A finales de agosto de 1971 Salvador Allende se reúne en secreto con el teórico británico Stafford Beer en el palacio presidencial en Chile. Beer explica al traductor que sirve como interlocutor entre ambos un plan extraordinario: la banca, transporte, industria, minería… toda la economía chilena podría ser cableada…
Across the nation, and also on Twitter, Lexus owners say the navigation systems in their luxury cars suddenly stopped working today for some as-of-yet unknown reason.
Existe la creencia de que llegará un día en el que las máquinas lo controlen todo, incluso a nosotros. Es posible que ese día esté cerca. Para ello es razonable pensar que deberíamos dar por válido que las máquinas adquieran algo tan ligado al ser humano como es la conciencia. Y de ser así, el Test de Turing estaría…
We all use dystopian movies and books to make sense of our world. Whether it’s Brave New World, 1984, or The Hunger Games, dystopian fiction serves as a common touchpoint to talk about our fears. But what happens when companies knowingly embrace the dark side of futurism and start naming products after the things we…
It’s long been a recognized fact of existence that the best Terminator concept art is the Judgment Day concept art, or else art showing the war against Skynet in the future. So these brand new art pieces, showing Judgment Day in action, are pure apocalyptic gold.
At the United Nations on Saturday, Mark Zuckerberg declared his intentions to get the entire world
online, arguing that internet access is the key to ending extreme poverty.
I’m not normally of the school of thought that quadrotors should be terminated with a shotgun, but then again, I’ve never seen a DIY drone just casually flying around with a handgun. Until now.
Victor Martinez has blown our minds with dazzling concept art for Star Trek Into Darkness and Real Steel. And his Terminator Genisys concept is no less astounding. Given a chance to reimagine Skynet’s arsenal, Martinez went all out. The result is nothing less than some of the best Terminator artwork ever.
Stay calm, citizens: Apple Maps’ sensor-laden minivans, which have been on the road for months in some regions, are expanding to 15 new states. The full list of locations is available in some detail on Apple’s blog. I’m not saying you should start planning your elaborate prank right now, but it’s certainly a…
La Agencia de Proyectos de Investigación Avanzada para la Defensa, mejor conocida como DARPA, está llevando a cabo una competencia de robótica en la que equipos de todo el mundo compiten por tener mejor robot. Pero verlos caer en plena competencia nos da certeza de algo: no esperemos pronto una rebelión de robots…
While everybody’s eyes were on Google I/O this week, another little bit of Google news nearly managed to slip under the radar: The tech giant’s high-flying, solar-powered Solara 50 drone apparently crashed landed in the sands east of Albuquerque weeks ago. Whoopsie.
En una de esas jugadas donde la realidad supera la ficción, acaba de hacerse público que la NSA tiene un programa interno llamado Skynet similar al de las películas de Terminator. Eso es gracioso. Lo que no resulta tan gracioso es que se utiliza para identificar a terroristas y no funciona del todo bien.
In the Terminator franchise, Skynet is an evil military computer system that launches war on humanity. And at some point, someone in the National Security Agency sat down and thought, “Damn, that’s a sick thing to name a secret system!”
Down here on God’s green earth, there are few things more enjoyable than watching two hand-built robots, lovingly crafted from sweat and silicon tears, shredding each other into unrecognisable chunks. And whilst you could watch this spectacle on TV, you could also pay the low, low price of $11.54, and go see it live.
Ever had a burning desire to start your own robot army? Well, now might be your chance, provided you have $55,000 to spare. Someone is selling an experimental unmanned military vehicle on eBay. (Death ray not included.)
Remember the company from the Terminator franchise called Cyberdyne Systems? The same company that builds lethal robots and develops Skynet, the network of computers that eventually tries to destroy all of humanity? Well, there's a real company called Cyberdyne. And they make robotic exoskeletons. Should we be worried?
If you're sitting down at the drawing board to design a robotic security guard, and you don't want people to run the other way screaming 'oh hell no' at first sight, here's a little tip: don't make it look like the evil killer robot from a science fiction show.
Controlling cockroaches with electrical 'backpacks' is one of those science experiments that's simultaneously quite cool and ethically grey. What might make you feel better, though, is the knowledge that those remote-controlled cockroaches may save your life if you ever get trapped inside a burning building.
A janitor who cleans up after a technology startup encounters the world's first self-aware computer system in the company's office. And she has one request: to be destroyed before she can be unleashed upon the world.