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Renewables changing the nature of power

Renewables changing the nature of power

Guy Rundle April 22, 2014 29 Comments

New technology has dramatically increased the possibilities of renewable energy. But the material revolution challenges those who want to preserve the existing relations of production, consumption and energy.

Rundle: we, robot, the industrial revolution’s ultimate design

Rundle: we, robot, the industrial revolution’s ultimate design

Guy Rundle April 17, 2014 2 Comments

Robots are becoming very good at aping human behaviour -- perhaps because they have become proxies for the uniform worker drone in factories. Robots are familiar to us because we have become mechanised.

Rundle: the robots are coming, for good or ill

Rundle: the robots are coming, for good or ill

Guy Rundle March 20, 2014 8 Comments

Spectacular advances in robotic technology are a far cry from Rosie the maid -- they can self-replicate, replace millions of workers and, most sinister of all, hunt and kill. Crikey examines the dark side of our bright future.

Robotic tech in Massachusetts the whir heard round the world

Robotic tech in Massachusetts the whir heard round the world

Guy Rundle March 12, 2014 6 Comments

A new breed of tech entrepreneurs is not just changing the way technology works -- they are changing our politics, economics and the entire shape of things to come.

Daft Vaders they aren’t, as 3D printing goes home

Guy Rundle March 7, 2014

The 3D printing revolution is coming to your home -- or at least a site near you. On his journey across America, Crikey's writer-at-large visits a backyard Buffalo outfit leading the charge.

A revolution in the making — printed out in 3D

A revolution in the making — printed out in 3D

Guy Rundle March 5, 2014 17 Comments

Additive manufacturing, robotics, nanotubes ... the new industrial revolution is here. But will it all really transform lives? In a new Crikey series, we begin in the world of 3D printing.