Mark Thompson

It’s Not the Future—We’ve Been Fantasizing About Sexbots for a Century

Fully functioning sexbots are only a decade away, but the concept of the carnal robot has long taken root in our fiction. We should be ashamed of ourselves.   For reasons I don’t really understand, the concept of the sexbot has awkwardly spread itself over Australian feeds, as that mode of thought has had not only the Order of Australia hung on its slim ... Read the full article
Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson lives in regional NSW working by day in an accounting firm, and by night lives and breathes being a food and wine snob. He hopes to one day be a food critic or at the very least, meet Maggie Beer.

The Brutal Calculator Wars of the ’70s Gave Us the iPhone

Back in the years of bell-bottoms and roller disco, great titans fought with calculators. Four decades on, we have the iPhone. Who says war has no benefit? 

AI Believes We Express Emotions the Same Six Ways – That Is a Problem

As it has been long established, humans are subject to six unifying emotions. However, with the birth of technology that mimics us for our benefit, this represents a problem.