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Retrofuturist Flashback: Rise of the Mobot

 Retrofuturist Flashback: Rise of the Mobot

Mobots impress us with their pouring skills and possible lady-murder in this edition of Retrofuturist Flashback... See more »

Are terminators real?

 Are terminators real?

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Are robots alive?

 Are robots alive?

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Future Shock: Part II

 Future Shock: Part II

Back in 1970, Alvin Toffler’s book “Future Shock” envisioned a future human civilization outpaced, overstimulated and mentally stunned by relentless technological and social change. Today, we live in the very future Toffler warned everyone about. How did his predictions hold up and how can we stave off the terrors of future shock? Find out in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind. See more »

Future Shock: Part I

 Future Shock: Part I

Back in 1970, Alvin Toffler’s book “Future Shock” envisioned a future human civilization outpaced, overstimulated and mentally stunned by relentless technological and social change. Today, we live in the very future Toffler warned everyone about. How did his predictions hold up and how can we stave off the terrors of future shock? Find out in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind. See more »

Art Spotlight: Jacob Epstein's 'Torso in Metal'

 Art Spotlight: Jacob Epstein's 'Torso in Metal'

Let's take a moment to consider the stark metallic humanoid of Jacob Epstein's 'Torso in Metal.' Epstein (1880-1959) made his name in the art world through the creation of stark, controversial modern sculptures. This piece is particularly interesting since it encapsulates how WWI tarnished the artist's optimism (and by extension, humanity's optimism) for the a new technological age. See more »

The Science of Cute

 The Science of Cute

Why do kitten faces and cartoon cuties hold such power over us? Why does the sight of a puppy tug our heart strings? Find out in this Stuff to Blow Your Mind journey into the science of cute. See more »

Teaching Robots to Love

 Teaching Robots to Love

Will our robots ever love us? And what does that question reveal about the true nature of this much-touted human emotion? Find out in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind. See more »

Retrofuturist Flashback: Robot Lawn Mowers

 Retrofuturist Flashback: Robot Lawn Mowers

In the future, robots will mow the lawn... See more »

Futuristic Surgical Blade Can Taste Cancer

 Futuristic Surgical Blade Can Taste Cancer

Robert considered the a surgical instrument that can taste cancer cells. See more »