere lump of metal and plastic. If The Jetsons has taught us anything, though, those mere lumps will one day talk and interact with us. [...]
In the wonderful world of Star Trek, the main computer is frequently accessed through voice commands. At the time, I thought this was amazing and high tech. Fast-forward only a few years later, and I had this very technology in my dorm room.