A Futuristic Christmas List

A Futuristic Christmas List

Ah, Christmas lists:  the classic childhood tradition of filling a page with all the cool toys you don’t have, then mailing it off to a rotund stranger in a distant land.  Well, wishlists aren’t just for kids – here’s one that will satisfy future enthusiasts of any age.  Send it to your clueless aunt who … Continue reading

Society / Technology

Robot, You’re Fired

If you’re a robot working as a cashier, the trend detailed in this Forbes article must be discouraging: According to a recent Food Marketing Institute study, fewer people are using self-checkouts at the grocery store. They accounted for 22% of all supermarket transactions in 2007, but have since declined to 16% of transactions in 2010. … Continue reading