a review essay of Rodney Brooks's Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us
by J. Johnson
Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us is the latest book by Rodney Brooks, Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The author’s affiliation is telling. It informs the reader of Brooks’ academic and research accomplishments and, in addition, it prepares him or her for the enthusiastic, techno sophisticated view of the world for which the MIT is well known.
Splinter Cell for Xbox
reviewed by Jane Pinckard and Justin Hall
There is something creepily naïve about a game which unproblematically posits you, protagonist Sam Fisher, as a willing and deathly efficient tool of an ultra-secret U.S. government organization in a setting rife with contemporary geo-political machinations.
Vonage Digital Voice Phone Service
reviewed by Raffi Krikorian
Raffi takes a look at the latest attempt to bring telephone over the Internet. :: posted by Donald Melanson, 6:42 PM |