OPINIONS ON TECHNOLOGY

Opinions On Technology

Opinion and social commentary on technology, scientific breakthroughs, and impacts on society and the planet.

Replicating Machines

Replicating Machines

FROM THE ARCHIVES Science Fiction vs Science Fact - Replicating Machines by Mark Sackler   Self-replicating machines have been a staple in science fiction since the 1940’s. A. E. Van Vogt, Philip K. Dick and Arthur C. Clarke, along with many others, have used...

Automation vs. Jobs: The Long and Short of It.

Automation vs. Jobs: The Long and Short of It.

This article includes content and quotes garnered by the author from interviews with James J. Hughes, Jerome Glenn, Ian Pearson, Richard Yonck, John C. Havens and Alexandra Whittington on the Seeking Delphi™ podcast between April of 2017 and November of 2018. **...

Ending Ethics

Ending Ethics

She called it “probably the least ethical thing on the planet, right now.” The she is Elizabeth Parrish, CEO of BioViva . The it is bioethics. n the context of my “Ending Aging” interview with Parrish (AOR,...

The End of Work?

The End of Work?

Sigmund Freud is oft quoted for his observation: “Love and work . . . work and love, that’s all there is.” But what happens to our sense of self, our sense of purpose, if the work part goes away?

When a Fervent Debate Meets a Meticulous Experiment Measurement

When a Fervent Debate Meets a Meticulous Experiment Measurement

Artificial Intelligence is emerging as one of today’s most dominant technological fields. It begins to impact many aspects of our lives with increasingly greater magnitude. At the same time its development brings together a number of diverse disciplines previously isolated from each other by their methods of inquiry and the domains of research – for instance, humanities and physics or engineering.