The lack of black officers who lead infantry, armor and field artillery battalions and brigades -- there are no black colonels at the brigade level this year -- threatens the Army's effectiveness, disconnects it from American society and deprives black officers of the principal route to top Army posts, according to officers and military sociologists. Fewer than 10% of the active-duty Army's officers are black compared with 18% of its enlisted men, according to the Army. read more
Stephen Hawking recently warned that humanity may end up being superseded by artificial intelligent machines, however there is another possible future scenario involving a world dominated by computers in which we could still play an important role.
Randal Koene, who has been working towards building a way to emulate the human brain using machines, believes that we will eventually be able to upload our own consciousness in to a computer and effectively live on forever. read more