Technology at its cutest — The Bipedal Cycling Robot
In 2011, robot creator Masahiko Yamaguchi demonstrated a robot which can balance, steer and correct itself while riding a fixed-gear bike.
Full video with more information here.
Heavens stand open
And scatter their riches;
My hands need but gather their wealth.
Why do I think of an ambush,
And poison in molten cup?
Why do I feel my years?
Love’s arms beckon
With their naked delights,
And Eden’s promise of ecstasies.
Why do I remember the stars,
Dream of old transgressions…
And why do I sleep with fears?
Frank Herbert, Dune (via okjanelle)
"But then he predicts that by 2045 computers will be a billion times more powerful than all of the human brains on Earth. And the characters’ creation of an avatar of a dead person based on their writings, in Jonze’s film, is an idea that he’s been banging on about for years. He’s gathered all of his father’s writings and ephemera in an archive and believes it will be possible to retro-engineer him at some point in the future."
Asimov never heard of *this* rule of robotics.
Guy killed me, Mal.
Killed me with a sword.
There is no shame in this, a man’s death, a man who has done fine works