in the not too distant future, as you carry an increasingly
burdensome backpack down a seemingly endless trail, you
might be able to take comfort in at least not having to
carry extra batteries...
by the light
proliferation of camera phones and credit-card-sized digital
cameras makes it difficult avoid having your picture taken.
Help could be on the way, however, for the security and
a well-compensated image
challenge to using projectors to display computer-generated
images has been finding suitable places -- preferably
flat white surfaces -- to project the images on...
that track your position via your cellphone can locate
the nearest post office or pizza parlor or indicate which
of your friends are nearby, but they don't work indoors...
small quantum computers, and a look at carbon nanotubes
from the High Ground:
Georgia Tech's Ronald Arkin
The economics of labor, making robots as
reliable as cars, getting robots to trust people, biorobotics,
finding the boundaries of intimate relationships with
robots, how much to let robots manipulate people, giving
robots a conscience, robots as humane soldiers and The
It Works: Finding Information on the 'Net
Accessing the vast amounts of unindexed
information on the Internet means letting search engines
see hidden databases and giving the Web a sense of meaning.