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The Particle Zoo: Subatomic Particle Softies

The Particle Zoo: Subatomic Particle Softies | Vorager | Scoop.it
subatomic particle softies from the standard model of physics http://t.co/Cipzd0Mm...
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A Robot Really Committed A Crime: Now What?

A Robot Really Committed A Crime: Now What? | Vorager | Scoop.it
It is always fun, and sometimes worrying, to see imagination come to life. I was on a panel last year at UC Berkeley around robotics and law. We talked about some of the conundrums robots and artificial intelligence might pose for law and policy--the subject of my forthcoming work Robotics and [...]
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Game of Thrones Actress Maisie Williams is “Impatient” with Emma Watson’s “First-World Feminism”

Game of Thrones Actress Maisie Williams is “Impatient” with Emma Watson’s “First-World Feminism” | Vorager | Scoop.it
“A lot of what Emma Watson spoke about, I just think, ‘that doesn’t bother me.’”
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DOWN IN THE VALLEY: The Uncanny Valley…

DOWN IN THE VALLEY: The Uncanny Valley… | Vorager | Scoop.it
This is a weird one, so approach with caution. Weirdness being the thing so often in the world of animation, with all its monsters, aliens and spirit-beings or what-have-you, what we are concerned with here instead is a theory or …
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Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots

Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots | Vorager | Scoop.it
They can recognize faces, speak in 19 languages, even do tai chi. One Connecticut library will be using these toddler-sized robots to teach patrons coding and programming skills.
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Darth Vader wants to run for Ukrainian presidency (VIDEO)

Darth Vader wants to run for Ukrainian presidency (VIDEO) | Vorager | Scoop.it
Sith Lord Darth Vader has decided to join the Ukrainian presidential campaign. His program involves re-forging the republic of Ukraine into an empire and restoring its former glory.
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After conquering an intergalactic empire, the Sith Lord begins to eye Ukraine. Meanwhile, it's nice to see Darth Maul has developed a humanitarian spirit.

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Amazon Germany workers protest at company headquarters: ‘We are humans, not robots’

Amazon Germany workers protest at company headquarters: ‘We are humans, not robots’ | Vorager | Scoop.it
Nancy Becker, an Amazon.com warehouse worker from Germany, speaks at a protest at the company’s Seattle headquarters Monday against unfair working conditions and wage inequality.
“We are people!”
“Not robots!

Via Thomas Faltin
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A corner of the library: Meditations, Marcus Aurelius

A corner of the library: Meditations, Marcus Aurelius | Vorager | Scoop.it
Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor who ruled from 161-180. He was also a philosopher from the Stoic school. Stoicism originated in Greece, but was also popular in the Roman Empire. In short Stoicism says everything in ...
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Human-like robot comes alive aboard space station

Human-like robot comes alive aboard space station | Vorager | Scoop.it
A 300-pound humanoid robot was electronically awakened aboard the International Space Station this week, starting it's life as an astronaut’s assistant,
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This was predicted in the book "After Thought" by James Bailey

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Sandi Teale's curator insight, December 15, 2013 7:41 AM

Amazing on many levels!

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Technology killed storytelling, then resurrected it - Wired.co.uk

Technology killed storytelling, then resurrected it - Wired.co.uk | Vorager | Scoop.it
Technology killed storytelling, then resurrected it
Wired.co.uk
Ethiopia is a land of stories that are sometimes very, very mean.
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Cannes diary: technology + great storytelling = evolution of creativity - MediaTel Newsline

Cannes diary: technology + great storytelling = evolution of creativity - MediaTel Newsline | Vorager | Scoop.it
Cannes diary: technology + great storytelling = evolution of creativity MediaTel Newsline In its 60th year, creativity remains the core focus at Cannes, and a common theme from the talks I've seen already seems to be how technology linked with...
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7 Bad Storytelling Habits That We All Learned from Superhero Comics

7 Bad Storytelling Habits That We All Learned from Superhero Comics | Vorager | Scoop.it
Today's escapist storytellers share a rich legacy, from classic TV to great SF novels. But most of us also guzzled superhero comics during our formative years.
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We are losing the ability to tell stories beneath the weight of this mythology.

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What happens when a software bot goes on a darknet shopping spree?

What happens when a software bot goes on a darknet shopping spree? | Vorager | Scoop.it
The Random Darknet Shopper, with bitcoin to burn, has purchased counterfeit jeans, dodgy cigs and even a bag of ecstasy tablets. Who is legally liable?
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Apple's Watch Will Make People and Computers More Intimate

Apple's Watch Will Make People and Computers More Intimate | Vorager | Scoop.it
The new device will bring us one step closer to human-machine symbiosis
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Gross

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10 Creepy Examples of the Uncanny Valley

10 Creepy Examples of the Uncanny Valley | Vorager | Scoop.it
Originally coined by Masahiro Mori in 1970, the term “uncanny valley” describes our strange revulsion toward things that appear nearly human, but not quite right.
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“We envision a world where that’s all going to be automated,” he said.

“We envision a world where that’s all going to be automated,” he said. | Vorager | Scoop.it

"And when software creates those data products without waiting for people to give the okay, it’s all the better. That’s what RelateIQ is aiming for."

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Yeah, I've heard that before.

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Robots to Replace Troops on the Battlefield

Robots to Replace Troops on the Battlefield | Vorager | Scoop.it
The Pentagon is considering replacing thousands of troops with robots, a military commander said recently, marking the first time a DOD official has publicly acknowledged that humans would be replaced with robots on the battlefield.
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Milner-Zuckerberg Prizes for Mathematics | Not Even Wrong

Milner-Zuckerberg Prizes for Mathematics | Not Even Wrong | Vorager | Scoop.it
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Creating celebrity mathematicians out of the already well-funded academics feeds our Prize culture where everyone loses.

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Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Capitoline Museum, Rome ... - Flickr

Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Capitoline Museum, Rome ... - Flickr | Vorager | Scoop.it
Hans Ollermann's photostream (21,234) · Apoxyomenos (scraper), Vatican Museum. Vatican City. Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Capitoline Museum, Rome. The Dying Gaul, detail. Capitoline Museum, Rome.
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Welcome to the Internet of Thingies: 61.5% of Web Traffic Is Not Human

Welcome to the Internet of Thingies: 61.5% of Web Traffic Is Not Human | Vorager | Scoop.it
And here's how to build your own little traffic bot, even though you shouldn't
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Freakishly realistic telemarketing robots are denying they're robots

Freakishly realistic telemarketing robots are denying they're robots | Vorager | Scoop.it
This is how it starts, people. First we get our chatbots to sound and act realistic — and then we get them to convince everyone they're actually human.
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A Villain Who Can't Kill The Hero Is The Worst Kind Of Asshat

A Villain Who Can't Kill The Hero Is The Worst Kind Of Asshat | Vorager | Scoop.it
Villains: They're crazed, they're flamboyant, and they're the smoggy, sparking engine that keeps many a story chugging along.
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The problem is villians too often lack the courage of their own convictions.

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Hipsters vs. Google Glass

Hipsters vs. Google Glass | Vorager | Scoop.it
Somehow, the group of those who feel Google Glass is a touch pointless is growing. Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen and Seth Myers are the latest. Read this article by Chris Matyszczyk on CNET News.
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Godard said, "When you laugh at something, you have already begun to forgive it."

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