The Future of 2008


The future is now, or was it in 2008?

A mere year ago, Joe Blancato and Jordan Deam took a look at the state of technology and found themselves less than impressed. From the Large Hadron Collider, to sexy robots and artificial limbs, Blancato and Deam covered all of the technology of the “future” in Issue 136 of The Escapist. Speaking of sexy robots, Deam had this to say:

“While ASIMO is designed to be functional, cute and generally inoffensive, Actroid isn’t afraid to show a little silicone. Most versions are modeled after a young Japanese woman, virtually guaranteeing a healthy aftermarket of high-performance firmware modifications.. But in an age where people can, and frequently do, form emotional attachments to gleaming hunks of chrome and plastic, Actroid goes the extra mile to win its owners’ affection. And that, at the very least, should earn it a hug. Just remember Asimov’s 4th Law of Robotics: Clothing Optional.”

Thankfully, robots of the gentler gender haven’t taken the turn for the sexual quite yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re in the works as we speak. The various technologies they talk about, such as the LHC, have actually seen some improvements and setbacks. Read more in “Future Tech Today,” and discuss the past and present future technology we have yet to see.

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