When a salesperson named Samantha West called a Time reporter, she seemed like a computer. But with current technology, it might not be possible to build such a robot, raising a truly bizarre possibility.
No one sees the architecture of power, they just feel it.
Emoji art, Chinese innovation, a robot comedian, 18th-century automata, and the mall of fame.
And Bangkok's airport falls from the top spot to the ninth.
And here's how to build your own little traffic bot, even though you shouldn't
Autonomous tractors, phones on planes, Kleiner Perkins, library leftovers, and "innovation" as religion
The Stream is fun and fast, but don't you miss the sense of an ending?
The company's latest list of the top 10 videos of 2013 reveals no one who doesn't make videos for a living
A robot telemarketer, an anti-telemarketer robot, phone subsidies, a surveillance tower, and the death of most languages.
And this is why.
Three-hop authority, rocket engines, the future of retail, the Xerox book, and hand gestures for intellectuals.
Jonas Mekas is the antidote to all the dark currents and undertows on the Internet
The case of Ali Maow Maalin, a Somalian cook
And here I thought virtual worlds were all about cybersex.
The flatness of gestalt change, the possibility of surveillance reform, the last person with smallpox, the resistance, and Andy Warhol's Amiga art.
Despite all the media attention, attendance is roughly flat at the "National Security Agency's principal gateway to the public."
A 42-year-old Mandela spoke from hiding with a British reporter in the aftermath of a government crackdown.
Crazy ants, communications in post-apartheid South Africa, solar machines, Into the Wild pilgrims, and the connection between Roman lead and dark matter.
The future of television, air-gap hacking, de-extinction law, altered mental states, and dementia.