Tagged: technology

Rise of the machines

Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future is a book by American futurist Martin Ford. The book discusses the impact accelerating change and artificial intelligence will have on the labor market. His thesis is that there will...

How a CPU works

While the complexity, size, construction and general form of CPUs have changed enormously since 1950, the basic design and function has not changed much at all. Almost all common CPUs today can be very...

Spot robot testing at construction sites

BostonDynamics have begun field testing the Spot robot for commercial usage around the world. After an initial mapping run, Spot autonomously navigated two dynamic construction sites in Tokyo and used a specialized payload for...

2018 Nikon Small World competition

Microphotography has come along way since Nikon staged the first Nikon Small World competition in 1974. Finalists in 2018 harnessed a dizzying array of photographic techniques to achieve the spectacular results displayed here. A full-colour calendar...

Boston Dynamics’ s Atlas can do parkour now

The control software uses the whole body including legs, arms and torso, to marshal the energy and strength for jumping over the log and leaping up the steps without breaking its pace (Step height...

Artificial Intelligence: mankind’s last invention

The idea of technological singularity, and what it would mean if ordinary human intelligence were enhanced or overtaken by artificial intelligence. The idea that human history is approaching a “singularity”—that ordinary humans will someday...

Tokyo Reverse

Tokyo Reverse : 9 hours of slow TV for France 4. Written and directed by : SÅNDL : Simon Bouisson et Ludovic Zuili. Original soundtrack director : Francesco Tristano. Produced by : Grégoire Olivereau.

The burning truth about e-cigarettes

The widespread use among teenagers of stylish e-cigarettes that can be charged in a USB drive has made headlines lately. Many young people do not even realize they are inhaling nicotine through the devices,...

The future of internet search (imagined in 1995)

David Hoffman made this video for AT&T Bell Labs in the early 1990s. It is pre World Wide Web but very forward thinking. AT&T never actually offer this to the public as things were moving...