A flash of light

I recently watched this video on YouTube, which is a brief (ten minute) history of the universe, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson. It is an interesting video, and Dr. Tyson is always nice to listen to, but one part stood out to me and got me thinking. I'd heard it said several times before, that …

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Ex Machina

After watching the trailer for this sci-fi thriller about artificial intelligence, I had formed some opinions about it that weren't exactly positive. It looked entertaining, but I had figured it would be another anti-technology movie where 'new thing X that we never should have invented destroys the world!' Which is what any move about technology …

Creating new senses for humans

I just watched this TED talk with David Eagleman, and I am impressed, astonished and excited for the future of our species. After seeing all the different ways our brain is able to process sensory input in this video, I am convinced that Eagleman's 'Mr. Potato-head' analogy is not far off at all. If blind …

AI to End the Human Race?

You may have read one or more articles today about dire warnings from scientists about AI. This is because Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and others have signed an open letter detailing their concerns about the advancement of artificial intelligence technology. If you read the letter, you will see that it is much¬†along the lines of …