MacVoices #14188: Jeff Gamet and John Martellaro Talk Science Fiction Tech, AI Assistants and Robots

Jeff Gamet  and John Martellaro  took on science fiction tech on a recent edition of  The Mac Observer’s Daily Observations Podcast, and take that discussion to the next level on MacVoices. What we were promised and what we got, why we got it, and how start things off. The group looks at the issues of whether we ask too much or not enough, the social implications of certain technologies, and then go off the deep end into the world of robots, intelligent assistants and even avatars.

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 Jeff Gamet  is the Managing Editor for  The Mac Observer, and the author of  Fresh Brewed Tales, a chronicle of Jeff’s strange adventures at coffee shops. You can find his regular updates on  Twitter.  

John Martellaro  is the Senior Editor for Reviews and Analysis at  The Mac Observer. Previously,he has worked for NASA, Lockheed Martin Astronautics,the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and  Apple. At Apple, he worked as a Senior Marketing Manager, a Federal Account Executive and a High Performance Computing manager. His interests include all things Apple, chess, science fiction and astronomy.You can follow John on  Twitter.


The Mac Observer’s Daily Observations Podcast – 8-13-2014

Apple’s 1987 Knowledge Navigator Video on YouTube

iPhone vs. Tricorder: Seeing the Future with Blurred Vision by  John Martellaro on The Mac Observer