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Jeff Bezos, Drones and Megalomania

Jeff Bezos, Drones and Megalomania

12.16.2013
It's okay, Jeff. You can let us grow up. We can all mourn our lost childhood together. We don't need the drones to make us feel better....

Autonomous Drones and the Ethics of Future Warfare

12.15.2013
In an environment where most individuals are not combatants (think: Baghdad or Kabul), autonomous weapons inability to assess individual...

Amazon Drones: Orwellian Mayhem?

12.15.2013
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled his grand vision for drone attacks on our porches and personal spaces. From a warehouse to your front door,...
How Drones Could Revolutionize Farming

How Drones Could Revolutionize Farming

GOSIA WOZNIACKA  12.14.2013
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Idaho farmer Robert Blair isn't waiting around for federal aviation officials to work out rules for drones. He...
Malala Yousafzai's Toughest Battle?

Malala Yousafzai's Toughest Battle?

12.13.2013
She has been accused of everything from being a 'western pawn' to her father's puppet, entirely undeserving of her international recognition....

Drone Delivery: A Perfect Symbol of Our Untroubled Times

12.12.2013
Pencil-neck geeks of the world, put down your slide-rules and rejoice. We've finally entered the world of science-fiction.

Robots Lactate! Humanoid Robots Make Their Debut

12.12.2013
I wondered whether any roboticist designing a "female" robot would give it one of the most widely seen female physical traits: breasts....

Obama and the Harsh Reality Check

12.12.2013
In short, the guy accomplished the unimaginable. We are now is as stable and strong as can be for a fractured, deeply corrupt, post-9/11...
Fourteen for 2014: A Human Rights Wishlist

Fourteen for 2014: A Human Rights Wishlist

12.10.2013
As 2013 begins to draw into itself for holiday season and the arrival of the coming new year, it is worth thinking about what human rights...

Tech Horror Film or American Renaissance?

12. 9.2013
The world is on the cusp of another technological transformation more profound than the IT revolution. Yet the United States is not prepared...
See Robots Labor, Breathe Robot Smog

See Robots Labor, Breathe Robot Smog

12. 9.2013
Simply put, we cannot count on humans always being better than robots at any particular task.

Time to Leave Afghanistan: Hamid Karzai Gives Washington a Welcome Shove

12. 8.2013
Americans have been fighting in Afghanistan for longer than the Civil War, World War I, and World War II combined. America has overstayed...
Why UPS Workers Aren't Freaking Out About Amazon's Drones

Why UPS Workers Aren't Freaking Out About Amazon's Drones

Dave Jamieson  12. 6.2013
Having grown up in the package delivery business, Julie Thomas used to have an old saying about her industry. Whenever someone debated...
Forest Service Bought Drones To Keep Tabs On Pot Growers, Realized It Couldn't Actually Use Them

Forest Service Bought Drones To Keep Tabs On Pot Growers, Realized It Couldn't Actually Use Them

Jared Gilmour  12. 5.2013
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Forest Service spent $100,000 on two drones to track marijuana growers back in 2006. But because of aviation restrictions...