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Creepy Crawly Bot Bugs

by Douglas Black  October 24, 2016 In what is yet another way to creep us into a future of submission to mechanical overlords, Researchers from MIT and Stanford University introduced these crawly-bots at the User Interface Software and Technology Symposium.  These centimeter sized Rovables roam all over their human vehicles, dare I say it, like bugs, by…

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More Scary Stuff About Robots

June 15, 2016  by Douglas Black One step closer to a very dangerous Rise of the Machines, researchers have created a robot that crawls right out of its mothership-slash-3D-Printer.  Humans at the MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab have created a process that in a single run can create a solid and liquid robot, including…

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The Ten Generations Home

by Douglas Black  March 31, 2016 (Originally posted on the ENERFICIENCY Blog Aug 3, 2003). Housing, like nearly all products produced in the last 50 years, has become disposable. We build-in obsolescence disguised as “affordability”, but in reality the practice provides a continual sales generator for manufacturers. Additionally the inheritance taxes that families are subjected…