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Jim Nash
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Attended Northern Illinois University
Lives in USA
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To those victimized: Welcome to your new occupation.
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If only there was one of these for the iPhone...
Northwestern researchers have developed a phone add-on that gives physical feedback
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It was Uber's latest ... interesting move. Will it change how public-private research partnerships are done?
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This is weird. Robotics companies tend to grow slowly, but the market is poise for rapid growth. Why are all the best companies staying private?
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Robotics' next inevitability.
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Robots required: Stunning LaGa Hall in Germany could not have been built without the kind assistance of our future overloads.
We go inside the construction of Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall in Germany to see how a seven-axis system from Kuka Robotics aided the design of the geodesic structure.
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Iran's robots are getting better. That a good thing?
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I have to admit that it was kind of exciting to talk with one of the Solar Impulse 2's pilots.
Dreams of solar-powered flight are taking off, with companies such as Google, Facebook and Airbus at the forefront.
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This will be the start of much-read text book at some point.
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Don't you hate it when company comes calling and starts issuing orders?
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Did it really take the feds this long to launch an attack on NK's (14-node) internet?
 
North Korea scores.

Carr is wrong here about one point: The Interview censorship is a one-off event. Foreign powers won't make a habit of censoring American movies through hacking and threats of terrorism. 

On the other hand, he's right that we've crossed a Rubicon here. Once you've given in to a bully, it's easier to give in another time. 

President Obama is wrong -- if North Korea is behind this, it most definitely is an act of war. It's the threat of violence that makes the difference. 

Other points Carr makes are good ones: 

- When Hollywood faced a threat to the entire industry, other studios and industry associations ran away and hid under the bed. 

- After suffering a major hack attack in 2011, how the heck did Sony not harden its network?

- Oddly, Carr himself slaps Sony on the wrist for making the movie about a real dictator rather than a fake one (as Charlie Chaplin did). Isn't that the precise creative freedom we're arguing about here?

North Korea looked weak in threatening the US over a trivial thing like a stoner-buddy-comedy-thriller. But by capitulating, Hollywood made the US look weaker.
Things have gone so deeply wrong so quickly, it is hard to keep track of all the mistakes that led us here.
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This could be a good thing. But more likely...
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Watching from in my basement as a tornado picked up the first and second floors of my childhood home convinced me of one thing. Nature may abhor a vacuum, but it can still find a use for it.
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    freelance editor and writer, 1995 - present
    I write science, tech and business content for The New York Times, Scientific American, New Scientist, Forbes, Robotics Business Review and others.
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