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  • Happy Birthday Guilherme, and farewell, my teacher…
    On February 5, 2020, Guilherme Isola Netto, my father-in-law, passed away at the age of 82, from complications of COPD and Parkinson’s disease. He was born on June 3, 1937 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and grew up in the same house where he raised his own children. He is survived by his wife Cleide Marin Isola, sons Marcello Marin Isola and Christian Marin Isola, daughter Alessandra Isola Corrion, and sister Isolina. By profession, Guilherme was an accountant who worked for various firms, including Nestle and Strake. Most people would know that his passion lie in woodworking and fixing things. In… Read More »Happy Birthday Guilherme, and farewell, my teacher…
  • The Butterfly Project
    Case: 750209704 (aka the butterfly project) Date: Period 331, Solar Period: 489 OSS (solar orbits since singularity) Status: Finalized After years of analysis and optimization, the AIs have identified the most influential moment of human history that led to the singularity incident. Candidate moments that were most recently removed from the analysis include #1373-044 (invention of the CMOS transistor), #4398-011 (the first example of a trainable neural network), and #93492-934 (founding of the Carnegie Mellon brain implant research team). This left the only remaining candidate moment #8498-404, from 2009, when Zachary Dalton, of Binghamton, New York, age 11, playing Lego… Read More »The Butterfly Project
  • Introducing Robot 3b
    Hello friends and explorers, and welcome to Robot 3b. Robot 3b is mostly a blog which will cover travel, photography, technology and motivation. But Robot 3b will also be a place to experiment with writing and digital arts. But what is Robot 3b? Mixed in with the normal blogging, we’ll be learning more about the experiences of Robot 3b: a quiet, reflective robot lovingly renovated with a distinct lack of purpose. An heirloom robot, so to speak, relieved of any prior obligations or service requirements. We will follow along the explorations and travels of this quiet robot, through the eyes… Read More »Introducing Robot 3b