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mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Small talk for the technological singularity

Right now, the only time we talk to our machines is when they don’t work right, we yell at them, or to ask them for directions. (GPS, Siri, etc.) However, when our machines become as intelligent and then smarter than … Continue reading →

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Want cyborg teddy!

Early efforts at creating a human-machine hybrid were unsuccessful. The subject did not gain any of the benefits of cyborgism — extended lifespan, bone-crushing strength, heightened mental faculties — and in the process, the computer used to augment the human … Continue reading →

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mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Avignon releases RoboPope schematics

AVIGNON (The Skwib) — Earlier today the Avignon Papacy held a news conference to confirm the existence of RoboPope, going so far as to release schematics of the first fully functional cyber-Pontiff. “Many question the existence of RoboPope,” Bishop of … Continue reading →

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mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Robot week

Hi folks, this week I’m playing a few more things from the “best of” The Skwib. My obsession with the technological singularity continues, with a focus on robots. Next week, in honor of TLPD, pirates!