Using Technology to Deepen Democracy, Using Democracy to Ensure Technology Benefits Us All
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Daily Dumb Dvorsky: Alone Again, Unnaturally Edition
are providing for Koichi Wakata as he prepares for his upcoming six-month stint on the ISS. But George Dvorsky is a futurist, George Dvorsky sees things differently, George Dvorsky sees the big picture, George Dvorsky's got his eyes on The Future. He can't just leave things there, at 34 red-booted centimeters of adorableness. "[B]ig things come from humble beginnings," he portentously intones. "Kibo" means "hope" in Japanese, did you know that? Kibo has an "ultimate purpose." Our society is becoming less communicative. Roboticists have the solution: Everybody needs to buy a cute can opener they can to talk to! All around the world, billions of humans are now isolated from one another, living alone, feeling lonely. Obviously, they need to spend more money buying appliances they can talk to instead of talking to each other. "Kibo" means "hope" in Japanese. Can't you just feel the hope?