What happened this October

October 30th, 2013 § 0 comments

This month:

Robots that look like us, global trade slowing down, and the average male.


The average male:

We need reality to balance out the digital-fakery out there. Too many body-image issues are created by misrepresentation.

This Is the Average Man’s Body (The Atlantic)


Global trade slowing down:

The Bank of Canada said this week that an anticipated rise in exports never came. It now seems to be considering raising interest rates.

Global Trade Flows Show Exports Are No Magic Bullet (Bloomberg)


Anthropomorphic robots:


As they are made more and more like us, robots will increasingly be seen in places other than the factory floor. The traditional separation of humans and robots will slowly crumble away.

Making Robots More Like Us (The New York Times)



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