mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Dr. Tundra enters a bar …

Dr. Tundra enters a bar and orders a drink. The bar has a robot bartender, with great drink-making and conversational algorithms, but no facial or voice-recognition software. The robot serves him a perfectly prepared Peyote Sling, and then asks him: … Continue reading →

Things Are Good: California High Speed Rail is Green

Trains are way more efficient than cars and trucks when it comes to transporting people and goods, yet in North America, trains are often shunned for more wasteful transportation systems. This negative attitude towards sustainability is changing, notably California citizens voted for a high speed rail line in the state. Opponents to economic and environmental ...