Well, I guess we can file this story under the “Didn’t see that coming” category: Two new robot cops have been put in place along the intersection of Boulevard Triomphal and Huileries Avenue in Kinshasa, part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for the sole purpose of easing traffic congestion.
The late Senator Ted Stevens from Alaska was right…at least, partially. The Internet is a series of “tubes” connecting the world’s major continents to each other. So given what we know about the NSA’s global surveillance operations from Edward Snowden’s leaks, we can gather some information about how the NSA actually goes about hacking into these tubes carrying global communications. RT Political Commentator Sam Sacks breaks it down.
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Imagine cars driving themselves seamlessly and safely down the highway. Gone are traffic jams, crazy drivers, and commute-induced headaches. A vision of the future? Actually, no, this was the vision of the1939 World’s Fair and an idea that has come, come again, and now seems closer than ever before. A combination of technological availability, continuing safety concerns, and escalating congestion and energy problems fuel transportation researcher and policy-maker dreams of robotic vehicles. . . . Read Complete Report
The 1939 New York World’s Fair offered a vision of a utopian city of tomorrow—one in which life was going to be easy thanks to new technology that would revolutionize transportation, household work and daily life. Yet, the Fair made no mention of war, no sense of a troubled present, in spite of the looming world nightmare.