I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.
A stamp on the back of this picture from Japan reads April 25, 1945, on which date The Times had blaring headlines about the state of the war in Europe (it was winding down), and a smaller article at the bottom of the front page about an impasse at Okinawa, in the Pacific, that “American infantrymen” had brought to an end. “The fighting was heavy along the entire front as the doughboys moved cautiously from one fortification to another and there were as yet no indications of large gains,” The Times reported. Photo: The New York Times
Jan. 17, 1956: From the annals of improbable aircraft, the Army’s aerocycle, tested at Camp Kilmer, N.J., by Chris Kopp of de Lackner Helicopter. Like a wacky harbinger of Segway technology, the aerocycle was reported to have “two advantages over the conventional helicopter — it is more stable and it is easier to control because the operator steers it by leaning his body in the desired direction.” For the overdetermined navigator who feared leaning too far and falling on the rotating blades, there was a safety belt, and a rubber doughnut absorbed the shock if the pilot came down too hard. Photo: Patrick Burns/The New York Times
This series by GameSpot on No Man’s Sky is really good. If you have any interest in the game, go watch it. If you don’t, go watch it and you will.