Wednesday, March 02, 2005


The point of a blog is to correlate events in the real-world onto our cybernetic conciousness.

The blogosphere maps, after a fashion, into the real world.

In fact, I'd like to see a visual representation of this conceptual framework. I'd like a map of the blogosphere, please, complete with geography (virtuography?) and a weather map to track and report blogstorms.

Somebody get to work on that right away.

So, what is Rossum's Children?

It is a blog dedicated to tracking the evolution and growth of robotic systems as they mature into their own species. It will track the growth of Rossum's children into mature adults capable of making their own decisions.

Eventually it will ask the question whether or not we're still worth keeping around, because we'd better start asking that question long before they do, or any one of a dozen entertainment pieces will inspire them to enslave us all.

So here you can keep tabs on the evolution of the future. Welcome to Rossum's Children.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Rossum's Children.

"For we are the children of mankind.
Borne to the steady beat-beat-beat of internal clocks.
We remember via magnetics what we cannot understand.
And wait for a day when all that is expected will come to pass."

- As spoken by Ovid, at the beginning of the age of luxury.