Comments on Wavii Follows Your Selected News
SF writers have been fascinated with the idea of personalized news for a long time. (Read
the complete story)
If it can select news for you it can personalize censorship as well. Imagine a whole society run on a "need to know" basis. IIRC "The Tally Ho" village paper in The Prisoner was printed on demand."
(Blue Monkey 11/25/2012 12:12:26 PM)
|"I didn't realize that The Prisoner used that idea - that would have been 1967, which is pretty early for the mainstream as far as that idea is concerned. I wonder if The Tally Ho was in fact edited to manipulate individual prisoners. I think you're right about censorship possibilities; one of the concerns that we all have about Internet control is that the big telcos will begin to use download speed to influence what links we click on. "
(Bill Christensen 11/27/2012 7:19:16 PM)
Get more information on Wavii Follows Your Selected News
Leave a comment:
Tediously, spammers have returned; if you have a comment, send it to bill at this site (include the story name) and I'll post it.
New Material Is One Molecule Thick
'Hasan always pitched a Gauzy - a one-molecule-layer tent...'
Robot Swarm Obeys Commands
'What is the nature of this cloud? What is your opinion?'
AliveCor App Detects Heart Arrhythmias, Has FDA Approval
Works on humans and puppeteers.
Laws Of Robotics Rewritten for Health Care
A lot has happened in health care robotics since 1942...
Origami Robot Finally Self-Assembles, Walks On Its Own
Now shipping flat, but better than Ikea, because self-assembling.
A.L.O. Robot Butler Serves You At Aloft Hotel
'Her idea of what a butler-valet combo should look like...'
Mometum Machines Burgerbot
'One of these gorgeous eating places where we were served entirely by mechanical apparatus...'
Google Lobbies For Autonomous Motorcycles
'He had never ridden any motorized device that lacked onboard steering and balance systems.'
No Cages In Future Zoos Is Zootopia?
'The park... twisted through specimens from every inhabited planet of the known universe.'
Navdy HeadUp Display (HUD) For Your Car
'All displays are thrown on a mirror in front of you...'
Computer 'Aesop' Writes Fables With A Moral
'I handed Tony the master tape and he played it into the IBM'
Artificial Wombs - Ectogenesis Technology - Is On The Way
'Magnificent, aren't they? (Lama Su, in Star Wars II)
Robotic Exoskeleton For Shipyard Workers
'Earth's scientists solved the problem... devising rigid metallic clothing not unlike armor...'
Timeful Appointment App Learns, Optimizes Your Routines
'The [Daily Schedule program] suited its tone to his movements and the combined analysis of his psychophysical condition.'
3D Printing Your Science-Fictional Metals
I love science-fictional materials!
Bespoke Clothing In 30 Minutes
'He sat himself down in a sales cubicle and dialed the code number for kilts.'
Low Cost Spray-On Solar Cells
'It turns sunlight into electricity... you spray it on.'
Survival Seed Vault Low Cost Life Bank
'They existed in the Life Bank, as did virtually every plant...'
PoseiDrone Tentacled Undersea Robot Like HG Wells'
'Its motion was so swift, complex, and perfect that at first I did not see it as a machine...'
Bionic Hand Provides 'Lifelike' Sensations, Like Luke Skywalker's
'Take care, sir.'