In the street of clever bots*

“I propose to consider the question, ‘Can machines think?’” Because “thinking” is difficult to define [...] “Are there imaginable digital computers which would do well in the imitation game?” —Alan Turing, Computing Machinery and Intelligence. “Our bodies are hardware, our behaviour software.” —Ted Nelson In 2010 the robot Suzette, by Bruce Wilcox, succeeded for the […]

Posted at 11:11 am on September 29, 2014 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Architecture, dystopia, Science, urbanism | Tagged: , , , | Continue reading

The Centre of Everything | Are you sitting uncomfortable?

“For reasons amply documented elsewhere, intelligent life on earth became extinct in the closing hours of the 20th Century. Among the clues left to us, the following schedule of a day’s television programmes transmitted to an unnamed city in the northern hemisphere on December 23, 1999, offers its own intriguing insight into the origins of […]

Posted at 6:11 pm on September 19, 2014 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Architecture, Books, utopia | Tagged: , , , | Continue reading

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