FrankPr's World of Extropy

2004-07-16

3 Laws Unsafe - Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics & I, Robot

With the Jul 16th release of the I, Robot movie, SIAI (the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence) launches a new web site,
3 Laws Unsafe - Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics & I, Robot, which is intended to critically discuss the validity of Asimov's famous 3 laws of robotics.

2004-07-15

IBM Scientists Make Breakthrough in Nanoscale Imaging

IBM researchers detect individual electron spins using magnetic resonance force microscopy (see
here).

Lifestyle causes myopia, not genes

So take those books & computers away from your kids - they harm their eyes :-)

See here for details.

Hawking has a new theory on black holes?

Looks like Stephen Hawking has come up with a new explanation for a long standing paradox related to the fact that black holes, according to quantum physics, cannot completely wipe out all the information within that they aggregate from matter they captured, which is in contrast to present black hole theory. See this
New Scientist article for more information.