Thursday 21 May 2015

Basic Income - Teaching a Robot to Fish

Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, he eats for life. Build a robot to fish and...?

As I have said before, this world is increasingly bleak and hostile to standard v1.1 Homo Sapiens - Corporations exploit both customers and employees. Unemployment soars. The gap between rich and poor grows. Science and tech are increasingly beyond understanding. Its all Bladerunner and Aliens. 

The 'Basic Income' movement is the blue eyed future as it should be. It feels like something out of a Star Trek utopia: 
"What is this 'Money' you speak of?" or 
"You mean on your planet people have to work? Here people work because they want to..."

(Pic: https://www.reddit.com/r/biv/comments)


Wednesday 13 May 2015


Loose the primitive rotors and add some magnetohydrodynamic thrusters and you get something approaching a Culture Drone - without the IQ or attitude.

(image: http://verox11.deviantart.com/art/Unaha-Closp-Culture-Drone-135187558)


Tuesday 5 May 2015

The Asshole Factory

"Our world is now full of Asshole Factories. That’s what the stores, offices, industrial parks, skyscrapers, malls, low-rise blocks, gleaming headquarters, whimsically designed corporate campuses, really are."