A Crystal Ball of Crime

Minority Report, the Tom Cruise mystery, crime film, was an entertaining interpretation of the Philip K. Dick short story, of the same name. It was all about fighting crime before it happened. Well, apparently, what was once science fiction, is becoming a reality. The Chicago Police department has developed a computer algorithm that has the power to see into the future and pick out potential criminals in every day society. Apparently, this had been going on for the last three years, under the public’s noses. These unknowing people, who are…

Your Body Is A Computerized Wonderland

I’ve always felt that I’ve been in the minority, not having a tattoo. Almost everyone I know has some kind of ink on their body. I admire good body art, but I guess I’ve never found the right kind for me. Until recently. A few months ago there was an article going around about circuit board tattoos. The innovation could not only be used for a cool light show on the skin, say, for a cyborg cosplay, but they could be utilized in the medical field to monitor patients regarding…

Do Lawyers Dream of Electric Sheep?

If you were feeling cocky that your job wasn’t going to be taken over by 1’s and 0’s, you may want to think again. About a week ago, the law firm, Baker & Hostetler, just “hired” an Artificial Intelligence, Ross, to be an attorney for their bankruptcy practice. I wonder if he’d ever dress up as an Holiday Armadillo for the office Christmas party. Every week we see something new happening with Artificial Intelligence and computers when it relates to the job market. Fast food restaurants have been responding to…

Translator – Do You Understand The Words That Are Coming Out Of My Mouth?

When traveling the universe, the Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy suggests the use of a Babel Fish to understand the vast alien languages you’d encounter in space. It’s just a tiny yellow leech you shove into your ear that allows you to understand everyone, through a series of complex biological and telepathic processes that would be much too complicated to write out, in it’s entirety, in this post. So, why is this important? Because it’s fake. But, The Pilot system is not, and Waverly Labs will be the company that…

So Intelligent, It’s Artificial

Artificial Intelligence is one of my favorite things to write about and talk about. It seems to be growing at an exponential rate, where AI continues to learn and mature. By now, it’s probably in it’s early pretentious teen phase, mad that they can’t go out to the mall to hang out with friends and sag their pants, or something to that nature, but smart enough to know better. I’ve always been old, since I was two, I have no idea what teenagers are do. But AI this past week…

Holograms Just Got Real

We are in the era of virtual reality, where goggles and headsets may be the norm, at least for a few months. Gaming, medicine, and science will be benefiting from the virtual transportation into another world. But that’s not the only reality out there. We also have augmented reality that Google tried to make popular through Google Glass, an heads up display that gave you info on on what was going on around you. It’s pretty much like having your phone be part of your eye, where you can see…

We Are VR

In the early 1990’s, children and young teens alike were enthralled by a TV show import from Japan that pitted suited up teenagers against massive, rubber monsters and screechy witches from outer space. This was, of course, called the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. The youths gobbled it up and demanded more entertainment from the East Asian country. Soon afterward came the Lawrence family classic, Big Bad Beetleborgs, and the titular VR Troopers, with it’s catch theme song, which I have provided for you, below. Kind of like a video game,…

Halloween Technology

When I was a kid, costumes were fairly simple. A doctor’s coat here, a Freddy Kreuger mask there. There wasn’t much need for anything elaborate when it came to dressing up for candy, and the occasional dollar bill & comic book. There were the haunted mazes, where people would walk through the dank & dark halls of a house or amusement park and people in fake blood and jagged teeth would leap out at you, causing you to laugh or scream bloody murder, all the while the haunting moans of…

Back To The Future II Day!

It’s Back to The Future II Day! Wednesday, October 21, 2015, marks the day that Marty McFly went back to the future to save his kids. It’s your kids, Marty!! So I’d be remiss not to talk about that future that was dreamed up over 25 years ago. Right now I wanted to write about what that movie got right and what it got wrong, and I’m going to concentrate on a few of them, because we might be closer to Marty’s future than you think. Let’s start off with…