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  • The Past, Present and Future of the Universe June 1, 2014
    Last month, a team of researchers based in Antarctica announced they’d detected gravitational waves, faint echoes from the first moments of the Big Bang. This discovery has enormous implications for cosmology, the world of physics and even our understanding of the future of our universe. My recent post about the BICEP2 project (A Window on […]
  • A Window on the Universe’s Distant Past and Future March 17, 2014
    Today’s announcement of the detection of primordial gravitational waves is huge. The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics gave a news conference in which it described the first ever detection of these waves which provides a window onto the very earliest stages of our universe. Gravitational waves were the last untested prediction of Einstein’s General
  • Future Stories March 12, 2014
  • The Emotional Machine and You March 8, 2014
    Continuing on the topic of affective computing, I’ve cross-posted a piece at Psychology Today and on my World Future blog. “The Emotional Machine and You” examines the issues we may face when dealing with a technology that can read, act upon and manipulate our most basic human emotions. Such devices could become capable of eliciting […]

Richard Yonck’s upcoming new book

The Emotional Machine:

The Promise and Peril of Affective Computing

will explore the emerging technologies that are allowing computers and robots to read, interpret, even manipulate human emotions. The potential impacts, risks and repercussions are likely far greater than we realize.

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