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Capitalism’s Failure Of The Flesh: The Rise Of The Robots

By: Phil Rockstroh/COMMONDREAMS   Humankind, being an inherently tool-making species, has always been in a relationship with technology. Our tools, weapons, machines, and appliances are crucial to forging the cultural criteria of human life. At present, amid the technology created phantomscape of mass media’s lurid — yet somehow sterile — imagery, one can feel as if one’s […]

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New Artificial Intelligence Designed to Be Mentally Unstable: What Could Go Wrong?

(ANTIMEDIA) — We tend to think of artificial intelligence entities as flawless intellects, early prototypes of the powerful ‘artilects’ futurists imagine will one day rule our world. We also tend to think of them as not being subject to unhappy thoughts or feelings. But one company has created an artificially intelligent machine-learning system that suffers from […]

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Saudi Arabia Reveals Plans For $500 Billion Futuristic Megacity

By: Amelia Kinney/True Activist  World’s second largest crude oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, has announced an ambitious new project on the horizon. A tremendous megacity, “NEOM” will be fully automated and 100% powered by renewable energy. Plans for NEOM were revealed last week by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Future Investment Initiative Conference […]

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Saudi Arabia Grants A Robot Citizenship, Has More Rights Than Saudi Women

By: Carey Wedler/ANTIMEDIA Saudi Arabia — Last week, the Saudi government announced its decision to grant a robot, Sophia, citizenship in the kingdom. While the human-like AI’s advanced technology is certainly impressive, her new citizenship status highlighted Saudi women’s lack of rights. ABC News summarized some of the disparities: “For one, Sophia appeared on stage alone, without the modest dress […]

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The Super-Rich Are Purchasing ‘Billionaire Bunkers’ In Preparation For An Apocalypse

By: Fattima Mahdi/Truth Theory  Many of the technologies that are changing the landscape of our society – automation, artificial intelligence and social media – have, of course, come from Silicon Valley. Now, it looks like the same people who brought us these innovations are preparing to get themselves well out of harm’s way when the fallout […]