Thursday, September 04, 2014

Untouchable Insiders

Twenty-five years ago, Francis Fukuyama declared the end of history and the triumph of liberal democracy. Today it’s an ideal in tatters... Parliamentary library copy of this article is still in my archives ;-)
If you've ever looked in awe at smart skin being developed for robots, don't worry - your own is far more intelligent. Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations scientists previously believed only the brain could carry out, it has been revealed. Researchers say that in fact our skin passes far more information to the brain that had previously been thought...
“Analyzing humor,” E.B. White wrote, “is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies.” Yet the study of funnyexpands... Reinventing Humour