Patrick Henningsen: Slaves on a Digital Plantation

Is technology making man smarter, or dumber? Whereas the Industrial Revolution and subsequent advances in microprocessing held the promise of indefinite progress for mankind, the 21st century digital networking revolution seems to have something different in store for the west. For the first time since The Enlightenment we are witnessing a downward slope in educational […]

How Long Before You're Replaced by a Robot?

There is no doubt left that the robots are coming. Along with the rise of a manufactured source of labor comes the question of benefit. While in the long term robots may take over the most mundane and dangerous occupations, the latest “Economic Report of the President” suggests a much more aggressive trend. The report suggests […]

The Elite Knew Mass Unemployment and Unrest Was Coming Long Ago

(Truthstream Media) They knew, but they did nothing to stop it. The technocrats and robber barons have been steering the ship for some time now. Now the problems – of too few jobs, and of fewer people necessary to engage in solving the problems of society, and the existential crisis of uncertainty about the purpose […]
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6 Realistic Looking Humanoid Robots

The most familiar things in the world to us — the voices, appearances and behavior of humans — are being replicated with increasing veracity by animators and robotics engineers. Let’s take a look at some of the most advanced human looking androids to date. Showa University has announced Showa Hanako 2, a robot dental patient […]

Digital Serfs and Cyborg Buddhas

James Hughes and Mike La Torra of the IEET discuss some incredibly disturbing issues. “Structural unemployment” will occur as AI and robotics begin taking over the mundane jobs that human “wage slaves” (Hughes uses this exact terminology) perform today. Government could step in and solve this problem by providing everyone with a basic “universal income.” […]

DARPA Reveals their most Human like Robot

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has released video footage of a project that’s been long in the works and really starting to now take shape. The PETMAN robot was developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from the DoD CBD program. It is used to test the performance of protective clothing designed for hazardous […]