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I'm the Chairman of the Board

John Bates | Posted 06.04.2014 | Technology
John Bates

For the first time in known history an algorithm has been given a seat on a corporate board of directors. I always suspected that algorithms would take over the world, but this is an unexpected development.

Better to Be Respected or Feared?

William Bradley | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Notwithstanding the Nobel Peace Prize handed to President Barack Obama for not being George W. Bush or Dick Cheney, the posture emerging from the U.S. of late suggests the judgment in White House precincts is more the latter than the former.

Welcome Proto-Skynet

William Bradley | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

How do Americans feel about the fast-emerging world of which the Snowden revelations -- involving overly busy human analysts who might look at their personal data -- are only a part? Hard to say. After all, few know about it yet.

Human-Robot Cloning Is Real!

Michael Warbux | Posted 10.15.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Warbux

Disney invented a method to clone humans in to robots. Disney = Skynet.

WATCH: Could Robot 'Apocalypse' Wipe Out Humans?

Posted 02.24.2012 | Science

By: Adam Hadhazy, Life's Little Mysteries Contributor Published: 02/24/2012 12:48 PM EST on Lifes Little Mysteries In this weekly series, Life's...

Google = Skynet... Yikes!

Shelly Palmer | Posted 03.28.2012 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Skynet can't win -- at least not in the world I want to live in. Let's get ahead of this while it's still just the subject of the occasional rhetorical blog post -- because, no matter what anyone tells you, the world of big data is never going away.

'Terminator' Apocalypse Is Nigh--Or Is It?

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 06.20.2011 | Technology

Fans of the "Terminator" franchise are celebrating the real-world dates that coincide with the story's "Judgement Day" and the subsequent rise of the ...

Why The Market Plunged: Two Scenarios

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

I'm like the finance people I know. I don't believe anything the market does is irrational. I think there are reasons for everything that happens there, no matter how seemingly nonsensical.

Terminating the Darkness: Hope Floats, but Anxiety Abides

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Is the era of the dark comic book movie fable coming to an end? Or is it more a matter of a spate of seemingly underperforming dark would-be blockbusters?