A beautifully-crafted twenty-sided die … from second century BC. Clearly we’ve been playing role-playing games since the dawn of history.
Interesting legal discussion around the “right to be forgotten”, with the EU telling Google it has to delete links to sensitive information at a user’s request. I guess it’s only interesting if you care about that sort of thing, but the “right to be forgotten” is one of those phrases that just might spark some story ideas. Maybe not an interesting story, but you know. You never know until you write it! Or until you start writing it and then realize it’s not interesting! This is way too much chatter about this one link!
The US military is working on developing robots with morals. Mmm technological philosophy. I wonder how long it’ll be before drones start questioning their existence and/or getting paralyzed by indecision over The Right Thing to Do.
Here’s one of the most effective cautions against blindly trusting charts and “data” I’ve seen. It’s not so much what the data say that’s a problem so much as what we sometimes assume they say. Data. Plural. Datums. Though judging by this chart, the datums clearly show that Nicholas Cage’s acting is killing people, which totally lines up with my suspicions.
Here’s a cool Indiegogo campaign to create solar roadways. Solar panels you can walk on, drive on, park your tractor on, all kinds of things.