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Paperclip Game Demonstrates Automation and AI

This text based game appears simple at first glance. It begins with only one action available: clicking on a button to make a paperclip. But soon you can automate that process with “autoclippers” and then you’re off and flying on a mission to take over everything by turning it all into paperclips. Universal Paperclips [this […]

openHAB Integrates IOT Devices

openHAB is a platform designed to integrate many different Internet Of Things (IOT) devices. IOT devices include: light bulbs, power control, thermostats, voice control, appliance control, sensors, and many more. Getting all of these devices to work together is often not easy. openHAB intends to offer software and protocols that can tie all of these […]

Open Source Computer Controlled Farming

FARMBOT is a concept for automated farming that begins with a small home-scale computer controlled gardening machine. The machine is controlled by a Raspberry-Pi computer, an Arduino control board, and open source software. FARMBOT – TECHNOLOGY THAT BETTERS THE WORLD – [youtube.com] FarmBot Genesis is humanity’s first open-source CNC farming machine designed for at-home automated […]

Automated Food Production

Our food production processes are becoming increasingly automated. AGRICULTURE – planting seeds, irrigation, weeding, and harvesting can all currently be done using automation. PREPARATION – getting food ready for cooking involves things like cleaning, shelling and husking, crushing and grinding, and more. All of these tasks have been done by automation for many years. COOKING […]

Adapting Earth Skills to Space

As we migrate out into space, many of our jobs and their attending skills will need to change. Some skills that have been needed on Earth may dissipate and new ones will need to be cultivated for the space environment. Changes in gravity and atmosphere will be among the driving factors. OUTDOOR VS INDOOR Skills […]

A Fully Automated Home

Our homes are becoming more automated all the time. It began about a hundred years ago, when electricity and modern plumbing came inside our homes for the first time. The first use of electricity inside our home was often just a single light bulb hanging from a cord in the middle of the room. And […]

The Future of Jobs is Half-full

It has become clear that automation is going to replace many old jobs. But the ramifications of that change is an old issue, going back at least to the Luddites, who destroyed machines that they thought were disrupting their working environment. As robots and automation replace old jobs, they create new technologies and new wealth […]

Commerce in Space

Commerce in space will be driven by the demands of exchange and the economic factors involved. Raw Materials: Air and water are likely to be in high demand and even if they become somewhat abundant, will always remain treasured for their inherent importance. Food will be mostly manufactured locally, assuming you have the raw materials […]

Trust and Transparency for Intelligent Agents

The following link is to an excellent post on dealing with trust issues with automated agents. Trust and Transparency for Intelligent Agents Here is a small excerpt: You might be surprised by how many purchasing decisions robots already make. Black-box trading systems on Wall Street and across the financial markets accounted for over 1/3 of […]