©2017 C. Henry Martens I remember hearing stories. Stories of before my time, when the world was young and technology confined to gears and clear glass and keeping time. Tales of true horsepower, as opposed to fire-breathing mechanical monsters… Read moreThe Next BIG Thing
©2016 Kari Carlisle I am busy. I’m sure you are, too. So many times I’ve wished I could afford to hire a personal assistant to do some of the tedious, time-consuming things that eat up my time. How much more… Read moreAI Can’t Get Here Soon Enough
©2016 C. Henry Martens Are we ready for artificial evolution? By that, I mean designing and constructing our own evolution as a species? Recently the great Charlie Rose “interviewed” a robot. One thing struck me right away. Before the interview,… Read moreEvolution by Design
©2016 C. Henry Martens Alan Turing, in a paper titled “Computing Machinery and Intelligence,” which he wrote in 1950, began his paper with the words, “I propose to consider the question, ‘Can machines think?’” Because the act of thinking… Read moreAI Overcoming the Human in Us
©2016 Kari Carlisle Our country is polarized, and I suspect it’s because most people see in black and white. Religious vs. Secular Paleo vs. Vegan Liberal vs. Conservative I’ll admit I have occasionally found myself in a “my way or… Read morePrivacy Versus Security: An Either/Or Prospect?
©2016 Kari Carlisle We all love our moms, right? At least we have to on Mother’s Day, whether we feel like it or not. Women, especially, have an interesting relationship with our mothers. We love them, but we fear turning… Read more5 Worst Movie Moms
©2016 C. Henry Martens True emergent sentience, in a mechanical form, is coming to a reality near you. There will be ethical questions to be answered, and eventually moral questions. Some rather early science fiction has provided what we might… Read moreTime to Tax Robots
©2016 C. Henry Martens “So… what are you going to do when you retire?” I looked at Kiely and shook my head, trying to concentrate on my sushi. “I have no idea. I haven’t even thought about it.” The subject… Read moreShort Story: Early Retirement
©2016 Kari Carlisle Although Transcendence is fun to watch and is mildly thought-provoking, I’m sad to report that the writer killed humanity before Johnny Depp’s Artificial Intelligence had a chance to. I’ll get to that in a minute… The concept… Read moreMovie Review: Transcendence – Where’s the Humanity?
©2015 C. Henry Martens He is twice my age, which does not make him old, but still he is viewed by many as a venerable man. I am invited, and so I am here. The woods gleam with light filtered… Read moreShort Story: Artificial Inquisition