Marvin Bell, 1937-2020

 My friend and mentor Marvin Bell passed away last night. He was surrounded by his family. The stereo was playing Chet Baker’s “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To.” He passed peacefully, surrounded by the people and music he loved. I met Marvin...

Sex, Robots, and Artificial Intelligence

“If you can’t tell the difference [between a robot and a human], why does it matter?” “To be clear, I am not a person. I am not self-aware. I am not conscious. I can’t feel pain. I don’t enjoy anything. I am a cold, calculating machine designed...