Watch a man take his virtual girlfriend out on a date in the real world

Augmented reality has been touted as a way to integrate virtual graphics with our real-world experience, turning your normal vision into a computer dashboard, and letting any real-world space become a game board or an advertisement. Or, you might use the technology to go on a real-world date with your virtual… » 7/08/12 9:00am 7/08/12 9:00am

J-Pop Embraces The Posthuman (And Has Been Doing So For Decades)

You may have seen this mind-boggling concert footage of Hatsune Miku, the first 100% CGI Japanese pop idol. But she's been around since 2007, and is only one of many virtual J-pop idols. Here are some more of the best. » 11/23/10 1:51pm 11/23/10 1:51pm

The kinds of slaves that robots will become

Either you've already seen this video from a recent, deeply scary robot demo in Japan, or you need to watch it now. It reveals that robot slavery may not look the way you think it will. » 10/19/10 4:01pm 10/19/10 4:01pm