Published on Nov 19, 2012 by linktv
They can dance, check your heart rate, vacuum your room, make dinner, or wash the dishes — all without complaining, or asking for a raise. A new generation of robots not only looks human, but is taking on human tasks. Constantino De Miguel reports from Europe’s largest robotics expedition in Lyon, France, where it’s clear that it’s only a matter of time before robots populate our homes, schools, hospitals, and cities. Earth Focus reports.
Published on Nov 23, 2012 by VOAvideo
Technology is moving fast when it comes to “autonomous systems”, intelligent machines that perform tasks with little or no human guidance. In modern warfare, drones and other unmanned vehicles are playing an increasing role, with militaries embracing a technology that they say makes war safer and more effective. But human rights campaigners fear what might be to come — fully autonomous weapons that could select and engage targets without human intervention — and they want a new global treaty to stop that from happening. Selah Hennessy reports for VOA from London.
A hilarious clip depicting what designers sometime around the 1930s thought fashion in 2000 would look like. Watch for the headlight hair accessory.
“We must prepare ourselves for the reality that in 30 years there will be 50 million Muslims living in America.”
DJ Academe loves bullshit, especially offensive bullshit.
The video presents mostly legitimate fertility and migration stats showing decline in Europe and growth among Muslims. The narrator’s dire tone indicates exactly how we should feel about too many Muslims. (Not good.)
The stats are presented with a laughable framework based vaguely “on research.” According to this video, no culture in history has ever maintained itself after falling to a fertility rate of 1.9. Several European countries have fertility rates below 1.9, and Muslims have high fertility rates, so Muslims are taking over the world from Europeans (or Christians or white people or something).
This argument is based on so many distortions of demography, history, and culture that dissecting them would make for a great homework assignment.
The advantage of western countries is declining. Soon Asia will dominate the world economy. Professor of International Health Hans Rosling at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm crushes the misconception that there are two kinds of countries rich and poor.
PSAs of the Future (2021): The Chuck Norris Administration is in charge and things are a lot easier to understand.
If your hand brushes another dude’s hand, you’re totally gay.