Robots revisited

Since I published my last post on the aces humans still (and will likely always) hold over robots, my esteemed colleague and friend Liz Guthridge has written some valuable, related comments – about CHESS, no less.

Messy, chaotic, and dangerous though we might be at times, we are still the best hope for the planet. If we could just get over ourselves! After all, as the literary critic Erich Heller put it, we’re no more than “the result of a mysterious accident in an otherwise smoothly-running universe”.

Crab Nebula

The Crab Nebula is a supernova remnant, all that remains of a tremendous stellar explosion. Observers in China and Japan recorded the supernova nearly 1,000 years ago, in 1054.
Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University)
The Hubble Space Telescope is a project of international cooperation between NASA and the European Space Agency. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center manages the telescope. The Space Telescope Science Institute conducts Hubble science operations.
Goddard is responsible for HST project management, including mission and science operations, servicing missions, and all associated development activities.

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