Headline of the day: “An inventor resurrected his imaginary friend with AI — then it tried to murder him.” True or not, it’s an amusing little story.
The excellent David Stubbs, author of MARS BY 1980, on his early days at British music paper MELODY MAKER. He was part of the peak Maker experience that I was just in time to read. Back then, you either read the Maker or the NME — it was an identity definition. My best friend of the time read the NME, I read the Maker. Some of the best, most exciting and challenging writing about anything anywhere in the UK was coming out of the Maker at that time, we all firmly believed. it was a moment.
“Very few people in England ate large amounts of meat before the Vikings settled, and there is no evidence that elites ate more meat than other people, a major new bioarchaeological study suggests. Its sister study also argues that peasants occasionally hosted lavish meat feasts for their rulers. The findings overturn major assumptions about early medieval English history.”
“A NASA doctor appeared as a hologram at the International Space Station for a telemedicine visit with an astronaut in Oct. 8, 2021, according to a recent release from NASA. The “holoportation”, a word made from hologram and transportation, features a life-like visual and audio connection between the space center and those back on Earth.”