Sunday 22 June 2014


Image via The New Yorker.

Adam Gopnik on the heated debate over whether or not Pluto should be considered a planet: “Those who imagine that picking sides is the small thing, easily overcome by common interests or even common sense, are generally, on this planet and every other, proved tragically, catastrophically wrong.” Read full article in The New Yorker. E.T.P. 6'

Photo via WSJ Blog.

UK dreams of a robot heaven: "If everything goes according to plan, robots will decommission British nuclear sites, service offshore oil and gas rigs; zip Brits across the skies and deliver their pizza. Garbage-bots will also collect trash and carebots will look after the elderly. Life will be simpler, easier, and more efficient when humans let robots do all the work, so that we can do everything else." Read full article in the WSJ Blog. E.T.P. 5'

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