Who Could Forget Alpha 60?

In his round up of The 11 Greatest Computer Supervillains in Film, Gizmodo’s Attila Nagy somehow overlooked the diabolic Alpha 60 of Jean-Luc Godard’s seminal 1965 sci-fi-noir-qua-art-flick Alphaville. How is Alpha 60 more evil than HAL, the “naughty schoolboy” of Nagy’s list? Alpha 60 has outlawed free thought and individualist concepts like love, poetry, and emotion in the city, replacing…… Continue reading Who Could Forget Alpha 60?

Phone Drones: Virtual Agents Answer Customer Service Call of Duty

That a large portion of one?s customer service call are outsourced to India or other exotic locales is old news. We?ve all been patched through to a phone bank half a planet away to speak with someone trained to suppress their native accent and make references to your local weather and high school sports rivalries.…… Continue reading Phone Drones: Virtual Agents Answer Customer Service Call of Duty