William Gibson Suspects io9 Is the Invention of One of His Characters

William Gibson likes us! Or at least he makes cryptic comments about us! Gibson writes on his blog: »1/02/08 9:25pm1/02/08 9:25pm

For those who have not yet read Gibson's superlative and , is a viral marketing fiend who founds a -esque magazine called . We are pleased to be considered the creation of a fictional character who founds a…


Before Human-Cylon Love, There Was A Dude And His Cherry 2000

You didn't think Number Six was really the first blond sex bot to tangle with a human, did you? Here's a great human-bot bonding moment, from the cheesy mid-1980s flick Cherry 2000. The moment is also tragic because our hero does what you should never do with a piece of consumer electronics: dunk it in water. Oops! »1/02/08 8:00pm1/02/08 8:00pm

Is the U.S. the Least Futuristic Country?

Is the United States the least futuristic post-industrial country? Every week we hear about cool robots playing soccer and musical instruments in Japan, or the Tron-looking Pad building in Dubai (see photo.) Meanwhile, the U.S. is retiring its space shuttles and has the slowest broadband in the universe. What's going… »1/02/08 6:00pm1/02/08 6:00pm

George Lucas Explains Why You'll Hate Indy IV

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will be hitting theater screens on May 22nd, marking nineteen years since we've seen the whip-swinging archeaologist going after mysterious antiquities and occasionally teaching school. However, George Lucas thinks that both critics and fans alike will hate the… »1/02/08 4:20pm1/02/08 4:20pm

SETI @ Home Ready to Look for More Aliens

The upgraded Aricebo telescope will be sending more space noise data to SETI, whose ongoing project to scan the heavens for signs of extraterrestrial radio emissions has been going on for almost a decade. Hopefully that means we'll be tuning in outer space radio soon, though not in a scary way like in Mary Doria… »1/02/08 3:50pm1/02/08 3:50pm