Caution!

If you see a vehicle like the one in the photos, do not cross yourselves. It is the new robotic truck of the swedish Scania, which has no driver (it is “auto-mobile” literally…) and, of course, has no cab. It’s a twofer. Plus lower costs (minus drivers’ salaries) and anti-sexism. The “Pirelli girls” are now a thing of the past… …

Behind the tweets, the hyenas yawn

… The senior Twitter executive with editorial responsibility for the Middle East is also a part-time officer in the British Army’s psychological warfare unit. Gordon MacMillan, who joined the social media company’s UK office six years ago, has for several years also served with the 77th Brigade, a unit formed in 2015 to develop “non-lethal” ways of waging war. The …

Your robotic friend

Physiognomists will hang up their boots! If 600 different facial expressions can be engineered in the year 2019, then in 2029 (it is not even in a century, eh?!) how will we distinguish who is who?

no libra

Zuckerberg prepares a “cryptocurrency”. To be exact, mr facebook is a kind of “technological front” for the creation of a digital currency by a number of private companies. Unlike bitcoin (and all similar cryptocurrencies) which do not have a fixed exchange rate / value, and therefore apart from illegal transactions are offered for gambling, the libra is designed to have …

The long-awaited terminator…

It is called Candida auris. It is a simple fungus. And it kills! It has killed half the people who got infected in 3 months at the latest: existing anti-fungal and other drugs can not control it… Its first victim was a 70-year-old Japanese woman in a Tokyo hospital in 2009. Since then it has not stopped growing everywhere. In …

What the moment holds

Is it useless information what “happens” in a minute, every minute, in cyberspace with the current 4G capabilities? Maybe. What the cyborg magazine (out of peculiarity, obviously) sees on this 60-second disc is the density and intensity of (digitally) mediated social relationships. In other words, it sees an order of magnitude in the restructuring of the social. But also this: …

Track down the irresponsible!

The (electronic) social credit system works in china! For those who do not know, it is something like a platform where not only government agencies but also citizens assess each other, by specific criteria of social responsibility. Something like “like” + “rating” but for “serious purposes”, under the guarantee of the state… The annual report of the system for 2018, …

“Total experience”

If you are wondering what kind of “gifts” (for everyday use) the 4th industrial revolution brings to all the people, the photo above (from the presentation of some 5G applications in Seoul) gives an idea. However, the bright image on the top left is flat. But it shows the “total” virtual environment that (with the appropriate glasses) is formed on …

5G

With 34,000, 30,000 and 18,000 “5th generation” antennas / stations installed respectively, the three south korean companies / providers SKT, KT and LG Uplus made south korea the first in the world since the beginning of last April to say that it entered from the central gate in the phase of the “4th industrial revolution”. Also, the south korean company …

Sex Machines

Could machines be the object of sexual attraction? Do not rush to answer with an ironic “no”. When talking about “erotic machines” one should not be limited to the robotic humanoids that already appear, in female forms, either in robotic brothels or for “private ownership / use”. One should definitely include virtual reality machines; as well as mechanical and / …

snap me as I snap you

The scene could be left without comment if it was not a moment of repression. He is an israeli military cop, she is a palestinian. He is strapped with grenades, she has her bag on her shoulder. One can assume that this double capture is the most mainstream that could exist as a gesture of hatred, somewhere in the occupied …

Even greater convenience

This is the next step, it’s here, and it’s good to know. Because it has arguments in its favor; and the assets to become fashionable. In sweden, several thousand citizens have started to incorporate (under the skin, somewhere in the hand) the microchips (RFID) that until now were on various cards. The “planting” is simple (by “injection”) and the benefits …