How Close Are We To Westworld?

As I sat at the edge of my seat watching HBO’s remake of the 1970s robot series, Westworld, I found myself strangely sympathetic to the robots vs. the “deplorable” human guests. After turning off the TV, I lay awake wondering how close we are from 3D printing humanoid robots capable of entertaining our … Read More

What Trump can learn from Israel

As a child of Holocaust survivors, I am appalled by Trump’s plan to counter terrorism. The apparent front runner, of this latest reality TV show, has suggested three steps to confront the threat: 1) stop immigration (of anyone of different faith); 2) halt freedom of speech (or parts of the Internet); and 3) hunt down declared enemies … Read More

Even the trash goes to the robots

This week the biggest story in the robotic world was not Donald Trump’s misogyny, but Professors Kathleen Richardson’s and Erik Billing’s ban on sex robots. The academics claim that such robots “reinforces or reproduces existing gender inequalities.” As the most popular sci-fi movies, from Blade Runner to Ex Machina, have revolved around this … Read More