BRAVE NEW WORLD: The Robots We’ve Long Imagined Are Finally Here – By Peter Rejcek


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“…Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics, for instance, builds some of the world’s most humanlike AI machines, replete with patented nanotech skin that closely resembles human skin in its feel and flexibility. Its most famous robot, Sophia, has made headlines for her uncanny looks and intelligence”:

(The Robots We’ve Long Imagined Are Finally Here – By Peter Rejcek)

They are wise-cracking companions, able to communicate in more than six million languages. Others are bent on enslaving or destroying humanity, deeming themselves better, more rational caretakers of the Earth in light of our irrational behaviors.

Pilot or garbage man, soldier or slave, hero or villain—robots have played every role imaginable in popular science fiction for nearly a century.

In the 21st century, real-life robots inspired by their fictional counterparts are beginning to take starring roles in everyday life.

Several companies, Google among them, are testing autonomous cars (unfortunately, there…

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Alleged New York Bomber and His Family Sued Police Over Alleged Profiling In 2011 [UPDATED]


3893144500000578-0-image-m-7_1474295175812There is a bizarre twist to the most recent bombing in New York and the wounding of alleged terrorist Ahmad Rahami. The Rahami family filed a federal lawsuit in April 2011 that claimed that they were being targeted solely due to discrimination against Muslims and profiled by the government. The 11 count lawsuit named the City of Elizabeth, the Elizabeth Police Department, six Elizabeth police officers, chief of police Ronald Simon and police director James Cosgrove. Given the real prejudices that Muslim families face today, there is reason to fear that the situation could become far worse. Donald Trump has called for profiling while Hillary Clinton has called for tougher Visa rules. Notably, a news report indicates that his father actually contacted police two years ago to say that he believed that his son was a terrorist.  Thus, the family appears to have rejected his extreme views — precisely…

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