Machine World – Phase One

As the new year dawned, I read a report about  consideration of human-like rights for robots, and discussion of requirements for insurance on robots and the inclusion of a “kill switch” in the European Parliament, and as the year has progressed, discussion of the role robots, artificial intelligence, digitization, and automation play in technological unemployment […]

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Cloak On/Cloak Off

The day when we will have that invisibility cloak of our dreams just got a bit closer. Nanotechnology Now has a post on research in the UK on “photonic metamaterials” that enables the electronic control of the visual characteristics of the material. Cloak On/Cloak Off Previous post on “Transformation Optics” Cloaking and Transformation Optics – […]

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Metamaterials – Graphene – Nanophotonic Circuits and Transformation Optics

“Optical nanophotonic circuits might harness clouds of electrons called “surface plasmons” to manipulate and control the routing of light in devices too tiny for conventional lasers.” – from Metasurfaces To Usher In New Optical Technologies Disruptive technologies do not come along every day. This article points to several possible disruptive technologies we will hear a […]

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