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Neat But Creepy

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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

I just came across this article at Apparently they are building these little toy helicopters for military surveillance. These baby choppers utilize a hive mind for distributed computing and function as a swarm toward that end. Now, this technology is super cool, but am I the only one a little freaked out by this? I mean, automated military surveillance is creepy enough, but automated military surveillance using a hive mind for processing?

Come on! Have these scientists ever read a sci-fi novel before?


I’ve Been A Bad Blogger
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I have been going in cycles with my blogging and have been in a downturn of late. I actually am working on a few interesting entries for you folks, but I’ve just been so damn busy and distracted.
Google, How Do I Love Thee?
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I just discovered via Boing Boing that Google has added a Creative Commons License field (labeled as “Usage Rights”) to their advanced search capabilities. This means you can search for material available under Creative Commons, even by which rights the license offers.
Your Place In The Blog Food Chain
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Hey, bloggers! If you haven’t yet, you should register your site with the Truth Laid Bear, a rather unique and cool blog portal and search engine. Even if you don’t, you may find it a pretty useful way to find new blogs, and I find it simpler to sift through the data presented than on Technocrati.