There is a Japanese cafe that is staffed by robot waiters controlled remotely by paralysed people.
The first computer game was Nim, released in April 1940 on a computer called the Nimatron, which weighed over a ton. The designer was a nuclear physicist and quantum mechanics pioneer who later participated in the Manhattan Project. 100,000 games were played, with the computer winning ~90%
The brains of Apple devotees respond to their products in the same way the brains of people of faith respond to religious imagery.
Earlier this week, NASA fixed one of its Mars rovers by programming it to hit itself with a shovel.
The ratio of people using email for fun versus those using it for work has flipped since the 1990s. Many people nowadays dread email “because it is a conduit for unwanted advertising, a wide range of spam, and flat out attempts to scam or ‘phish’ us”.
In 2013, a 67-year-old Belgian woman was mislaid by her GPS and mistakenly drove 900 miles. Her actual destination was only 90 miles away. She was supposed to pick up a friend in Brussels, but instead drove all the way south to Zagreb, Croatia. It took her two days.
Freddie Figgers, was abandoned in a dumpster as a baby, became very familiar with computers and electronics at a young age and now owns his own company (worth 62 million USD) that sells wireless glucose meters for diabetics.
Research shows that parents who want their children to cut back on screen-time must cut back on screen-time themselves.
1 in 3 children can use a tablet before they can speak, a survey found.