Top 5 Reasons to Plug Your Brain Into a Computer
Society / Technology

Top 5 Reasons to Plug Your Brain Into a Computer

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. – Arthur C. Clarke In last week’s post, we looked at the emerging technologies that allow a direct interface between your brain and a computer (or machine) – a BCI.  Check out last week’s links if you’re interested in the “how.”  Intracranial wiretaps, hands-free driving and monkey-robot … Continue reading

5 White-Collar Jobs That Will Be Outsourced to a Robot
Technology

5 White-Collar Jobs That Will Be Outsourced to a Robot

Step aside, Sherlock: there’s another big brain on the scene.  He’s got deep knowledge, pieces together abstract concepts on the fly, and shares a name with your erstwhile partner.  Meet Watson. If you watched Jeopardy last February, you got to witness the unusual intersection of cutting-edge intelligence research and popular game shows.  In a handful … Continue reading