Saturday, June 13, 2015

ROBOT OVERLORDS, UNICORNS, AND THE SPINELESS KINGDOM

Posted by: Regan Summers
I've been doing a lot of research lately into certain science fictional concepts*. Amazingly, many of them have tipped the innovation teeter totter and now are closer to reality than fiction.  I won't bore you with all the papers and discussions, but will share a few of my favorite links**.

SKYNET: JUST HOW CLOSE ARE WE???
This compilation of robots walking and performing commanded movements proves that we're just minutes away from total annihila... Sorry, I got carried away. We're safe from robot overlords for the moment, seeing as how they're apparently all slow toddlers. Or really drunk and trying to appear sober.



ROBOT TO ROBOT CHAT
What happens when two robots programmed to mimic human speech have a conversation? Unicorns, that's what. Have a listen at NPR.

And, in case you thought that all I do is watch and listen to robots, here is a gallery of pictures of THE SPINELESS KINGDOM (also known as pictures of cute octopi and fugly critters from the deep by Susan Middleton).

*Also a lot of gaming and reading, but I'm filing that under research.

**Later, if you're good, I might write a sweet essay or two on these. Because nothing says TOTALLY NOT BORING like an essay, amirite?

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Regan Summers is the author of the romantic urban fantasy Night Runner series. As a native Alaskan, she’s used to long, cold nights but thinks they’re better with a helping of sexy vampires. Don’t Bite the Messenger, the first in the series, was a finalist for the 2013 EPIC eBook Awards in the paranormal category.

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