Described a short time ago as Britain’s leading prophet of the robot age, Professor Kevin Warwick is head of the Cybernetic Department at The University of Reading. He has designed countless machines that learn amazingly complex behaviors on their own. He is currently involved in a computer/human interface experiment that finds him with an active microchip implanted in his arm. The chip sets off sensors, causing them to activate various processes as he walks by.
My friend and colleague Mark Wieman did this interview with Richard Saul Wurman, which ran in my book, Follow for Now.
With the publication of his first book in 1962 at the age of 26, Richard Saul Wurman began the singular passion of his life: making information understandable. Wurman coined the term “Information Architecture” in 1976 and in 1984 he created the Technology Entertainment Design (TED) conference and remains chairman and creative director. The next TED conference, TEDX in February 2000, will focus on understanding America at the millennium and will …
James Gleick is one of the best science writers alive today. His body of work includes the phenomenal Chaos: Making a New Science, Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman (both of which were Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalists in the United States) and countless articles for New York Times Magazine.
He just finished his next book titled Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything which is due out in September.
Roy Christopher: Could you preface your new book Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything? In light of …
Richard Brodie is probably best known as the author of Microsoft Word 1.0, but he’s slowly building a strong body of work in the new realm of Memetics. His book Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme spent over a year on the Amazon.com best seller list and is now in its fifth printing (powerful memes).
Brodie is curently working on a novel.