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August 24, 2020

August 22, 2020, would be the 100th birthday of Ray Bradbury, a giant of science fiction. John Scalzi has a lovely essay (well two, the one he wrote as a teenager and the one he just wrote explaining the one he wrote as a teenager) on Bradbury. Bradbury isn’t known for...

April 8, 2019

Recommendation: Read this, then get the audio version and play it as a cautionary tale for your rebellious pre-teens.

Robots: humanoid, autonomous car, networked robots

The Scarecrow’s Boy is the deeply moving short story of a boy being rescued by an intelligent personal...

March 19, 2019

Recommendation: Read this, then get the audio version and play it as a cautionary tale for your rebellious pre-teens.

Robots: humanoid, autonomous car, networked robots

The Scarecrow’s Boy is the deeply moving short story of a boy being rescued by an intelligent personal...

July 12, 2018

Robots: Humanoid

What it gets right about robotics: the complexities of computer vision and natural language communication.

Recommended reading: don’t let the reviews about robot sex make you think this is a fembot soft porn novel; it’s a thoughtful book about humans and...

June 4, 2018

What it gets right about robots: Physical robot design, the difficulties of following natural language directions

Recommendation: Gather the kids and their friends, make a LOT of popcorn, and enjoy!

The book, if not the movie, Ready Player One made the 80’s cool, so Shor...

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