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Thanks a lot, Robot Friend

I for one can’t wait for the day when robots like this will ease everyday hassles like pouring beer into a glass. And over a table. (via)

The Brooklyn Space Program

Father and son team launch a weather balloon with an iPhone and HD video camera attached. Really amazing (and surprisingly cheap) project. Especially considering almost nothing got damaged.

Dilbert upgrades his phone
We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.
- Richard Buckminster Fuller, New York Magazine