NPR tech news http://www.kplu.org en Google, Facebook And The Next Billion Users http://www.kplu.org/post/google-facebook-and-next-billion-users The chances are slim that a person living in poverty in a developing nation has access to the Internet on a computer. It's expensive and, in some places, there's a lack of infrastructure to support it.<p>The chances are better, though, that that person owns a cellphone. Sat, 10 Nov 2012 17:22:33 +0000 7079 at http://www.kplu.org Google, Facebook And The Next Billion Users When A Robot Comes Knocking On The Door http://www.kplu.org/post/when-robot-comes-door-it-might-want-rights Peter Remine says he will know it's time to get serious about rights for robots "when a robot knocks on my door asking for some help."<p>Remine, founder of the Seattle-based <a href="http://www.aspcr.com/">American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Robots</a>, says the moment will come when a robot in an automobile factory "will become sentient, realize that it doesn't want to do that unfulfilling and dangerous job anymore, and ask for protection under state workers' rights."<p>Bit by bit, we are growing more comfortable with digital devices in our daily lives. Sat, 27 Oct 2012 17:03:32 +0000 Linton Weeks 6862 at http://www.kplu.org When A Robot Comes Knocking On The Door