News Stories relating to "computer"
Monday, June 16, 2014
Science-fiction is littered with tales of cybernetic revolt, such as the legendary "Colossus and Guardian" team from the books of Dennis Feltham Jones, or SKYNET from the Terminator series of films, where super-computers, originally built to augment Man's own power, seize that power for themselves and attempt to wipe out their creators...
Friday, May 30, 2014
In this age of performance augmentation, rumors of cognitive enhancement therapies abound. Loosely defined, certain types of cognitive enhancers are available to us all without needing to visit the doctor or a drug-dealer; the vast majority of the world's inhabitants kick-start their day (and their brain!) with a cup of tea or coffee, utilising...
Friday, May 23, 2014
Technology has been around since the dawn of time. Not just tablets, phones, computers or television, but any device that has helped to facilitate the processes of daily life. A rock to bash things with, a stick to stir things with, a knife to kill or cut with, or even the wheel! But for most people, the term "technology" is associated...
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Why just WEAR your computer
, when you can BE your computer? Why tote a laptop around? You need a computer that pops up on your hand!
Microsoft's video-game controller KINECT registers a user's intentions from his gestures to give you what you want, when you want it--...
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Google is designing Google Glass wearable computing specs, and the Olympus camera company has designed a wearable computing device contains a display that resides directly above the right eye of the wearer. Unlike the Google device, the Olympus device connects directly to the user's smartphone.
We're all getting used to seeing people...
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Computers can do more than identify psychopaths
--they can also give us a clue about who wrote the Bible.
The books of the Bible--both the Old Testament (or Torah) and the New Testament--were written by unknown authors. They are "named," but scholars doubt...
Friday, January 6, 2012
Soon you won't have to type or even talk because a major computer manufacturer is working on a computer that will be able to read your mind
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The government is spying on us
and now we're spying on each other. Here's the latest, and it's a pattern that repeats itself daily in hundreds of millions of offices and coffee shops around the world: People sit down, turn on their computers, set their mobile...
Monday, October 31, 2011
If we create these, it could definitely become a horror story--IF they take over! When the Master of the Key
burst into Whitley Strieber's hotel room in 1998, Whitley asked him if he was an intelligent machine. MOTKE replied (naturally) that "If I was, I wouldn't tell you." Are scientists planning...
Thursday, October 6, 2011
It's not just because you can have sex with it
. Biologists and mathematicians have discovered that nature follows a formula known as the "golden mean," which refers to the proportions found in nature. It is a ratio based on "pi," the ratio of a circle's...
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Everyone is spying
on everyone else (NOTE: Subscribers
can still listen to this show): Robert Murdoch's News Corporation has gotten into trouble for hacking into the phones of politicians, royalty, and the...
Monday, July 18, 2011
When we think of war, we think of the number of "boots on the ground"
we have in Iraq and Afghanistan, but this type of war is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. Instead, future wars will be fought with remote-controlled drones and...
Monday, December 13, 2010
You can teach your computer poetry and slang
, but you haven't finished its education until you've taught it how to listen to music. Artificial intelligence researchers have teamed up with musicians on an unlikely project: a digital conductor of improvised avant-garde...
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Computer programmers are trying to teach computers to "speak" to us, and a better understanding of how we use acoustic cues to stress new information and put old information in the background may help them produce more realistic-sounding speech. How to do this? Teach them poetry! Researcher Michael Wagner studied the rhythm, stress and...
Monday, September 13, 2010
We know how quantum physics works in the atomic level, but does it translate into the "macro" level enough to allow us to use it in practical ways?
Physicist Anthony Leggett thinks that there are too many issues with quantum theory to think of it as anything more than an approximation of reality. In New Scientist, Michael Brooks quotes...
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
The next generation of computers will try to duplicate the way the human brain works, meaning that they may be able to SEE and HEAR in the future. They may even be able to feel emotions. Meanwhile, our brains are becoming more like computers: It has been discovered that integrative body-mind training (IBMT), which was adapted from traditional...
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Amazing discoveries continue: High-density and ultracold atomic gases have emerged as promising media for storage of individual photons in computers. The Master of the Key predicted that this would happen. And astronomers have discovered a mysterious whirling mass of gas out in space.
When Whitley Strieber asked the Master of the Key...
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Would it be murder if we turned it off? - We can implant a computer control inside a disabled person's brain, but can we implant a brain inside a computer?
Swiss researchers, working on something they call the Blue Brain project, claim they can build a fully-functioning replica of the human brain by 2020. In the British...
Friday, June 19, 2009
Would-be Dads should use them on a desk - While fatherhood might be far from the minds of most young men, behavior patterns they establish early on may impact their ability to become a dad later in life. Excessive laptop use (as well as wearing briefs instead of boxers) may be one of the biggest problems. Also, don't eat too...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Believe it or not, it has to do with a TV quiz show - An I.B.M. computer named Deep Blue beat world chess champ Garry Kasparov in 1997. Now I.B.M. has developed a computer named Watson that can beat a human in the TV quiz show "Jeopardy."
I.B.M. is in the final stages of completing a computer program to compete against...
Friday, August 8, 2008
...and in the future, no more mouse! - According to computer designers, we will soon no longer need to use a mouse. It won't be replaced by a button on the computer (which already exists on some computer models), we will use HAND GESTURES instead!
In BBC News, Maggie Shiels quotes researcher Steve Prentice as saying, "...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Soon there will be no difference between man & machine - We're already merging man and machine in order to help people who are locked in by disease or injury. To abductees with implants, this sounds familiar! Computer designers predict that by 2020, there will essentially be no difference between a machine and its user, to...
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
UPDATE: Its prediction was correct! - Engineers have created a computer software program that consistently predicts NCAA basketball rankings more accurately than the AP poll of sportswriters and the ESPN/USA Today poll of coaches. So which team did it predict would win? UPDATE: It predicted Kansas!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Exciting new developments will be coming to us in the computer world in the future and some of these were predicted by the Master of the Key!
John Letzing reports in Market Watch that Microsoft has taken the first step in designing an intelligent machine?one that is capable of interacting with human brain waves. He quotes researcher...
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
If you're like many Americans, you made a New Year's resolution to increase efficiency in your life using some of the newest gadgets. But this can be dangerous?maybe not to your physical health, but to your personal relationships.
Can we become addicted to technology? Psychologist John O'Neill says, "We have become so accustomed to the...
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
We recently posted a story asking if wi fi is dangerous. Now scientists are reassuring us that there is no link between wi-fi use and damage to your health.
The BBC reports that the scare first occurred when their TV show Panorama found that "radiation levels from wi-fi in one school was up to three times the level of mobile phone mast...
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Homes, coffee shops and even entire towns are now being wired for internet access, but no one is investigating the possible health implications of this.
The massive power of the cellphone industry has prevented any serious research into their possible dangers in the US, but Britain has issued a number of warnings about them, mostly...
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
A federal judge recently ruled that it is illegal for the government to bug people's phones in the cause of Homeland Security. But what about all that email you send? LiveScience.com reports that your keyboard can easily be bugged so that someone can "read" your passwords and other sensitive data.
Computer expert Matthew Blaze says that...
Monday, August 22, 2005
Seniors who use a computer appear to be less depressed and have less chance of developing Alzheimer's.
This research was by done by Village Care of New York, a long-term care provider in Manhattan?s Greenwich Village. In 1998, researcher Kathleen Triche decided to look into the impact of the growing use of computers by seniors on the...