Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in My Name is Legion
by Roger Zelazny
A collection of novellas about a man who does not exist. A member of the project that gathered data about every person on Earth for a single database, he elected to be an unperson. He can be whoever he wants to be, and in this capacity he does contract work for a detective agency with unusual clients.
in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas
and inventions in sf novels and movies. Select a news article:
Teleo-Reactive Programs Are Reaching Their Goals
Teleo-Reactive Programs (TRPs) help robots and other machine intelligences achieve goals, not just specific behaviors.
Electrical Barrier To Keep Asian Carp Out Of Great Lakes
A permanent electrical barrier will go into use in February to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp that are moving up the Mississippi river.
Ratheon Swimmer Denial
Divers beware; Raytheon has your (pulse and frequency) number.
Seasteading Institute: Homestead The Seas
Interesting idea has some funding from wealthy folks in Silicon Valley and yet San Jose is being paved over as fast as they can do it.
Carp Barrier Finished For Years, Never Activated
The barrier is ready to repel invaders! But a squabble between agencies will apparently result in a carp invasion AND the waste of $ millions.
Underwater Cities Like Otoh Gunga Next?
We're slowly building the pieces of underwater cities.
Bio Acoustic Fish Fence May Protect Great Lakes
Another interesting technology to try to keep the Great Lakes free of Asian carp; I read about the idea first in a Zelazny story three decades ago.
'Schizophrenic' Computer Aids Researchers
In which a computer is afflicted, with human brain research the beneficiary.
Robot Swarms Improve Culture By Forgetting
'My mind was filled to the splitting point...' - Roger Zelazny, 1976.
IBM's Neuromorphic Chip
'The full sensitivity of the neuristor brain was not appreciated at first.' - Roger Zelazny, 1976.
MIT Boffins Create Psychopath AI On Purpose
There's a lesson in this for neural net AI engineers everywhere.
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