Dance On Down To the Government – Jenny Holzer
This is just brilliant George Lakoff summarising the development of the theory of the embodiment of thinking, language and consciousness. That’s all.
Spend 90 minutes. Bring a notebook.
In the 1960s and 1970s geneticists pursued a fascinating hypothesis: Is it possible that a man could be born with a criminal gene?
Jonathan Taplin reworks some idea from MLK to think about a moral framework for technological transformation, starting with Ken Kesey, Stuart Brand and Vint Cerf. It’s pretty awesome.
Introducing “Spot” – Boston Dynamics newest robodog
Awww… Look at this little Google fella. How cute it is, nearly galloping up the stairs!
I bet the altruistic Spot from an alternative universe lives a happy life as an ambitious corporate coffee boybot, equipped with a sweet & delighful Pixar-like frontend interface driven by a devoted & humble AI. Our futures, however, are lost. All of them.
Spot is a four-legged robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. Spot has a sensor head that helps it navigate and negotiate rough terrain. Spot weighs about 160 lbs.
How is this not the Rat Thing?
It IS. IT IS THE RAT THING.
“You must not avert your eyes, this is what is coming at us” – Werner Herzog