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My list for 2009

I don’t see the point of having a single new year ‘resolution’. I’d rather list a bunch of stuff that I’d like to accomplish both professionally and personally .. so here’s my list broken down as such: Professional: C++ is here to stay, its not going to go away, I may as well get used […]

Would life on Mars mean doom for humans?

I just enjoyed a fascinating read by Nick Bostrom, the director of the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford. Nick explains why discovering evidence of life on another planet would almost surely indicate a very low probability that humans will ever explore space and colonize other planets. Interestingly, if life were discovered […]

The future of robot love affairs, continued

John Hawks, an assistant professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin (and one of my favorite reads) recently happened upon something that I wrote about in a rather satirical manner, a possible future that prescribes that we’ll be making love (and falling in love) to/with robots by 2050. John also reacted to the cyborg […]

Rather sweeping, my dear Watson

When the world is rather angry, you can count on Science to make it even angrier. James Watson (who won the Nobel Prize for his work on DNA) has made some interesting comments to Times Online, later reduced and paraphrased by ABC News. His comments reflect on research that he’s analyzed indicating that people of […]

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