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Can Our Minds Be Hijacked?

Jorge asked an intriguing and somewhat scary question yesterday. Have our minds been hijacked? I fired back by saying, “Possibly.”  I continued my response by saying this is a question I’ve asked myself many times in the past, because we … Continue reading

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Thinking About HAL

We learn to anthropomorphize very early in our lives. We give human attributes to our teddy bears and other plush toys when we’re children. Saturday morning cartoon programs are cast with dozens of talking animals. Many of us treat our … Continue reading

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Troublesome Robots

I am amused by headlines that warn robots are out to get our jobs.  Those stories are too little, far too late.  Many years ago, I imagined the insidious nature of robotics, based on how automation affected me, personally.  While … Continue reading

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