We love a good video about robots of the future. Here are some 10-gram "Tribots" inspired by ants: they can talk to each other, assign roles to one another, and work together to complete tasks.
In one instance, the researchers set up one Tribot as a leader and set a second to follow it. The leader was able to detect a gap and signal its location to the follower. The follower, which wasn't paying attention to the terrain, simply got to the spot that its leader indicated and leapt over the gap once it got there.
At one point, a phlebotomist got the secret shopper’s blood “all over my arm and a sheet.” There was no apology. The secret shopper said there was a stark difference between this treatment and the care she has received when fully insured and professionally attired.
It begins with echoes, before bass grounds you in space and rhythm orients you in time. Almost a minute passes before you realize this is actually a groove, and another before coalescing into a recognizable genre—reggae, or rather dub, which routes the former’s obsession with Afro-Caribbean culture and racial history through a simulacrum that manipulates roots in order to envision futures as unpredictable as echoes.
The defense of technologies like pixel-tracking has long been that they are designed to operate at scale, where they are said to be harmless. But technologies that are useful and morally permissible in that context may be harmful and unethical at the ordinary, human level.