March Madness: Cats vs Dogs

Jezebel is holding a March Madness bracket race again this year. Last year it was Cake vs Pie, and my bracket picks were pretty successful. This year it’s Cats vs Dogs. Here’s my bracket for the competition this year.

I am thinking Hobbes all the way which is surprising because I am not a cat person. I am very much more a dog lover than a cat lover. Jezebel left out key breeds like the Great Dane and the Doberman and it made choosing a lot harder… until I got to the Werewolf (which was an easy pick as winner for the dog side). Ultimately, pitting Hobbes against a Werewolf is ridiculous as Hobbes can do all and be all and will be the clear winner, assuming the readers at Jezebel aren’t complete dimwits.

Singularity: the merge of robots and humans.

In the year 2050, if Ray Kurzweil is right, nanoscopic robots will be zooming throughout our capillaries, transforming us into nonbiological humans. We will be able to absorb and retain the entirety of the universe’s knowledge, eat as much as we want without gaining weight, shape-shift into just about any physical form imaginable, live free from disease, and die at the time of our choosing. All of this will be thrust on us by something that Kurzweil calls the Singularity, a theorized point in time in the not-so-distant future when machines become vastly superior to humans in every way, aka the emergence of true artificial intelligence.

from Ray Kurzweil – That Singularity GuyVice Magazine

Watch Ray Kurzweil talk about the Singularity on Motherboard.

Also, a New York Times article from summer 2010 about Singularity.